WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE:
A Journal of Literary, Cultural, and Place Studies
Published by the Western Literature Association and the University of Nebraska Press
Since 1965, Western American Literature has been the leading peer-reviewed journal in the literary and cultural study of the North American West, defined broadly to include western Canada and northern Mexico.
We are constantly looking for new theoretical approaches to canonical figures as well as studies of emerging authors, filmmakers, and others who are expanding the canon of western literary and cultural production.
While remaining grounded in the geography of the North American West, we will continue to explore new approaches to literary and cultural studies more broadly, such as our groundbreaking work in ecocriticism and scholarly support for the Hispanic Literary Heritage Recovery Project.
In our desire to further this tradition of integrating western studies into global scholarly conversations, we are especially interested in publishing theoretical and critical articles in areas such as these:
Native American studies global indigeneity
gender and queer studies
feminist place studies
cinema and new media
animal (and plant) studies
critical race theory
To receive the journal, become a member of the Western Literature Association. For membership information, see Membership.
To submit an article to WAL, go to http://www.unl.edu/plains/western-american-literature.
Individual articles are available at Project Muse: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/western_american_literature/.
For more information on the journal, please contact the editor, Tom Lynch.
Please note that the journal’s mailing address is different from the association’s. It is
Western American Literature
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1155 Q. St
PO Box 880244
Lincoln, NE 68588-0244