Ernest Redekop essay prize

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 →

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 →

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, www.american-studies.ca.  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 →