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Call for Submissions: Robert K. Martin Prize for Best Monograph (2017) — deadline extended to APRIL 16, 2018

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 2017. The postmark deadline for submission is 16 April, 2018. All current members and those who join in advance of the… Read more →

CAAS 2018 CFP: “Alternative/Mainstream”

Alternative/Mainstream: A U.S. Studies Conference Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and St. Mary’s University (Calgary). 12-14 October, 2018, St. Mary’s University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Political commentary may only be the most habitual context in which the merging of fringe and mainstream—a new prevalence of the “Alternative”—has been characterized as a defining, symptomatic feature of the cultural moment… Read more →

Books of Note: New Cormac McCarthy Collection edited by CAAS Affiliates

Cormac McCarthy’s Violent Destinies: The Poetics of Determinism and Fatalism Bannon, Brad and John Vanderheide, eds. University of Tennessee Press, 2018 Hot off the U of Tennessee Press is Cormac McCarthy’s Violent Destinies: The Poetics of Determinism and Fatalism, edited by Western U English grad Brad Bannon (U of Tennessee) and Western U Theory grad John Vanderheide (Huron University College). The collection… Read more →

Call For Papers for Special Issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies, “Uncertain Futures”

“Uncertain Futures”: A Special Issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies ***Note: This CFP is only open to presenters who attended “Uncertain Futures,” the 2017 conference of the Canadian Association for American Studies, held at OCAD University in Toronto.*** In her introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin proposes that “the future, in fiction, is a metaphor”… Read more →

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 →