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Tables of Contents 2010-present


Tables of Contents


Spring 2010 (vol. 45, no. 1)

Locating the Modern Mexican in Josefina Niggli’s Step Down, Elder Brother Emily Lutenski
“Truer ’n Hell”: Lies, Capitalism, and Cultural Imperialism in Owen Wister’s The Virginian, B. M. Bower’s The Happy Family, and Mourning Dove’s Cogewea Sara Humphreys
Stepping onto the Yakama Reservation: Land and Water Rights in Raymond Carver’s “Sixty Acres” Chad Wriglesworth
Joshua David Bellin, Medicine Bundle: Indian Sacred Performance and American Literature, 1824–1932 Katherine Young Evans
Sherman Alexie, War Dances Loree Westron
John Lloyd Purdy, Writing Indian, Native Conversations Stuart Christie
Paul Chaat Smith, Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong Bryan Russell
Stuart Christie, Plural Sovereignties and Contemporary Indigenous Literature Linda Lizut Helstern
John Bierhorst, transl., Ballads of the Lords of New Spain: The Codex “Romances de los Señores de la Nueva España” Keri Holt
Patricia Nelson Limerick, Andrew Cowell, and Sharon K. Collinge, eds., Remedies for a New West: Healing Landscapes, Histories, and Cultures Corey Lee Lewis
Rudolfo A. Anaya, Rudolfo Anaya: The Essays Francisco A. Lomelí
Donald Pizer, American Naturalism and the Jews: Garland, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, and Cather Charles L. Crow
Keith Newlin, Hamlin Garland: A Life Philip Joseph
Joan Kane, The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife Eric Heyne
Linda A. Fisher and Carrie Bowers, Agnes Lake Hickok: Queen of the Circus, Wife of a Legend Jan Cerney
Jeanne Campbell Reesman, Jack London’s Racial Lives: A Critical Biography Gary Scharnhorst
Nancy Lord, Rock, Water, Wild: An Alaskan Life Ann Ronald
Gregg Cantrell and Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas Daniel D. Arreola
Patrick D. Murphy, Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies: Fences, Boundaries, and Fields Shane Billings
John Daniel, The Far Corner: Northwestern Views on Land, Life, and Literature Glen Love
Linda M. Hasselstrom, No Place Like Home: Notes from a Western Life Kerry Fine
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna Pamela Pierce
Scott Slovic, Going Away to Think: Engagement, Retreat, and Ecocritical Responsibility Linda Underhill

Summer 2010 (vol. 45, no. 2)

“It was all a hard, fast ride that ended in the mud”: Deconstructing the Myth of the Cowboy in Annie Proulx’s Close Range: Wyoming Stories Katie O. Arosteguy
Haunting and History in Louis Sachar’s Holes Kirsten Møllegaard
Down the Santa Fe Trail to the City upon a Hill Andrew Menard
Robert McKee Irwin, Bandits, Captives, Heroines, and Saints: Cultural Icons of Mexico’s Northwest Borderlands David Peterson
Rebecca M. Schreiber, Cold War Exiles in Mexico: U.S. Dissidents and the Culture of Critical Resistance Helen Delpar
Ann Putnam, Full Moon at Noontide: A Daughter’s Last Goodbye Nancy Lord
Jimmy Santiago Baca, A Glass of Water Sean McCray
Michelle Burnham, A Separate Star: Selected Writings of Helen Hunt Jackson Raúl Coronado
William H. Katerberg, Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction David Mogen
Stephanie C. Palmer, Together by Accident: American Local Color Literature and the Middle Class Matthew J. Lavin
Jim Charles, Reading, Learning, Teaching N. Scott Momaday, and Robert M. Nelson, Leslie Marmon Silko’s “Ceremony”: The Recovery of Tradition Lee Schweninger
Patrick Dobson, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains Susan Naramore Maher
Rinda West, Out of the Shadow: Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land Mark C. Long
Brian Booth and Glen A. Love, Davis Country: H. L. Davis’s Northwest Paul Crumbley
Mike Barenti, Kayaking Alone Jeffrey McCarthy
Steven L. Davis, J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind Verne Huser
Eric Gardner, Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature Michael K. Johnson
Susan Sleeper-Smith, Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives Kym S. Rice
Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict through the Captivity Literature, and Victoria Smith, Captive Arizona, 1851–1900 Randi Lynn Tanglen
Kenneth Scambray, Queen Calafia’s Paradise: California and the Italian American Novel Charles Scruggs
Dorothy Allred Solomon, In My Father’s House: A Memoir of Polygamy Bonnie Bastian Moore
Louise Erdrich, Shadow Tag James Cihlar

Fall 2010 (vol. 45, no. 3)

