Vernacular Symposium - Spring 2022

Theme: “Global Performativities: From Within and Without”
Date: March 3-4, 2022
Location: Hybrid event, with options for in-person (UTK, Knoxville) or virtual participation

The graduate students in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville are pleased to announce the fourth Vernacular Symposium which is scheduled to take place as a hybrid event, with options for in-person or virtual participation. We invite submissions from all areas of French, German, and Spanish Studies that widely interpret and investigate questions related to the conference theme. We are interested in research which engages one or more of the following issues in modern foreign language, literature, and cinema: • Borders and binaries • Performativity and gender • Language and performance • Transnational Studies • Transcultural and Intercultural Studies • Literature, performance, performativity • Noncanonical authors and artists While our journal is limited to graduate students, we invite both graduate students and faculty to submit a 250-word abstract for the Vernacular symposium. Panel proposals are also welcome; please include an abstract and short bio for each presenter on the panel. Submissions are not limited to the conference theme, but should be related to French, German, or Spanish Studies. For inquiries and submissions, contact Mallory Nischan at mnischan@vols.utk.edu by December 31, 2021. Along with abstracts and bios, please indicate whether you intend to present virtually or in-person. Participants will be notified by mid-January.