Lefebvre, Martin

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Martin Lefebvre is University Research Chair in Film Studies and Director of the Advanced Research Team on the History and Epistemology of Moving Image Studies (ARTHEMIS, http://www.arthemis-cinema.ca/). He is also Director of the Doctoral Program in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University. His research interests include general and applied semiotics, philosophy (Peirce and pragmatism, Wittgenstein and the philosophy of language, epistemology, hermeneutics, aesthetics), classical and contemporary film theory, modern and postmodern film, narrative theory, cultural studies, cinéma québécois, Hollywood cinema, Hitchcock, Eisenstein, Greenaway, and Godard. Lefebvre is the Editor of Recherches sémiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry (RS/SI), the journal of the Canadian Semiotic Association, and he has written for film journals and anthologies in Canada, Europe, Japan and the United States.

He has published a book entitled, Psycho: De la figure au musée imaginaire: Théorie et pratique de l'acte de spectature (L'Harmattan, 1997), has co-edited a book on Eisenstein (Eisenstein: l'Ancien et le nouveau. Publications de la Sorbonne, 2002 -- with François Jost and Dominique Chateau) and a collection entitled Landscape and Film (Routledge, 2006). He is currently preparing a book on Peirce, Pragmatism and Images.

Prior to joining Concordia Lefebvre has taught at the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and at Université Laval (Québec City). He has been an Invited Professor at the Université de Paris 1 Sorbonne-Panthéon, The Université de Poitiers and the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico City, and is an adjunct professor in the Doctoral Program in Semiotics (Sémiologie) at Université du Québec à Montréal.