People

Cybelle McFadden

Ph.D., Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Advisor in French

336.334.3335
cmwilken@uncg.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. in Romance Studies, Duke University, 2005
    • Major Field: French Literature and Film
    • Minor Field: Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies
  • M.A. in Romance Studies, Duke University, 2001
    • Fulbright Scholar, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1997-1998
  • BA in French, Summa Cum Laude, 1997, The College of William & Mary
    • Major: French Literature and Film
    • Second Major: Women’s Studies

Curriculum Vitae


Research/ Teaching Interests

  • Contemporary French and Francophone film, video, visual art, and literature
  • Contemporary French and Francophone culture
  • Twentieth-century French women’s film and literature
  • Feminist theory
  • Film theory

Selected Publications

  • Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle, and Maïwenn. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014 (paperback 2016).
  • “Technology, Resistance, and Franco-Arab Transculturalism in Nadia El Fani’s Bedwin Hacker.”
    Contemporary French Civilization 38.1 (2013): 1-21.
  • “Reflected Reflexivity in Jane B. par Agnès V.,” Quarterly Review of Film & Video 28 (2011): 307-324.
  • “Franco-Algerian Transcultural Tension and National Allegories, South Atlantic Review 74.2 (2009): 112-128.
  • No Sex Last Night: The Look of the Other.” Intermédialités 7 (2006): 111–125.
  • “Body, Text, and Language: Wittig’s Struggle for the Universal in Les Guérillères.” Women in French Studies 12 (2004): 70–84.

cybelle1Honors and Grants

  • Scholars’ Travel Fund, UNCG, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Faculty First Summer Scholarship Support Award, UNCG, Summer 2017
  • Research Assignment for book project, Screening Racialized France: Immigration, Discrimination, and Citizenship in Contemporary French Cinema, UNCG, Spring 2017
  • Proposal Preparation Program, UNCG, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Kohler Fund, International Programs Center, UNCG, 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • College of Arts & Sciences International Travel Fund, UNCG, 2008, 2015, and 2017
  • QEP Global Engagement Course Development Award for FRE 303 Francophone Cultures: An Introduction, UNCG, September 2016
  • Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honors Society, UNCG, April 2016
  • Regular Faculty Grant, UNCG, 2015–2016 and 2009–2010
  • International Travel Fund, International Programs Center, UNCG, Summer 2008
  • Mini-Grant, Teaching and Learning Center, UNCG, 2007
  • Pensionnaire Étrangère, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 2001-2002
  • Fulbright Scholar, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1997–1998
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, The College of William & Mary, 1997
  • Phi Beta Kappa, The College of William & Mary, 1996
  • Pi Delta Phi, National French Honor Society, The College of William & Mary, 1996

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Invited Lectures

  • “Cadrages féminins, caméras incarnées: Varda, Akerman, Cabrera, Calle et Maïwenn,” Université d’Angers, March 2017.
  • “Immigration, intégration et classes sociales: la représentation des Italiens dans
    le cinéma français des années 30 aux années 50,” Université Paris-Sorbonne, February 2017.
  • “Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras.” Duke University, February 2016.
  • “Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras.” UNC-Wilmington, September 2014.

Selected Conference Papers

  • Aging Bodies in Michael Haneke’s Amour: Sensibility, Senses, and Cinematic Knowledge. NECS—Network for European Cinema and Media Studies, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, July 2017.
  •  “Race and Place in Claire Denis’s Chocolat and White Material: The Colonial Past and
    The Postcolonial Present.” World Cinema and Television in French Conference, University of Cincinnati, September 2016.
  • “Multicultural France Through Film: Thresholds of Colonial Legacies, Immigration,
    and vivre ensemble.” 20th–21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, St. Louis, March 2016.
  • “Franco-Arab Cinema: Transnational and Transcultural Crossings.” 40 Years of Contemporary French Civilization Conference, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, September 2015.
  • Jeanne Dielman: The Confined Domestic Female Body and 1970s Feminist Visual Culture.” Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Seattle, March 2014.
  • “Vulnerable Postcolonial and Aging Bodies in Haneke’s Caché and Amour.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, January 2014.
  • “Sophie Calle: The Artist as Trace.” 20th–21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2013.
  • “Maïwenn’s Faux Reflexivity: Fake Documentary and the Female Director.” Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, March 2013.
  • “Images, Immigration, and Transnational Crossings in Nadia El Fani’s Bedwin Hacker.” Transatlantics 2012, University of South Carolina, March 2012.
  • Quand la ville mord: Gendered Survival and Urban Space.” 20th–21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, University of San Francisco, April 2011.
  • “On Both Sides of the Camera: The Body of the Artist in Les Plages d’Agnès.” MIFLC, Furman University, October 2009.
  •  “Teaching Culture in the College Classroom: Marginalization and National Identity in Three Contemporary Belgian Films.” AATF Annual Convention, Liège, Belgium, July 2008.
  • “Franco-Algerian Allegories of Limits in Caché and L’Autre côté de la mer” for panel “Ambiguous Limits in Contemporary Cinema and Literature,” 20th–21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium, Georgetown University, March 2008.

