Dear Colleagues,


Please accept my apologies for cross-posting and share with your colleagues as you see fit.


The deadline for abstract submission for the 24th SCFLLF (Southeast Conference for Foreign Languages, Literature, and Film) in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 6-7 has been extended to Dec. 1.


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 crime shows, 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 “presuming”; 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.


To submit a proposal for a single paper or a full panel submit here online:


Best regards,


Will Lehman

SCFLLF Co-Organizer




Will Lehman, PhD

Associate Professor 

Department of World Languages

Western Carolina University

McKee 118 – 286 Central Drive

Cullowhee, NC  28723


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