WLA and Modern Language Association

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WLA and Modern Language Association

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

As of 2010, the Western Literature Association has affiliate status with the Modern Language Association. What does this mean for WLA? This affiliate status guarantees the WLA to be able to present a panel at each MLA Conference. The first such panel was presented during the January 6-9, 2011, MLA Conference in Los Angeles, California.


The next MLA conventions will take place in Chicago.


If you are interested in participating in a WLA panel at a future MLA Conference, please contact Elisabeth Bayley.

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  • Western Literature Association (WLA)

    Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association (WLA) is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present.

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  • Western American Literature (WAL)

    (The Journal)

    Published by the Western Literature Association, Western American Literature is the leading journal in western American literary studies.

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