CAAS 2010 – Hotel Information

Hotel registration information for the 2010 CAAS conference in Windsor is now posted on the conference website.  Hope to see you all there–and hopefully we will again find some guest and/or regular CAAS bloggers for the event–and maybe to help us update this blog more regularly afterwards? Stay tuned!

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 →

Welcome to CAAS, the Blog!

With this post, the blog of the Canadian Association for American Studies is up and running! Jason Haslam, intrepid (?!) webmaster and VP, here. While we are still getting all of the bells and whistles in place, and working on the final format of the blog, new information will now be posted regularly. What will this information be? We want… Read more →