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Western American Literature
A Journal of Literary, Cultural, and Place Studies
Edited by Tom Lynch

ISSN  0043-3462

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Published by the Western Literature Association in partnership with the University of Nebraska Press.
Since 1965 Western American Literature has been the leading peer-reviewed journal in the literary and cultural study of the North American West, defined broadly to include western Canada and northern Mexico. The journal constantly looks for new theoretical approaches to canonical figures as well as studies of emerging authors, filmmakers, and others who are expanding the canon of western literary and cultural production. While remaining grounded in the geography of the North American West, it continues to explore new approaches to literary and cultural studies more broadly, such as groundbreaking work in ecocriticism and scholarly support for the Hispanic Literary Heritage Recovery Project.

In a desire to further this tradition of integrating western studies into global scholarly conversations, there is special interest in publishing theoretical and critical articles in areas such as critical regionalism, global indigeneity, settler-colonialism, digital humanities, cinema and new media, global wests, and other cutting edge approaches. 


The Pandora’s Box of Solomon Carvalho: Ethnic Transformation in the Age of Manifest Destiny
Scott Palmer

The Museum as West and West as Museum: The Micro-Politics of Museum Display in George Catlin’s Vanishing American Indians
Nilak Datta

Alternative Histories of the Old Indian Territory: John Milton Oskison’s Outlaw Hypotheses
Jenna Hunnef

“I Think a Look at the West Would Do You Good”: Queer Visibility and Mythological Refuge in The Price of Salt
Lindsay Stephens

Book Reviews
Michael Lynn Crews, Books Are Made Out of Books: A Guide to Cormac McCarthy’s Literary Influences
Aihua Chen

Antonio C. Márquez. Volver: A Persistence of Memory
Elena V. Valdez

Phillip Garrison, What the Pig Said to Jesus: On the Uneasy Permanence of Immigrant Life
Louis Mendoza

Robert Coover, Huck Out West: A Novel
Alex Hunt

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