• Testimonials

    The Western Literature Association has proved to be an invaluable asset and I look forward to continuing to attend throughout my career.
    Jacqueline Harris
    PhD Candidate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Officers

Western Literature Association Officers

2015-2016
NameTitleUniversity
Linda KarellPresidentMontana State University
Florence AmamotoCo-President ElectGustavus Adolphus College
Susan Naramore MaherCo–President ElectUniversity of Minnesota Duluth
Emily LutenskiCo-Vice PresidentSt. Louis University
Michael K. JohnsonCo–Vice PresidentUniversity of Maine Farmington
Susan BernardinCo–Past PresidentSUNY Oneonta
David FenimoreCo–Past PresidentUniversity of Nevada, Reno
Nicolas WitschiExec. SecretaryWestern Michigan University
Nancy CookTreasurerUniversity of Montana, Missoula
Tom LynchEditor, WAL University of Nebraska, Lincoln
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
Landon Lutrick2017Grad student rep, University of Nevada, Reno
Amy Hamilton2018Northern Michigan University
Brady Harrison2018University of Montana
Lisa Tatonetti2018Kansas State University
Amanda Zink2018Idaho 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.

    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