Research fields


A specialist in early cinema and film narratology, André Gaudreault is particularly interested, in the context of his current research, in the advent of editing, the phenomenon of the retransmission of operas in cinemas, innovations considered in an “archaeological” perspective and the impact of digital on the media world.

Research projects


  • Foundation, in collaboration with Santiago Hidalgo (Université de Montréal) and Laurent Le Forestier (Université de Lausanne), of PRAGM/e (Programme de recherche sur l’archéologie et la généalogie du montage/editing), a research program on the history and concept of editing, Université de Montréal, 2018.
  • Foundation of the Laboratoire CinéMédias, Université de Montréal, 2016.
  • Creation, in collaboration with Gilles Mouëllic (Université Rennes 2) and Maria Tortajada (Université de Lausanne), of the TECHNÈS International Research Partnership on Cinema Technology, 2012.
  • Foundation, in collaboration with Denis Héroux, of the Observatoire du cinéma au Québec (OCQ), 2007.
  • Establishment at the Université de Montréal, in collaboration with Olivier Asselin, of the first PhD program in film studies offered in Canada, 2007.
  • Foundation, in collaboration with three colleagues from the Université de Montréal (Terry Cochrane, Michel Larouche and Silvestra Mariniello), of the CRI (Centre for Research into Intermediality), now CRIalt (Center of Intermedial Research in Arts, Literatures and Technologies), Université de Montréal, 1997.
  • Creation, in collaboration with Germain Lacasse, of the Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la formation des institutions cinématographique et scénique (GRAFICS), 1992.
  • Foundation, in collaboration with Stephen Bottomore, Paolo Cherchi Usai, Tom Gunning and Emmanuelle Toulet, of the International Society for the Study of Early Cinema (Domitor), 1985.
  • Creation, in collaboration with Tom Gunning (Harvard University), of the Groupe de recherche et d’analyse filmographiques (GRAF), Université Laval, 1984.

This content has been updated on 5 November 2018 at 10 h 54 min.