The TCEA is the Texas affiliate of the national College English Association. Meeting in conjunction with the Texas-based Conference of College Teachers of English on the first weekend of March each year, TCEA organizes several sessions of scholarly papers and creative writing works by and/or about Texas scholars and writers.
The 2016 Conference was hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio, which was held March 3-5 in the historic Menger Hotel. The theme of the 2016 conference was "Im/migration and Im/migrant: The Texas Experience."
TCEA hosts an annual breakfast speaker each year at the conference, and the speaker for 2016 TCEA breakfast was Juanta Luna-Lawhn. Her talk was titled "The San Antonio Laundry Strike of 1937: Im/migrations and Im/migrants' Political Landscape of San Antonio, Texas." The slides that accompanied the talk were moving, showing young women dressed in the style of the day participating in various marches and displaying passion for justice they believed they were due. Juanita Luna-Lahn spoke enthusiastically about her research that has spanned several decades.
Each year one of the presented papers from the TCEA sessions is selected for inclusion in CCTE Studies, published in the fall of the conference year. The Committee selected Greg Giddings'“Masculinities and Role Models in McMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By” for the 2016 publication. Dr. Giddings teaches at
Midwestern State University.
Tarrant County College, Northeast, will host the 2017 Conference, which will be in the Fort Worth area on March 2-4, 2017. The theme for the 2017 Conference will be "Texas Heritage: Inheritances and Legacies." Please see the link to the Call for Papers 2017 for more information.