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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 →

Call for Submissions: CAAS Book Prizes

The Canadian Association for American Studies is announcing the opening of this year’s competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS.  This year’s prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2012.  The postmark deadline for submission is 22 March 2013. All current members and those who join… Read more →

CFP: Companion to American Gothic

CFP: Companion to American Gothic Deadline: Jan 31, 2013 Dr John Sears Call for contributors We are currently commissioning contributions to a proposed Companion to American Gothic, to be published in 2015 by a major UK academic publisher as part of a new series of Gothic companions. Proposals for chapters of 5500-6500 words (including notes) are invited. Early career researchers… Read more →

CFP: Securing the Nation: The Discourse of American Security (CAAS/ACCUTE panel) EXTENDED

Update! The deadline for the joint CAAS / ACCUTE panel “Securing the Nation: The Discourse of American Security” has been extended. Proposals will be accepted until November 9. “Securing the Nation: The Discourse of American Security”: jointly sponsored panel by the Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) and the Association for Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), to… Read more →

Job Ad, Urban Literatures and Cultures, Ryerson U (Review of applications starts 1 December 2012)

Ryerson University: English Assistant Professor: Urban Literatures and Cultures The Department of English, Ryerson University, (www.ryerson.ca/english) invites applications for 1 Assistant Rank position in Urban Literatures and Cultures. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2013. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Required qualifications include an earned PhD and a record of excellent research and teaching. Candidates are… 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 →