Étudiant-chercheur étoile November 2016

Thomas Carrier-Lafleur

Postdoctoral fellow in Art History and Film Studies
Université de Montréal

Award-winning publication: L'œil cinématographique de Proust, monography

Published in: Bibliothèque proustienne – Classiques Garnier, Paris



Thomas Carrier-Lafleur's research explores the historical proximity between Marcel Proust's novel À la recherche du temps perdu [In Search of Lost Time] and the advent of the cinematographic medium. Through the originality of its topic and the comprehensiveness of its approach, the study significantly contributes to the advancement of knowledge in literary and film studies. It also constitutes a unique historical reinterpretation of Proust's interest in cinematographic and pre-cinematographic equipment, which influenced the writer's eye by creating a new view of the world. In addition, the work is the first joint analysis of the six film adaptations of À la recherche du temps perdu.