WEBER—THE CONTEMPORARY WEST

 

AN INTERNATIONAL, PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL SPOTLIGHTING PERSONAL NARRATIVE, COMMENTARY, FICTION, NONFICTION, AND POETRY THAT SPEAKS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN WEST AND BEYOND.

 

       


CURRENT ISSUE

VOL. 38, NO. 2 

(SPRING/SUMMER 2022)

 

CONTENTS

India Subfocus
Sri Craven with Murzban F. Shroff (Conversation), Murzban F. Shroff (Fiction), Sri Craven (Essay), Michael Wutz with Amitav Ghosh (Conversation), and Helen Mulder (Essay)

Conversation
Ashley Marie Farmer with Brandon Hobson, Libby Leonard with Joy Priest, Abraham Smith and others with Eduardo C. Corral, Michael Wutz with Ramin Bahrani, and Laura Stott and Moran Harris with Kiki Petrosino

Poetry
Kenneth Chamlee, Dana Sonnenschein, Kathy B. Austin, Henry Hughes, and William Snyder

Essay
Nicola A. Corbin, John Sitter, Larry Menlove, and Ron McFarland

Fiction
Jonathan Ferrini, G.D. McFetridge, and Terry Sanville

Art   Don Rimx

                                                     

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“Stories, I believe, are never written for a certain audience, at least not the kind that seek to inform and illuminate, the ones that don’t play to popular tastes. But stories do have a certain intention; there is something deeper, a subconscious bug that drives the writer, goading him, reassuring him, that he can reveal something to himself and his readers. The whole purpose of writing a story is that the writer, gripped by his own dilemmas, lives with them, journeys with them, and is transformed at the end of it; in the bargain, he can transform the reader. ”

—Murzban F. Shroff

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

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COMMENTARY:

READING THE WEST

Spring/Summer 2022

The Migration Policy Institute reported that, as of 2019, about 2.7 million Indian immigrants reside in the U.S. Indian immigrants account for approximately 6% of the U.S. foreign-born population, making them the second largest immigrant group in the country.         

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CONVERSATION:

SRI CRAVEN & MURZBAN F. SHROFF

Spring/Summer 2022

The overall theme of your latest work, the collection of short stories Third Eye Rising, might be summarized as the "invisible India.” TER avowedly gets away from the consumer cultural excesses of globalization and focuses on the quotidian violence of caste, gender, and class in rural and urban India. . .                       

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EDITORIAL BOARD

Phyllis Barber, author
Katharine Coles, University of Utah
Diana Joseph, Minnesota State University
Nancy Kline, author & translator
Delia Konzett, University of New Hampshire
Kathryn Lindquist, Weber State University
Fred Marchant, Suffolk University
Madonne Miner, Weber State University
Felicia Mitchell, Emory & Henry College
Julie Nichols, Utah Valley University
Tara Powell, University of South Carolina
Bill Ransom, Evergreen State College
Walter L. Reed, Emory University
Scott P. Sanders, University of New Mexico
Kerstin Schmidt, Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Daniel R. Schwarz, Cornell University
Andreas Ströhl, Goethe-Institut Washington, D.C.
James Thomas, author
Robert Hodgson Van Wagoner, author
Melora Wolff, Skidmore College

EDITOR

Michael Wutz / mwutz@weber.edu

MANAGING EDITOR

Kristin Jackson / kristinjackson@weber.edu

 


An international, peer-reviewed journal spotlighting

personal narrative, commentary, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

that speaks to the environment and culture of the American West and beyond.