Call for Nominations: 2021 Robert K. Martin Prize

The Robert K. Martin prize is awarded to the best book published by a CAAS member in the previous calendar year. CAAS is now accepting nominations for the Robert K. Martin prize for best book published in 2021. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2022. All submissions should be sent directly to:  Jennifer Harris (Robert K. Martin Prize Committee… Read more →

Call For Contributions: European Journal of American Studies 3/2023, “Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne” 

 In the 1980s and 1990s scholars of Melville and Hawthorne were mostly interested in political readings of the two writers’ work, focusing on issues of race and gender. Without disregarding such issues, recent scholarly voices have been less engaged in tracing the hidden workings of ideology; rather, they have addressed broader themes such as history, subjectivity, or literary form. As… Read more →

Assistant Professor – (American Literature) Limited Term at Trent University

Trent University invites applications for a one-year (12-month) limited-term appointment (LTA) in American Literature in the Department of English Literature. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence August 15, 2022. This position is located at Trent’s Peterborough Campus and is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate’s course load may include: ENGL 1003: Revolution! ENGL 2705: Literature and… Read more →


The Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) is pleased to announce that our 2022 conference, “Reanimations,” will take place October 28-30, 2022. The conference will be hosted online via Zoom at OCAD University in Toronto. Proposals for individual presentations, panels, roundtables, or other presentation formats can be submitted via a Google Form (see CFP for link). Questions about the conference… Read more →


Wharton and Ecology Special Issue of the Edith Wharton Review Call for Papers Guest editors Melanie Dawson and Jennifer Haytock seek contributions for a special issue of the Edith Wharton Review focusing on “Wharton and Ecology.” Essays may cover any aspect of Wharton’s writing about the natural world, gardening, surrounding environmental contexts/histories, deep time, animal nature(s), healthy and unhealthy ecosystems, and travel to… Read more →

“Indigenous Futurisms and Horror: Articulations of Resistance, Survivance, and the Soul Wound”

“Indigenous Futurisms and Horror: Articulations of Resistance, Survivance, and the Soul Wound”

“Indigenous Futurisms and Horror: Articulations of Resistance, Survivance, and the Soul Wound” Date: February 16th 2022 at 5pm (AST) Location: Virtual platform.  Registration required. To register please email: Guest Speakers: Grace Dillon, (Anishinaabe) Professor, Indigenous Nations Studies Program, School of Gender, Race, and Nations, Portland State University, the scholar attributed with coining the term Indigenous Futurism, author of several articles and books, including her… Read more →

Job: Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literatures of Turtle Island – Western University (Deadline: 15 January 2022)

Western University is seeking to appoint an Indigenous faculty member to a new Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of English and Writing Studies, in the field of Indigenous Literatures of Turtle Island. The appointment will made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in a probationary appointment or Associate with tenure,… Read more →

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 19th Annual Spring Academy Conference

 Heidelberg Center for American StudiesAnnual Spring Academy Conference Heidelberg, Germany, March 21-25, 2022              Call for Papers The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for its annual Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion to be held from March 21-25, 2022.  The HCA Spring Academy provides 20 international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to… Read more →

Call for Applications: Two Positions Available

Bishop’s University is currently seeking applications for a 5-month sessional appointment (January 1, 2022 to May 30, 2022). The candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses to cover the fields of Canadian, Indigenous, and American Literature, including ENG123 Introduction to Indigenous Literatures in Canada, ENG215 North American Literature, and one course to be determined in consultation with the department. Please visit their… Read more →

2020 Redekop Prize

On behalf of the CAAS executive and the Redekop Prize committee:  The committee charged with selecting the winner of this year’s Redekop Prize for the best essay in volume 50 (2020) of the Canadian Review of American Studies have decided to give the award to Brian Jansen of the University of Maine for “’It’s Still Real to Me’: Contemporary Professional… Read more →