Who Are We?

The College Language Association, founded in 1937 by a group of Black scholars and educators, is an organization of college teachers of English and world languages, which serves the academic, scholarly, and professional interests of its members and the collegiate communities they represent.

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The Benefits of Membership

The College Language Association offers space to engage in collaborative research as well as critical conversations on language, literature, and culture. In addition to becoming a part of this ever-growing community, you will be able to:


Latest Release: CLAJ 64.1

The College Language Association Journal (ISSN 0007-8549) is a multilingual, peer-reviewed, and bi-annual publication. It is issued in both March and September of each year. It is committed to offering critical perspectives and new developments in the analysis of language, literature, as well as cultural studies. CLAJ publishes critical essays, interviews, and book reviews. Peruse our open access issues today.

We are pleased to announce the release of our latest issue CLAJ Issue 64.1: "Blackness and Disability: This. Is. The. Remix. or I Thought I Told You That We Won’t Stop," a special issue guest-edited by Dr.Therí A. Pickens.