Celebration! Romance Studies Colloquium (RoS2004)

Venue: Hyatt Regency on the Hudson

Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 14, 2004 End Date/Time: Oct 16, 2004
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 01, 2004
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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:

Dr. Elizabeth Emery
Department of French, German, and Russian
Montclair State University
Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
or by email to romancestudies2004@yahoo.com
For more information and updates, please consult the conference web site:

The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2004


2, Exchange Place
Jersey City
New Jersey
United States