Indiana University Bloomington
Department of French and Italian

Vincent Bouchard

Vincent Bouchard

Assistant Professor of French

Office: Ballantine Hall 605
Office phone: 855-2549

Research Areas

Media (literature, cinema, telephone, radio, internet) and 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




Honors, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratoire NT2 – UQAM (FQRSC, 2007-2009)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Grant: Mobilité francophone (AUF, 2009)
  • Summer Research Awards, UL Lafayette (2010)
  • Grants for Researchers, Délégation du Québec (2011)