Euro-Pudding, Transnationalism, Pop-Art…? A look at Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Cinéma-monde

Has French Cinema lost its roots and become a nondescript mass of so-called European film traditions? Is transnationalism just a weighted synonym for ‘international coproduction?’ Can
popular cinema also be art?

The European Studies Group will host an upcoming talk tackling these questions. “Euro-Pudding, Transnationalism, Pop-Art…? A look at Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s Cinéma-monde,” features guest speaker Stacey Weber-Fève, an associate professor of French at Iowa State University. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place from 12:00-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in 315 Phillips Hall.

Stacey Weber-Fève came to Iowa State University in 2006 after completing her graduate schooling at The Ohio State University (M.A., 2001; Ph.D., 2006). A specialist of French and Francophone Cinemas, her early research focused mostly on the representation of women (housewives, working mothers, and revolutionaries) in women’s contemporary filmmaking and life writing in France, Algeria, and Tunisia. More recently, her agenda has expanded to the study of transnational 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.

Learn more about Stacey Weber-Fève

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Roland Racevskis in advance at roland-racevskis@uiowa.edu.

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