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.


Thanks to all who joined us at York University in May 2023 for our return to the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences! We look forward to seeing you again at Montreal’s McGill University for Congress 2024.

Please keep your ACCUTE membership active so you don’t miss any important deadlines for Congress 2024. For membership renewal, click here.

The ACCUTE team at Congress 2023: Erin Knight, Douglas Ivison, Cheryl Lousley, Lily Cho, Stephen Cain

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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