Reminder: Due by June 1

Officers/Councilors send the following materials to the Editor for CCTE Studies, Moumin Quazi,

Area Chairs:
1. Send the Editor a list of all the awards and the award-winners’ names and paper titles.
2. Send the Editor copies of all award-wining papers and complete contact information for the writers.

1. Send the Editor copies of all papers from President’s Forum and complete contact information for the writers.
2. Send the Editor the President’s Message.

TCEA President:
Send the Editor a copy of award-winning paper and complete contact information for the writer.

Executive Secretary/Treasurer:
Send the Editor a copy of the following information:
1. Call For Papers (CFP) for next year’s meeting
2. Lists of Current Officers and Councilors
3. Conference Program (Remove names of people who didn’t show); check with the Local Arrangements Chair
4. Spring Executive Committee Meeting Minutes
5. Spring General Business Meeting Minutes
6. Spring Financial Report
7. List of Lifetime and Honorary Members
8. List of Institutional Members

A note to all officers:
1. All authors need to revise their papers for publication, but the finished paper should be the same basic paper that was read at the Conference, but with internal citations and a Works Cited page included. In other words, revised papers should not exceed 10-or-so pages.
2. Put only one space after periods when punctuating sentences.
3. Add a Works Cited page and internal citations.
4. A footnote or endnote section is fine, if the author wants to incorporate one.
5. Literature papers should conform to the latest MLA Style Guide (8th edition).
6. If your discipline uses the APA Style Guide, please use the latest version.
7. Double-space the entire paper.
8. Use 1-inch margins on each side of page.

CCTE 2016 Donors

CCTE would like to make the following acknowledgements for generous contributions to CCTE and this year’s conference.

University of Texas at San Antonio
Daniel J. Gelo, Dean of College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Deborah D. Thomas, Assistant to the Dean, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Mark Bayer, Chair, Department of English
Letitia Castro, Administrative Associate, Department of English
Beta Omega chapter, Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society:
Eva Duran, Sheldon Baker, Dominique Avila, Dianyzel Mares, Gabriela Lemos
Calvin Hoovestol, Department of English

W.W. Norton, Doug Day

Pearson, Julie Morel

Macmillan Learning, Jill Burk

Wings Press, Bryce Milligan

Northeast Lakeview College, Jason Malcolm, English Department

Our Lady of the Lake University, Leah Larson, English Department

San Antonio College, Mike Burton, English Department

Trinity University, Claudia Stokes, Department of English

University of the Incarnate Word, Emily Clark, English Department

CCTE 2016 Award Winners

Trophy ClipartCCTE / TCEA 2016 Conference Paper Awards

The British Literature Award
Presented to
Yolanda Gonzalez, from McLennan Community College,
For her “The Unifying Power of Images in Book VI of William Wordsworth’s Prelude.”

The American Literature Award

Presented to
Charles Popp, Lamar University,
For his “Le Guin, Hegel, and a New Paradigm for ‘Those Who Walk Away From
Omelas’ “

The World Literature Award
Presented to
Kalyn Prince, Abilene Christian University
For her “Lancelot: A Man After David’s Own Heart”

The Robert Adger Law Award for Best Shakespeare Paper
Presented to
Kayla Sanderson, Abilene Christian University
For her “The ‘Invisible Tribunal’: Foucauldian Madness in King Lear

The L.D. Hendricks Award for Best Literature Paper by a Graduate Student
Presented to
Parker Gordon, Abilene Christian University
For his “Mythopoeiophony: The Creation Song as Fantasy World Building”

The Rhetoric Area Pedagogy Award
Presented to
Brandon Barnes, Trinity Valley Community College
For his “Bartlebys Among Us: Reflections on Pedagogy and the Will to Write”

The Randall Popken (Rhetoric) Award
Presented to
Tanja Stampfl, University of the Incarnate Word;
Susan Hall, University of the Incarnate Word;
and Letitia Harding, University of the Incarnate Word
For their “Transforming Thinking: The Power of Conversations about Writing”

The Creative Writing Award for Poetry
Presented to
Randall Compton, LeTourneau University
For his “Unsought Estates: Ten Poems”

The George Nixon Award for Best Prose
Presented to
Stan Coppinger, LeTourneau University

Texas College English Association Award
Presented to
Greg Giddings, Midwestern State University
For his “Masculinities and Role Models in McMurtry’s Horseman, Pass By

Frances Hernández Scholar-Teacher Award
Presented to
Jeffrey DeLotto, Texas Wesleyan University
For all his amazing work as a professor, as a writer, and for CCTE

2016 Conference Pictures

Literature Panels

Kayla Kori groupLiterature panel on Shakespeare and Dickens: (pictured from left to right): Kayla Sanderson, ACU; Melissa Mark Wilson, Tarleton State University; Anna Schaap, Tarleton State University; Kori Cowart, ACU

Tracee's panelLiterature panel on Post-Colonial Studies: (pictured from left to right): Jasa Rossau, Dallas Baptist University; Tracee Roe, ACU; Brianne Dayley, Texas Tech University; Penelope Ingram, University of Texas at Arlington

