Our mission

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association is dedicated to the creation, advancement, and diffusion of the aesthetic practices and knowledge of ancient & modern languages, literatures, cultures, and the arts.

PAMLA hosts an annual conference, publishes two issues of its peer-reviewed journal, Pacific Coast Philology, and hosts online events and the PAMLA Arts Matter website.

PAMLA has existed as a Humanities non-profit association for over 120 years, and is the west coast affiliate of the Modern Language Association.

Anyone interested in creative writing, language, literary or cultural studies, or the arts may become a PAMLA member: see Membership.