WAL 50.1 (Spring 2015)

Happy to announce that, after a bit of a delay, Western American Literature issue 50.1 (Spring 2015) is now available on Project MUSE. Click on the image for a link. 

And here’s the table of contents.


WAL50.1 Cover (Blue)

Articles 

"A Chaotic and Dark Vitalism: A Case Study of Cormac McCarthy’s Psychopaths amid a Geology of Immorals"

by Sean Braune

"Social Space and the Suburb in Mike Cahill’s King of California: Mapping Race, Neoliberalism, and Narratives of the Past in the Southern California Landscape"

by Emily Cheng

"New Frontiers for Post-Western Cinema: Frozen River, Sin Nombre, Winter’s Bone"

by Jesus Angel Gonzalez



Book Reviews

Michael K. Johnson, Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Bryant Keith Alexander


Stephen Miller and Jose Pablo Villalobos, eds., Rolando Hinojosa’s Klair City Death Trip Series: A Retrospective, New Directions.

Martin Camps


Brandon D. Shuler, Robert Johnson, and Erika Garza-Johnson, eds., New Border Voices: An Anthology.

Cristina Herrera


Claudine Chalmers, Chronicling the West for Harper’s: Coast to Coast with Frenzeny & Tavernier in 1873–1874.

Jessica Dallow


Stephen J. Mexal, Reading for Liberalism: The Overland Monthly and the Writing of the Modern American West.

Nicolas S. Witschi


 Linda Scarangella McNenly, Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney.

Arnold Krupat


Wendy Harding, The Myth of Emptiness and the New American Literature of Place.

O. Alan Weltzien


Bernard Mergen, At Pyramid Lake.

Jeffrey Chisum


Ken Lamberton, Dry River: Stories of Life, Death, and Redemption on the Santa Cruz.

Hal Crimmel


Andrew Gulliford, ed., Outdoors in the Southwest: An Adventure Anthology.

Linda Helstern


Julia Corbett, Seven Summers: A Naturalist Homesteads in the Modern West.

Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy


Saul Sanchez, Rows of Memory: Journeys of a Migrant Sugar-Beet Worker.

Luis H. Moreno


 Joshua Doleẑal, Down from the Mountaintop: From Belief to Belonging.

Gregory L. Morris


Tyra A. Olstad, Zen of the Plains: Experiencing Wild Western Places.

Francis Moul


 Iver Arnegard, Whip and Spur

Laura Rebecca Payne

© Tom Lynch 2015