The Jack London Society: Information and Officers 


Jack London’s Bookplate. Courtesy of Library of Congress.

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 kbrandt@scad.edu 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 kbrandt@scad.edu

Assistant Editor

Dominic Viti

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.