The association was founded in 1977.
The association has 594 members in 2011.
Apart from professors and lecturers, assistants, it also welcomes part-time teachers and advanced students, as long as they hold a Ph.D.
The current Chairperson of the association is Prof. Dr Klaus
Stierstorfer, Head of Department of the “Englisches Seminar” and Vice
Dean of Philology at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster.
The association holds an annual conference.