• 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
    Alex Young, PhD Candidate, University of Southern California

Student membership in the WLA

Graduate students are eligible for a discounted membership to the Western Literature Association ($35 for US students, $60 for students with a mailing address outside of the United States). The membership includes a subscription to the scholarly journal Western American Literature, distributed quarterly, and access to the online membership directory.

Please note that anyone presenting a paper at the annual conference must be a member of the WLA.  If you’d like to become a member and/or subscriber:

- sign up via the membership page

- or download and print our membform pdf and send it to us at Western Literature Association, PO Box 6815, Logan UT 84341.

- or download and print our membform word document and send it to us at Western Literature Association, PO Box 6815, Logan UT 84341.

Students must fill in the membership form in order to qualify for the student discount. Don’t forget to mention your affiliation! If you are paying online, just send the filled in membership copy as an attachment to Sabine Barcatta.

  • 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