Theorizing Jack London: The 2021 Jack London Society 15th Biennial Symposium

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
The Jack London Society
contact email: 

The 15th Biennial Jack London Society Symposium will be held December 9–12, 2021 at The Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center in Sonoma, California. The organizers encourage participants to experiment with innovative, alternative, and established theoretical approaches to the life and work of Jack London.We welcome papers and panel submissions on any aspect of the author’s life and work, including conventional 20-minute presentations. Proposals for roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Symposium activities will include a tour of nearby Jack London State Historic Park and its new museum exhibits in the House of Happy Walls https://jacklondonpark.com/. Attendees can also enjoy a special screening of the 2019 film Martin Eden, directed by Pietro Marcello, and a Jack London-themed boating excursion on San Francisco Bay. Please email 200­-word abstract proposals (noting any audio/visual requests) along with complete contact information and a short biography to Kenneth K. Brandt at kbrandt@scad.edu. Proposal deadline is September 30, 2021.

The Best Western Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Center  https://www.sonomavalleyinn.com/ is a short walk to historic Sonoma Plaza https://sonomaplaza.com/  Specify Jack London Society Group Block Room Rate: $159.99 (Reserve early. Rooms are limited.)

Presenters and attendees must be members of the Jack London Society. Visit the Jack London Society Website for member registration and symposium registration information and updates: http://jacklondonsociety.org/

Symposium organizers: Susan Nuernberg, Jay Williams, Aleta George, and Kenneth K. Brandt