Call For Papers
SCFLLF (March 6-7, 2020)
Abstracts for papers (and panels) for the 2020 SCFLLF are no longer 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). Our theme this year is: “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.)
- analyses of institutional discourse/professional communication
- output (oeuvres, works of art) of artists, authors, directors, etc.
- 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
Selected proceedings will be published in print in the fall of 2020. To view our previous publications, click here.
Abstracts are no longer being accepted. The deadline for proposal submission was December 1, 2019.