Canadian Review of American Studies

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 →

2016 Ernest Redekop Essay Prize Winner & Honourable Mentions

On behalf of the Awards Committee of the Canadian Association for American Studies, I am pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Ernest J. Redekop Prize, Dr. David Drysdale, for his essay, “Ridge’s Joaquin Murieta: Banditry, Counterinsurgency, and Colonial Power after Guadalupe-Hidalgo”. The committee members admired his well-written, meticulous examination of the cultural implications of the bandit in Joaquín… Read more →

CFP: “Imperial Afterlives: The US, Vietnam, and the Global Imagination”

Call for Papers: Canadian Review of American Studies Special Issue: “Imperial Afterlives: The US, Vietnam, and the Global Imagination” Guest Editors: Timothy K. August, Vinh Nguyen, Evyn Lê Espiritu Deadline: April 15, 2016 This special issue investigates the many ways Vietnam and its diaspora continue to be shaped through affective and political engagements with the US and other global actors. Taking… 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 →

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 →