Cultural Resistance and “Playing Indian” in Thomas King’s
“Joe the Painter and the Deer Island Massacre”
Timothy Glenn
“Terrible Women”: Gender, Platonism, and Christianity in Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House Anne Baker
Unmapping Adventure: Sewing Resistance in Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms T. Christine Jespersen
Shirley A. Leckie and Nancy J. Parezo, eds., Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-Visioning the American West Andrea G. Radke-Moss
Joan Stauffer, Behind Every Man: The Story of Nancy Cooper Russell, and Candace C. Kant, ed., Dolly & Zane Grey: Letters from a Marriage David Fenimore
Lucy Marks and David Porter, Seeking Life Whole: Willa Cather and the Brewsters Laura Winters
Kimberli A. Lee, ed., “I Do Not Apologize for the Length of This Letter”: The Mari Sandoz Letters on Native American Rights, 1940–1965 Katherine Bahr
Daniel H. Usner Jr., Indian Work Jeanette Palmer
N. Scott Momaday, The Journey of Tai-me William M. Clements
Diane Glancy, Pushing the Bear: After the Trail of Tears Erin Murrah-Mandril
John Morán González, Border Renaissance: The Texas Centennial and the Emergence of Mexican American Literature Juan Alonzo
Conrado Espinoza, Under the Texas Sun/El Sol de Texas Maria O’Connell
Américo Paredes, Cantos de adolescencia/Songs of Youth (1932–1937) Grisel Y. Acosta
Silvio Sirias, Meet Me under the Ceiba Lucrecia Guerrero
Daryl J. Maeda, Chains of Babylon: The Rise of Asian America Moon-Ho Jung
Brian Flota, A Survey of Multicultural San Francisco Bay Literature, 1955–1979: Ishmael Reed, Maxine Hong Kingston, Frank Chin, and the Beat Generation Brett C. Sigurdson
Eileen O’Keefe McVicker and Barbara Scot, Child of Steens Mountain, and Robin Cody, Another Way the River Has: Taut True Tales from the Northwest J. T. Bushnell
James Karman, ed., The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers: Volume One, 1890–1930 Tim Hunt
Dan Aadland, In Trace of TR: A Montana Hunter’s Journey, and Robert Root, Following Isabella: Travels in Colorado Then and Now Ann Ronald
Nguyen Qúi Dú’c, Where the Ashes Are: The Odyssey of a Vietnamese Family Sophie Quinn-Judge
Lisa Jones, Broken: A Love Story Summer Wood
Lucha Corpi, Death at Solstice: A Gloria Damasco Mystery María Herrera-Sobek
Kent Meyers, Twisted Tree Robert Headley
Pamela Carter Joern, The Plain Sense of Things Tyler S. Holzer

Winter 2011 (vol. 45, no. 4)

Practicing Sovereignty in Greg Sarris’s Watermelon Nights Reginald Dyck
Clean Hands and an Iron Face: Frontier Masculinity and
Boston Manliness in The Rise of Silas Lapham
Matthew J. Lavin
The Sentimental Politics of Language:
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s and José María Sánchez’s
Texan Stories
Marissa López
The Mark Twain Biography Wars Charles L. Crow
John Beck, Dirty Wars: Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature Bill D. Toth
Leonard Engel, ed., A Violent Conscience: Essays on the Fiction of James Lee Burke Jon A. Jackson
Megan Riley McGilchrist, The Western Landscape in Cormac McCarthy and Wallace Stegner: Myths of the Frontier Stacey Peebles
Carol Sklenicka, Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life Chad Wriglesworth
Frances McCue, The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs: Revisiting the Northwest Towns of Richard Hugo Kim Stafford
Phyllis Morgan, N. Scott Momaday: Remembering Ancestors, Earth, and Traditions: An Annotated Bio-Bibliography Larry Evers
James R. Boylston and Allen J. Wiener, David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man’s Friend, with Collected Correspondence, Selected Speeches, and Circulars Paula Marks
William Haywood Henderson, Native Elizabeth Abele
Tim Z. Hernandez, Breathing, In Dust Gerald Haslam
Steven L. Davis, J. Frank Dobie: A Liberated Mind Tom Pilkington
Michelle Wick Patterson, Natalie Curtis Burlin: A Life in Native and African American Music Martha Viehmann
Virginia Scharff and Carolyn Brucken, Homelands: How Women Made the West Sue Armitage
Maria Melendez, Flexible Bones Cynthia Hogue
Angie Chau, Quiet As They Come Christopher Schaberg
David Toscana, The Last Reader Beth Pollack

Spring 2011 (vol. 46, no. 1)

Sacred Spaces, Profane “Manufactories”: Willa Cather’s Split Artist in The Professor’s House and My Mortal Enemy Kim Vanderlaan
“A Terrible Genius”: Robinson Jeffers’s Art of Narrative Robert Zaller
The Quilt as (Non-)Commodity in William S. Yellow Robe Jr.’s The Star Quilter Deborah Weagel
Crossing Territories: New Spaces in Six Works of Fiction Manuel Muñoz
New West or Old?
Men and Masculinity in Recent Fiction by Western American Men
David J. Peterson
Review of J. M. Ferguson Jr., Westering: A Novel in Stories Martin Bucco
Review of John Addiego, Tears of the Mountain Brett Garcia Myhren
Review of Lisa Knopp, Interior Places Gaynell Gavin
Review of Ann Ronald, Friendly Fallout 1953 David Mazel
Review of Jim Dwyer, Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Ecofiction O. Alan Weltzien
Review of Lowell Jaeger, ed., New Poets of the American West Peggy Shumaker
Review of Bill Sherwonit, Changing Paths: Travels and Meditations in Alaska’s Arctic Wilderness Jennifer Schell
Review of John J. Murphy, Françoise Palleau-Papin, and Robert Thacker, eds., Willa Cather: A Writer’s Worlds Timothy W. Bintrim
Review of Joanna Levin, Bohemia in America, 1858–1920 Brett C. Sigurdson
Review of Susan Goodman and Carl Dawson,Mary Austin and the American West Karen S. Langlois
Review of Jennifer L. McMahon and
B. Steve Csaki, eds., The Philosophy of the Western
Brian McCuskey
Review of Frank Maynard, Cowboy’s Lament: A Life on the Open Range Richard Hutson
Review of Linwood Laughy, The Fifth Generation: A Nez Perce Tale Loree Westron

Summer 2011 (vol. 46, no. 2)

