Julianne Pidduck is associate professor in the Communication department at the Université de Montréal. My work explores different iterations and negotiations of gender and sexuality through the moving image, and more broadly in media discourse. I lived and worked in the UK for close a decade, where I published extensively about costume film, including books Contemporary Costume Film: Space, Place and the Past (British Film Institute, 2004), and a short monograph on Patrice Chéreau’s La Reine Margot (IB Tauris, 2005).
I am also keenly interested in the ethics and aesthetics of gender violence, both on-screen and in public discourse. On this topic, I co-edited in 2014 with Brenda Longfellow a special issue of the Canadian Journal of Film Studies on Audiovisual responses to the Polytechnique massacre – a 1989 incident where 14 female engineering students were gunned down at the Université de Montréal.
Over the years, I have also published widely on lgbtq film and video production in journals including Camera obscura, GLQ, Studies in French Cinema, Cinémasand Quebec Studies. On this theme, this special section on Claude Jutra is part of a current research project exploring lgbtq visibility and enunciation in Quebec film and video.