Welcome! Benvenuti! Bienvenidos! Bienvenue!

The Graduate Romance Association of the Department of Romance Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would like to welcome professors, students, and independent scholars to the website for the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies. Over the past twenty-one years, our conference has grown tremendously and is now one of the largest conferences in the country coordinated entirely by graduate students. Each year, professors and graduate students from all over the globe present papers on literature, film, and interdisciplinary topics in French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

This year, we are taking advantage of the shift in our Department's focus--reflected in our name change from "Languages and Literatures" to "Romance Studies"--to re-envision our long-standing conference. Principal among our changes, we now request that all papers be presented in English. A common presentation language allows us to be more inclusive as we move towards an interdisciplinary conference defined thematically rather than by language.

The title of this year's conference is Taste and Text(ure). It will be held March 31-April 2, 2016.

Abstract submissions for the 2016 Carolina Conference will be accepted via email at ccrs2016@gmail.com.  *Please use the pre-formatted abstract submission template

You may read the call for papers here.


We look forward to welcoming you to Chapel Hill this spring,

Your CCRS Committee Members:




Please direct any questions to us at ccrs2016@gmail.com.