For over thirty years, the University of Tulsa has been home to Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, a premier academic journal that has helped transform our understanding of women’s writing. TSWL was founded by Germaine Greer in 1981 and has since been led by an array of talented editors, including Sherri Benstock, Holly Laird, Laura Stevens, and Jennifer Airey. It regularly publishes cutting-edge special issues that not only look to recover the work of forgotten women writers, but also open up entirely new research in areas like adoption, transnationalism, and digital archives.
Recently, the Council of Editors of Learned Journals, gave Tulsa Studies its 2016 Voyager Award, which recognizes excellence in any journal covering the period from 1500 to 1800. The jurors specifically singled out the special issue titled “New Directions on Mary Leapor and Ann Yearsley,” guest edited by Kerri Andrews, a Senior Lecturer in English at Edge Hill University, UK. Leapor and Yearsley were working-class poets whose writings from the 1700s had been almost forgotten. Thanks to the work of the journal its editors, however, the dynamic and powerful voices of these women can once again be heard.
Take a moment to visit Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature online and learn more about the kind of innovative scholarship that has made the journal a cornerstone of the humanities here at the University of Tulsa.