The Fat Man on Snow Dome: Surprise and Sense of Place (or, Reading Laurie Ricou’s David Wagoner) Nicholas Bradley
Untidy Borders: Eamonn Wall’s Negotiation of the American West Susan Naramore Maher
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence Inhabits Film Noir Alan P. Barr
Down on the Farm: Memoirs and Nonfiction on Agricultural Lives Evelyn I. Funda
Book History Comes West Tara Penry
Review of Thomas McGuane, Driving on the Rim Stephen P. Cook
Review of Richard C. Rattenbury, Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo Demetrius W. Pearson
Review of Annie Proulx, Bird Cloud Matt Low
Review of Monica Perales and Raúl A. Ramos, eds., Recovering the Hispanic History of Texas Cordelia E. Barrera
Review of Jordan Stouck, ed., “Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun”: Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933–1986. Dick Harrison
Review of Flannery Burke, From Greenwich Village to Taos: Primitivism and Place at Mabel Dodge Luhan’s Tyler Nickl
Review of David Mogen, Honyocker Dreams: Montana Memories O. Alan Weltzien
Review of Ruth McLaughlin, Bound Like Grass: A Memoir from the Western High Plains and of Mary Zeiss Stange, Hard Grass: Life on the Crazy Woman Bison Ranch Linda M. Hasselstrom
Review of Graciela Limón, The River Flows North Elisa Bordin
Review of Phillip Connors, Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout John Charles Gilmore

Fall 2011 (vol. 46, no. 3):
Special Issue: Western Suburbia

Special Issue on Western Suburbia Neil Campbell
“An assemblage of habits”: D. J. Waldie and Neil Campbell—A Suburban Conversation D. J. Waldie and Neil Campbell
Space, Gender, Race: Josephine Miles and the Poetics of the California Suburbs Jo Gill
Lakewood: Portraits of a Sacred American Suburb Tom M. Johnson
Tract Homes on the Range: The Suburbanization of the American West Robert Bennett
“A kingdom of a thousand princes but no kings”:The Postsuburban Network in Douglas Coupland’s Microserfs Tim Foster
Review of Lawrence Culver, The Frontier of Leisure in California and the Shaping of Modern America William Philpott
Review of John Addiego, Barbara Berglund, Making San Francisco American: Cultural Frontiers in the Urban West, 1846–1906 Raymond W. Rast
Review of Char Miller, ed., Cities and Nature in the American West Lawrence Culver
Review of Kevin R. McNamara, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of Los Angeles Jaquelin Pelzer
Review of Susan Suntree, Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California Brett Garcia Myhren
Review of Raymond D. Gastil and Barnett Singer, The Pacific Northwest: Growth of a Regional Identity Stephen Trimble
Review of William R. Handley, ed., The Brokeback Book: From Story to Cultural Phenomenon Michael K. Johnson
Review of Jim Reese, ghost on 3rd David Cremean
Review of Krista Comer, Surfer Girls in the New World Order Robert Bennett

Winter 2012 (vol. 46, no. 4)

John Russell Bartlett’s Literary Borderlands: Ethnology, War, and the United States Boundary Survey Robert Gunn
No Laughing Matter: William Saroyan’s Californians in Crisis Greg Levonian
Morta Las Vegas Stephen Tatum and Nathaniel Lewis
On the Border, on the Edge: Charles Bowden’s Twinned Trilogies David N. Cremean
Review of Harriet Elinor Smith et al., eds., Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 Chad Rohman
Review of Lawrence I. Berkove and Joseph Csicsila, Heretical Fictions: Religion in the Literature of Mark Twain Chad Rohman
Review of Gary Scharnhorst, ed., Twain in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates Robert C. Evans
Review of John Morán González, The Troubled Union: Expansionist Imperatives in Post-Reconstruction American Novels David Anthony
Review of Todd Simmons, ed., Matter 13: Edward Abbey David Joplin
Review of Audrey Goodman, Lost Homelands: Ruin and Reconstruction in the 20th-Century Southwest Ann E. Lundberg
Review of Dan Flores, Visions of the Big Sky: Painting and Photographing the Northern Rocky Mountain West Flannery Burke
Review of Jake Silverstein, Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction Barbara Barney Nelson
Review of George B. Handley, Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River Jeffrey McCarthy
Review of David Wyatt, Secret Histories: Reading Twentieth-Century American Literature Lars Erik Larson
Review of Anne Coray, Violet Transparent Marybeth Holleman
Review of James R. Dow, Roger Welsch, and Susan Dow, eds., Wyoming Folklore: Reminiscences, Folktales, Beliefs, Customs, and Folk Speech Lisa Gabbert
Review of Rev. Santiago Tafolla, A Life Crossing Borders: Memoir of a Mexican-American Confederate Leigh Johnson
Review of Garrick Bailey, ed., Traditions of the Osage: Stories Collected and Translated by Francis La Flesche and of Geary Hobson, Janet McAdams, and Kathryn Walkiewicz, eds., The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing after Removal Matt Low
Review of Steven Trout, On the Battlefield of Memory: The First World War and American Remembrance, 1919–1941 Sarah Stoeckl
Review of Aparajita Nanda, ed., Black California: A Literary Anthology Blake Allmendinger

Spring 2012 (vol. 47, no. 1)

