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TROPOS (way of life, manner, style) is a non-profit student organization representing the graduate students of the Department of Romance and Classical Studies and the graduate students of German at Michigan State University.

As part of our efforts to provide graduate students from across the field with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in scholarly dialogue and publication, TROPOS publishes a journal on a regular basis.  From literature and cinema to linguistics and creative writing pieces, we hope our readers are inspired, entertained, and provoked to thought.

TROPOS was first published in 1971 and is one of the longest graduate student-edited journals in Romance Studies in North America. TROPOS constitutes an effort to create an intellectual space where graduate students could share their ideas. Along these years, the TROPOS journal has been organized, written, and published exclusively by our department’s graduate students and its continuity depends upon the tenacity of the editorial team, advisors, and the rest of the student body. 


Call for Submissions

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies at Michigan State University invites contributions from scholars and researchers from all backgrounds in areas within the arts and humanities including but not limited to literary studies, cultural studies, linguistics, media and film studies, visual studies, and women’s and gender studies.

Contributions in English, French or Spanish are welcomed. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2023. 

View the TROPOS Journal Call for Papers 2023 Poster or the TROPOS Submission Guidelines 2023 for more detailed information.

The Executive Board

Maria Bonete Escoto

Vanessa Weller


Kailey Henderson 

Faculty Advisor 
Gabriela Alfaraz 

The Tropos Journal

The TROPOS Journalwelcomes interdisciplinary papers and presentations in literary studies, cultural studies, visual arts, film and media studies, gender studies, and linguistics related to the Romance-speaking world. More information on the next issue will be forthcoming.

Contact Us:

TROPOS, Graduate Student Conference and Journal

619 Red Cedar Rd.
B-331 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-355-8350

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/troposmsu
Instagram: @gsa_tropoDecemebre 

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