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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 →

CAAS Prize Winners

CAAS is pleased to announce that the winners of the 2012 Robert K. Martin book prize and the Ernest Redekop Essay Prize were announced at the 2013 conference in Waterloo Ontario. For past winners, please see the prizes page. 2012 Winners Robert K. Martin Book Prize Winner Jeannine DeLombard, for In the Shadow of the Gallows: Race, Crime, and American Civic… Read more →

Conference: New Directions in US Studies: Re-imagining the 1950s and 1960s

On October 11-12 York University  is holding a conference, “New Directions in US Studies: Re-imagining the 1950s and 1960s.”  Seven panels will examine developments in the fields of history, sociology, literature, political science, as well as in art, film, and music.  Professor Paul Buhle from Brown University is the keynoter. The conference also celebrates the recent establishment of a US… Read more →

CAAS 2013 Plenary Speakers

Dr. Randy Martin, Chair of Art and Public Policy at Tisch School of the Arts. Thursday, October 24th (time TBA).   “Risk Remade: Social Logics of the Derivative” Making money for its own sake has been the watchword of capitalism for centuries. But money-making entails risks and those risks needed to be kept at bay. Finance would play the part of this… Read more →

CFP: Street Justice: Activist Urban Cultures of the 21st Century (EAAS 2014)

EAAS 2014 The Hague, Netherlands, April 3-6, 2014 Workshop title: Street Justice: Activist Urban Cultures of the 21st Century In 1999, the “Battle in Seattle” secured a world audience for the so-called “anti-globalization” movement, as protestors at the meeting of World Trade Organization confronted city authorities. In the decade and a half since then, assemblies of immigrants, students, consumers, the… Read more →