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Romance Languages Colloquium

Organization: Syracuse University
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, Graduate Conference, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, Lingustics, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2022-11-05 to 2022-11-05 Abstract Due: 2022-08-21

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



(Re)Imagining the Romance-speaking world: origins, space & memory.



November 5th, 2022


Submissions due: August 21st, 2022


Dr. Ilka Kressner

(University at Albany – SUNY)

Latin American, Caribbean & U.S. Latino Studies




Dr. Kressner scholarship and teaching examine Spanish American literature, film and visual arts (20th-21st centuries), from a variety of cultural and national contexts, often from a comparative perspective. She is interested in theoretical approaches to conceptions of space in art, intermediality, and ecocriticism. Her current book project analyzes the Latin American travel photographs by Jewish émigré artists Ellen Auerbach and Fritz Neugass (1950s–70s). She proposes that both photographers used their camera not mainly as means of recording, but of interaction that aimed at building “contact zones” with the people and realities encountered.



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.

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

•                Intersectionality

•                Linguistic Studies

•                Migration and Border Studies

•                Performance Studies

•                Queer Studies

•                Utopias/Dystopias

•                Violence and Trauma

•                Visual and Media Studies

Submission guidelines:


Papers may be in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Romanian. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250/300 words to romlangcolloquium@syr.edu  by August 21, 2022.

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.

As this is the colloquium’s first edition, no fee will be required from the participants.

Individual paper presentations should last no more than 20 minutes.




? Submissions due: August 21, 2022

? Decisions sent: September 5, 2022

? Confirmation of attendance by: October 1, 2022



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Giovanni Minicucci