Wecome to The Kentucky Philological Association!

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.

We hold a conference each year in March somwhere in Kentucky. This year's Kentucky Philological Association Meeting and Conference will be March 2 and 3, 2018, at Union College in Barbourville, KY. Here is a tentative agenda for the conference. We hope to see everyone there!

Conference hotel rates close today, February 15! Click here for conference hotel information.

If you're coming to the conference and you haven't registered, please do so at this link. Pre-registration for KPA 2018 will close at noon on Tuesday, February 20. If you can, please pre-register and pay with credit card; it helps the KPA out a lot so we don't have to float the cost of the catering until people pay at the conference.

The conference will start at 1pm on Friday March 2nd; there will be sessions Friday afternoon. The banquet, as always, will be Friday evening. Saturday there will be morning sessions, the KPA business meeting at noon (everyone is encouraged to attend), then afternoon sessions will run until approximately 5pm. If you're going to attend the business meeting on Saturday, here are the minutes from the September Executive Committee Meeting to review.


As most people know, the KPA had a problem with our web hosting provider in February 2018. We've parked the site on a temporary host through March 2018. After that, we will be moving to another hosting company. We apologise for the rather hasty nature of the changes.