Vincent Bouchard

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Assistant Professor of French | (812) 855-2549 | GA 3157

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Research Areas

  • Media (literature, cinema, telephone, radio, internet)
  • Cultural studies (popular cultures, reception)
  • Francophone cultures in Africa and North America


  • PhD, littérature comparée (Université de Montréal) and études cinématographiques et audiovisuelles (université Paris III, Sorbonne nouvelle) (2006)
  • MA and Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA), études cinématographiques et audiovisuelles (université Lyon 2) (1997-1999)


My research interests concern media (literature, cinema, telephone, radio, internet) and cultural studies (popular cultures, reception). I am interested by both the technical and the cultural aspects (social, aesthetic) of media studies, with a main focus on Francophone cultures in Africa (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Congo) and in North America (Quebec, Acadia, and Louisiana).

My current research deals with the audio-visual mediation of orality (speech and gesture). My research projects include a study of sound/image synchronisation, the electrification of the audio-visual image, the mediation of orality, the live commentary during screenings, the effects of remediation, and the cultural practices described as “minor” by Deleuze and Guattari (1975).

Selected Publications



Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

  • Cinéma québécois (CIN 1045, U. de Montréal)
  • Les genres et le cinéma (CIN 1109, U. de Montréal)
  • Mouvements de l'histoire du cinéma (CIN 2010, U. de Montréal)
  • Dispositifs cinématographiques (CIN 2106, U. de Montréal)
  • Francophone Media Studies (F222, Indiana U-B)
  • Reading and Expression in French (F300, Indiana U-B)
  • Cinéma des différences (CIN 3101, U. de Montréal)
  • Cinéma canadien et québécois (CMN 3597, U. of Ottawa)
  • Francophone Popular Cultures (French 322, UL)
  • Étude de réception (CMN 4566, U. of Ottawa)
  • Film Genre (Humanities 400, UL Lafayette)
  • La Francophonie nord américaine (F460, Indiana U-B)
  • Theory of Francophone Film (French 455, UL Lafayette)
  • A short History of French Cinema (French 455, UL Lafayette)

Graduate Courses

  • Séminaire de méthodologie de DEA (FLSH, UCAD, Dakar)
  • Questions de représentation (French 502, UL Lafayette)
  • Médiatisation de l'oralité (French 502, UL Lafayette)
  • Cinémas francophones mineurs (French 502, UL Lafayette)
  • Étude de réception (French 502, UL Lafayette)
  • Séminaire de méthodologie (French 541, UL Lafayette)
  • Montréal et l'américanité (French 655, UL Lafayette)
  • Séminaire sur l'intermédialité (FRIT 652, Indiana U-B)
  • Le Québec au XXe siècle (French 681, UL Lafayette)
  • Francophone Cinemas(FRIT 825, Indiana U-B)

Honors, Fellowships, and Awards

  • 2016: Mellon Short Term Faculty Fellowship (Paris – Summer 2016) Research Project: The Film Commentator in West Africa
  • 2015: Short-Term Faculty Exchanges (Indiana University), at the Institut für Afrikastudien (IAS – Bayreuth University) – Research Project: The Film Commentator in Africa.
  • Grants for Researchers, Délégation du Québec (2011)
  • Summer Research Awards, UL Lafayette (2010)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Grant: Mobilité francophone (AUF, 2009)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire NT2 – UQAM (FQRSC, 2007-2009)
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