Canadian Association for American Studies

Association #313
Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS)
Conference dates: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020 to Monday, June 1, 2020
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CAAS #313 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.
The Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS) is a multi-disciplinary organization founded in 1964, when a group of Canadian scholars met in Montreal, at Loyola College, to lay plans for a journal and conference dedicated to encouraging and promoting study and research concerning the United States and to examine the implications of such studies for Canada, other North and South American societies, and the world. The first CAAS conference took place in 1965, and the first issue of the Bulletin of the CAAS was published in that year. The first issue of the Canadian Review of American Studies, CAAS’s award-winning journal, was published in 1970, and is still going strong. CAAS at Congress 2020 will engage with the conference theme of Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism. It will also invite multi-disciplinary paper proposals on all aspects of American Studies. The conference program will include panels and roundtables sponsored by the board or members, such as “Miss Anne and Mister Charlie: Confronting Whiteness,” “Stories of Undocumented Migration in the Americas,” and “The Legacies of Toni Morrison.” There will be a joint-sponsored panel with ACCUTE on “Meeting with the Gaze: Convulsive Bodies in Twentieth-Century American Fiction.” CAAS, in coordination with ACCUTE, is pleased to host Anthony Stewart as our 2020 Plenary Speaker. Stewart is a Professor and Chair of English at Bucknell University. He is the author of Visitor: My Life in Canada (2014) and is currently working on a manuscript tentatively titled Approximate Gestures: The Infinity of Bothness in Percival Everett's Fiction.
American Studies; literature; history; political science; cultural studies
Call-for-papers deadline: 
February 1, 2020
President's Reception: 
May 31, 2020
Program Chairs: 
Alyssa MacLean, Western University
Local Arrangement Coordinators: 
Sarah Blanchette, Western Ontario

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