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Contemporary Approaches to World Languages and Cultures

Selected Proceedings of the 21st Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film

by Margit Grieb, Will Lehman, and Yves-Antoine Clemmen (editors)

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2015
Pages: 214
ISBN-10: 162734571X
ISBN-13: 9781627345712
Categories: Language, Literature & LinguisticsLanguage & LingusiticsLanguage & Lingusitics

Abstract

The biennial Southeast Conference on Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Film (SCFLLF), supported by a generous grant from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida and the administrative support of the USF Department of World Languages, convened for the 21st time on February 21-22, 2014. The conference, which has been held in various locations throughout Florida since 1983, featured 60 speakers from the US and abroad who shared their research on various topics related to literature, film, culture, language learning, and linguistics. The conference did not feature a specific theme in order to encourage the sharing of a wide array of topics, interests, investigations, and formats that stimulate productive conversations and discussions among divergent fields, languages, and historical periods, resulting in collaborations and connections that continue beyond the conference meeting. In the spirit of showcasing eclectic scholarship and fostering interdisciplinarity, the 21st SCFLLF featured 20 sessions that focused on cultural and linguistic output in languages as diverse as Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.

About the Author

Dr. Margit Grieb, Associate Professor of German, received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida and joined the University of South Florida in Tampa in 2003 where she also directs the Film Studies Certificate Program.

Will Lehman is the Department Head of World Languages and the principal instructor of German at Western Carolina University.

Yves-Antoine Clemmen is a Professor and Chair of World Languages and Cultures (French) at Stetson University.