Presentation

André Gaudreault is a professor in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques at the Université de Montréal and Canada Research Chair in Cinema and Media Studies, under whose aegis he founded in 2016 the Laboratoire CinéMédias, comprised of PRAGM/e (Programme de recherche sur l’archéologie et la généalogie du montage/editing), (GRAFICS) (Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la formation des institutions cinématographique et scénique), the TECHNÈS International Research Partnership on Cinema Technology and the Observatoire du cinéma au Québec. A renown historian of early cinema and pioneer of film narratology, his current research is focused on the advent of editing, the broadcasting of operas in movie theatres, the archaeology of technological innovations in cinema, and the impact of the digital revolution on media. His publications include From Plato to Lumière: Narration and Monstration in Literature and Cinema (2009 [1988]) and Film and Attraction: From Kinematography to Cinema (2011 [2008]). He is also co-author of The End of Cinema? A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age (2015 [2013]) with Philippe Marion, and Le récit cinématographique. Films et séries télévisées (1990 and 2017) with François Jost.

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