Event Information

16th Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY)

Umbrales: Intersecciones disciplinarias / Limiares: Interseções Disciplinares / Thresholds: Disciplinary Crossroads

Conference date: February 16, 2024 (Hybrid)

Fees: Free of charge

To check the event schedule, click here

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University invites you to participate in its Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2024 (GRAPHSY). This year’s conference welcomes proposals within the theme of Umbrales: Intersecciones disciplinarias / Limiares: Interseções Disciplinares / Thresholds: Disciplinary Crossroads encouraging the submission of a broad range of research in the fields of Linguistics, Iberian and Latin American Literatures, and Cultures. Traditionally, both linguistics and literature have been defined by particular schools of thought into which knowledge has been compartmentalized. GRAPHSY 2024 invites us to bravely consider crossroads between disciplines not simply as meeting points, but rather as thresholds from which new possibilities for intellectual exploration can emerge.

This year, GRAPHSY provides an opportunity to present interdisciplinary work in literature or linguistics in combination with other fields of study, including (but not limited to) film and multimedia, comparative studies, cultural studies, architecture, visual arts, social sciences, journalism, language policy, critical pedagogies, and discourse studies. All graduate students will be able to give either presentations or poster sessions. Undergraduates will be considered for an exclusive undergraduate panel or poster sessions. Presentations will be 15 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions. There is no cost for presenters or registered attendees.

Linguistics: Matthew Kanwit, University of Pittsburgh
Literature and Cultural Studies: Christina Baker, Temple University

Campus Map
Map of Healy Hall

Hotels near campus
The Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center (located on campus, almost behind the ICC, across the street from on-campus restaurants. Rooms start at around $110 per night.)

Other options in the DC area include:
The Georgetown Inn
The Georgetown House DC
Red Lion Hotel
Glover Park Hotel Georgetown

You may also wish to consider Airbnb, where you can find rooms and apartments privately rented by individuals. Prices tend to be cheaper than hotels, ranging from $50 to $80 per night in the Georgetown area.

Find a map of dining options here.

More Uncommon Grounds (MUG – 3rd floor gallery, main floor)
Student-run coffee shop with pastries, pre-made sushi and sandwiches

Leavey Center
Chick-fil-A (Hoya Court, in the center hall of the Leavey Center)
Royal Jacket Deli (Hoya Court)
Crop Chop Salads (Hoya Court)
Starbucks (North Corridor area just beyond Hoya Court)
Vital Vittles (Next to the Student Credit Union)
Student-run grocery store with pre-packaged food

Darnall Hall
Epicurean and Co. & Sushi Bar
Self-service eatery – salad, pizza, wraps & sandwiches, buffet food

Healey Family Student Center (Located in New South Hall)
Bulldog Tavern
American-style tavern/pub food

El Centro (1218 Wisconsin Ave. NW)
The Tombs (1226 36th St NW)
Sweetgreen (3333 M St NW)
Chipotle (1837 M Street NW)
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls (1078 Wisconsin Ave NW)
Curry N Pie (1204 34th St NW)
Pizzeria Paradiso (3282 M St NW)
Falafel Inc (1210 Potomac St NW)

Coffee Republic Georgetown (3500 O St NW)
Pie Sisters (3423 M St NW)
Baked and Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW)
Georgetown Cupcake (3301 M Street NW)
Maman (1353 Wisconsin Ave NW)