Conference registration now open!

We hope to see you at our annual conference to be held this year at Auburn University in Montgomery on March 3 and 4. The registration form with hotel conference information is attached to this email. Hotel accommodations are available at either the Hampton Inn or Staybridge Suites. When you make your reservation, be sure to mention that you are attending the ACETA conference at AUM in order to receive a reduced rate.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to share this information with colleagues who may not be on our mailing list.

2017 ACETA Conference Registration Form

We look forward to seeing you!

Deadline extended on Call for Papers


On behalf of the ACETA Steering Committee, I would like to invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation at the 69th annual conference of the Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) to be held March 3 and 4, 2017 at Auburn University at Montgomery. Inspired by the innovations we’ve seen in the teaching of English , this year’s conference call encourages scholars throughout the state to take a fresh look at the exciting ways we can excite our students so that we all can be jazzed about English.  Further details regarding proposals are in the attached call. Please note that submissions should be mailed no later than January 17, 2017.

Updated Call for Papers for the 2017 ACETA Conference

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Call for Nominations for The 2017 Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
issues a Call for Nominations:

The 2017 Eugene Current-Garcia Distinguished Scholar Award

Deadline (Postmark or Email): November 14, 2016

ACETA solicits nominations for the 2017 Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Distinction in Literary Scholarship.  This award is made annually to a living, outstanding literary scholar who is from Alabama or has worked primarily in Alabama or has focused mainly on Alabama writers.

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Call for Papers for The 2017 Mary Evelyn McMillan Undergraduate Writing Award

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama
issues a Call for Papers:

The 2017 Mary Evelyn McMillan Undergraduate Writing Award

Deadline (Postmark or Email): November 14, 2016

The McMillan Award is presented annually to the undergraduate student at an Alabama college or university whose informal essay is judged most outstanding by a panel of judges chosen by ACETA.


  • The essay must have been written for a class taken during the current or previous academic year.

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Call for Papers for the 2017 Calvert and Woodall Awards

The Association of College English Teachers of Alabama (ACETA) issues a Call for Papers

 The 2017 William J. Calvert Award
for a paper on any scholarly or theoretical topic in English studies


The 2017 James Woodall Award
for a paper on any pedagogical topic in English studies

Deadline (Postmark or Email): January 17, 2017

College English teachers and graduate students may submit papers for one or both of the competitions.  The writer’s name, along with the title of the essay and the writer’s institutional affiliation, should appear on a cover sheet but not on the paper itself.  Papers may not have been previously read or published.  Continue reading

Call for papers: 8th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English

The University of North Alabama English Department
Announces the 8th Annual Alabama Regional Graduate Conference in English
February 24-25, 2017

Call for Papers:
Confinement: From the Prison Block to the Margins


From Charlotte Brontë’s infamous “madwoman in the attic” to Orange Is the New Black, stories of imprisonment, confinement, and discipline pervade literature and popular culture.  In its most literal from, confinement can represent imprisonment for a crime, but “imprisonment” as a concept manifests in different contexts and across a broad spectrum.  Various individuals and groups are confined to the margins of society or oppressed by structures of inequality, among other forms of confinement or disempowerment.  These ideas of oppression, marginalization, and discipline have shaped how writers represent imprisonment or confinement in diverse forms.

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ACETA’s 68th Anniversary Conference Celebrating the Life and Work of Harper Lee Starts Feb. 26


Harper Lee (1926-2016)

In just a little over a week on February 26 and 27, ACETA will be holding its 68th Annual Conference at the Hotel Capstone on the campus of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

We hope you can join us as we delve into the work of the late Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman), into the life of the English classroom, and into the sounds of language among other topics.

Registration forms and early payment are due by February 22nd to the address listed. If you would like to pay on-site, please submit a registration form via email no later than 11:59 pm on February 22nd so that we will have an accurate headcount for meals.

Please find our conference registration form at the link below. We look forward to seeing you in Tuscaloosa!