CAAS 2017, “Uncertain Futures”: Featured Speakers

The organizers of the 2017 CAAS meeting, “Uncertain Futures,” are pleased to announce this year’s plenary speakers:

Virginia J. Rock Plenary Address (Fri. Oct. 27)
Elizabeth Freeman is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, as well as co-editor of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. She is the author of two books from Duke University Press, The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture (2002) and Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories (2010), and edited a special issue of GLQ in 2007, Queer Temporalities. She has published articles in numerous journals, including American Literature, ALH, differences, New Literary History, Social Text, and Women and Performance, and is currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled “It Goes Without Saying: Sense-Methods in the United States’s Very Long Nineteenth Century.”

Robert White Plenary Address (Sat. Oct. 28)
Ramzi Fawaz
is assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of The New Mutants: Superheroes and the Radical Imagination of American Comics (NYU Press, 2016), which won the 2012 Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Fellowship Award for best first book manuscript in LGBT Studies. His work has been published in numerous journals includingAmerican Literature, GLQ, Feminist Studies, Callaloo, and Anthropological Quarterly. His new book Queer Forms, explores the relationship between feminist and queer politics and formal innovation in the art and culture of movements for women’s and gay liberation.

Please consider joining us at OCAD University, in Toronto, ON, Oct. 27-29, 2017. Attendance at these plenary events is included with conference registration.

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