The resolute but congenial atmosphere of the WLA has set the tone for my approach to teaching and scholarship, and established my regard for active service to my institution and the profession.
William V. Lombardi Assistant Professor, Missouri Valley College (Grad student rep 2012-2014)
WLA Conference 2019
54th WLA Conference Estes Park, Colorado
The 2019 Conference will be co-hosted by Professors SueEllen Campbell (Colorado State University) and Alex Hunt (Texas A&M). More information to come as it becomes available.
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)
Published by the Western Literature Association, Western American Literature is the leading journal in western American literary studies. Article Submissions