• Testimonials

    I can't overstate the importance of WLA to my career. I felt so welcomed as a graduate student that WLA has become my intellectual home.
    Nancy Cook, 2007
    Taylor Award recipient 1988, repeat EC Member, WLA President 2011, and Treasurer since 2014

Western American Literature Research

(Listings of M.A. theses and doctoral dissertations,from 1997-98 to 2003)
“Research in Western American Literature” was published since the beginning of the journal, Western American Literature, in 1966 until 2003. From 1967 until 1997, it appears yearly in the winter (February) issue. From 1998 until 2003, the listings are posted online (see links below). No listings are available after 2003.

Following are the links to review the lists of the online years. Feel free to download them and print them out.

Research in Western American Literature—1997-98
Research in Western American Literature—1998-99
Research in Western American Literature—1999-2000
Research in Western American Literature—2000-01
Research in Western American Literature—2002
Research in Western American Literature—2003

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