• Testimonials

    I can't overstate the importance of WLA to my career. I felt so welcomed as a graduate student that WLA has become my intellectual home.
    Nancy Cook
    Associate Professor, English Department, University of Montana, Missoula

Contact Us

Western Literature Association (the org.)



Mailing address: WLA, PO Box 6815, Logan UT 84341
Executive Secretary: Nicolas Witschi, Executive Secretary, WLA, and Professor at Western Michigan University


Membership questions and general Information: Sabine Barcatta, Director of Operations


Questions regarding the 2015 conference should be addressed to WLA Presidents David Fenimore and Susan Bernardin.

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Western American Literature (the journal)



Editor: Tom Lynch, University of Nebraska—Lincoln


Mailing address:

Western American Literature
Center for Great Plains Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1155 Q Street
Lincoln NE 68588-0214

  • 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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