First Annual Vernacular Symposium

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The editors of Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, & Culture are pleased to announce the first annual Vernacular Symposium. The symposium will be held February 23-24, 2018 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and will feature a keynote lecture by Brad Prager, Professor of German and Film Studies at the University of Missouri.

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, and 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 Keynote Lecture    (Lindsay Young Auditorium)

Bad Acting: On Testimonial Performance and Nazi Perpetrators                                              

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

 Saturday, February 24

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Pastries   (HSS 68)

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 Shumway Chair of Excellence in Romance Languages; Faculty Advisor, Vernacular: New Connections in Language, Literature, and 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

                                                    

 

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