The WLA has provided an invaluable intellectual home for me as I have worked to forge a professional identity over the course of my time in graduate school.
Alex Young Alex Young, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California
Grads are warmly welcomed. The WLA is proud to be a “graduate-friendly” association, and the yearly meetings have a convivial, encouraging atmosphere where graduate students don’t have to worry about feeling out of place.
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.