“Perhaps the Words Remember Me”: Richard Brautigan’s Very Short Stories Christopher Gair
Translating the American West into English: The Case of Hendrik Conscience’s Het Goudland Michael Boyden & Liselotte Vandenbussche
West by Southeast: Peter Matthiessen’s Florida Trilogy as Western Fiction Carl Abbott
Peyote in the Kitchen: Gendered Identities and Imperial Domesticity in Edna Ferber’s Cimarron Amanda Zink
Review of Mary Clearman Blew, This Is Not the Ivy League: A Memoir Lois M. Welch
Review of James C. Work, Don’t Shoot the Gentile Levi S. Peterson
Review of Todd James Pierce and Jarret Keene, eds., Dead Neon: Tales of Near-Future Las Vegas, and of Hal K. Rothman, Nevada: The Making of Modern Nevada Gerald Haslam
Review of Brian Doyle, Mink River Chad Wriglesworth
Review of N. Scott Momaday, In the Bear’s House William M. Clements
Review of Richard Yañez, Cross Over Water Bob J. Frye
Review of William Kloefkorn, Swallowing the Soap: New and Selected Poems Michael Sowder
Review of Genaro M. Padilla, The Daring Flight of My Pen: Cultural Politics and Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá’s “Historia de la Nueva Mexico,” 1610 Ralph Bauer
Review of Dana Leibsohn and Barbara E. Mundy, Vistas, 1520–1820: Visual Culture in Spanish America/Cultura Visual de Hispanoamérica Keri Holt
Review of Tyche Hendricks, The Wind Doesn’t Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Maria O’Connell
Review of James Skillen, The Nation’s Largest Landlord: The Bureau of Land Management in the American West, and of Martin Nie, The Governance of Western Public Lands: Mapping Its Present and Future Debbie Lee
Review of Heather Fryer, Perimeters of Democracy: Inverse Utopias and the Wartime Social Landscape in the American West Audrey Goodman
Review of Jace Weaver, Notes from a Miner’s Canary: Essays on the State of Native America Reginald Dyck
Review of Forrestine C. Hooker, Child of the Fighting Tenth: On the Frontier with the Buffalo Soldiers, ed. by Steve Wilson Mary Clearman Blew
Review of David Remley, Kit Carson: The Life of an American Border Man Jennifer Schell
Review of David Theis, ed., Literary Houston Alexander Adkins
Review of Rudolfo Anaya, Randy Lopez Goes Home Cordelia E. Barrera
Review of Hart Stilwell, Glory of the Silver King: The Golden Age of Tarpon Fishing, ed. by Brandon D. Shuler Maria O’Connell

Summer 2012 (vol. 47, no. 2):
Special Issue: Television in the West

Introduction: Television and the Depiction of the American West Michael K. Johnson
The Dangers of Driving the Dalton: The Paradoxical Industrial and Environmental Aesthetics of Ice Road Truckers Jennifer Schell
She Hits Like a Man, but She Kisses Like a Girl: TV Heroines, Femininity, Violence, and Intimacy Kerry Fine
The Warp, Woof, and Weave of This Story’s Tapestry Would Foster the Illusion of Further Progress: Justified and the Evolution of Western Violence Justin A. Joyce
Rejuvenating “Eternal Inequality” on the Digital Frontiers of Red Dead Redemption Sara Humphreys
Review of Alvin H. Marill, Television Westerns: Six Decades of Sagebrush Sheriffs, Scalawags, and Sidewinders Cynthia J. Miller
Review of Rhonda V. Wilcox and Tanya R. Cochran, eds., Investigating “Firefly” and “Serenity”: Science Fiction on the Frontier Corey Dethier
Review of Christine Cornea, ed., Genre and Performance: Film and Television Sue Matheson
Review of Michael G. Fitzgerald and Boyd Magers, Ladies of the Western: Interviews with 25 Actresses from the Silent Era to the Television Westerns of the 1950s and 1960s Holly Jean Richard
Review of Ed Andreychuk, Louis L’Amour on Film and Television D. B. Gough
Review of John L. Simons and Robert Merrill, Peckinpah’s Tragic Westerns: A Critical Study Leonard Engel
Review of Mary C. Beltrán, Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom and of Isabel Molina-Guzmán, Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media Melinda Linscott
Review of Manuel Muñoz, What You See in the Dark John Hursh

Fall 2012 (vol. 47, no. 3)

Narrative, Being, and the Dialogic Novel: The Problem of Discourse and Language in Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing Alan Noble
Speaking Chinook: Adaptation, Indigeneity, and Pauline Johnson’s British Columbia Stories Martha L. Viehmann
Before the West Was West: Rethinking the Temporal Borders of Western American Literature Amy T. Hamilton and Tom J. Hillard
Don Graham, State of Minds: Texas Culture and Its Discontents Andrew Husband
Paul Lindholdt, In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau Hal Crimmel
Brady Harrison, ed., All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature Capper Nichols
William H. Truettner, Painting Indians and Building Empires in North America, 1710–1840 Rebecca M. Lush
Scott Richard Lyons, X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent Daniel M. Radus
John Lloyd Purdy, Riding Shotgun into the Promised Land Dallin Jay Bundy
Panthea Reid, Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles Susanne George Bloomfield
Jeff Berglund and Jan Roush, eds., Sherman Alexie: A Collection of Critical Essays Janet Dean
Hugh J. Reilly, Bound to Have Blood: Frontier Newspapers and the Plains Indian Wars William V. Lombardi
Eamonn Wall, Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions David Mogen
Lydia R. Cooper, No More Heroes: Narrative Perspective and Morality in Cormac McCarthy Trenton Hickman
Dean Rader, Engaged Resistance: American Indian Art, Literature, and Film from Alcatraz to the NMAI Breanne Roberson
Drucilla Wall, The Geese at the Gates Joshua Doležal
Summer Wood, Wrecker Lawrence Coates

Winter 2013 (vol. 47, no. 4)

