Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature welcomes the submission of Articles, Notes, Archives, Innovations, and Academy essays on women’s literature in all time periods and places, including foreign-language literatures, and in every genre—poetry, prose, drama, essays, diaries, memoirs, journalism, and criticism. While submissions need not be exclusively concerned with female writers, the focus must be on women and writing, explicating the specific links between the woman writer and her work. Tulsa Studies particularly encourages work in feminist critical and literary theory.

Articles must place the writer and her work in some larger literary, historical, political, or social framework and argue a thesis that encompasses more than a reading of a single text or several texts by a single author. Articles should be 6,000-9,000 words, excluding endnotes. Please also send an abstract of no more than 100-200 words. Notes can be up to 4,000 words and need to present 1) new, factual material concerning a writer or her work; or 2) illuminate a problem of textual interpretation based on factual bibliographical or biographical information. Archives essays should be presented as bibliographies, descriptions of particular archives, or narratives of archival research. They should be limited to 1,500-3,000 words (for further information, see p. 144 of Vol. 5, No. 1, and pp. 213-14 of Vol. 25, No. 2). Innovations essays are descriptions of new approaches to the study of women’s writing, such as digital humanities projects, or reflections on the effects of such projects on the field; they are approximately 2,000-5,000 words (see pp. 214-15 of Vol. 25, No. 2). Academy essays discuss challenges in the academy as they impact women scholars or the study of women’s literature and can be up to 2,500 words (see p. 338 of Vol. 35, No. 2). Tulsa Studies also publishes Book Reviews, which are requested by the Book Review Editor, and Review Essays, which are commissioned by the Editor.

All submissions must use endnotes that conform to the most recent edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. Contributors are responsible for providing complete and accurate bibliographical documentation. All submissions must be in English; foreign-language quotations will be printed with accompanying English-language translations provided by the author. Submissions are given anonymous review. Contributors’ names should not appear on manuscripts (but rather on a cover letter and abstract); authors may speak in the first person but should not identify themselves by name in the text of the essay or in the accompanying notes. All submissions to Tulsa Studies that meet the criteria detailed above will receive one or two readings by members of the Editorial Board or specialist readers and a reading by the Editor. Final decisions for publication rest with the Editor.

Tulsa Studies requests that electronic submissions be made as Microsoft Word attachments and sent to Please include contact information in a cover letter or email. An abstract should be sent as a separate document.

Tulsa Studies does not consider submissions that have been published or are under consideration elsewhere. The University of Tulsa holds copyright on all published materials.

Book Reviews

See general guidelines here and translation guidelines here.

Publishers may send review copies to the following address:

Attn: Book Review Editor
Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature
University of Tulsa
800 South Tucker Drive
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104

Current List of Books Received

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Assia Djebar. Edited by Anne Donadey. Approaches to Teaching World Literature. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2017.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt. Edited by Susanna Ashton and Bill Hardwig. Approaches to Teaching World Literature. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2017.

Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind. By Susan Carlile. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Clever Girls and the Literature of Women’s Upward Mobility. By Mary Eagleton. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

Culinary Poetics and Edible Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature. By Stacie Cassarino. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2018.

Diaspora Poetics and Homing in South Asian Women’s Writing: Beyond Trishanku. Edited by Shilpa Daithota Bhat. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2018.

Elizabeth Jennings and the Sacramental Nature of Poetry. By Anna Walczuk. Kraków: Jagiellonian University Press, 2017.

Emancipatory Thinking: Simone de Beauvoir and Contemporary Political Thought. By Elaine Stavro. Studies in the History of Ideas. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018.

Fictions of Western American Domesticity: Indian, Mexican, and Anglo Women in Print Culture, 1850-1950. By Amanda J. Zink. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2018.

The Fortunate Foundlings. By Eliza Haywood. Edited by Carol Stewart. Modern Humanities Research Association Critical Texts. Cambridge, UK: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2018.

The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development. By Kathryn Moeller. Oakland: University of California Press, 2018.

Gender, Power, and Talent: The Journey of Daoist Priestesses in Tang China. By Jinhua Jia. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

The Great Flowing River: A Memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan. By Chi Pang-yuan. Translated from Chinese by John Balcom. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature. Edited by Heather Ingman and Clíona Ó Gallchoir. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2018. 476 TSWL, 37.2, Fall 2018

In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America. By Caroline Wigginton. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016.

Life on Muskrat Creek: A Homestead Family in Wyoming. By Ethel Waxham Love and J. David Love. Edited by Frances Love Froidevaux and Barbara Love. Bethlehem, PA: Lehigh University Press, 2018.

Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views. Edited by Mary Louise Kete and Elizabeth Petrino. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2018.

Miss Jane: The Lost Years. By Kat Meads. Livingston, AL: Livingston Press, 2018.

A New History of Iberian Feminisms. Edited by Silvia Bermúdez and Roberta Johnson. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.

Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e: Personal Essays and Poetry. By Jasminne Méndez. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2018.

The Oxford Companion to the Brontës. Edited by Christine Alexander and Margaret Smith. Anniversary Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Poetry Matters: Neoliberalism, Affect, and the Posthuman in Twenty-First Century North American Feminist Poetics. By Heather Milne. Contemporary North American Poetry. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2018.

The Remarkable Kinship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ellen Glasgow. By Ashley Andrews Lear. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018.

Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge. By Katie Garner. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

The Sarashina Diary: A Woman’s Life in Eleventh-Century Japan. By Sugawara no Takasue no Musume. Translated from Japanese by Sonja Arntzen and Moriyuki Ito¯. Reader’s Edition. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Shaping Remembrance from Shakespeare to Milton. By Patricia Phillippy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes. By Maggie Hennefeld. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Tasteful Domesticity: Women’s Rhetoric and the American Cookbook, 1790-1940. By Sarah Walden. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018.

Teaching Representations of the First World War. Edited by Debra Rae Cohen and Douglas Higbee. Options for Teaching. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 2017.

Wild Child: Intensive Parenting and Posthumanist Ethics. By Naomi Morgenstern. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Wollstonecraft’s Ghost: The Fate of the Female Philosopher in the Romantic Period. By Andrew McInnes. London: Routledge, 2017.477

Women, Food Exchange, and Governance in Early Modern England. By Madeline Bassnett. Early Modern Literature in History. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Women, Rhetoric, and Drama in Early Modern Italy. By Alexandra Coller. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Women Writers of the Beat Era: Autobiography and Intertextuality. By Mary Paniccia Carden. Cultural Frames, Framing Culture. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.


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