The Pro­gramme de recherche sur l’archéologie et la généalo­gie du montage/editing (PRAGM/e) was found­ed in 2018 by André Gau­dreault thanks to a grant from the Insight pro­gram (2018–2022), award­ed by SSHRC for his project enti­tled “L’invention du con­cept de mon­tage au ciné­ma: ses sources, son développe­ment, ses migra­tions”. The research car­ried out as part of PRAGM/e looks at the his­to­ry of edit­ing and, in par­tic­u­lar, the his­to­ry of the terms and con­cepts relat­ed to this practice.


The PRAGM/e pro­gram is direct­ed by André Gau­dreault in col­lab­o­ra­tion with San­ti­a­go Hidal­go and Lau­rent Le Foresti­er. It brings togeth­er researchers from Cana­di­an uni­ver­si­ties: Marc Furste­nau (Car­leton Uni­ver­si­ty), André Gau­dreault (Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal), San­ti­a­go Hidal­go (Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal), Charles Keil (Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to), Viva Paci (UQAM), Bernard Per­ron (Uni­ver­sité de Mon­tréal); and from inter­na­tion­al uni­ver­si­ties: François Albera (Uni­ver­sité de Lau­sanne), Dominique Château (Uni­ver­sité Pan­théon-Sor­bonne – Paris I), Mari­na Dahlquist (Stock­holms Uni­ver­sitet), Tom Gun­ning (Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go), Frank Kessler (Uni­ver­siteit Utrecht), Lau­rent Le Foresti­er (Uni­ver­sité de Lau­sanne), Philippe Mar­i­on (Uni­ver­sité Catholique de Lou­vain), Valérie Pozn­er (CNRS) et Anto­nio Somai­ni (Uni­ver­sité Sor­bonne Nou­velle – Paris III).


In addi­tion to the work of the researchers men­tioned above, the pro­gram encom­pass­es all of the research con­duct­ed by André Gau­dreault on mon­tage through­out his aca­d­e­m­ic career, with an empha­sis on the advent of the prac­tice and on the notions and con­cepts relat­ed to mon­tage in dif­fer­ent lan­guages, notably Eng­lish and French.


PRAGM/e’s activ­i­ties are coor­di­nat­ed by Robin Cauche, with the assis­tance of Louis-Philippe Hamel and Katia Andrea Morales Gaitan.


The first sym­po­sium of the pro­gram, enti­tled L’émergence du con­cept de “mon­tage”, was held in Novem­ber 2019 in Lau­sanne. Part of the con­tri­bu­tions from this col­lo­qui­um will soon be col­lect­ed in a jour­nal issue.



The work of PRAGM/e researchers will result in the joint pub­li­ca­tion of an anthol­o­gy in French (Press­es de l’Université de Mon­tréal) and Eng­lish (Ams­ter­dam Uni­ver­si­ty Press). This book will ben­e­fit from an aug­ment­ed dig­i­tal version.

Date Événe­ment
11/11/2019 — 13/11/2019
Toute la journée 
Colloque international "L'émergence du concept de « montage »"
Col­loque inter­na­tion­al “L’émer­gence du con­cept de « montage »”
Uni­ver­sité de Lau­sanne, Lau­sanne Suisse