CAAS 2018 CFP: “Alternative/Mainstream”

Alternative/Mainstream: A U.S. Studies Conference Sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and St. Mary’s University (Calgary). 12-14 October, 2018, St. Mary’s University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Political commentary may only be the most habitual context in which the merging of fringe and mainstream—a new prevalence of the “Alternative”—has been characterized as a defining, symptomatic feature of the cultural moment… Read more →

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 →

CFP: Gone With the Wind / The Southern Quarterly

The Southern Quarterly invites submissions for a special issue that explore the iconic film, Gone With the Wind: responses to the film from reviewers and famous writers in non-English speaking countries; the film and World War II; the ways the film has been reinterpreted in other media; recasting gender/racial roles; etc. Submit manuscripts online at, where guidelines and the full call for papers can also… Read more →

Attention, Artists: Call for Symposium Presentations

CAAS 2017 Meeting: “Uncertain Futures” OCAD University, Toronto, ON, Oct. 27-29, 2017 Call for Symposium Presentations We invite proposals from people working in all areas of design, visual art, performance art, conceptual art, media art, craft, writing, film, comix, music and sound art to present and discuss their work as part of a symposium to be held October 28th, 2017… Read more →

CAAS 2017 CFP: “Uncertain Futures”

Uncertain Futures is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by OCAD University and the Canadian Association for American Studies. It will take place at OCAD University, in downtown Toronto, from October 27th to 29th, 2017. In her introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin writes that “the future, in fiction, is a metaphor.” In uncertain times, we look… Read more →

Call for Papers: “Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination”

Slavery and the Post-Black Imagination Bertram Ashe, English and American Studies, University of Richmond Ilka Saal, Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, University of Toronto “[E]ach generation of blacks demands more of the past. Not because they are suffering short-term memory loss or some such syndrome (after all, didn’t the generation before have lots to say about… Read more →

CAAS 2016 CFP Submission Deadline Extended

The deadline for submissions to the CAAS 2016 conference, “Homeland Insecurities,” has been extended. The new deadline is March 31, 2016. Please submit proposals to Stephen Schryer ( or Jennifer Andrews ( The conference will take place October 21-23 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. For further details, please visit the conference website:

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 →

CFP: Theorising the Canada-US Border

CCUSB SYMPOSIUM: Theorising the Canada-US Border University of Kent at Paris, 15-16 May, 2015   Border theory tends to be associated with the multiple strands of mestizo/a lived experience in the Mexico-US borderlands. But how far can site-specific border theory travel, even within North America? To what extent do the insights of Mexico-US border theory—including notions of hybridity and the accommodating spaces of los… Read more →