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 2019 KPA Conference is coming up on March 1-2, 2019 at the University of Pikeville.  The 2019 Call For Proposals and submission instructions are now posted on the event page, as well as booking information for the hotel.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is January 14, 2019, and the hotel block closes on February 1, 2019.  We hope to see you there!