2nd Romance Languages Colloquium - Graduate Conference

Humanities, Literature & Arts (General) Language & Linguistics Literature & Writing Culture

A Graduate Student Conference presented by the Syracuse University Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics  



Tangled Voices, Vibrant Writings, and Restless Narratives of the Romance Speaking-World 


November 3 & 4th, 2023 

Submissions due: September 8, 2023 



The Graduate Student Committee of the Syracuse University, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics is pleased to welcome paper submissions for the following areas: 

In linguistics we are looking for papers that address any form of linguistics research including, but not limited to: theoretical linguistics (phonetics & phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax), applied linguistics (language teaching & language acquisition, pragmatics, discourse analysis, translation studies, socio- and psycholinguistics), historical and comparative linguistics. Moreover, presentations might include any Romance language(s) of your choice, as long as linguistics is a concern within the chosen language (e.g. French phonology, Italian syntax, Spanish morphology).  

In literature and culture we are open to a range of paper topics dealing with Hispanic & Lusophone literatures and cultures, French literature and Francophone Studies, Italian Studies and any Romance language(s). We encourage proposals to explore topics in the context of Peninsular, Latin American, Mediterranean, Caribbean, African, or Trans-Atlantic regions. All work should be original and previously unpublished.  

We invite  university researchers and master's and doctoral students to present their work, following the proposed topics. 



Topics of interest and approaches may include, but are not limited to, the following fields and themes: 

  • Colonial, Decolonial, and Postcolonial Studies 

  • Ecocriticism 

  • Environmental Humanities 

  • Feminist Studies  

  • Gender and Women’s Studies 

  • Geocriticism 

  • Global Studies 

  • Historical Memory 

  • Digital humanities 

  • Intersectionality 

  • Linguistic Studies 

  • Migration and Border Studies 

  • Performance Studies 

  • Queer Studies 

  • Utopias/Dystopias 

  • Violence and Trauma 

  • Visual and Media Studies 

  • Artificial Intelligence: Potential Transformation 



Submission guidelines: 

Papers may be in English, Spanish, French. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250/300 words to romlangcolloquium@syr.edu by September 8, 2023.  

In the body of your email message, please include your name, area(s) of study, email address, home institution and department, title of your presentation, abstract and short bio. 

Individual paper presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.  

The Romance Language Colloquium will be a hybrid event ( in-person and virtual)  to be presented at Syracuse University. Outside U.S. presentations will be prioritized for online attendance. 




● Submissions due: September 8, 2023 

● Decisions sent: September 15, 2023 

● Confirmation of attendance by: October 4, 2022 



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