The William James Society (WJS) is a multidisciplinary professional society which supports the study of, and communication about, the life and work of William James (1842-1910) and his ongoing influence in the many fields to which he contributed.
The William James Society was founded in 1999 by Randall Albright and quickly grew to include members from across the USA and around the world. In 2001, the Society ratified an organizational constitution, held its first annual meeting, and elected executive offices. For many years, WJS published the in-house newsletter and scholarly outlet Streams of William James. In 2006, the society shifted gears and began publishing the academic, peer reviewed, online journal William James Studies.
Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in issues related to the thought and character of William James, and joins you to a growing community of scholars and others with related academic interests.
Latest News and Upcoming Events
Davidson Films recently released William James: The Psychology of Possibility in which John J. McDermott appears and narrates. The film was mostly shot on location during the 2010 William James Society Symposium held in Chocorua, NH. The film can be purchased in DVD format for $250.
Writer J.C. Hallman has begun a blog on the correspondence between William and Henry. His blog will chart the two James brothers' relationship with snippets from their more than eight-hundred letters. Hallman is the author of The devil is a gentleman: Exploring America's religious fringe.