• Testimonials

    Publications, important professional connections, and new research interests and teaching ideas have grown from my participation in WLA.
    Jenny Emery-Davidson, 2008
    Taylor Award recipient 2000


If you have a news item, please mail it to Sabine Barcatta.

The old Western American Literature office needed to be cleaned out. We would like to make available to a library an almost complete run of journals from 1997 to 2010. We ask that the library pay shipping plus $25 handling. If you know somebody who’d be interested, please pass this message along. Contact: Sabine Barcatta.

CFP: WLA-sponsored panel at the MLA Conference 2015

Literatures of the North American West (MLA, Vancouver, 2015)

Elisabeth Bayley/Western Literature Association
contact email: wlamla2015@gmail.com

Affiliate Organization Session of the Western Literature Association

In continuation of the Western Literature Association 2014 conference theme, we welcome any papers on the literatures of the North American West: possible topics include, border crossings broadly interpreted, first nations/Native American writing, depictions of the cowgirl/cowboy, the storyteller, and settings/ecocritical depictions or interpretations of western writing.

Please send a 300-word abstract to Elisabeth Bayley at wlamla2015@gmail.com
Deadline for Submission is March 7, 2014
cfp categories:
american cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches

Join us for the 54th Annual Conference of the
Western History Association
October 15-18 2014
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa Newport Beach, California
The Deadline for Awards, Advertisements, & Exhibitors is APRIL 1, 2014!

Great Plains Research: Call for Manuscripts

Great Plains Research is a biannual, multidisciplinary, international journal that publishes peer-reviewed research on the natural and social sciences of the Great Plains. The editor is soliciting current manuscripts on important research results and synthetic reviews of critical scientific issues for the Great Plains. At this time page charges are subsidized by the UNL Center for Great Plains Studies, except for the costs of printing color images, which are paid by the author/s. For “Instructions to Authors,” discussion of potential articles, or subscription information, consult the website or the editorial office.

See flyer for more information: GPR Call for submissions 9-08 low res

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