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The TCEA is a proud scholarly and equally friendly organization; it is a 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 hosts a breakfast and morning speaker and organizes several sessions of scholarly papers and creative writing by and/or about Texas scholars and writers.

Also at the annual conference, TCEA presents the prestigious Joe D. Thomas Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award.

In addition, TCEA sponsors an on-line scholarly publication entitled Scholarship and Creativity on Line: a Journal of the Texas College English Association. Submissions to SCOL are open to current TCEA members, although on-line access is open to all.

The 2020 conference will be held in McKinney on March 5-7, 2020. The theme for the 2020 conference will be “Don't Mess with Texas. . . Women ” (see Call for Papers).

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 Stephanie Salazar-Amaro, from Del Mar College. She presented “The South Texas Gender Dichotomy in Jovita Gonzalez and Eve Raleigh’s Caballero” during the TCEA 3 session – Roundtable: Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Writings: Negotiating Dichotomies.

Interested in becoming a member? Simply go to the CCTE site complete the Membership Form or submit form the form below with the $15.00 membership fee to:

Trudi Beckman

Women's & Gender Studies

University of Texas at Arlington

Box 19579

Arlington, TX 76019

817-272-3131 (office)


This small annual fee covers membership to TCEA; please see CCTE site for membership information. We encourage our members to join both, as fees are low and membership is rewarding when we meet to share ideas and camaraderie.

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TCEA Membership Form 2019-20.pdf