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Assistant Professor of French
Department of World Languages and
Iowa State University
3102 Pearson Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2205
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Personal Statement: I
am a specialist of French and Francophone Cinemas. In the first phase
of my research, I focused primarily on
women's contemporary filmmaking and lifewriting of France, Algeria,
and Tunisia. More recently, I have begun to explore contemporary
first-person cinematic and literary narratives of diaspora produced in
France. In all my pursuits, I am particularly interested in the
performances of gender, subjectivity, identity, and more recently
"nation" on screen and in
print. Given these
research interests, my work is necessarily also interdisciplinary in
nature, intersecting with the domains of contemporary French and North
African literatures and cultures. I am a dedicated practitioner and always seek ways to explore how second-language
research study can directly inform teaching, especially in the design
of instructional materials. I am particulary interested in pedagogical
research questions concerning literacy-based approaches to the teaching
and learning of French langauge and French/ Francophone cinemas,
literatures, and cultures across all levels of the foreign-language
curriculum. I am also equally interested in where these approaches
connect with the use of technology inside and outside the classroom.
& Francophone Cinemas; Women's Filmmaking and Lifewriting of
France, Algeria, and Tunisia; Graphic Narratives; Feminist/Transnational Film and Literary
Theory; Gender Studies; Spectatorship; Genre Studies; Cultural Studies.
Teaching Interests: French
& Francophone Cinemas; 20th/21st-Century French & Francophone
Literatures; French Cultural Studies; French for Special Purposes; French Language
French Language Program Direction; GTA Training and Supervision; Design
of Pedagogical Materials and Curriculum Development; French Language
& Cultures for Professions Program Direction.
Courses Taught: Genre & Gender in French Crime Film; French and
Francophone Cinematic Art; Stars and Stardom in French Cinema; History
of French Cinema; French Cinema for Conversation and Composition;
Writing French; Modern French Literature; Introduction to Textual
Analysis in French; French for Business and Professions;
France and Francophone Worlds Today; Introduction to French Cultural
Phenomena; Representations of Femininity in the
and the 'Maghreb'; Basic French for Reading for Graduate Students; All
levels of French Language; Independent Study (Making Communicative
Language Teaching Happen).
- 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).
- "Framing the 'Minor' in Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's Persepolis (2007)." Contemporary French & Francophone Studies: SITES 15.3 (2011): 321-328.
- "Housework and Dance as Counterpoints in French-Tunisian
Filmmaker Raja Amari's 'Satin rouge' (2002)." Quarterly Review of Film
& Video 27.1 (2010): 1-13.
- "Integrating Language and Literature: Teaching Textual
Input and Output Activities and an Input-to-Output Approach." In. Foreign Language Annals 42.3 (2009): 454-468 (double columns).
- "A Writing Design: Using Abstracts in the Writing Process."
Review 82.6, May Special Issue on "Pedagogy" (2009): 103-115.
- "Assia Djebar as Film Theorist in 'Touchia: Ouverture' and Ces voix qui
m'assiègent." French Review
81:3 (2008): 60-68.
- Liaisons: An Introduction to French. (forthcoming, 2012) Cengage-Heinle. (1st-year textbook &
ancillaries with Wynne Wong, Edward Ousselin, and Bill VanPatten).
- Encore un pas: Intermediate French. (working
title) (forthcoming, 2013) Cengage-Heinle. (2nd-year textbook &
ancillaries with Wynne Wong, Anne Lair, and Bill VanPatten).
Dr. Stacey's ISU French Program Links:
For more information about Liaisons: An Introduction to French, please contact:
Timothy Deer, Senior Editorial Assistant - World Languages
Heinle Cengage Learning
20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210
*Click on the image above to visit the publisher's web page for the program.*