College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Sheila Turek
Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Laurentide Hall 3104
  • Phone: (262) 472-1066
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  • Department(s): Languages & Literatures
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B.A., George Mason University

M.A., George Mason University

Ph.D., University of Maryland



French Language, Grammar, Phonetics, Business French, Travel Study, Literature



Beginning French, Intermediate French, Advanced French, Business French, Phonetics, Conversation, Paris Travel Study, Civilization, Literature



“Gay Characters in the Margins: Gender-Based Stereotypes in Subtitled French Films,” The Journal of Popular Culture 45. 1020-40 (October 2012)

“Representations of Women in Subtitled Films: L’Auberge espagnole and La Vie rêvée des anges,French Cultural Studies 22.2 (May 2011).

“Foreigners in the Margins: English Subtitles in Inch’Allah dimanche,French Review 83.3 (February 2010).

"The Foreigner in Subtitled French Film." Popular Culture Association, San Francisco, CA, March 19-22, 2008.
"Pedes, gouines et homosexuals: Gender-Based Stereotypes of Gay Characters in Subtitled French Films," 14th Annual Lavender Languages and Linguistics Conference, American University, Washington, DC, February 9-11, 2007.
"Voices in the Mangrove: Code switching as the Twentieth Narrator in Maryse Conde's Traversee de la Mangrove," Association of French Language Studies annual conference, Aston University, Birmingham, England, September 2004.