ACCUTE – Welcome

The Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) promotes the study of English language, literatures, and other cultural material in a global context in Canadian colleges and universities. ACCUTE was founded in 1957 and held the first annual conference in 1958.

ACCUTE Membership includes access to the annual conference, travel support for students, contract faculty and underwaged scholars, and a subscription to the scholarly journal ESC: English Studies in Canada.

ACCUTE continues to seek ways to support member communication and engagement. In January of 2021, we established a webinar series focused on research, creative writing, and professional concerns such as mental health and equity, diversity, and decolonization. Our quarterly newsletter, The Angle, is a member-driven publication that stimulates discussion and showcases creative work from both established and emerging writers. The Annual General Meeting of 2021 saw the passing of the ACCUTE Equity Statement, the establishment of the Creative Writing Collective, and an updating of the ACCUTE Bylaws.

ACCUTE’s annual conference features nationally and internationally recognized scholars, and papers from across the range of periods, topics, and methodologies of English studies.  Our programs also include sessions on professional and pedagogical concerns, as well as joint sessions with a number of other scholarly associations. This conference takes place at the annual meeting of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including close to 100 scholarly and professional associations. In May of 2022, the association held our first ever hybrid conference in Montreal/Tiohtiá:ke.


We look forward to meeting you at Congress 2023, taking place at York University in Toronto. ACCUTE’s Conference will run during from 27-30 May 2023.

Congress registration is now open!

Use the “Plan Your Trip” link on the Congress 2023 website to book  on- or off- campus accommodation, explore childcare options, and more.

Thanks to all who participated in the ACCUTE 2022 Conference in Montreal/Tiohtiá:ke, May 13-15, 2022. Our first ever independent conference used a hybrid format that enabled our members to meet for the first time since 2019, while remaining responsive to mobility, financial, and environmental concerns.

In total, 270 people attended Conference 2022 and delivered over 300 papers and presentations over the three day meeting. Flexibility, dedication, and the goodwill of our members kept us flying through the challenges of this historic moment.

ACCUTE Executive at Conference 2022

Please keep your ACCUTE membership active so you don’t miss any important updates in the planning for Congress 2023. For membership renewal, click here.

The ACCUTE Office is hosted at Lakehead University for 2022-2024

Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous Peoples. Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead Orillia is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.

Department of English, Lakehead University – 955 Oliver Road – Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1

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