Call for Papers & Symposium


Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture is a scholarly journal that publishes works by current master’s and doctoral students who specialize in the fields of linguistics, literature, and cultural studies in their respective languages (usually, but not limited to, French, German, or Spanish).

Organized by graduate students in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures (MFLL) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), Vernacular is a peer-reviewed journal: submissions are evaluated by peer graduate students from different universities across the country. In addition, Vernacular is backed by an advisory board composed of distinguished professors.

Vernacular is dedicated to sharing current academic investigations and creative works by current graduate students in language, literature, and culture or in comparable disciplines from universities around the globe. The journal accepts high-quality submissions of scholarly essays, book reviews, interviews, and translations, as well as short stories and poetry. We welcome entries written in English, French, German, or Spanish.

Deadline for submissions: December 15, 2022
Next publication date: April 15, 2023

Vernacular Symposium - Spring 2023

Theme: TBD
Date: TBD
Location: TBD