About PAMLA

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), founded as the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast in 1899, is the western regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association (MLA). PAMLA hosts an annual scholarly Humanities conference for approximately 800 to 1,000 PAMLA members.

PAMLA is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of ancient and modern languages, literatures, and cultures. In addition to its annual conference, PAMLA publishes two annual issues of Pacific Coast Philology, its peer reviewed scholarly journal, and hosts PAMLA Arts Matter and PAMLevents.

Anyone interested in language and literary studies may become a PAMLA member: see Membership for further information. Please browse this site to learn about our Association’s activities, resources, and procedures.