Martin Lefebvre, PhD
Professor and Research Chair (Film Studies), Cinema
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). Lefebvre is the Editor of Recherches sémiotiques/Semiotic Inquiry (RS/SI), the journal of the Canadian Semiotic Association, and he has written for film, philosophy, cultural studies and literature 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 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 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 Adjunct Professor in the Doctoral Program in Semiotics (Sémiologie) at Université du Québec à Montréal.
Areas of expertise
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.