CAAS Conference

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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

American Circuits, American Secrets: Deadline Extended!

Organized panels and individual submissions are invited for the “American Circuits, American Secrets” Conference, to be held in spectacular Banff, Alberta, September 18-21, 2014. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 14, 2014. Please consult the attached CFP, and see our submission guidelines at www.circuitsandsecrets.com. We welcome approaches to this timely discussion from all disciplines, fields, and historical periods,… Read more →

CAAS Conference 2014

CAAS CONFERENCE 2013 OCTOBER 24 – 27, 2013 HOSTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO AT THE CROWNE PLAZA, KITCHENER, ONTARIO Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies “Total Money Makeover”$: Culture and the Economization of Everything Economic models now occupy a central place in the analysis of American culture. The “hegemony of economic explanations of cultural practices” (Koritz 1999)… Read more →

Registration is Now Open for CAAS 2013

We have a few important announcements we are pleased to share with you: 1. Registration is now open. Sign up here. Please note that fees go up if you register after September 15, 2013. 2. Hotel booking is now open. Reserve early to take advantage of the conference rate of $114/night plus HST, available if you book before Sept. 24,… Read more →