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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

All interested graduate students are invited to submit a 250-word abstract for the Vernacular Symposium at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Panel proposals are also welcome; please include an abstract and short bio for each paper on the proposed panel. Submit your short bio and abstract to Catherine Greer at agreer11@utk.edu by November 30, 2017. Participants will be notified by December 31, 2017. More information is available on the symposium website: https://vernacularsymposium.wordpress.com.

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

Articles

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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