Kentucky Philological Association 2023 Conference

deadline for submissions: 
December 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Kentucky Philological Association
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The Kentucky Philological Association is pleased to invite proposals for panels or 20-minute presentations of original creative or scholarly work on any topic of language, literature, or pedagogy for our next conference, which will take place at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, on March 3-4, 2022. Proposals may be submitted through our website through December 31, 2022 (please note that this is a firm deadline).

Proposals tied to our conference theme, RECOVERY (broadly construed), are particularly welcome. All papers presented may be submitted for publication in the Kentucky Philological Review.

For this year’s plenary session, we are proud to present DR. HEATHER FOX of Eastern Kentucky University, author of Arranging Stories: Framing Social Commentary in Short Story Collections by Southern Women Writers (University Press of Mississippi, 2022).


Who We Are: The KPA was founded in 1973 to support scholarship in literature, writing, languages, and related academic fields. We hold an annual conference that travels around the state of Kentucky, and we publish The Kentucky Philological Review.

Our Conference: Our annual conference takes place each spring and features paper presentations from a variety of disciplines: literary studies of all periods, traditions, and approaches; classics; rhetoric; composition; pedagogy in language and literature; professional issues pertinent to language arts; and creative writing. While we’ve traditionally featured presentations in these areas, we’re also interested in related disciplines; scholars in linguistics, modern languages, philosophy, or any other field that touches on how language has shaped our world are welcome. The conference presents extensive opportunities for networking and social interaction, including our annual banquet, as well as professional development opportunities. We also feature plenary speakers representing some of the finest writers and scholars in our region.

Who Participates: Recent years have seen participants from around Kentucky and several neighboring states. Faculty at all levels, independent scholars and writers, and graduate students have presented, as well as advanced undergraduates with faculty sponsorship.

Our Review: The Kentucky Philological Review is published annually and is comprised of the best essays presented at KPA, as reviewed by the Editorial Board. As of 2019, KPR has also included selected creative works presented by KPA writers. KPR is MLA-indexed.

What We Can Offer Your Program: KPA is a multi-disciplinary and collegial organization where scholars and writers can present their work to an engaged audience. Faculty can make connections with other scholars throughout the area. Students—graduate and undergraduate—can gain valuable experience presenting in a scholarly environment. All participants can be considered for inclusion in KPR. And everyone gets the opportunity to promote learning and scholarship in Kentucky and the surrounding region.

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