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2016 Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Book Winner & Honourable Mentions

On behalf of the Awards Committee of the Canadian Association for American Studies, I am pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Book is Dr. Andrea Stone (Smith), for Black Well-Being: Health and Selfhood in Antebellum Black Literature (University Press of Florida, 2016). In this well-researched and lucid book, Stone examines how… Read more →

CFP: Gone With the Wind / The Southern Quarterly

The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue that explore the iconic film, Gone With the Wind: responses to the film from reviewers and famous writers in non-English speaking countries; the film and World War II; the ways the film has been reinterpreted in other media; recasting gender/racial roles; etc. Submit manuscripts online at www.usm.edu/soq, where guidelines and the full call for papers can also… Read more →

2016 Ernest Redekop Essay Prize Winner & Honourable Mentions

On behalf of the Awards Committee of the Canadian Association for American Studies, I am pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Ernest J. Redekop Prize, Dr. David Drysdale, for his essay, “Ridge’s Joaquin Murieta: Banditry, Counterinsurgency, and Colonial Power after Guadalupe-Hidalgo”. The committee members admired his well-written, meticulous examination of the cultural implications of the bandit in Joaquín… Read more →

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… Read more →

Attention, Artists: Call for Symposium Presentations

CAAS 2017 Meeting: “Uncertain Futures” OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Oct. 27-29, 2017 Call for Symposium Presentations We invite proposals from people working in all areas of design, visual art, performance art, conceptual art, media art, craft, writing, film, comix, music and sound art to present and discuss their work as part of a symposium to be held October 28th, 2017… Read more →

Call for Submissions: Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Monograph (2016)

The Canadian Association for American Studies announces 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 2016. The postmark deadline for submission is 31 March, 2017. All current members and those who join in advance… Read more →

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 →