Romance Studies Colloquium
October 14-16, 2004
Co-sponsored by Montclair State University at the Hyatt Regency on the Hudson, Jersey City, NJ
The 2004 Romance Studies Colloquium will take place from October 14 to 16 in Jersey City (NJ), in a spectacular setting overlooking the Hudson River and New York City. The colloquium will address the representations of celebration across the Romance literatures. Material, sociological, and theoretical implications of celebration will be considered. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches (painting, architecture, film, photography, theory, cultural studies and media) are actively encouraged. Topics from any period in the Romance literatures may include, but are not limited to the following:
CELEBRATION!: Carnival and other holidays, rites of passage, victory (military, sporting, political); commemoration of (national) heritage, regional identity, gay pride, religious belief; the theories of Bourdieu, Turner, Bakhtin; the rhetoric of celebration (ode, epithalamion, blason); literary representations of royal entries, banquets, weddings, rituals.
Proposals for twenty-minute papers (maximum one page, in English) should be sent to the contact below.
For more information and updates, please consult the conference web site.
The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2004
Prof. Elizabeth Emery
Department of French, German, and Russian
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
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