CAAS Conference

CAAS CFP: Health/Care/Nation Conference (Deadline 10 April 2010)

CALL FOR PAPERS Health/Care/Nation Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor Windsor, Ontario 14-17 October 2010 During 2009 fears of “death panels” clashed with calls for universal coverage, as President Barack Obama encountered an increasingly heated debate about health-care reform. In this moment the very definitions of the terms health and care and their… Read more →

Weekend CFP Blogging, 05 February 2010

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the CAAS homepage, you’ll see that the topic for the 2010 CASS-sponsored conference at the University of Windsor has been set: “Health/Care/Nation,” which will build nicely on the panel “Healing America,” being co-sponsored by CAAS at this year’s Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) conference. The dates for the… Read more →

CAAS 2009, Pictures

Hi all, Jason here, with my concluding post about the conference, and a couple of pictures. As you can tell from Chris and Maureen’s posts (here and here), “States of Emergency” was a thought-provoking and exciting conference. Thanks are definitely due to Bryce Traister, the organizer, for his tremendous efforts (and success!) in putting together such a terrific conference. Following… Read more →

CAAS (intended) Live Blogging, Day 2

My blog post was written on Saturday just before the banquet, after two days of great panels. Alas, technological problems delayed posting to today. Enjoy! It’s hard not to notice the prevalence of masculinity at this year’s conference. On Sunday morning, I’m going to continue this trend with my paper on urban crisis and shifts in ideal manhood. My highlighting this fact… Read more →

CAAS Live-ish Blogging, Days 2-3

I was a bit too ambitious, it seems, in hoping to blog every day. Yesterday (Saturday) was a full day–especially if you count the great brunch I had with some friends from London (which I do!). In the conference world, though, I saw the wonderful panel, “Crises of Race,” and then ran off to my own panel on Apocalyptic narratives…. Read more →

CAAS Live Blogging, Day 1

Jason here. The conference has begun and is already terrific! I was at the panel “Screening Emergency,” with a series of excellent papers on a wide range of films (including some gothic content, fittingly enough for Friday the 13th). We also just had our executive meeting, where we decided, among other topics, that our next conference will be in Windsor,… Read more →