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Tropos conference.jpgThe TROPOS Conference welcomes interdisciplinary papers and presentations in literary studies, cultural studies, visual arts, film and media studies, gender studies, and linguistics related to the Romance-speaking world. Papers may be presented in Spanish, French, or English.

Presentations and/or papers not exceed twenty minutes (8 pages approximately) in order to allow time for discussion. Selected papers may be considered for publication in the forthcoming issue of Tropos journal.  

200-250 word abstracts of proposed papers should be submitted by the deadline announced in the “Call for papers". Specify the language (English, French, Spanish) of presentation. Presentation title and abstract should be accompanied by: complete contact information:  complete name, mail address, email address, institutional affiliation (graduate program, department, and institution).

Acceptance of paper proposal are sent by e-mail within two weeks of the deadline noted in the “Call for papers.” Information on programming, lodgment, and conference fee will be sent after acceptance.

The 17th TROPOS Graduate Conference will take place October 12-13, 2018 with the topic “Whose Reality? Representing and Represented Identities in Arts and Politics”. 

The conference will welcome Alison James, Associate Professor of French Literature (University of Chicago) as a keynote speaker. Download the Call for Paper here.

Pre-Registration Conference fee (prior to October 12th): $25.00

On-Site Registration Conference fee (October 12th & 13th): $30.00

17th TROPOS Graduate Conference Program

 Past TROPOS Graduate Conferences

15th Tropos Annual Conference: Politics of Language: Exploring and Translating Identities in an Era of Globalization. February 28, 2015.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Michael Roessner, University of Munich, Germany.
14th Tropos Annual Conference: Peripheral Discourses. Constructing Alternative Identities. March 22, 2014.
Keynote speaker: Lawrence LaFontaine-Stokes, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


13th Tropos Annual Conference: Globalization and Its Conflicts. March 16, 2013.
Keynote speaker: Alek Toumi, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point.


12th Tropos Annual Conference: Borders and Intersections. Strategies and Tensions of Liminal States in Interstitial Spaces. March 31, 2012.
Keynote speaker: Harriet Turner, University of Nebraska, Lincoln