CAAS Prizes Announcement

Hello everyone, It is with great pleasure that I announce this year’s winners for the Robert K. Martin Book Prize and the Ernest Redekop Essay Prize.  This is the inaugural year for these annual prizes, and we’ve started them with a stellar group of winners and honourable mentions, and I hope you’ll join with me in congratulating them all. Keep… 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 →

Joint Session ACCUTE/ CAAS: American Literature’s New Frontiers (28-31 May 2012; 1 Nov 2011)

Joint Session Association for Canadian College and University Teachers of English/ Canadian Association for American Studies: American Literature’s New Frontiers Organizer: Jennifer Harris (Mount Allison University) As Frederick Jackson Turner noted in 1893, the concept of frontiers has been central to American historic, geographic, and literary expressions. Turner’s “Frontier Thesis” has long been central to American Studies. Those frontiers might… Read more →

CAAS Statement of Support for ESQ and Poe Studies

Washington State University recently announced its intent to eliminate funding for the journals ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance and Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation, effective 1 July 2012.  In response to this decision, and to the editors’ campaign “not only to preserve funding, but also to take a strong public stand against the notion that one of 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 →

Welcoming our new blogger!

As you’ve seen in the last post, we’ve welcomed a new blogger on board: Chris Lockett, who works in the Department of English at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Chris was also recently elected as the new secretary of CAAS, and runs his own blog, here.  Chris is going to be the main blogger for the site now, and has… Read more →

CAAS 2010 Live blogging

Do you write a blog?  Are you attending Health/Care/Nation, the 2010 CAAS-sponsored conference?  If so, let us know if you would be interested in live blogging the event. If you’re tweeting, please tag tweets about the conference with #CAAS2010 so that everyone can take part in the conversation (CAAS doesn’t yet have an official Twitter account, but you can find… Read more →