Canadian Environmental Literature and Creative Writing conference, online July 8-22, 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, We are pleased to announce and invite participation in the upcoming July 8-22, 2020, online conference of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) on the theme Watershed, lit., fig. Please browse the conference program at https://conferences.usask.ca/alecc2020/. Register for free at Eventbrite. “Watershed, lit., fig.” is an interdisciplinary conference of environmental humanities and… Read more →

Heidelberg Center for American Studies 17th Annual Spring Academy Conference

Heidelberg, Germany, 23–27 March, 2020 Call for Papers The seventeenth HCA Spring Academy on American Culture, Economics, Geography, History, Literature, Politics, and Religion will be held from March 23-27, 2020. The Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) invites applications for this annual one-week conference that provides twenty international Ph.D. students with the opportunity to present and discuss their Ph.D. projects…. Read more →


Make your voice heard! The C19 Podcast is a stage for public scholarship on American literature, history, and culture.The immersive experience of podcasts builds relationships to listeners through the pleasures of oral storytelling and the comforts of conversation with an everyday ease granted by the medium’s mobility.We invite proposals from individuals and collaborators of all ranks for single podcast episodes… Read more →

Call for Applications 2018 | C19 Podcast Subcommittee

The C19 Podcast Subcommittee seeks new members for 2019-2021! We welcome applications from scholars of all ranks across a diverse range of voices and experiences who are committed to public scholarship and collaboration. Join us in the building of a transnational public platform for vibrant, dynamic approaches to long nineteenth century American studies broadly defined. Duties include developing episodes related… Read more →

CAAS 2017, “Uncertain Futures”: Featured Speakers

The organizers of the 2017 CAAS meeting, “Uncertain Futures,” are pleased to announce this year’s plenary speakers: Virginia J. Rock Plenary Address (Fri. Oct. 27) Elizabeth Freeman is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis, as well as co-editor of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. She is the author of two books from Duke University… Read more →

Call for Proposals, CAAS 2016 (NB): “Southern Homeland Insecurities”

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SOUTHERN HOMELAND INSECURITIES Panel/s for the Canadian Association for American Studies 2016 Conference Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada / October 21-23, 2016 DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2016 In their description of the conference’s broader theme, “Homeland Insecurities,” the CAAS 2016 organizers ask: “What are the origins of the insecurity state, and how has it shaped American culture? More broadly,… Read more →

Special issue of CRAS 45.3 (Winter 2015), “Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies,” is now available online

The latest issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies is hot off the UT Press! CRAS 45.3 (Winter 2015), “Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies,” is a special issue edited by CAAS’s own Art Redding. Available online now through UTPJournals: http://www.utpjournals.press/toc/cras/45/3 Contents: “Introduction – Geographies of Promise and Betrayal: Land and Place in US Studies”… Read more →

CAAS Mourns, Celebrates Organization’s Co-Founder, Virginia Rock

The English Department at York University shares the sad news of the passing of Virginia Rock, an esteemed English Department member from 1965 until her retirement in 1994. She served as director of the graduate program in English for 3 years and also taught in the School of Women’s Studies and in its graduate program. Virginia also served as the… Read more →

CALL FOR PAPERS: ESC—“‘Fear, Love, and Confusion’: A Special Issue on the AUTOMATED BODY”

CALL FOR PAPERS: ESC—“‘Fear, Love, and Confusion’: A Special Issue on the AUTOMATED BODY” Deadline for submission of abstracts or completed papers: August 15, 2015 ESC: English Studies in Canada invites submissions for a special issue on the automated body, edited by Cecily Devereux and Marcelle Kosman, to be published Spring 2015. This special issue is situated in response to… Read more →

CFP: CAAS Panels at 2015 ASA in Toronto

The Canadian Association for American Studies is pleased to announce four CAAS- sponsored Panels at the next American Studies Association meeting, Toronto, October 8-11, 2015  The theme of the 2015 annual ASA meeting is The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance. Full information can be found here.   American Realisms and the Pursuit of Unhappiness This is one… Read more →