A Case for Enchantment: Re-reading Jean Stafford with “The Mountain Day” Cathryn Halverson
Writing against Wilderness: María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s Elite Environmental Justice Karen L. Kilcup
“What manner of heretic?”: Demons in McCarthy and the Question of Agency J.A. Bernstein
Christine Bold, ed., The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860–1920 Tara Penny
Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández, Un-speakable Violence: Remapping US and Mexican National Imaginaries Joshua O’Brien
Frances W. Kaye, Goodlands: A Meditation and History on he Great Plains Robert Thacker
Sara L. Spurgeon, ed., Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, The Road Christopher Schaberg
Lawrence Rodgers and Jerrold Hirsch, eds., America’s Folklorist: B. A. Botkin and American Culture Ennifer Eastman Attebery
Lee Schweninger, ed., The First We Can Remember: Colorado Pioneer Women Tell Their Stories Udy Nolte Temple
Tom Lynch and Susan N. Maher, eds., Artifacts & lluminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley Andrew Angyal
Gerald W. Haslam with Janice E. Haslam, In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa Frank Bergon
Stephen Tatum, In the Remington Moment Kenneth Haltman
Clay S. Jenkinson, The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Explorer n the Wilderness Ryan Badger
Mark Rifkin, When Did Indians Become Straight? Kinship, he History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty Gabriel S. Estrada
Scott Lauria Morgensen, Spaces be-tween Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization Lisa Tatonetti
Michael Hames-García, Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity and of David J. Vázquez, Triangulations: Narrative Strategies for Navigating Latino Identity Maria Damon
Kippra D. Hopper and Laurie J. Churchill, Art of West Texas Women: A Celebration Kerry Fine
Steven W. Hackel, ed., Alta California: Peoples in Motion, dentities in Formation Anne Goldman
Nicholas Monk, ed., Inter-textual and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Cormac McCarthy Darryl Hattenhauer
James Karman, ed., The Collected Letters of Robinson Jeffers with Selected Letters of Una Jeffers: Volume Two, 1931–1939 Tim Hunt
Donald Pizer, ed., Hamlin Garland, Prairie Radical: Writings from he 1890s Eric Morel
Maylei Blackwell, ¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement and of AnaLouise Keating and Gloria González-López, eds., Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa’s Life and Work Transformed Our Own Yolanda Padilla
Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner, eds., West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977 Lois Rudnick
Patrick Madden, Quoti-diana: Essay Brandon R. Schrand
John Joseph Mathews, ed. by Susan Kalter, Twenty Thousand Mornings: An Autobiography James H. Cox
Willard Wyman, Blue Heaven Dynette Reynold
Robert Alexander González, Designing Pan-America: US Architectural Visions for the Western Hemisphere Amanda Ellis

Double Issue Spring & Summer 2013 (vol. 48, nos. 1&2)

Assessing the Postwestern Krista Comer, guest editor
Inhabiting the Icon: Shipping Containers and the New Imagination of Western Space Sarah Hirsch
Third Cinema Goes West: Common Ground for Film and Literary Theory in Postregional Discourse Courtney Fellion
Narcocorridos and the Nostalgia of Violence: Postmodern Resistance en la Frontera Chris Muniz
“‘Refusing to halt’: Mobility and the Quest for Spatial Justice in Helena María Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange Sarah Wald
Shaking Awake the Memory: The Gothic Quest for Place in Sandra Cisneros’s Caramelo Paul Wickelson
Settler Sovereignty and the Rhizomatic West, or, The Significance of the Frontier in Postwestern Studies Alex Trimble Young
“It All Comes Together” in … Reno?: Confronting the Postwestern Geographic Imaginary in Willy Vlautin’s The Motel Life William V. Lombardi
The Past and the Postwestern: Garland’s Cavanagh, Closure, and Conventions of Reading Eric Morel
Critical Regionalism, the US-Mexican War, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary History Randi Lynn Tanglen
“Might be going to have lived”: The West in the Subjunctive Mood Andy Meyer

Fall 2013 (vol. 48, no. 3)

From the Editor  Melody Graulich
Written on the Body: A Third Space Reading of Larry McMurtry’s Streets of Laredo Cordelia E. Barrera
“No Transient Spectacle”: Bayard Taylor, Wilderness Tourism, and the Re-creation of the United States James Weaver
“New England Innocent” in the Land of Sunshine: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and California Jennifer S. Tuttle
Panel Discussion: From Blood Simple to True Grit: A Conversation about the Coen Brothers’ Cinematic West Neil Campbell, Susan Kollin, Lee Clark Mitchell, and Stephen Tatum
Review of Nicolas S. Witschi, A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West  David Wrobel
Review of Bruce A. Glasrud and Cary D. Wintz, eds., The Harlem Renaissance in the American West: The New Negro’s Western Experience Emily Lutenski
Review of David Rio, Amaia Ibarraran, and Martin Simonson, eds., Beyond the Myth: New Perspectives on Western Texts O. Alan Weltzien
Nina Baym, Women Writers of the American West, 1833–1927  Christie Smith
Review of Denice Turner, Writing the Heavenly Frontier: Metaphor, Geography, and Flight Auto-biography in America 1927–1954 Bernard Quetchenbach
Review of Bill Mohr, Hold-Outs: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance, 1948–1992 Lisa Locascio
Review of Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, eds., Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature Andrew Uzendoski
Review of Ernest J. Finney, Sequoia Gardens: California Stories and of Lawrence Coates, The Garden of the World Chris Muniz
Review of Forrest G. Robinson, Gabriel Noah Brahm Jr., and Catherine Carlstroem, The Jester and the Sages: Mark Twain in Conversation with Nietzsche, Freud, and Marx Corey Dethier
Review of Ned Buntline, The Hero of a Hundred Fights: Collected Stories from the Dime Novel King, from Buffalo Bill to Wild Bill Hickok Adele H. Bealer
Review of David Carpenter, A Hunter’s Confession Henry Hudson
Review of Daniel Worden, Masculine Style: The American West and Literary Modernism David Peterson
Review of Patrick Hicks, ed., A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry Jeffrey Howard
Review of Melissa J. Homestead and Guy J. Reynolds, eds., Cather Studies 9: Willa Cather and Modern Cultures Steven B. Shively

