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:
- Publication opportunities in the Kentucky Philological Review
- Participation in our annual meeting and conference
- Collegial and friendly interactions with colleagues at other institutions in the region
- The Phil Krummrich Award for an outstanding paper by a graduate student
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 call for proposals will be posted on this site soon. We will also have registration and hotel information this fall.