• Testimonials

    Publications, important professional connections, and new research interests and teaching ideas have grown from my participation in WLA.
    Jenny Emery-Davidson
    Blaine County Center Director, College of Southern Idaho

Officers

Western Literature Association Officers

2013-2014
NameTitleUniversity
Anne KaufmanCo-PresidentMilton Academy
Laurie RicouCo–PresidentUniversity of British Columbia
Susan BernardinCo-President ElectSUNY Oneonta
David FenimoreCo-President ElectUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Linda KarellVice PresidentMontana State University
Richard HutsonPast PresidentUniversity of California, Berkeley
William HandleyExec. SecretaryUniversity of Southern California
Nancy CookTreasurerUniversity of Montana, Missoula
Tom LynchEditor, WAL University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Geoffrey Bateman2014University of Denver
Matt Burkhart2014Northern Arizona University
Cathryn Halverson2014University of Copenhagen
Nicolas Witschi2014Western Michigan University
William V. Lombardi2014Grad student rep, University of Nevada, Reno
Dana Phillips2015Towson University
Liz Stephens2015Glendale College
Randi Lynn Tanglen2015Austin College
Priscilla Ybarra2015University of North Texas
Jaquelin Pelzer2015Grad student rep, University of Colorado, Boulder
Johannes Fehrle2016Mannheim University
Mascha Gemein2016University of Arizona
Meredith Harvey2016George Williams College of Aurora University
Megan McGilchrist 2016American School in London



  • 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