Winter 2014 (vol. 48, no. 4)

“Nothing but land”: Women’s Narratives, Gardens, and the Settler-Colonial Imaginary in the US West and Australian Outback Tom Lynch
 “Learn to talk Yaqui”: Mexico and the Cherokee Literary Politics of John Milton Oskison and Will Rogers  James H. CoX
All the Pretty Mexican Girls: Whiteness and Racial Desire in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses and Cities of the Plain Jennifer A. Reimer
Resisting the Border: Natural Narrative, Everyday Story Pattie Cowell
Review of Nathan Straight, Autobiography, Ecology, and the Well-Placed Self: The Growth of Natural Biography in Contemporary American Life Writing   Tyler Nickl
Review of Andrew Menard, Sight Unseen: How Frémont’s First Expedition Changed the American Landscape Robert Thacker
Review of Lori Lee Wilson, The Joaquín Band: The History behind the Legend  Elisa Warford
Review of Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann, Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment  Linda Mizejewski
Review of John Blair Gamber, Positive Pollutions and Cultural Toxins: Waste and Contamination in Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Literatures  Kristin Ladd
Review of Robin Troy, Liberty Lanes Matthew Heimburger
Review of Mary Ellicott Arnold and Mabel Reed, In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908–09with an introduction by Susan Bernardin   Anne L. Kaufman
Review of Lois Palken Rudnick, The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan: Sex, Syphilis, and Pyschoanalysis in the Making of Modern American Culture Judy Nolte Temple
Review of Martin Etchart, The Last Shepherd David Río
Review of A. Gabriel Meléndez and Francisco Lomelí, eds. and trans., The Writings of Eusebio Chacón Laura Padilla
Review of Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice Monica Linford
Review of Kathleen Johnson, Subterranean Red Elizabeth Toombs
Review of Larry McMurtry, Custer Brian Dippie
Review of Ann Moseley and Sarah Cheney Watson, eds., Willa Cather and Aestheticism: From Romanticism to Modernism Max Despain
Review of Elizabeth Dodd, Horizon’s Lens: My Time on the Turning World  Sarah Stoeckl
Review of Julian Murphet and Mark Steven, eds., Style of Extinction: Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”  Alex Engebretson
Review of Christopher Schaberg, The Textual Life of Airports: Reading the Culture of Flight Andy Hageman
Review of Claire Vaye Watkins, Battleborn: Stories D. Seth Horton
Review of Rene S. Perez II, Along These Highways  Monica E. Montelongo
Review of Greg Kuzma, Mountains of the Moon Harald Wyndham
Review of Glenn Frankel, The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend Edwin Whitewolf
Review of Sherman Alexie, Blasphemy Loree Westron


Spring 2014 (vol. 49, no. 1)

Special Issue:
Indigenous Wests: Literary and Visual Aesthetics

Guest edited by Susan Bernardin

The Significance of the Frontier in Comanche Poetry Scott Andrews
The End (of the Trail) Is the Beginning: Stephen Graham Jones’s The Bird Is Gone John Gamber
“This Is Our Playground”: Skateboarding, diy Aesthetics, and Apache Sovereignty in Dustinn Craig’s 4wheelwarpony Joanna Hearne
“Just by Doing It, We Made It Appear”: Dustinn Craig on We Shall Remain: Geronimo4wheelwarpony, and the Apache Scouts Project Joanna Hearne with Dustinn Craig
It’s a Good Day to Bike: Indigenous Futures in Ramona Emerson’s Opal Susan Bernardin
Chadwick Allen, Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies; Jodi A. Byrd, The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism; and Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, A Separate Country: Postcoloniality and American Indian Nations  Joseph Coulombe
Joanna Hearne, Smoke Signals: Native Cinema Rising Margaret Huettl
Beth H. Piatote, Domestic Subjects: Gender, Citizenship, and Law in Native American Literature Nicole Tonkovich
Ralph Salisbury, So Far So Good David Christensen
Liz Stephens, The Days Are Gods George Handley
Michael Sowder, House under the Moon Danielle Beazer Dubrasky
Stella Pope Duarte, Women Who Live in Coffee Shops and Other Stories; and Demetria Martínez, The Block Captain’s Daughter Laura Padilla
Rudolfo Anaya, The Old Man’s Love Story Sarah Stoeckl
Charles L. Crow, History of the Gothic: American Gothic Amber Bowden Whitlock
Jennifer K. Ladino, Reclaiming Nostalgia: Longing for Nature in American Literature Johanna R. Landis
 George Venn, Keeping the Swarm: New and Selected Essays Laurie Ricou
Robert L. Dorman, Hell of a Vision: Regionalism and the Modern American West William V. Lombardi
 Janis Stout, South by Southwest: Katherine Anne Porter and the Burden of Texas History Max Despain


Summer 2014 (vol. 49, no. 2)

