All students, but particularly those who intend to pursue a career in academe, are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to read papers at professional conferences or to submit their works for publication. MA students may wish to "get their feet wet" by participating in conferences intended uniquely for graduate students. The following is a sample of opportunities available:
Geis Student Research on Women Conference: University of Delaware
Usually held in the Spring, with proposals due in March, papers in April. Open to all students, female and male, whose topic of research is women or gender-related issues. Papers must be in English. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Office of Women's Affairs.
Catholic University of America Foreign Language conference in March
Call for papers in the Fall which may be in either English or the target language. Each paper is limited to a twenty-minute reading time. For more information, contact: Patricia Hannon at (202) 319-5240.
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
A professional conference with a day set aside for graduate students. Held in late April. Twenty-minute (10-12 pp.) papers may be read in the French, German, Spanish or English.
University of Pennsylvania, Romance Languages Department
Held in the Spring, with proposals due in the Fall.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Conference on Romance Literatures is held in February, with proposals due in December. A separate sheet of paper needs to be included with the proposals which includes the following information: title of paper, name, academic affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. Papers may be submitted in any Romance language, but English is preferable. The reading time is limited to 20 minutes (10-12 pages).