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CAAS/CRAS ANNOUNCEI\1ENTS ANNUAL CAAS CONFERENCE The 24th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for American Studies will be held 13-15 October 1988, at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Papers dealing with any aspect or aspects of American studies are welcome; those of an interdisciplinary nature are particularlyencouraged. Please send a three-page abstract, together with a briefpersonal resume, by mid-January 1988, to: Professor T.J. Matheson Department of English University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, S7N OWO OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS Seriesin American Studies TheUniversity of Texas Press has announced a new series in American Studies tobe edited by William H. Goetzmann. This series will provide a publishing outletfor experienced scholars and for those who are preparing their first manuscript.Titles in the arts, humanities and social sciences will be considered, andcan comprise contemporary cultural subjects as well as more traditional material. Manuscripts may be submitted to Professor William H. Goetzmann, Departmentof History, University of Texas at Austin, 101 Garrison Hall, Austin,Texas 78712. Callfor Papers JohnC. Fredriksen, ed., The War of 1812: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. This is intended as a comprehensive text, encompassing all aspects of the war-military, political,diplomatic, Native American, social archival and economic. Contributorsare solicited, but as the editor wishes to promote an international perspective, Canadian and British scholars are especially encouraged to participate.Interested parties should contact John C. Fredriksen, 7010 Jordan Avenue#5, Canoga Park, California 91303. Tel.: (818) 710-8823. TheNorman Foerster Prize LouisJ. Budd, editor of American Literature, has announced that the winner of theNorman Foerster Prize now receives $500. This prize is given annually for thebest article published in American Literature. The prize is from a fund established by Professor Foerster, scholar and critic, which was increased by an endowmentfrom Professor Robert P. Falk, University of California at Los Angeles. American Literature, 404 Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NorthCarolina 27706. ...


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