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

Wolf man: Why the life of Jack London was as wild as his books, By Simon Ingram


This week a new cinematic adaptation of The Call of the Wild is released, starring Harrison Ford in the role of John Thornton – a Canadian gold hunter who befriends a dog named Buck against the elemental… Continue reading

A Movie Review: The Call of the Wild (2020) A-II (PG), By Dr. Joseph McAleer


Harrison Ford and a dog named Buck appear in the movie The Call of the Wild.  

Podcast #579: Jack London’s Literary Code, with Earle Labor


Podcast #579: Jack London’s Literary Code The literature of Jack London has long been given the short shrift by scholars. They say he wrote some good dog stories for boys, but beyond that… Continue reading

New Penguin Classics Edition of “The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories”

by The Call of the Wild, London’s elemental masterpiece about a dog learning to survive in the wilderness, sees pampered pet Buck snatched from his home and set to work as a sled-dog… Continue reading

Ben Goldstein interview with Tarnel Abbott


Via the Jack London listserv: Jack London,: Myths, Mysteries, Controversies and Contradictions: Today, November 22, 2019 is the 103rd anniversary of Jack London’s death. I thought this would be a good occasion to… Continue reading

Call for Papers: Jack London Society Panels at the American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference May 21-24, 2020


  Call for Papers Jack London Society American Literature Association 31st Annual Conference May 21-24, 2020 Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 31th Annual… Continue reading

The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center


Notice: The Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium has been rescheduled for November 4–7, 2021 at the Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial… Continue reading

Gold Fever! Deadly Cold! And the Amazing True Adventures of Jack London in the Wild, By Richard Grant; Photographs by Grant Harder


Following the Moniker Trail: Hobo Graffiti and the Strange Tale of Jack London, Skysail, and A-No. 1, by Susan Phillips


In the 20th century United States, urban graffiti has been one manifestation of what it means to claim space on the part of fringe populations. Taking over city-space is often less overtly political… Continue reading