Daniel Archer's panel

Literature panel on Applications of Critical Theories: (pictured from left to right): Daniel Archer, ACU; Rachel Allison, Tarleton State University; Charles Popp, Lamar University; Yolanda Gonzales, McClennan Community College

Biblical texts panel

Literature panel on Biblical Themes: (pictured from left to right): Mark Patterson, ACU; Kalyn Price, ACU; Parker Gordon, ACU; Brent Gibson, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor

Laura Patterson's panel

Literature panel on Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings: (pictured from left to right): Deborah Kuhlmann, Wayland Baptist University; Cindy Marlow McClenagan, Wayland Baptist University; Laura Patterson, ACU; Maria O’Connell, Wayland Baptist University

President’s Forum Speakers: David Martin Davies and Yvette Benavides

David Martin Davies Yvette

Frances Hernández Teacher-Scholar Award Winner: 
Jeffrey DeLotto of Texas Wesleyan University

J DeLotto and M Quazi CCTE 2016

Jeffrey DeLotto and Moumin Quazi CCTE 2016

Shakespeare Award Winner: Kayla Sanderson with Moumin Quazi

Kayla Sanderson and M Quazi CCTE 2016


CCTE 2016

CCTE 2016 concluded successfully. Awesome presentations, good food, wonderful conversations, intelligent questions, and the best folks in the world were some of the positives.

Pictures will be posted as they are received. Award winners will be identified soon.

Thank you to everyone who came and made this conference such a great experience.


Conference Hotel 2016

The Menger Hotel Information
204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

T: (210) 223-4361

F: (210)228-0022

To phone in a reservation (800) 345-9285 Use group code CCTE2016 to get conference rate

To register online:
Go to, click on “Reservations” and then enter the dates you will check in and check out.
Click on “Enter your access or promotional code.”
Then click on “group code” and enter group code CCTE2016.
The next screen will ask you to select the type of room

Room rates per night are $115 for one king, two doubles, or two queen beds. Luxury suites are $209 per night.

Group Code: CCTE2016

Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night’s full deposit. Reservations cancelled after 48 hours prior to arrival will be assessed one night’s room and tax.

Check in and check out times
Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.

Deadline to make reservation
Committed guest rooms will be held until Monday, February 1, 2016 at which time they will be released. Reservations received after the deadline will be accepted on the basis of availability, even if the group block is filled.

Name changes
Name changes will only be accepted up to 18 hours prior to arrival.

Group rate
The group rate (obtainable with code CCTE2016) is honored three days before the group block starts and three days after the group block ends, based on availability.

Early departure
If any participant decides to leave earlier than the scheduled departure date, there will be a $75.00 early departure fee.

Parking at Menger Hotel
Parking rates are $20.00 Valet parking plus 8.25% tax. There are various city lots around the hotel from $12.00 to $20.00 per day.


There is a city shuttle called “Go Airport Shuttle” that leaves every 15-30 minutes from outside the baggage claim area at the San Antonio International Airport. The shuttle will make several hotel drop offs. Cost is $20.25 one way or $36.70 round trip.

Two to six people can ride the taxi for the price of one. Approximate fares, excluding gratuity, to the downtown business district from the airport range from $24 – $30.Taxis will charge a flat rate for one to three people. San Antonio offers multiple taxi services.

Downtown travel is a breeze on the streetcar, an open-air, authentic reproduction of a rail streetcar that traveled the streets of San Antonio more than 50 years ago. Four streetcar routes stop at top sights including the Alamo, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, La Villita, Sunset Station, the Southwest School of Art, the Institute of Texan Cultures, the King William Historic District and downtown shopping.

The downtown streetcar station at Convention Plaza provides convenient access for travelers. Order a streetcar pass online or purchase one at the Visitor Center. When you arrive in town, pick up a streetcar brochure in our lobby.

River Taxi
The River Taxi stops at 39 locations along the Riverwalk. Look for the river cruiser with the black and yellow checkered flag.

Directions to Menger Hotel
From the San Antonio International Airport
Leaving the airport, follow the signs to 281 South (also I-37) to downtown San Antonio. It is approximately 15-20 minutes depending on traffic. Entering the downtown area, take the exit marked Houston St/The Alamo. Go right on Houston St. to Bonham (two signals), turn left on Bonham.
From Dallas/Fort Worth, Waco Texas – Take I-35 South into downtown San Antonio to I-37. Merge right and take the I-37 South exit. Once on I-37 South, merge right and take the exit marked Houston St./The Alamo. Go right on Houston St. to Bonham (two signals), turn left at Bonham.

From Corpus Christi
Take I-37 North into downtown San Antonio. Take the exit marked Commerce St. Turn left on Commerce (going under the highway) and drive down to Alamo Plaza (three signals). Turn right on Alamo Plaza, then right on Blum Street (first signal).

From Houston
Take I-10 West into San Antonio to I-37. Merge right and get onto I-37 North. Stay in the right lane and take the exit marked Commerce St. Turn left on Commerce (going under the highway) and drive down to Alamo Plaza (three signals). Turn right on Alamo Plaza, then right on Blum Street (first signal).