The Chinaman’s Crime: Race, Memory, and the Railroad in Willa Cather’s “The Affair at Grover Station” Julia H. Lee
From Mysteries to Manidoos: Language and Transformation in Louise Erdrich’s The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse Linda Krumholz
What’s So Critical about Critical Regionalism?: The Case of Fray Angélico Chávez’s New Mexico Triptych Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán
Review of Michael K. Johnson, Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West Bryant Keith Alexander
Review of Michael C. Steiner, Regionalists on the Left: Radical Voices from the American West Forrest G. Robinson
Review of Wallis R. Sanborn, III, Animals in the Fiction of Cormac McCarthy Maria O’Connell
Review of Dr. Gordon Haber and Marybeth Holleman, Among Wolves: Gordon Haber’s Insights into Alaska’s Most Misunderstood Animal Anne Coray
Review of Don Rearden, The Raven’s Gift Eric Heine
Review of Lisa Knopp, What the River Carries: Encounters with the Mississippi, Missouri, and Platte Bernard Quetchenbach
Review of Kayann Short, A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography Evelyn Funda
Review of Kim Stafford, 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared Jenny Emery Davidson


Fall 2014 (WAL 49.3)

Far from the Pastoral Myth: Basque Sheepherders in Contemporary Western American Fiction David Rio
“The Sterility of their art”: Masculinity and the Western in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony Lydia R. Cooper
Review of Amaia Ibarraran, Martin Simonson, and David Rio, eds., The Neglected West: Contemporary Approaches to Western American Literature  Nancy S. Cook
Review of David L. Moore, That Dream Shall Have a Name: Native Americans Rewriting America O. Alan Weltzien
Review of Michelle H. Raheja, Reservation Reelism: Redfacing, Visual Sovereignty, and Representations of Native Americans in Film Scott D. Emmert
Review of James H. Cox, The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico Lisa Tatonetti
Review of Scott Knickerbocker, Ecopoetics: The Language of Nature, the Nature of Language Robert Scott
Review of William E. Tydeman, Conversations with Barry Lopez: Walking the Path of Imagination Jason Hertz
Review of Don Waters, Sunland Andrea Clark Mason
Review of Gerald Vizenor, Chair of Tears Andy Meyer
Review of N. Scott Momaday, Again the Far Morning: New and Selected Poems Matthias Schubnell
Review of Mary K. Stillwell, The Life & Poetry of Ted Kooser Scott Knickerbocker
Review of Jackson J. Benson, Haunted: The Strange and Profound Art of Wright Morris, a Biography and a Photo Gallery Rodney P. Rice
Review of Evelyn I. Funda, Weeds: A Farm Daughter’s Lament Susan H. Swetnam
Review of Jean Morgan Meaux, ed., In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of Travelers’ Tales, 1879-1909 Eric Heyne
Review of R. Mark Liebenow, Mountains of Light: Seasons of Reflection in Yosemite Scott Herring
Review of SueEllen Campbell, et al., The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science and Culture Ann E. Lundberg
Review of William deBuys, A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest Sharman Apt Russell


Winter 2015 (WAL 49.4)

John Rollin Ridge’s Joaquín Murieta: Sensation, Hispanicism, and Cosmopolitanism John C. Havard
The First Last Generation: Queer Temporality, Heteropatriarchy, and Cultural Reproduction in Jovita González and Eve Raleigh’s Caballero Lee Bebout
“A New American Adam?” White Western Masculinity and American Indians in Dan O’Brien’s Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch Peter L. Bayers
Review of Melody Graulich and Nicolas S. Witschi, eds., Dirty Words in Deadwood: Literature and the Postwestern; and Paul Stasi and Jennifer Greiman, eds., The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire Judy Nolte Temple
Review of Don Lago, Canyon of Dreams: Stories from Grand Canyon History; and Lance Newman, ed., The Grand Canyon Reader Hal Crimmel
Review of Neil Campbell, Post-Westerns: Cinema, Region, West James F. Scott
Review of George Hart, Inventing the Language to Tell It: Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness Peter Quigley
Review of Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotfelty, and Karla Armbuster, eds., The Bioregional Imagination: Literature, Ecology, and Place Sarah D. Wald
Review of Julene Bair, The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning Susan Naramore Maher
Review of Philipp Meyer, The Son Don Scheese
Review of Mark Busby, Cedar Crossing Randi Lynn Tanglen


Spring 2015 (WAL 50.1)

A Chaotic and Dark Vitalism: A Case Study of Cormac McCarthy’s Psychopaths amidst a Geology of Immorals Sean Braune
Social Space and the Suburb in Mike Cahill’s King of California:Mapping Race, Neoliberalism, and Narratives of the Past in the Southern California Landscape Emily Cheng
New Frontiers for Post-Western Cinema: Frozen River, Sin Nombre, Winter’s Bone Jesús Ángel González
Review of Michael K. Johnson, Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West Bryant Keith Alexander
Review of Stephen Miller and José Pablo Villalobos, eds., Rolando Hinojosa’s Klair City Death Trip Series: A Retrospective, New Directions Martín Camps
Review of Brandon D. Shuler, Robert Johnson, and Erika Garza-Johnson, eds. New Border Voices: An Anthology Cristina Herrera
Review of Claudine Chalmers, Chronicling the West for Harper’s: Coast to Coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873-1874. Jessica Dallow
Review of Stephen J. Mexal. Reading for Liberalism: The Overland Monthly and the Writing of the Modern American West Nicolas S. Witschi
Review of Linda Scarangella McNenly, Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney Arnold Krupat
Review of Wendy Harding, The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Place O. Alan Weltzien
Review of Bernard Mergen, At Pyramid Lake Jeffrey Chisum
Review of Ken Lamberton, Dry River: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz Hal Crimmel
Andrew Gulliford, ed., Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology Linda Helstern
Review of Julia Corbett. Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy
Review of Saúl Sánchez, Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker Luis H. Moreno
Review of Joshua Doleẑal. Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging   Gregory L. Morris
Review of Tyra A. Olstad, Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places Francis Moul
Review of Iver Arnegard, Whip and Spur Laura Rebecca Payne


