The essays in this anthology represent a cross-section of current scholarship examining the complex interplay between work, in its broadest theoretical conceptualization, and the world cultures in and through which this labor is performed. Although aimed primarily at an academic audience, the included essays, written in English, Spanish, and French, are also accessible to the curious layperson interested in looking at literature, theater, cinema, and philosophy through the lens of world languages and cultures. For more than thirty years, the Southeast Conference for Languages, Literatures and Film (SCFLLF) has been a premier platform for the discussion and dissemination of the latest scholarship in the Humanities, with emphasis on non-English area studies. The current volume showcases some of the most impactful papers originally presented at the 24th SCFLLF, held in St. Petersburg, Florida, in March of 2020.
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About the Author
Will Lehman is Professor of German and head of the Department of World Languages at Western Carolina University. His work has appeared in The Philosophy of Werner Herzog (M. Blake Wilson and Christopher Turner, eds.), A Companion to Werner Herzog (Brad Prager, ed.), A New History of German Cinema (Jennifer Kapczynski and Michael Richardson, eds.), Spatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (Jaimey Fisher and Barbara Mennel, eds.), and European Cinemas in the Television Age (Dorota Ostrowska and Graham Roberts (eds.).
Margit Grieb is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of South Florida. She has published a monograph on the intersections of film and new media, and articles and chapters on German-language television and film, as well as videogames, film restoration, and avant-garde film. Currently, she is working on a monograph analyzing the non-fiction cinema of Wim Wenders.
Yves-Antoine Clemmen is Professor of French at Stetson University. His research areas include general linguistics, 20th- and 21st-century Francophone literature, contemporary Francophone Belgian writers, and Grand-Guignol Theatre.