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Each spring semester, Romance Studies doctoral students organize an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, with a new theme chosen annually. The conference attracts participants from across the country, and from abroad as well.

The latest information about the conference can be found below.


  • RS Grad Students Announce 2022 Conference Theme

    November 1, 2021

    Romance Studies graduate students have announced the them for their spring 2022 conference:  Knots. Knots simultaneously are sources of friction and unity, existing concurrently to intertwine and imprison, to pull in... [ More ]

  • RS Grad Conference This Weekend!

    April 12, 2021

    The Romance Studies Graduate Students invite the RS community to attend their annual conference, to be held this weekend. Date:  Saturday, April 17 Start Time:  8:30 am Theme:  Mobility/Mutability PDF... [ More ]

  • Annual Graduate Student Conference Coming Soon!

    April 6, 2021

    The annual RS Graduate Student conference is coming up soon! This year's conference, to be held April 17, examines the theme of 'Mobility/Mutability'. The keynote address will be given by... [ More ]

  • RS Grad Conference: Mobility & Mutability

    November 24, 2020

    Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference April 17th, Spring 2021 - Virtual format Mobility/Mutability "Isn’t it really quite extraordinary to see that, since man took his first step, no one has asked himself... [ More ]

  • RS Grad Students Hold Conference Online

    April 13, 2020

    Every year in the spring semester, the Romance Studies graduate students organize a conference around a theme pertinent to the study of literature. This year, impacts of Covid-19 forced them... [ More ]

  • 2020 RS Graduate Student Conference Schedule

    March 25, 2020

  • March 24, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 graduate student conference is being transitioned to an online format. More details to come, will be posted on this page!