Polyglot Cinema brings together a diverse group of scholars from Europe, Canada and the USA, resulting in a dynamic account of plurilingual migrant narratives in contemporary films from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain. In addition to the close analysis of key films, the essays cover theories of translation and language use as well as central paradigms of cultural studies, especially those of locality, globality and post-colonialism. The volume marks a transdisciplinary contribution to the question of cultural representation within film studies.
Verena Berger teaches Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Vienna. Her main research field is Film Studies and she recently co-published with Mercè Saumell Escenarios compartidos: Cine y teatro en España en el umbral del siglo XXI (2009).
Miya Komori is a lecturer at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business. Her main research interests include semiotics, language and culture contact in Hispanic studies.