Monthly Archive: March, 2020

Pandemic Fear and Literature: Observations from Jack London’s The Scarlet Plague, by Michele Augusto Riva, Marta Benedetti, and Giancarlo Cesana


The Scarlet Plague, originally published by Jack London in 1912, was one of the first examples of a postapocalyptic fiction novel in modern literature (1). Set in a ravaged and wild America, the… Continue reading

What Our Contagion Fables Are Really About, by Jill Lepore


In the literature of pestilence, the greatest threat isn’t the loss of human life but the loss of what makes us human. Poe’s red death becomes a pandemic in Jack London’s novel “The… Continue reading

Major Update to the Jack London Website at

by has a new look and has gone through a major update. In addition to being much easier to navigate, it meets the latest Accessibility requirements for web pages. Many will recall Dave… Continue reading