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 Novels of Nella Larsen. Edited by Jacquelyn Y. McLendon. Approaches to Teaching World Literature. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

Archives of Labor: Working-Class Women and Literary Culture in the Antebellum United States. By Lori Merish. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Being Ugly: Southern Women Writers and Social Rebellion. By Monica Carol Miller. Southern Literary Studies. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017.

British Boarding Houses in Interwar Women’s Literature: Alternative Domestic Spaces. By Terri Mullholland. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation. By Sarah Wootton. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

City Folk and Country Folk. By Sofia Khvoshchinskaya. Translated from Russian by Nora Seligman Favorov. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

The Composition of Sense in Gertrude Stein’s Landscape Writing. By Linda Voris. American Literature Readings in the 21st Century. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

A Curious Peril: H. D.’s Late Modernist Prose. By Lara Vetter. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017.

Early Modern Women’s Writing: Domesticity, Privacy, and the Public Sphere in England and the Dutch Republic. By Martine van Elk. Early Modern Literature in History. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Flashlight Girls Run. By Stephanie Dickinson. New Meridian Arts, 2017.

From Domestic Women to Sensitive Young Men: Translating the Individual in Early Colonial Korea. By Yoon Sun Yang. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2017.

Gender in the Twenty-First Century: The Stalled Revolution and the Road to Equality. Edited by Shannon N. Davis, Sarah Winslow, and David J. Maume. Oakland: University of California Press, 2017.

Heartthrobs: A History of Women and Desire. By Carol Dyhouse. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Imagining Sisterhood in Modern Chinese Texts, 1890-1937. By Yun Zhu. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.

Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law. By Cheryl Suzack. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

The Ladies of Llangollen: Desire, Indeterminacy, and the Legacies of Criticism. By Fiona Brideoake. Transits: Literature, Thought, and Culture, 1650-1850. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2017.

L. M. Montgomery and War. Edited by Andrea McKenzie and Jane Ledwell. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.

Love and Narrative Form in Toni Morrison’s Later Novels. By Jean Wyatt. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017.

The Many Facades of Edith Sitwell. Edited by Allan Pero and Gyllian Phillips. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017.

Mary Robinson and the Genesis of Romanticism: Literary Dialogues and Debts, 1784-1821. By Ashley Cross. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Maternal Metaphors of Power in African American Women’s Literature: From Phillis Wheatley to Toni Morrison. By Geneva Cobb Moore. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2017.

Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies: Women and the Mexican-American War. By John M. Belohlavek. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.

Questioning Nature: British Women’s Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750-1830. By Melissa Bailes. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.

A Revelation of Purgatory. Edited and Translated from Latin and Middle English by Liz Herbert McAvoy. The Library of Medieval Women. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2017.

Romance’s Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction. By Talia Schaffer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Sarah Waters: Gender and Sexual Politics. By Claire O’Callaghan. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

Selected Poems of Angela de Hoyos. Edited by Gabriela Baeza Ventura. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2014.

Selected Poems of Nancy Cunard. Edited by Sandeep Parmar. Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2016.

The Short Story in Midcentury America: Countercultural Form in the Work of Bowles, McCarthy, Welty, and Williams. By Sam V. H. Reese. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017.

Sin and Salvation in Early Modern France: Three Women’s Stories. By Marguerite D’Auge, Renée Burlamacchi, and Jeanne Du Laurens. Edited by Colette H. Winn. Translated from French by Nicholas Van Handel and Colette H. Winn. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series. Toronto: Iter Press, 2017.

The Subversive Art of Zelda Fitzgerald. By Deborah Pike. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2017.

Trance Speakers: Femininity and Authorship in Spiritual Séances, 1850-1930. By Claudie Massicotte. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.521

TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics. By Libe García Zarranz. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017.

Two Centuries of Manchu Women Poets: An Anthology. Translated from Chinese by Wilt. L. Idema. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017.

The Untold Journey: The Life of Diana Trilling. By Natalie Robins. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017.

Veiled Figures: Women, Modernity, and the Spectres of Orientalism. By Teresa Heffernan. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016.

Where the Survivors Are Buried. By Nava Renek. New York: Rain Mountain Press, 2017.

Women Writing the English Republic, 1625-1681. By Katharine Gillespie. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Women’s Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial China: A Dialogic Engagement. By Haihong Yang. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2017.

Women’s Prophetic Writings in Seventeenth-Century Britain. By Carme Font. Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Women’s Writing in Colombia: An Alternative History. By Cherilyn Elston. Breaking Feminist Waves. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.



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