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Assembly on Literature and Culture of Appalachia


  • To promote communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in teaching Appalachian literature and culture.
  • To present programs and special projects on this subject at NCTE conventions.
  • To encourage the development of research, experimentation and investigation of effective teaching and scholarship in Appalachian literature and culture.
  • To promote writing of articles and publication devoted to the topic.
  • To integrate the efforts of those with an interest in the subject.


  • More visibility for Appalachian Studies in one of the world's largest professional organizations.
  • Guaranteed session on Appalachian Literature and Culture at the annual NCTE meetings.
  • Recognition in NCTE publicity and mailings.
  • A journal devoted to Appalachian Literature and Culture: ALCA-Lines.
  • Enhancement of a sense of community among those of like interests.

An Affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English