The George Santayana Society



The George Santayana Society promotes criticism, historical and biographical research, general scholarship, and imaginative works focused on Santayana, his influence, and ideas derived from his writings. The Society (GSS) is independent from, but co-operates closely with the Santayana Edition, which produces critical editions of Santayana's works. For general information about the GSS, see our page at the Santayana Edition site.

Bulletin. The proceedings of GSS meetings are published annually in Overheard in Seville: Bulletin of the Santayana Society. The Bulletin  includes historical, biographical, and critical articles, announcements of publications, meetings, awards, and recent updates to the Santayana bibliography. To view or download the latest issue click here.

Angus Kerr-Lawson Prize. The GSS offers an annual prize in memory of the Society's co-founder and long-time editor of the Bulletin. Scholars not more than five years out of graduate school may submit an essay on any aspect of Santayana’s thought.  The award is $300, an invitation to deliver the paper at the GSS annual meeting, and publication in the Bulletin.

Membership in GSS supports both the publication of the Bulletin and maintenance of the Kerr-Lawson prize.

A basic membership of $15 permits voting at the annual meeting. Members also get email notification of GSS annoucements, including the online availability of the annual Bulletin . The George Santayana Society welcomes tax-deductible donations of any amount. If you contribute $30 or more, you will receive a printed copy of the Bulletin .

You may set up a monthly recurring donation. Monthly donations of $1.25 or more count as basic membership. You may contribute $2.50 or more a month to get the printed edition.

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