The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society was founded in 1990 by Elaine R. Hedges and Shelley Fisher Fishkin. The purpose of the Society is “to encourage interest in Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the issues that she explored.” The Society, which is officially affiliated with the American Literature Association and the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, fosters the formal presentation of ideas about Gilman and her work as well as the informal exchange of information among Society members. The membership adopted bylaws governing the Society at the annual business meeting of the Gilman Society at the American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, California, in May 1998.
Membership is open to anyone who supports the purpose of the Charlotte Perkins Gilman Society. Membership dues are as follows:
Standard Membership: $10.00International Membership: $15.00
Student Membership: $5.00Lifetime Membership: $150.00
To join, please print and fill out the membership form and send it, with payment, to the Executive Director, Brandi So. You may also submit your information and payment electronically.
The Gilman Society distributes a newsletter each spring, which features short articles, a list of recent publications, calls for papers, reviews, notes, and news. The Society also sponsors sessions at various conferences, most notably at the annual American Literature Association Conference. The Society sponsors an international conference on Charlotte Perkins Gilman which takes place every four to five years.
Current Society Officers
University of OklahomaDepartment of English
760 Van Vleet Oval
Norman, OK 73019-2055
Utah Valley University
Department of English and Literature
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058
Associate Professor of English