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Western American Literature

Vol. 44 (2009) through current issue

Western American Literature is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Western Literature Association and Utah State University. Devoted to groundbreaking critical essays on the literature, culture, landscape, and art of the American West, the journal publishes New Western and postwestern literary criticism on such contemporary western writers as Ishmael Reed, Louis Owens, Sandra Cisneros, Cormac McCarthy, Rudolfo Anaya, Sherman Alexie, and Linda Hogan, as well as on traditional western writers such as Mary Austin, Gary Snyder, Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and others. Western American Literature also publishes cultural criticism: recent essays explore representations of the city (Mike Davis as “nature writer” in LA, “Reno-vation” in Nevada, James Ellroy and the “Black Dahlia” murder case); the Lone Ranger radio show; California “orientalism”; postcolonial readings of Asian American poets; and “The Role of Place in Mexican American Culture.” Having published some of the earliest essays in ecocriticism, Western American Literature continues an active leadership role in the field. We also welcome essays that incorporate personal narrative into cultural analysis. The journal is also unique in its exploration of the intersection of western American literature and art through the use of many images in each issue.

While Western American Literature’s audience is primarily academic, general readers interested in the western American culture will find it accessible and informative. Submission guidelines and print subscription information, may be found on our website, http://www.usu.edu/westlit/

Published by: University of Nebraska Press


E-ISSN: 1948-7142
Print ISSN: 0043-3462

Subscription Information

Submission

Manuscripts on any aspect of the literature, culture, and pedagogy of the American West are invited. Send submissions via e-mail, saved as Microsoft Word documents, to <waljournal@gmail.com>. Please use endnotes, not footnotes. Works cited and other features of the manuscript should follow MLA style. Please note WAL does not consider dual submissions; do not submit work that is under consideration elsewhere. For more submission details see <http://www.unl.edu/plains/western-american-literature>.

Editorial Board

Volume 49, Number 4, Winter 2015



Editor

Tom Lynch

Editorial Board

José Aranda, Rice University

Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK

Nancy Cook, University of Montana

Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University

Krista Comer, Rice University

Cheryll Glotfelty, University of Nevada, Reno

Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo, Canada

David Rio, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain

Susan Shillinglaw, San José State University

Sara Spurgeon, Texas Tech University

Janis Stout, Texas A&M University

Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University

Steve Tatum, University of Utah

Nicolas S. Witschi, Western Michigan University

Book Review Editors

George Wolf

Managing Editor

Lydia Presley

Editorial Assistant

Melissa Marsh

Graduate Editorial Assistants

Dan Clausen

Jason Hertz

Charles Hiebner

Aubrey Streit Krug

Ashanka Kumari

Ian Rogers

Volume 49, Number 3, Fall 2014



Editor

Tom Lynch

Editorial Board

José Aranda, Rice University
Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK
Nancy Cook, University of Montana
Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University
Krista Comer, Rice University
Cheryll Glotfelty, University of Nevada, Reno
Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo, Canada
David Rio, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain
Susan Shillinglaw, San José State University
Sara Spurgeon, Texas Tech University
Janis Stout, Texas A&M University
Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University
Steve Tatum, University of Utah
Nicolas S. Witschi, Western Michigan University

Managing Editor

Lydia Presley

Book Review Editors

Anne Kaufman
George Wolf

Editorial Assistant

Melissa Marsh

Graduate Editorial Assistants

Dan Clausen
Jason Hertz
Charles Hiebner
Ashanka Kumari
Yeojin Kim
Aubrey Streit Krug
Ian Rogers

Volume 49, Number 2, Summer 2014



Editor

Tom Lynch

Editorial Board

José Aranda, Rice University
Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK
Nancy Cook, University of Montana
Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University
Krista Comer, Rice University
Cheryll Glotfelty, University of Nevada, Reno
Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo, Canada
David Rio, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain
Susan Shillinglaw, San José State University
Sara Spurgeon, Texas Tech University
Janis Stout, Texas A&M University
Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University
Steve Tatum, University of Utah
Nic Witschi, Western Michigan University

Book Review Editor

Anne Kaufman

Book Review Graduate Fellow

Chandler Warren

Editorial Assistant

Melissa Marsh

Graduate Editorial Assistants

Dan Clausen
Jason Hertz
Charles Hiebner
Ashanka Kumari
Yeojin Kim
Aubrey Streit Krug
Ian Rogers

Volume 49, Number 1, Spring 2014



Editor

Tom Lynch

Editorial Board

José Aranda, Rice University
Neil Campbell, University of Derby, UK
Nancy Cook, University of Montana
Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University
Krista Comer, Rice University
Cheryll Glotfelty, University of Nevada, Reno
Victoria Lamont, University of Waterloo, Canada
David Rio, University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Spain
Susan Shillinglaw, San José State University
Sara Spurgeon, Texas Tech University
Janis Stout, Texas A&M University
Lisa Tatonetti, Kansas State University
Steve Tatum, University of Utah
Nic Witschi, Western Michigan University

Book Review Editor

Anne Kaufman

Book Review Graduate Fellow

Chandler Warren

Editorial Assistant

Melissa Marsh

Graduate Editorial Assistants

Dan Clausen
Jason Hertz
Charles Hiebner
Ashanka Kumari
Yeojin Kim
Aubrey Streit Krug
Ian Rogers

Volume 48, Number 4, Winter 2014



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellow

Josh Anderson

Book Review Fellow

Kristin Ladd

Editorial Intern

Corey Dethier

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Lisa Tatonetti
Steve Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 48, Number 3, Fall 2013



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellow

Josh Anderson

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 48, Numbers 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2013



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 47, Number 4, Winter 2013



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 47, Number 3, Fall 2012



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 47, Number 2, Summer 2012



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 47, Number 1, Spring 2012



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 46, Number 4, Winter 2012



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 46, Number 3, Fall 2011



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 46, Number 2, Summer 2011



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 46, Number 1, Spring 2011



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 45, Number 4, Winter 2011



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 45, Number 3, Fall 2010



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Jaquelin Pelzer
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

John Charles Gilmore

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 45, Number 2, Summer 2010



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Pamela Pierce
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

Melinda Rich

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 45, Number 1, Spring 2010



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Pamela Pierce
Brett C. Sigurdson

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

Melinda Rich

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 44, Number 4, Winter 2010



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Diane Bush
Pamela Pierce

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

Melinda Rich

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 44, Number 3, Fall 2009



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Diane Bush
Pamela Pierce

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

Melinda Rich

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 44, Number 2, Summer 2009



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Diane Bush
Pamela Pierce

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

Melinda Rich

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 44, Number 1, Spring 2009



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/ Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Diane Bush
Pamela Pierce

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

Melinda Rich

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

Volume 43, Number 4, Winter 2009



Editor

Melody Graulich

Book Review Editor

Paul Crumbley

Managing Editor/Production

Sabine Barcatta

Editorial Fellows

Diane Bush
Pamela Pierce

Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Book Review Fellow

Melinda Rich

Editorial Board

José Aranda
SueEllen Campbell
Krista Comer
Nancy Cook
Charles Crow
Evelyn I. Funda
Dick Harrison
Alex Hunt
Sara Spurgeon
Janis Stout
Stephen Tatum
Nicolas Witschi

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