The Jack London Society

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 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 Design, serves as editor. For more information on submissions, contact him by e-mail at

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), Alaska (2006), and Logan, Utah (2012). 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.


October 29-November 2, 2014

Berkeley City Club Hotel
315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-7800

Proposal deadline: June 15, 2014
Hotel reservation deadline: August 15, 2014


Jack London Panel, American Literature Association
25th Annual Conference
Washington, D.C. May 22-25, 2014

Proposal deadline: (to Society): December 30, 2013

Jack London Society dues are payable on a calendar basis: $15 students and first-time members; $25 regular; $50 sustaining.

For information contact:
Jeanne Campbell Reesman (
Executive Coordinator

The Jack London Society
Department of English
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
PH. 210-458-5133; FAX 210-458-5366

Main Jack London Society web site:
Maintained by Donna Campbell, Washington State University,