Call for Papers – 24th SCFLLF (USF-St. Petersburg, Florida) on March 6-7, 2020

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Department of World Languages, University of South Florida
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Call for Papers – 24th SCFLLF (USF-St. Petersburg, Florida) on March 6-7, 2020

Abstracts for papers (and panels) for the SCFLLF are now being considered. SCFLLF welcomes papers on all aspects of literature, linguistics, culture, philosophy, cultural history, film, second language acquisition and pedagogy pertaining to non-English languages (ancient and modern). We would like to encourage (but not limit submissions to) a working theme: “work” and “labor” in its broadest understanding, including:

  • representations of work/labor in literature, film, and works of art
  • representations of specific professions (e.g. the detective in “Krimis,” the chef in cooking shows, etc.)
  • the language of work/labor (linguistic or philosophical considerations)
  • work/labor and gender issues
  • the work of authors, artists, and film workers
  • the work of the literary and film scholar and the translator
  • migration and work
  • inability to work, e.g. for refugees, the disabled/special needs
  • non-work: unemployment, refusal to work, idleness, leisure
  • representation of labor organizations and laws
  • the work that literature, film, and art perform in society
  • absence of work, e.g. when computers grade, write, and translate
  • invisible labor in the language classroom
  • languages and the workplace (e.g. learning/teaching Chinese for business)
  • fantasy of learning foreign languages without any labor (e.g. programs that promise the learning of languages in one’s sleep, or fluency in mere weeks, etc.)
  • output (oeuvres, works of art) of artists, authors, directors, etc.
  • analyses of institutional discourse/professional communication
  • work and digital media: user-generated content and the language of prosuming; language and social media influencers; newer forms of labor on digital media platforms

The keynote speaker is Barbara Mennel (University of Florida)

Selected proceedings will be published in print. To view previous publications, click here.

The deadline for proposal submission is November 1, 2019.

To submit a proposal for a single paper (max. 250 words) or a full panel submit here online:


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