English, Rhetoric and Literature

  • American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) ACLA, founded in 1960, 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. The aim of ACLA is to support and strengthen comparative literature studies. The Association will strive to foster an interest in literature as a form of artistic, historical, and cultural expression beyond national and linguistic boundaries throughout the world. It will further strive to promote discussion among related disciplines, and to foreground, wherever possible, the integrity of the individual language.
  • Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) Founded in 1957, ACCUTE promotes the study of English language, literatures, and other cultural material in a global context in Canadian colleges and universities. ACCUTE executes their mission by facilitating the dissemination and exchange of research and the exploration of professional issues, by organizing scholarly and professional meetings, by seeking to improve working conditions, by representing and promoting the scholarly and research interests of members before such bodies as provincial and federal granting agencies, and by supporting the interests and aspirations of members entering the profession.
  • Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) The purpose of ACETA 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 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. AWP’s purpose is to cultivate the making and appreciation of contemporary literature along with those attendant virtues: wisdom, creativity, community, and joy. AWP seeks to help writers and teachers do their best possible work while we help writers connect with the widest possible audience. AWP values: 1) Contemporary literature for its power to enrich the lives of individuals and communities, 2) Writers & writing programs, 3) Excellence in the teaching of writing, 4) The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) as the appropriate terminal degree for writers who teach, and 5) The cultivation of growing literary audiences.
  • College English Association (CEA) Since 1938, CEA has been a vibrant, growing professional organization of scholar-teachers who regard teaching college students, undergraduate and graduate, as the proper focus of the profession. Purposes of the Association are 1) to provide opportunities for discussion of the preparation and professional improvement of college teachers of English through annual and special national meetings, regional meetings, serial and occasional publications, and conferences with representatives of other professional organizations; 2) to encourage the humane as well as the immediately practical study of language and literature; 3) to maintain and develop the functions of English studies as a major element in American higher education; 4) to promote fruitful interrelationships among English and other disciplines; 5) to interpret the relationships of the study and teaching of English to society at large; and 6) to receive and administer gifts, donations, and bequests for these purposes.
  • College Language Association (CLA) CLA, founded in 1937 by a group of Black scholars and educators, 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. CLA fosters high professional standards for teachers of language and literature and promotes productive scholarship among its members; publishes scholarly books of critical essays and bibliographical references; encourages interest in creative writing; holds an annual convention for presentation of scholarly papers, exchange of ideas with other colleagues, and dialogue with specialists brought in by the Association; and maintains a Placement Directory for its members.
  • Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) CCHA, founded in 1979, is the only national organization of its kind for 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. CCHA's purposes are 1) to advance the cause of the humanities in community colleges through its own activities and in cooperation with other institutions and professional organizations involved in higher education; 2) to provide a regular forum for the exchange of ideas on significant issues in the humanities in higher education; 3) to encourage and support the professional work of faculty and administrators in the humanities; 4) to sponsors conferences, seminars, and institutes to provide opportunities for faculty development: and 5) to promote the discussion of issues of concern to humanists and to disseminate information about the Association’s activities through its publications.
  • Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Since 1949, CCCC has been the world's largest professional organization for researching and teaching composition, from writing to new media. 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 Literacy Association (ILA) Founded as the International Reading Association (IRA), the International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization and has worked to enhance literacy instruction through research and professional development. ILA's mission is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.
  • Japan Association of College English Teachers (JACET) Since its establishment in 1962, JACET has been striving to improve tertiary level English language education in Japan as well as promote research into language teaching and learning by offering venues for the presentation of research and its application, recognizing college teachers for meritorious work and conducting surveys of academia. JACET conducts research on theories and practices of English language education and related areas and aims to contribute to the improvement, progress, and development of college English education. JACET regards the 21st century with wide and long-term perspectives and steadily strives to develop activities for Japan and the world. JACET aims to reform college English education and other foreign language education in Japan.
  • Modern Language Association (MLA) MLA is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars. Founded in 1883, MLA provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA promotes the study and teaching of languages and literatures through its programs, publications, annual convention, and advocacy work. MLA exists to support the intellectual and professional lives of its members; it provides opportunities for members to share their scholarly work and teaching experiences with colleagues, discuss trends in the academy, and advocate humanities education and workplace equity. The association aims to advance the many areas of the humanities in which its members currently work, including literature, language, writing studies, screen arts, digital humanities, pedagogy, and library studies.
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events. NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. NCTE promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.
  • Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) RSA represents a large and growing community of scholars, teachers and students interested in the study of rhetoric. The purposes of the Society shall be to gather from all relevant fields of study, and to disseminate among its members, current knowledge of rhetoric, broadly construed; to identify new areas within the subject of rhetoric in which research is especially needed, and to stimulate such research; to encourage experimentation in the teaching of rhetoric; to facilitate professional cooperation among its members, to organize meetings at which members may exchange findings and ideas; and to sponsor the publication of such materials dealing with rhetoric.
  • Society for Classical Studies (SCS) The Society for Classical Studies (SCS), founded as the American Philological Association (APA) in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. The Society fosters programs to: 1) Reassert the importance of primary and secondary school teaching and provide more support for improved pedagogy at all levels of teaching; 2) Improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university and college teachers; 3) Increase communication with audiences beyond its membership; 4) Meet the scholarly the needs of the profession; and 5) Coordinate and systematize data collection in order to provide an accessible and reliable information base to support Association goals.
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Founded in 1928, 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. South Atlantic Review, formerly the South Atlantic Bulletin, was established in 1935 as the official publication of SAMLA.

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