• Testimonials

    The resolute but congenial atmosphere of the WLA has set the tone for my approach to teaching and scholarship, and established my regard for active service to my institution and the profession.
    William V. Lombardi
    Assistant Professor, Missouri Valley College (Grad student rep 2012-2014)


Western Literature Association Officers

Susan Naramore MaherCo–PresidentUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
Florence AmamotoCo-PresidentGustavus Adolphus College
Linda KarellPast PresidentMontana State University
Emily LutenskiCo-President ElectSt. Louis University
Michael K. JohnsonCo–President ElectUniversity of Maine Farmington
SueEllen CampbellCo–Vice PresidentColorado State University
Alex HuntCo–Vice PresidentUniversity of Texas A&M
Nicolas WitschiExec. SecretaryWestern Michigan University
Nancy CookTreasurerUniversity of Montana, Missoula
Tom LynchEditor, WAL University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Nicholas Bradley2017University of Victoria, BC, and Harvard University
Rebecca Lush2017California State University San Marcos
Nadine Maestas2017Academy of Art University
Stefano Rosso2017Università di Bergamo
Landon Lutrick2017Grad student rep, University of Nevada, Reno
Amy Hamilton2018Northern Michigan University
Brady Harrison2018University of Montana
Lisa Tatonetti2018Kansas State University
Amanda Zink2018Idaho State University
Rachel Bolten2018Grad student rep, Stanford University
Matt Burkhart
2019Case Western Reserve University
Will Lombardi2019Missouri Valley College
Maria O’Connell2019Wayland Baptist University
Ashley Reis2019Texas Woman's 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.
    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