• Testimonials

    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
    Copeland Fellow, Amherst College


Western Literature Association Officers

Alex HuntCo–President West Texas A&M University
SueEllen CampbellCo–President Colorado State University
Kerry FineCo–President ElectArizona State University
Rebecca LushCo–President ElectCalifornia State University San Marcos
Audrey GoodmanCo-Vice PresidentGeorgia State University
Lisa TatonettiCo-Vice PresidentKansas State University
Emily LutenskiCo-Past PresidentSt. Louis University
Michael K. JohnsonCo–Past PresidentUniversity of Maine Farmington
Nicolas WitschiExec. SecretaryWestern Michigan University
Nancy CookTreasurerUniversity of Montana, Missoula
Tom LynchEditor, WAL University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Matt Burkhart
2019Case Western Reserve University
Will Lombardi2019Feather River College
Maria O’Connell2019Wayland Baptist University
Ashley Reis2019SUNY Potsdam
Jessica Lopez2019Grad student rep, Michigan State University
Jennifer Dawes2020Henderson State University
Jenny Kerber2020Wilfrid Laurier University
Kyoko Matsunaga2020Kobe City University of Foreign Studies
Joshua Smith 2020Biola University
Jillian Bennion2020Grad student rep, Duquesne University
Krista Comer2021Rice University
Kalenda Eaton2021Arcadia University
Melody Graulich2021Utah State University (emerita)
Alex Young2021Arizona State University

  • 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.

  • Western American Literature (WAL)

    (The Journal)

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