Films

  • The Unexpected Roommate, 16mm, Duke University, 1999
  • Playing in the Cemetery, 16mm, Duke University, 1998
  • Qui ose regarder? video, Atelier des jeunes cinéastes, Brussels, 1997-1998

Teaching Experience

Courses

Undergraduate Courses for Non-Majors

  • FRE 101: Beginning French I
  • FRE 204: Intermediate French II
  • FRE 222: Explorations in French Literature: English Versions
    Topic: “French Feminisms”
    Cross-listed as WGS 450.03

cybelle3Undergraduate Courses for Minors and Majors

  • FRE 301: Advanced French
  • FRE 312: French Conversation and Culture
  • FRE 315: Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • FRE 332: Introduction to French Civilization and Culture
  • FRE 353: Survey of French Literature

Undergraduate Courses for Advanced Majors and Graduate Students

  • *FRE 454: Topics in Modern Literature
    Topic: “Adultery in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century French Literature” (Fall 2007)
    Topic: “Modern French Theater” (Fall 2008)
  • *FRE 455: Topics in French Literature and Film
    Topic: “Entering into the Text and Video” (Spring 2011)
    Topic: “The Body, Gender, Race, and Representation” (Fall 2009 and Fall 2012)
    Topic: “Franco-Arab Literature and Film” (Fall 2013 and Spring 2015)
  • FRE 498: Directed Study in French/Francophone Literature and Film
  • FRE 532: French/Francophone Civilization and Culture: “The City: Paris, Marseille, Brussels, Algiers, Dakar, and Montreal”
  • FRE 556: Topics in Theater
    Topic: “Language, Social Classes, and the Other” (Fall 2011 and Spring 2014)
  • FRE 562:  Studies in Film Genre
    Topic: “Franco-Arab Cinema” (Spring 2009)
    Topic: “Francophone Cinema” (Spring 2010)
    Cross-listed as WGS 450.04
    Topic: “Images of Africa in Film” (Spring 2012)
    Team-taught with Dr. Colleen Kriger (HIS 581)
    Topic: “Race, Place, and the Republic” (Fall 2016)
  • FRE 599: Community-Based Service Learning in Francophone Studies (Fall 2009 and Spring 2015)
  • LLC 568: African History and Cultures Through Film (Spring 2016, Spring 2018)
    Team-taught with Dr. Colleen Kriger (HIS 568)
  • LLC 598: Community-Based Service Learning (Spring 2015)
    Cross-listed as FRE 599, SPA 499, and SPA 697

Graduate Courses

  • FRE 653: Twentieth-Century French Literature Seminar: “Writing the Body”
  • *FRE 693: Topics in Modern Literature:
    Topic: “Adultery in Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century French Literature” (Fall 2007)
    Topic: “Modern French Theatre” (Fall 2008)
    Topic: “Entering into the Text and Video” (Spring 2011)
    Topic: “The Body, Gender, Race, and Representation” (Fall 2012)
    Topic: “Gendered Frames, Embodied Cameras” (Fall 2014)
    Cross-listed as WGS 450.02
    Topic: “Survey of French Literature” (Fall 2015)
    Topic: “Race, Place, and the Republic” (Fall 2016)

*Both FRE 454 and 455 were regularly co-convened with FRE 693.

Masters Theses Directed