Vincent Bouchard

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

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Research Areas

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


  • 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 current research deals with the audiovisual mediation of orality (speech and gesture), from a technical (medium, practices) and cultural (popular cultures, reception, ae sthetic) perspectives, with a main focus on Francophone cultures in West Africa (Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso) and in North America (Quebec, Acadia, Louisiana). 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.

Selected Publications



Invited Papers

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)
  • Cinéma des différences (CIN 3101, U. de Montréal)
  • Cinéma canadien et québécois (CMN 3597, U. of Ottawa)
  • L’Afrique de l'Ouest francophone (FRIT F300, Indiana U.)
  • European Cinema and Genre (FRIT F311, Indiana U.)
  • 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

  • 2018: CAHI Fellows in Residence (Indiana U., Fall 2018). Book Project: The Film Commentator in West Africa (Indiana U.)
  • 2017: New Frontiers/New Currents (NFNC), Workshop Organization: Media and Tertiary Memory (Indiana U., October 2017).
  • 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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