English, Rhetoric and Literature

  • American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) The ACLA is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.
  • American Philological Association (APA) Founded in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," APA is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers, and interested lay people.
  • Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) ACCUTE is a professional organization that represents faculty teaching English in Canadian universities and colleges, and students studying English at the graduate level.
  • Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) The purpose of the Association is to improve the quality of instruction in English at the collegiate level; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of English; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to integrate the efforts of all those concerned with the improvement of instruction in English.
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) The mission of AWP is to foster literary talent and achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, and to serve the makers, teachers, students, and readers of contemporary writing. With 500 colleges and universities, 100 writers’ conferences and centers, and thousands of individual writers as members, AWP has supported countless writers and their work.
  • College English Association (CEA) CEA is a professional society of scholar-teachers, dedicated to the study of language, literature, and the art of the classroom. CEA has sought to celebrate and illuminate the ever-widening discipline of English Studies: from the traditional canon of British and American Literature to the more varied and alternative literatures of our present day, from new critical readings and genre studies to multiple and diverse literary theories, from composition and rhetoric to technical writing and long distance learning.
  • College Language Association (CLA) CLA is an organization of college teachers of English and foreign languages which serves the academic, scholarly and professional interests of its members and the collegiate communities they represent. Since 1957, the Association has published the peer-reviewed CLA Journal, a quarterly featuring scholarly research and reviews of books in the areas of language, literature, linguistics and pedagogy.
  • Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) CCHA is a national organization humanities faculty and administrators in two-year colleges. It is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the humanities in two-year colleges. CCHA serves as a catalyst for defining the issues which face humanities faculty and administrators today, finding solutions to problems in the field, and establishing a communications network for humanists.
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) CCCC supports and promotes the teaching and study of college composition and communication by 1) sponsoring meetings and publishing scholarly materials for the exchange of knowledge about composition, composition pedagogy, and rhetoric; 2) supporting a wide range of research on composition, communication, and rhetoric; 3) working to enhance the conditions for learning and teaching college composition and to promote professional development; and 4) acting as an advocate for language and literacy education nationally and internationally.
  • International Reading Association (IRA) IRA is a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 85,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Its mission is to promote reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.
  • Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) The primary objective of JACET is the development of English language education in Japan. JACET also offers its members opportunities to exchange information on topics relevant to its goals and supports a variety of academic activities.
  • Modern Language Association (MLA) MLA provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. MLA has over 30,000 members in 100 countries.
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.
  • Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) RSA is an organization of scholars dedicated to studying, teaching, and practicing rhetoric. Founded in 1968, RSA is an interdisciplinary society whose members come from composition studies, English, communication, philosophy, linguistics, history, political science, sociology, visual arts, and other fields. RSA's growing membership includes about 1500 members.
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) SAMLA is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of teaching and literary and linguistic scholarship in the modern languages. SAMLA membership extends throughout the southeastern United States and includes members from across the country and around the world.
  • Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) TYCA unites teachers committed to the teaching and study of English in the two-year college, to advancing the profession, and providing a national voice for the two-year college in postsecondary education.

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