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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 1 (Spring 2017)


“If I am native to anything”: Settler Colonial Studies and Western American Literature
Alex Trimble Young and Lorenzo Veracini

“Do We Reverse the Medal?”: Settler Guilt, the Indian Speech, and the Untold Side of the Story
Rebecca Weaver-Hightower

Beyond Possession: Animals and Gifts in Willa Cather’s Settler Colonial Fictions
Alex Calder

Animating the Indigenous, Colonial Affects, and “Going Native” in the City: Kent Mackenzie’s The Exiles
Ho’esta Mo’e’hahne

Review Essay
Willa Cather Here and Now, Out West
Daryl W. Palmer

Book Reviews
Susan Kollin, Captivating Westerns: The Middle East in the American West
Gioia Woods

Lydia R. Cooper, Masculinities in Literature of the American West
James J. Donahue

Sean P. Harvey, Native Tongues: Colonialism and Race from Encounter to the Reservation
Diane Krumrey

Matthew N. Johnston, Narrating the Landscape: Print Culture and American Expansion in the Nineteenth Century
Andrew B. Ross

Brenda Beckman-Long, Carol Shields and the Writer-Critic
Wendy Roy

Timothy G. Anderson, Lonesome Dreamer: The Life of John G. Neihardt
Pamela Gossin

Julie Riddle, The Solace of Stones: Finding a Way through Wilderness
Nancy S. Cook

Larry Watson, As Good as Gone: A Novel
Peter L. Bayers

Patrick Madden, Sublime Physick
Russell Burrows

Rudolfo Anaya, The Sorrows of Young Alfonso
Sandra Dahlberg

Ron Hansen, The Kid
Richard W. Etulain

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