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Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture is a journal organized by the graduate students in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee. It is dedicated to sharing current academic investigations and creative works of graduate students in comparable disciplines from universities across the globe. The journal accepts high-quality submissions of scholarly essays, book reviews, and interviews, as well as short stories and poetry.


Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2017

Next publication date: April 15, 2018

Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

ISSN 2381-7305


FIRST ANNUAL VERNACULAR SYMPOSIUM

February 23-24, 2018 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The first annual Vernacular Symposium will be held at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville February 23-24, 2018.More information is available on the symposium website: https://vernacularsymposium.wordpress.com.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23

1:30-4:00 Registration

2:30-3:30 Identity, Representation, and Americanization (Hodges 213)

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Magilow, Lindsay Young Associate Professor of German; Advisory Board, Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

Afro-German Identity, Media, and Americanism: SXTN’s Ich bin schwarz

Rudy Saliba

The Defiant Requiem: Appropriation and Americanization

Catherine Greer



4:00-5:30 Vernacular Keynote (Lindsay Young Auditorium)

On Bad Acting: Testimonial Performance and Nazi Perpetrators

Dr. Brad Prager, Professor of German and Film Studies, University of Missouri; Advisory Board, Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Pastries

9:00-10:30 Nationalism and Migration (HSS 68)

Moderator: Dr. Mary McAlpin, Professor of French and Associate Department Head, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

Du Bellay’s Linguistic Imaginary: The Symbolic Construction of a French Nation through Literary Imitation

Jodie Miller

Ben Jelloun’s Les raisins de la galère: Between Transhumance and Identity Crisis

Gerard Keubeung Fokou

Solar Empires and Space Travel in Eighteenth-Century French Literature

Erika Mandarino


10:30-10:45 Coffee Break


10:45-12:45 Parody, Gender, and Representation (HSS 68)

Moderator: Dr. Rudyard Alcocer, Associate Professor and Forrest and Patsy Shumway Chair of Excellence in Romance Languages; Faculty Advisor, Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture

The Actor as Imitator: Making Fun of El Jefe in Trópico de sangre

Haley Osborn

The Constraints of Masculinity in Mi compadre el General Sol

Kiko Scruggs

Perceptions of Female Labor and the Public Sphere in La Rampa and Cristina Guzmán

Holly Villines

Valor, mujer y agravio: Feminine Self-Representation and Self-Consciousness

Catalina Rojas


Current Volume: Volume 2 (2017)

It is our pleasure to introduce the second volume of Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture. This year, we were overwhelmed by the quality of the articles we received from graduate students from all over the world. We would like to thank the contributors for trusting our journal, as well as the compelling work of our reviewers. Finally, we would like to show appreciation to the professors on the editorial board, and special thanks to Dr. Rudyard Alcocer for his mentoring and guidance throughout the academic year. Nicolas Portugal, Editor-in-Chief

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Poesi-a
Meriam E. Pacheco Salazar

Collaborators, Volume 2

Holly Gary M.A. Student, The University of Tennessee

Adrien Lievin M.A. Student, The University of Tennessee

Joy Hancock Ph.D. Student, The University of Tennessee

Jerry Scruggs Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tennessee

Jessica Blanco-Marcos Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tennessee

Holly Villines Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tennessee

Andrea Perales Ph.D. Student, The University of Tennessee

Maitland Dunwoody M.A. Student, The University of Tennessee

Ennio Nuila Ph.D. Student, The University of Illinois

Haley Osborn Ph.D. Student, The University of Tennessee

Paúl Penaherrera Ph.D. Student, The University of Tennessee

Dan Higgins Ph.D. Student, The University of Missouri