The Jack London Network

CONTENTS: | Purpose | Audience | Posting Policy | Administration | Subscribing/Unsubscribing |


The purpose of the Jack London Network is to provide a forum for the discussion of Jack London, his life, the social history of his time, his writings and non-literary activities, comparisons with other writers, and so forth. Particulary appropriate contributions include, but are not limited to:


The jack_london list is intended pimarily for teachers and scholars with an interest in Jack London, but everyone is welcome to join the discussion. There are presently 150+ subscribers to this list.

Students doing papers on London are welcome to send questions, however they should be aksed after the research is underway.  Do not ask questions like, "How did Jack London's writings express social Darwinism?" or "Where can I find criticisms of The Call of the Wild?"  Instead, be precise, such as "I'm including the following stories for a paper on London and Social Darwinism.....Have I left any out?"  Or, "X says the following about The Call of the Wild....Here is my idea.  What do others think?"  In other words, do your own footwork first.

Posting Policy

The following policy governs all postings to the jack_london list. Offenders will be warned once and removed from the list after further infractions:

1) All messages must relate, however slightly, to the general topic of Jack London. The list owner interprets this rather broadly, but messages that are clearly off-topic will not be tolerated.

2) Advertisements are not appropriate. However, a simple statement that offers a way to follow-up for more information on a service or product is tolerated if it accompanies a substantive message discussing a subject appropriate to the list.

3) Do not send chain letters, graphics, or warnings about computer viruses.


The jack_london list was started at Sonoma State University, and moved in August of 1998 to the University of Chicago. It is an unmoderated list, but only subscribers may post messages. A software program provides an automated method for persons to subscribe, unsubscribe, etc. Questions about the jack_london  list may be directed to Dr. James Williams (jww4@midway.uchicago.edu).


See the Jack London list web site to subscribe, unsubscribe, and view a list of subscribers.