André Gaudreault

André Gaudreault

André Gaudreault is a professor in the Department of Art history and cinematographic studies at the Université de Montréal and Canada Research Chair in Film and Media Studies.  He is the founder of the Laboratoire CinéMédias, where he heads the Partenariat international de recherche sur les techniques et technologies du cinéma (TECHNÈS), the Programme de recherche sur l’archéologie et la généalogie du montage/ editing (PRAGM/e) and the Groupe de recherche sur l’avènement et la formation des identités médiatiques (GRAFIM). A seasoned film studies specialist and pioneer of film narratology, his current research focusses on the advent of montage, the phenomenon of broadcasting operas in movie theatres, technological innovations viewed from an “archaeological” standpoint and the impact of digital on the media world. Thanks to his work, which has been the subject of numerous books, articles and communications, he has been appointed to the Royal Society of Canada (2014) and named a Chevalier of the Ordres des Arts et des Lettres de la République française (2016). He has also received many prizes and awards, including the Prix international Jean-Mitry (2010), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2013), the Prix Léon-Gérin (2017), the Killam Prize in Humanities (2018) and an honorary doctorate from the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (2019).