CAAS Conference

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 →

CFP: “Total Money Makeover”: Culture and the Economization of Everything

CALL FOR PAPERS OCTOBER 24 – 27, 2013 THE UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO WATERLOO, ONTARIO Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies “Total Money Makeover”: Culture and the Economization of Everything (PDF version for printing and distribution) 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 →

CAAS Prizes Announcement

Hello everyone, It is with great pleasure that I announce this year’s winners of the Robert K. Martin Book Prize and the Ernest Redekop Essay Prize.  This is the second year for these annual prizes, and I think you’ll agree that we have another terrific group of winners and honourable mentions, and I hope you’ll join with me in congratulating… Read more →

2011 Robert K. Martin book prize: call for submissions (postmark deadline: 17 March 2012)

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 2011.  The postmark deadline for submission is 17 March 2012. All current members and those… Read more →

CAAS 2012: Geographies of Promise and Betrayal–Land and Place in US Studies (Deadline: 15 March 2012)

Hi everyone, I hope you are all still working off the excitement and energy of CAAS 2011, because we’d like to present the Call for Papers for CAAS 2012!  Next year’s conference will take place in Toronto, Ontario, co-hosted York University and the Centre for the Study of the United States, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto . … Read more →

A-conferencing we… went?

Well, my cunning plan to offer a live blog, twitter-feed, radio broadcast, and 3D-film of the conference was something less than a stunning success.  I blame it on all of the fascinating papers, the stimulating plenaries … and the dance party.  So, I thought I would blog a quick post-conference note to make up for it.   I saw too many… Read more →

A-conferencing we go

Hi all, Jason here.  I’m hoping live blog some of the CAAS 2011 conference (Twitter: #CAAS11), but I can’t promise a whole lot because I will be busy, well, conferencing.  But, if you, dear reader, are blogging your conference experience and would like some reposting or links to appear here, please just let me know.   OK, my flight is… Read more →

Update: Preliminary Conference Program, now with Dancing!

Update (12 Sept 5:16 p.m.): new program has been posted, with Banquet and Dance Party added! You can find a link to the preliminary conference program on our main site,  Please note that some changes are still possible. (Also, we should note there were some technical problems with the conference website, but these have been fixed.  Over the coming… Read more →

UPDATE: Aesthetics of Renewal Conference Website Now Live

UPDATE: Online hotel booking now available:  Book directly through this link to receive the CAAS conference discount at the Chateau Laurier.  The deadline for booking with the conference rate is October 15. The website for the 2011 CAAS-sponsored conference, “The Aesthetics of Renewal,” is now live:  On the website, you will find information about the plenary speakers, the… Read more →

CAAS 2011, “Aesthetics of Renewal”: plenaries and new deadline!

We are pleased to announce the plenary speakers for the 2011 conference, “The Aesthetics of Renewal or ‘Everything Old is New Again,’” sponsored by CAAS and Carleton University: they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart.  We’re very excited and look forward to some terrific conversations! We are also very pleased to announce that some more space has… Read more →