The Jack London Society: Information and Officers
The Jack London Society, Inc., an international non-profit organization that promotes study of the life and work of Jack London, was founded in 1990 as an author society affiliated with the American Literature Association. It numbers over 200 members and continues to grow each year. Membership is open to anyone interested in London.
The Society publishes a biannual magazine, The Call, which features short articles, announcements, news about member activities, book collecting information, photographs, notices of recent publications, reviews, and research notes. It is indexed by the Library of Congress and mailed out in late winter and late summer each year. Kenneth Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design, serves as editor of The Call. Contact him at email@example.com for more information.
Beginning in 1992, the Society has held biennial Symposia: in Sonoma, California (1992); the Huntington Library in San Marino, California (1994, 1998, 2008); Santa Rosa, California (1996, 2000, 2004, 2010), Lihue, Hawaii (2002), and Alaska (2006). The Symposia offer formal papers, workshops, films, and plenary speakers, as well as informal excursions and social events. Speakers include leading London scholars from major universities as well as presentations designed for high school instructors and interested readers. The Symposia are known for their combination of outstanding scholarly presentations and relaxed pace.
Upcoming Meetings The Society offers one or two panels each year at the American Literature Association meetings, which are held on the East and West Coasts in alternate years, and its biennial Symposia.
Gina M. Rossetti, Saint Xavier University
Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design
Lawrence I. Berkove, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Donna Campbell, Washington State University
Anita Duneer, Rhode Island College
Daniel Dyer, Western Reserve University
Sara S. “Sue” Hodson, Huntington Library
Joseph Johnson, Independent Scholar
Earle Labor, Centenary College of Louisiana
Louis Leal, Jack London State Historical Park
Eric Carl Link, Indiana University-Purdue-Fort Wayne
Noël Mauberret, Lycée Paul Cezanne, Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France
Keith Newlin, University of North Carolina Wilmington
Susan Nuernberg, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Christian Pagnard, Lycée Alain Colas, Nevers, France
Jeanne C. Reesman, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dan Wichlan, Jack London Foundation
Earl Wilcox, Winthrop University
James Williams, Critical Inquiry
Honorary Board Members
Vil Bykov, Moscow University
Rudy Ciuca, Jack London Foundation
Joseph Lawrence, Jack London Foundation
Kenneth K. Brandt, Savannah College of Art and Design firstname.lastname@example.org
About this site
The purpose of this site is to disseminate information of interest to the Jack London Society and others interested in his work. Because the JLS is a nonprofit organization, we cannot post requests for funding, advertisements, or other promotional materials. If you have promotional information of interest to JLS members that you would like to share, please contact Kenneth Brandt.
Thanks to Clarice Stasz of the london.sonoma.edu site for permission to include archival images. Images that are listed without photo credits come from the following sources: Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Donna Campbell. Questions or comments about the web site: contact Donna Campbell, campbelld at wsu dot edu.
I am a member of Jack London Society in Japan.His work Four Horses and a Sailor said ・・・I would see the leaders swing abrupty around around into a jack-pole .・・・nothing can compare with a jack-pole. I ask you what a jack pole is.Please someone teach me this meaning or change this words to easy word.
I purchased a poster of Jack London Day 10/13/85. It is signed by Asian Scholar Eiji Tsujii … Following that visit, he returned to his homeland and organized the Jack London Society in Kyoto, Japan. Would anyone be interested in seeing it? I can’t find how to attach. It is also available for purchase.
When & where is the 2016 JLS Symposia. Details. Thank you.
Joaquin Espinosa, Cloverdale Historical Society, Cloverdale, CA. (Sonoma County).
Speaker Series Coordinator.
At the end of our street… Vizcaino Avenue in my town of Carmel, CA is a board and batten cottage painted red with white trim. Several of our neighbors say that Jack London lived there for a period of time, but none is sure, and the occupants are renters. The oldest person in the neighborhood is 92 and sharp, and I plan to ask him. Professor Jurick at SJ State Univ who is an expert on poet Robinson Jeffers suggest I ask your society for any information.
Thank you Dr. John Baldwin
Did you ever find an answer to your question? So interesting. Am equally interested in London and Jeffers, by the by.
Hello, I am reading Stories of Hawaii, and the introduction states that London was working on a novelette about race relations in Hawaii at the time of his death. I googled this, and Russ Kingman claimed that London was in fact working on a novel called Cherry. Which is correct? I was hoping to track down a manuscript of the Hawaii race-relations novelette, if it exists. Thanks!
The novel fragment “Cherry” is about race relations in Hawai’i, so that is the likely reference. “Cherry” was published in the Jack London Journal in 1999. See also the reference to Charmian London’s completion of the fragment: http://www.jacklondons.net/Fiction_of_jack_london/page31.html
Thanks so much for clearing that up for me!
Do you have an email address as a contact?
Please contact us. We represent Ben Goldstein producer of the documentary “Jack London American Original” We will be screening this in September 2017 at 4 Laemmle theatres in Southern California. We are attempting to accommodate group sales to Middle schools and High schools. Would it be possible for the Society to help promote this event. If successful we may be able to take this around the country to different theatres. Our email address is email@example.com.
What happened to Mr Pike in “Mutiny on the Elsinore”?
Such a great character and tension with second mate. And just gone
Greetings! I know I am taking a risk of sending an email to an inappropriate address, but I have a question about a Jack London story. The story is about an “Eskimo” who had killed a white man and had returned from jail in better physical condition than before he had gone in. Then an impoverished individual is advised to kill a white man to improve his condition in life. Does this sound familiar? I seek the title of this story. Thank you.
How can I subscribe to the Call and become A member of the society?
Hi–if you click on the Membership tab, you’ll be able to join and pay by PayPal or check. https://jacklondonsociety.org/membership/
I just listened to Tarnel Abbot’s interview with Ben Goldstein from 2019. Good job! I especially liked her speaking to London’s Organic Farming and hope I contributed to this (see The Call Fall/Winter 2014 article of mine on Jack London and Organic Farming)body of knowledge. One correction, however–Jack did not land apply the hog manure but had it drain off behind the pig area. He knew what us feedlot regulators know -that pig manure is terribly odorous and high in nitrogen and lacks the carbon:nitrogen balance of cow manure for example. He was smart to not use it.
I have a 1985 Jack London Day Poster signed by Eiji Tsujii. I was wondering if anyone knew the value?
Hello. I need your advice. My work is based on Jack London’s works mostly about the symbols of the Sun and the Moon in his works. Which works of him could you advice. Thanks beforehand
I have some JL memorabilia I would like to donate. I also have some JL 1st editions I would like to sell. Can you help me?