WESTERN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION VIRTUAL CONFERENCE,
October 21-24, 2020
Welcome to our WLA virtual book exhibit! We are offering our convention discount of 40% off and free shipping until November 15th with the code 6WLA2.
We welcome submissions in Western literature from new and established scholars, especially works that explores themes in Native and First Nation’s literature, ecocriticism, gender studies, western noir, Borderlands and Latinx Studies, and creative/literary nonfiction. Please feel free to contact W. Clark Whitehorn (406-422-7408) or firstname.lastname@example.org), executive editor for the University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books, with any questions or to submit a proposal. He will be available throughout the conference to discuss your work via phone, email, or Zoom.
NEW FROM KERRY FINE (2020 WLA CO-PRESIDENT), MICHAEL K. JOHNSON, REBECCA M. LUSH, AND SARA L. SPURGEON
Weird Westerns is an exploration of the hybrid western genre—an increasingly popular and visible form that mixes western themes, iconography, settings, and conventions with elements drawn from other genres, such as science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Despite frequent declarations of the western’s death, the genre is now defined in part by its zombie-like ability to survive in American popular culture in weird, reanimated, and reassembled forms.
The essays in Weird Westerns analyze a wide range of texts, including those by Native American authors Stephen Graham Jones (Blackfeet) and William Sanders (Cherokee); the cult television series Firefly and The Walking Dead; the mainstream feature films Suicide Squad and Django Unchained; the avant-garde and bizarre fiction of Joe R. Lansdale; the tabletop roleplaying game Deadlands: The Weird West; and the comic book series Wynonna Earp.
OTHER NEW TITLES FROM THE POSTWESTERN HORIZONS SERIES
For nearly a century, Bison Books has helped sustain the intrigue of the American West by serving as the living literature of western lands and people. From fur traders to ranchers to Indigenous people to scientists, Bison Books preserves the history of the peoples and cultures that have shaped this spectacular land and generated so many stories about it.
In an effort to make these stories more widely available, the University of Nebraska Press is pleased to offer its Bison Books virtually. Now, you may tour the West from anywhere with Virtually Bison Books, an electronic portal to the e-books that preserve the West’s myths, lore, and history. Whether you’re interested in an historic trail or the lives of settlers or the wild West, the virtual tour will deliver the literary West in new and dynamic ways.
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JOURNALS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
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