• Testimonials

    It is perennially inspiring to belong to an association where levity and brilliant work go hand in hand.
    Cheryll Glotfelty, 2007
    Taylor Award recipient 1987 and Rosowski Award recipient 2010

WAL Staff and Editorial Board

WELCOME TO OUR NEW EDITORIAL TEAM!

Amy Hamilton, Northern Michigan University, took over as editor in January 2021. Her first issue of WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE will appear in the summer of 2021.

Photo of Editor Amy Hamilton.

 

Kyle Bladow, Northland College, is the new book review editor.

Photo of Book Review Editor Kyle Bladow.

 

Allison Peters, Northern Michigan University, is the editorial fellow.

Photo of editorial intern Allison Peters at Lake Kitch-iti-kipi.

Allison at Lake Kitch-iti-kipi

 


EDITORIAL BOARD

José Aranda, Rice University
Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK
Nancy Cook, University of Montana
Krista Comer, Rice University
Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University
Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo, Canada
David Rio, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain
Susan Shillinglaw, San José State University
Sara Spurgeon, Texas Tech University
Janis Stout, Texas A&M University
Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University
Steve Tatum, University of Utah
Nicolas S. Witschi, Western Michigan University

 

 

 

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