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 2017 conference will be hosted by Tarrant County College, Northeast, on March 2-4, 2017.  Its theme for the 2017 conference will be “Texas Heritage: Inheritances and Legacies

”  (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 Greg Giddings' 

“Masculinities and Role Models in McMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By” for the 2016 publication.  Dr. Giddings teaches at

Midwestern State University


Interested in becoming a member? Simply print and complete the Membership Form listed below and mail with the $10.00 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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Carroll Linda,
May 11, 2016, 5:14 PM