Welcome! Benvenuti! Bienvenidos! Bienvenue!

The Graduate Romance Association of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill would like to welcome professors, students, and independent scholars to the Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures website. Over the past nineteen 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.

The title of this year's conference is Building Connections: The Changing Face of Romance Studies. It will be held April 3-5, 2014. Keynote addresses will be delivered by Arturo Arias (Spanish), Barbara Spackman (Italian), Horacio Castellanos Moya (Spanish), Nathalie Debrauwere-Miller (French), and this year's invited artist Andrea Segre.

Abstract submissions for the 2014 Carolina Conference are now being accepted: abstracts are accepted via the online application system only.  *Please use the pre-formatted abstract submission template

You may read the call for papers here.

NOTE: Please use our online application & registration system if you would like to do any of the following:

  • Submit an abstract to the CCRL after reading the Call for Papers
  • Check the status of your submission
  • Register for the banquet

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

Coordinators Tessa Gurney (Italian), Mary Greenwood (French), and Carlos Abreu-Mendoza (Spanish and Portuguese)

Please direct any questions to us at ccrlregistrations@unc.edu