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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 42, Number 4 Winter 2018


Resistance to Containment and Conquest in Sarah Winnemucca's Life Among the Piutes and María Amparo Ruiz de Burton's Who Would Have Thought It?
A. Laurie Lowrance

Literary Didacticism and Collective Human Rights in US Borderlands: Ana Castillo's The Guardians and Louise Erdrich's The Round House
Tereza M. Szeghi

Wrighting the West: Leaving Marks in Frank X Walker's York Poems
Jimmy Dean Smith

Book Reviews
Jennifer L. Jenkins, Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Southwest
George Porter Thomas

Matt Wanat and Leonard Engel, eds., Breaking Down Breaking Bad: Critical Perspectives
Maya Silver

Billy J. Stratton, ed., The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion
Eric Gary Anderson

Joe Jackson, Black Elk: The Life of an American Visionary
Lori Burlingame

Alan Louis Kishbaugh, Deep Waters: Frank Waters Remembered in Letters and Commentary
Jolene K. Buehrer

John Nichols, The Annual Big Arsenic Fishing Contest!
Cory Willard

Kevin Holdsworth, Good Water
Russ Beck

Cindy Crosby, The Tallgrass Prairie: An Introduction
Laura Jackson

Scott Abbott, Immortal for Quite Some Time
Johnny Townsend

Jennifer A. Smith, Magpie's Blanket: A Novel
Kurt E. Kinbacher

Daryl Farmer, Where We Land: Stories
Rob Davidson

Martha Amore and Lucian Childs, eds., Building Fires in the Snow
Robert Lipscomb

Julie Hungiville LeMay, The Echo of Ice Letting Go and Matt Schumacher, Ghost Town Odes
Michael J. Beilfuss

Daniel Simon, ed., Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology 1867–2017
Robert Brooke


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