• 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


Western Literature Association Officers

Susan BernardinCo-PresidentSUNY Oneonta
David FenimoreCo-President University of Nevada, Reno
Linda KarellPresident ElectMontana State University
Florence AmamotoCo–Vice PresidentGustavus Adolphus College
Susan Naramore MaherCo–Vice PresidentUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
Anne KaufmanCo–Past PresidentMilton Academy
Laurie RicouCo–Past PresidentUniversity of British Columbia
Nicolas WitschiExec. SecretaryWestern Michigan University
Nancy CookTreasurerUniversity of Montana, Missoula
Tom LynchEditor, WAL University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Dana Phillips2015Towson University
Liz Stephens2015Glendale College
Randi Lynn Tanglen2015Austin College
Priscilla Ybarra2015University of North Texas
Jaquelin Pelzer2015Grad student rep, University of Colorado, Boulder
Peter Bayers2016Fairfield University
Johannes Fehrle2016Mannheim University
Meredith Harvey2016George Williams College of Aurora University
Megan McGilchrist 2016American School in London
Sylvan Goldberg2016Grad student rep, Stanford University
Nicholas Bradley2017University of Victoria, BC, and Harvard University
Rebecca Lush2017California State University San Marcos
Nadine Maestas2017Academy of Art University
Stefano Rosso2017Università di Bergamo

  • 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