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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. 

Volume 52, Number 2 (Summer 2017)


A Failed Uncle Tom’s Cabin for the Indian: Helen Hunt Jackson’s Ramona and the Power of Paratext
Kimberly E. Armstrong

The Interconnected Bioregion: Transregional Networks in Mary Austin’s The Ford
John Peterson

Amid the Mockingbird’s Laughter: Non-Indian Removals in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Depression-Era Novels
Amy S. Fatzinger

Review Essay
Cormac McCarthy: Prophecy and Metaphysics
Nell Sullivan

Book Reviews
Jon Gordon, Unsustainable Oil: Facts, Counterfacts and Fictions
Nicholas Bradley

Jeffrey Bilbro, Loving God’s Wildness: The Christian Roots of Ecological Ethics in American Literature
Will Lombardi

Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue, Southwest Asia: The Transpacific Geographies of Chicana/o Literature
Crystal Parikh

Ángel Chaparro Sainz and Amaia Ibarraran Bigalondo, eds., Transcontinental Reflections on the American West: Words, Images, Sounds beyond Borders
Stephen J. Mexal

John E. Carter, ed., Solomon D. Butcher: Photographing the American Dream
Audrey Goodman

Ken Ilgunas, Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike across the Heartland
Don Scheese

Doreen Pfost, This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte
Doug Meigs

Richard Shelton, Nobody Rich or Famous: A Family Memoir
W. T. Pfefferle

Shelley Armitage, Walking the Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place
Cynthia Brandimarte

Melissa A. Sevigny, Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest
Hal Crimmel

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