This is a quick reminder that the WLA has the option of organizing panels for the American Literature Association conference. The 25th annual meeting of the ALA will take place May 22-25, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Washington at Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The deadline for submitting final program info to the conference director is 30 January; thus, if you have a panel that you’d like to organize under the WLA banner or a paper you’d like to place into consideration for WLA sponsorship, please submit it to me (Prof. Nicolas Witschi, Western Michigan University, at email@example.com) no later than 23 January. For further information, please consult the ALA website at http://www.americanliterature.org.
All topics and subjects related to western American literature will be considered. Because this is technically the ALA’s biennial “west coast” meeting (write to me offline if you haven’t heard about why this is the case), the WLA has two sessions available to it. I will pull together from any and all proposals our two sessions, and those individual papers not placed on a WLA panel will still be forwarded to the ALA conference director for consideration as a stand-alone proposal.