Welcome to the web site of the Kentucky Philological Association, Kentucky’s premier organization for the study of language and literature! For over forty years we have brought together outstanding scholars and creative writers from around the region for stimulating critical discussions of literature and reading of original literary works. Our annual journal, the Kentucky Philological Review , represents the best literary critical works from each year’s conference and is indexed by the Modern Language Association.

Outstanding features of the KPA include:

We also offer leadership opportunities in a state-wide organization.  If you are not yet a member of the KPA, we invite you to join us!

The March 2021 KPA conference will be held virtually due to the Covid-19 situation.  Submissions for KPA 2021 are now open on the conference web page!  

Please keep an eye on this web site or follow our social media for further information about the conference and about registration.  We hope to virtually see you in March of 2021 for our very first virtual conference!