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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 →

Robert K. Martin Book Prize!

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 2014.  The postmark deadline for submission is 27 March 2015. All current members and those… Read more →

CFP: CAAS Panels at 2015 ASA in Toronto

The Canadian Association for American Studies is pleased to announce four CAAS- sponsored Panels at the next American Studies Association meeting, Toronto, October 8-11, 2015  The theme of the 2015 annual ASA meeting is The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance. Full information can be found here.   American Realisms and the Pursuit of Unhappiness This is one… Read more →

CFP: Theorising the Canada-US Border

CCUSB SYMPOSIUM: Theorising the Canada-US Border University of Kent at Paris, 15-16 May, 2015   Border theory tends to be associated with the multiple strands of mestizo/a lived experience in the Mexico-US borderlands. But how far can site-specific border theory travel, even within North America? To what extent do the insights of Mexico-US border theory—including notions of hybridity and the accommodating spaces of los… Read more →

CFP: Death in the Cityscape (Special Issue of CRAS)

CFP: Death in the Cityscape In contemporary literature, the intersection of the space of death and mourning within the confines of the city acts as a method of critiquing our understood modes of living. Since Plato’s Republic, the uneasy interplay of death and memorialization within the polis has been considered. Theorists like Gillian Rose in Mourning Becomes the Law and… Read more →

CFP: American Pickers: American Studies and Material Culture

Canadian Association of American Studies (CAAS) Title: American Pickers: American Studies and Material Culture Organizer: Ross Bullen (OCAD University) What is the everyday “stuff” of American studies, and why does it matter? Even a cursory glance at the most popular programs on the History TV channel – shows like American Pickers, American Restoration, and Pawn Stars – reveals a fascination… Read more →