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. Our latest Annual General Meeting, held virtually at Congress 2021, saw the passing of the ACCUTE Equity Statement and the establishment of the Creative Writing Collective.

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.


The ACCUTE 2022 Conference will take place in Montreal, May 12-15, 2022. Our conference will be held outside of Congress for this year only. ACCUTE remains a committed member of the Federation.

The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to 22 December 2021. Proposals of 300-500 words may be submitted to our General CFP as well as to our Member-Organized PanelsCreative Writing Panels, and Joint-Sponsored Panels.

To submit your proposal, please use our Online Submission Form.

ACCUTE 2022 Annual Conference Poster, including details of the extended Call for Panel Proposals (to 1 Dec) and Call for Papers (to 22 Dec). The conference will be held at ALT Hotel Montreal, 12-15 May 2022.

The ACCUTE Office is hosted at Brock University for 2020-2022

Brock University acknowledges the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples, many of whom continue to live and work here today. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Agreement. Today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples and acknowledging reminds us that our great standard of living is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people.

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Please email ACCUTE at with your questions, comments, and submissions queries.