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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 32, Number 3 (Fall 2017)


Special Issue
Nature and Culture in (and Outside) the Academy

Guest Edited by Helena Feder

Nature and Culture in (and Outside) the Academy: Guest Editor’s Introduction
Helena Feder

“The Universe is Imaginative”: An Interview with David Robertson
Helena Feder

The Culture of Arboretums, or My Adventures with Tree People
Cheryll Glotfelty

Poetry and Place in Hawai?i: Notes from a Writer and Resident
Eric Paul Shaffer

Two Farming Cultures in the Sacramento Valley
Mike Madison

Nature Meets Culture in California’s Central Valley
Jan Goggans

When the Water Hits the Road: The Return of the Westslope Cutthroat
Scott Herring

Laurie Glover

Teaching with Wolves
Scott Slovic

The Move West: Gary Snyder
Alan Williamson

Book Reviews
Victoria Lamont, Westerns: A Woman’s History
Cathryn Halverson

Sarah D. Wald, The Nature of California: Race, Citizenship, and Farming since the Dust Bowl
Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao

Steven Frye, ed., The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of the American West
Geneva M. Gano

Catherine Rainwater, ed., Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller: New Perspectives
René Dietrich

Daniel Glick, dir., The Search for a Place to Stand: Jimmy Santiago Baca and the Forging of a Life of Letters
Seth Michelson

James Perrin Warren, Other Country: Barry Lopez and the Community of Artists
David Thomas Sumner

Red Shuttleworth, High Plains Fandango
Kathy L. Privatt

Robert S. McPherson and Susan R. Neel, Mapping the Four Corners: Narrating the Hayden Survey of 1875 and Samuel Nugent Townshend and John George Hyde, Our Indian Summer in the Far West: An Autumn Tour of Fifteen Thousand Miles in Kansas, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and the Indian Territory. Ed. Alex Hunt and Kristin Loyd
Tom Huber

Michael Engelhard, American Wild: Explorations from the Grand Canyon to the Arctic Ocean
Jennifer Schell

Ernestine Hayes, The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir
Eric Heyne

Alan Weltzien, Exceptional Mountains: A Cultural History of the Pacific Northwest Volcanoes
Jeff L. Smoot

Bruce L. Smith, Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places
Ashley E. Reis

Inés Hernández-Ávila and Norma Elia Cantú, eds. Entre Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art
Daniel Arbino

Linda LeGarde Grover, The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives
Gwen N. Westerman

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