Summer 2015 (vol. 50, no. 2)

From the Editor: Fifty Years and Counting Tom Lynch
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism in True Grit:
The Lovelorn Character of Mattie Ross
Lloyd M. Daigrepont
Ruth Nichols, Sky Girl, and the Aerial Frontier Fred Erisman
“August on Sourdough”: An Archival View of Gary Snyder’s Intercultural Poetics  Andrew Hageman
Susan Naramore Maher, Deep Map Country: Literary Cartography of the Great Plains Robert T. Tally Jr.
John T. Price, The Tallgrass Prairie Reader Matthew J. C. Cella
Katheryn Cornell Dolan, Beyond the Fruited Plain: Food and Agriculture in U.S. Literature, 1850-1905 Daniel Clausen
Michael L. Tate, editor; with the assistance of Will Bagley and Richard L. Rieck. The Great Medicine Road, Part 1: Narratives of the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trail, 1840-1848 Deborah Lawrence
Joshua B. Nelson, Progressive Traditions: Identity in Cherokee Literature and Culture Phillip H. Round
Maxine Oland, Siobhan M. Hart, and Liam Frink, eds., Decolonizing Indigenous Histories: Exploring Prehistoric/Colonial Transitions in Archeology Ann E. Lundberg
Manuel Broncano, Religion in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction: Apocryphal Borderlands Megan Riley McGilchrist
Cathryn Halverson, Playing House in the American West: Western Women’s Life Narratives 1839-1987 Margaret Doane
Mark Asquith, The Lost Frontier: Reading Annie Proulx’s Wyoming Stories Julie Scanlon
David M. Wrobel, Global West, American Frontier: Travel, Empire, and Exceptionalism from Manifest Destiny to the Great Depression Susan Roberson
David Gessner, All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West Michael P. Branch
Kim Bancroft, The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher Gioia Woods
Lily Yuriko Nakai Havey, Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: A Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence Eve Oishi


Fall 2015 (vol. 50, no. 3)

Performing a Strategic Transborder Citizenship: Delfina Cuero Remaps Kumeyaay Presence through Storytelling and Place Naming Annette Portillo
The Only Cure Is a Dance: The Role of Night Swan in Silko’s Ceremony Tara Causey
“The man was forever looking for that which he never found”: The Western and Automotive Tourism in the Early Twentieth Century Clinton Mohs
“Journeys to the Interior”Christopher Cokinos, Bodies, of the Holocene; Melissa Kwasny, Pictograph; Lisa D. Simon and Brady Harrison, eds., These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry; and Mary K. Stillwell, Maps and Destinations Bernard Quetchenbach
A. Jennie Bartlett, Elder Northfield’s Home, or, Sacrificed on the Mormon Altar [1882], ed. Nicole Tonkovich; and W. Paul Reeve, Religion of a Different Color: Race and the Struggle for Mormon Whiteness Randi Lynn Tanglen
Scott McClintock and John Miller, eds., Pynchon’s California Casey Shoop
David Rio, New Literary Portraits of the American West: Contemporary Nevada Fiction Cheryll Glotfelty
Robin Varnum, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: American Trailblazer Mary Docter
Richard W. Etulain, The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane Brett Westbrook
Peter Gough, Sounds of the New Deal: The Federal Music Project in the West Steven Garabedian
Miles Wilson, Fire Season Gerald W. Haslam
Blake Allmendinger, The Melon Capital of the World: A Memoir Linda K. Karell
Bethany Schultz Hurst, Miss Lost Nation Harald Wyndham
Denise Chávez, The King and Queen of Comezón Lydia Presley
Kim Zupan, The Ploughmen Nancy S. Cook


Winter 2016 (vol. 50, no. 4): forthcoming in Feb. 2016

“Sensation’s Imperial Narratives: Affect in the US’s Democracy of Print, 1846-1848” Jason Ahlenius
“New Materialism, Ecomysticism, and the Resolution of Paradox in Edward Abbey” David Tagnani
“Laughing for Survival: Jokes of Nature and Jokes of Language in Ed Dorn’s Gunslinger” João Paulo Guimarães
Review Essay “A Language for Vast Space”:

Mark Gonnerman, ed., A Sense of the Whole: Reading Gary Snyder’s Mountains and Rivers Without End; ShaunAnne Tangney, ed., The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers
Alan Williamson
Anne L. Kaufman and Richard H. Millington, eds., Cather Studies 10: Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century Kristen R. Egan
Evelyn P. Mayer, Narrating North American Borderlands: Thomas King, Howard F. Mosher, and Jim Lynch Albert Braz
James W. Parins, Literacy and Intellectual Life in the Cherokee Nation, 1820-1906 Clarissa W. Confer
Molly K. Varley, Americans Recaptured: Progressive Era Memory of Frontier Captivity Andrea Tinnemeyer
Paul Seydor, The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: The Untold Story of Peckinpah’s Last Western Film Leonard Engel
Mark J. Dworkin, American Mythmaker: Walter Noble Burns and the Legends of Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Joaquín Murrieta William Katerberg
Dan O’Brien, Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land Franz Burnier
Sharon Oard Warner, Sophie’s House of Cards: A Novel Parley Ann Boswell
Gaynell Gavin, Attorney-at-Large Becky Faber








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