• Graduate students are warmly welcomed and treated as valued colleagues in this academic community.

    Angela Waldie
    PhD Candidate, University of Calgary


Membership Information for Western Literature Association and Western American Literature (WAL).

  • 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.

    Conference Proposals

  • Western American Literature (WAL)

    (The Journal)

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

    Article Submissions