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CAAS 2017 CFP: “Uncertain Futures”

Uncertain Futures is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies. It will take place at OCAD University, in downtown Toronto, from October 27th to 29th, 2017. In her introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin writes that “the future, in fiction, is a metaphor.” In uncertain times, we look… Read more →

Call for Papers: “Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination”

Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination Bertram Ashe, English and American Studies, University of Richmond Ilka Saal, Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Toronto “[E]ach generation of blacks demands more of the past. Not because they are suffering short-term memory loss or some such syndrome (after all, didn’t the generation before have lots to say about… Read more →

CAAS 2016 CFP Submission Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions to the CAAS 2016 conference, “Homeland Insecurities,” has been extended. The new deadline is March 31, 2016. Please submit proposals to Stephen Schryer (sschryer@unb.ca) or Jennifer Andrews (jandrews@unb.ca). The conference will take place October 21-23 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. For further details, please visit the conference website: http://www.unb.ca/conferences/homelandinsecurities/index.html

CFP: “Imperial Afterlives: The US, Vietnam, and the Global Imagination”

Call for Papers: Canadian Review of American Studies Special Issue: “Imperial Afterlives: The US, Vietnam, and the Global Imagination” Guest Editors: Timothy K. August, Vinh Nguyen, Evyn Lê Espiritu Deadline: April 15, 2016 This special issue investigates the many ways Vietnam and its diaspora continue to be shaped through affective and political engagements with the US and other global actors. Taking… Read more →

Call For Submissions: Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Monograph

The Canadian Association for American Studies is announcing the opening of this year’s competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS. This year’s prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2015. The postmark deadline for submission is 28 March 2016. All current members and those… Read more →

Call for Proposals, CAAS 2016 (NB): “Southern Homeland Insecurities”

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SOUTHERN HOMELAND INSECURITIES Panel/s for the Canadian Association for American Studies 2016 Conference Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada / October 21-23, 2016 DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016 In their description of the conference’s broader theme, “Homeland Insecurities,” the CAAS 2016 organizers ask: “What are the origins of the insecurity state, and how has it shaped American culture? More broadly,… Read more →

Special issue of CRAS 45.3 (Winter 2015), “Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies,” is now available online

The latest issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies is hot off the UT Press! CRAS 45.3 (Winter 2015), “Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies,” is a special issue edited by CAAS’s own Art Redding. Available online now through UTPJournals: http://www.utpjournals.press/toc/cras/45/3 Contents: “Introduction – Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies”… Read more →

CAAS Mourns, Celebrates Organization’s Co-Founder, Virginia Rock

The English Department at York University shares the sad news of the passing of Virginia Rock, an esteemed English Department member from 1965 until her retirement in 1994. She served as director of the graduate program in English for 3 years and also taught in the School of Women’s Studies and in its graduate program. Virginia also served as the… Read more →

CALL FOR PAPERS: ESC—“‘Fear, Love, and Confusion’: A Special Issue on the AUTOMATED BODY”

CALL FOR PAPERS: ESC—“‘Fear, Love, and Confusion’: A Special Issue on the AUTOMATED BODY” Deadline for submission of abstracts or completed papers: August 15, 2015 ESC: English Studies in Canada invites submissions for a special issue on the automated body, edited by Cecily Devereux and Marcelle Kosman, to be published Spring 2015. This special issue is situated in response to… Read more →