Western Literature Association Awards 2010

The WLA Awards for 2010 were announced at the banquet during the Prescott conference. The 2010 winners:

Deb and Edith Wylder Award (for outstanding service to the WLA):

Judy Nolte Temple

J. Golden Taylor Award (for best essay submitted to the conference by a graduate student):

Alex Young, for “West of the Mahgreb: The Transnational Frontier in Paul Bowles’s The Sheltering Sky

Frederick Manfred Award (for best creative writing submission to the conference):

Liz Stephens, for “Ten Years I’ll Never Get Back”

Don D. Walker Award (for best essay published in western American literary studies):

Winner, Hsuan L. Hsu, “Vagrancy and Comparative Racialization in Huckleberry Finn and ‘Three Vagabonds of Trinidad'”. American Literature: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography: 81.4 (2009 Dec).

Honorable Mention, Christine Bold, “Where Did the Black Rough Riders Go?”. Canadian Review of American Studies/Revue Canadienne d’Etudes Américaines: 39.3 (2009)

Louis Owens Award (for graduate student presenters contributing most to cultural diversity in WLA):

Elisa Bordin and Stephen Siperstein

Thomas J. Lyon Book Award (for outstanding single-author scholarly book on the literature and culture of the American West):

Winner, John Beck, for Dirty Wars: Landscape, Power, and Waste in Western American Literature

Honorable Mention, Eric Gardner, Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Susan J. Rosowski Award (for outstanding teaching and mentoring):

Cheryll Glotfelty (pictured below, with shepherd’s crook)


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