World Languages & Cultures | Weber-Fève, Stacey
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Stacey Weber-Fève is an Associate Professor of French. She came to Iowa State University in 2006 after completing her graduate schooling at The Ohio State University (Masters degree, 2001; Ph.D., 2006). A specialist of French and Francophone Cinemas, her early research focused mostly on the re/presentation of women (housewives, working mothers, revolutionaries) in women’s contemporary filmmaking and lifewriting in France, Algeria, and Tunisia. More recently, her agenda has expanded to the study of trans/national cinema through the theoretical lenses of Star Studies and Cinematic Comedy. Her research takes into account cinematographic constructions and performances of gender, subjectivity, identity, ethnicity and “nation” through women’s filmmaking, comedy,and stardom.

As a dedicated practitioner, Weber-Fève also seeks ways to explore how second-language research study can directly inform foreign language teaching, especially in the design of instructional support materials and curricula. In this second area of scholarship, she focuses on literacy-based approaches and input-to-output structuring to the teaching and learning of French language and French/Francophone cinemas, literatures, and cultures across all levels of the foreign language curriculum as well as where they intersect with the use of technology inside and outside the classroom.

In addition to serving as an active member of the Department of World Languages and Cultures and French Program in several roles, she is an active member of the ISU World Film Studies Program (WFS) and WLC Languages and Cultures for Professions Program (LCP). She also serves on the steering committee for the ISU Program in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Books, Textbooks, and Edited Anthologies

  • Re-hybridizing Transnational Domesticity and Femininity: Women’s Contemporary Filmmaking and Lifewriting in France, Algeria, and Tunisia (2010). Lexington Books in “After the Empire: The Francophone World and Postcolonial France.” Series Ed. Dr. Valérie Orlando (Professor of French, Univ. of Maryland—College Park). 239 pages. Out of print.
  • Liaisons: An Introduction to French, 2nd Edition (2017). Cengage-Heinle. Co-authored with W. Wong and B. VanPatten. (textbook + ancillaries).
  • Liaisons: An Introduction to French (2011). Cengage-Heinle. Co-authored with W. Wong, E. Ousselin, and B. VanPatten. 592 pages (textbook + ancillaries).
  • Being and Becoming Visible: Women, Performance, and Visual Culture (2010). Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. Co-edited with O. Mesropova. 264 pages.


Articles in Refereed Journals

  • ‘French Language and Cultures for Professions: A Case Study for the Twenty-First Century’ in French Review (2014) 87.3. 35-49.
  • ‘Framing the “Minor” in Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s “Persepolis” (2007)’ in Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: SITES (2011) 15.3, 321-328.
  • ‘Housework and Dance as Counterpoints in French-Tunisian Filmmaker Raja Amari’s “Satin rouge” (2002)’ in Quarterly Review of Film and Video (2010) 27.1, 1-13.
  • ‘Integrating Language and Literature: Teaching Textual Analysis with Input and Output Activities and an Input-to-Output Approach’ in Foreign Language Annals (2009) 42.3, 454-486 (double columns).
  • ‘A Writing Design: Using Abstracts in the Writing Process’ in French Review May 2009 Special Issue on “Pedagogy” (2009) 82.6, 103-115.
  • ‘Assia Djebar as Film Theorist in “Touchia: Ouverture” and Ces voix qui m’assiègent in French Review (2008) 81.3, 60-68.


Invited Articles/Interviews in Refereed Journals

  • ‘Teaching Language Through Film and Literature: Creating Connections’ in The Korean Language in America (2015) 19.1. 85-94.
  • Interview, Follow-Up Questions to “Teaching Language Through Film and Literature: Creating Connections” in The Korean Language in America. Conducted by So-young Kim. October 7, 2014. (2015) 19.1. 95-102.
  • French 101: Elementary French I
  • French 102: Elementary French II
  • French 301: French Writing and Grammar
  • French 302: Reading and Writing French
  • French 304: French for Global Professionals
  • French 320: France Today
  • French 326: Studies in French and Francophone Film
  • French 333: Studies in French and Francophone Literatures
  • French 370: French Studies in English
  • French 375: Francophone Studies in English
  • French 378: French Film Studies in English
  • French 378xw: French Film Studies in English (online)
  • French 440: Seminar in French Studies
  • WLC 278: Intro to Global Film

Seminars and Special Topics Course themes:

  • History of French Cinema
  • Hallmarks of French Cinema
  • Survey of French Film Genre in Theory & Practice
  • Survey of Contemporary French Cinema
  • Genre and Gender in French Crime Film
  • Stars and Stardom in French Cinema
  • The French and Francophone Food Film
  • Representations of Femininity in French and North African Literatures and Media
  • Online Course Improvement grant. (Amount: $3,000.00) Awarded by the Office of Engineering-LAS Online Learning at Iowa State University. September 2015.
  • LAS Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Initiative Award. (Amount: $5,000.00) Awarded by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Iowa State University. May 2015.
  • Online Course Development Grant. (Amount: $9,000.00) Awarded by the Office of Engineering-LAS Online Learning at Iowa State University. March 2013.

  • CEAH Research Fellowship (Amount: $5,000.00) Award bestowed by the Center for Excellence in Arts and Humanities, Iowa State University. 2010.

  • ISU Publication Subvention Grant. (Amount: $7,055.00) Awarded by the Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development at Iowa State University. November 2008.

  • TEACH Grant. (Amount: $1,200.00) Awarded by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State University. Octobers 2009, 2008.

  • Women’s Studies Mini-Grant. (Amount: $400.00) Awarded by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Iowa State University. October 2009.

  • LAS Small Grant. (Amount: $1,250.00) Awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. Septembers 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014.

  • ‘Strengthening French Language and Cultures for Professions’. (Amount: $5,000.00) Awarded by the Council on International Programs at Iowa State University. May 2008.

  • Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture (National Award): Award bestowed by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). 2015.
  • ISU Early Achievement in Teaching Award (All-University): Award bestowed by the Executive Vice-President and Provost’s Office, Iowa State University. 2010.

Affiliate Professor – World Film Studies

Affiliate Professor – Women’s and Gender Studies


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