Biography of the Acting Academic Director

Annick Girard, Ph. D.

Professor of literature, Dr Annick Girard has held various administrative positions at RMC Saint-Jean since it reopened in 2008. She was Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department when it was founded in 2009, and Acting Director in 2018-2019 when the Bachelor's degree in International Studies was introduced.

As Dean of Studies since 2019, she was at the forefront of coordinating the work surrounding the reinstatement of RMC Saint-Jean to the list of university-level educational institutions, in accordance with section 1 of Quebec's Act respecting educational institutions at the university level.

Dr Girard also participated in the development of the institution's university governance. She is Acting Academic Director from January to April 2024.

A semiotician of text-music-image relationships (Ph.D. in Semiotics, UQAM), she is mainly interested in the various forms of homage paid to cult works, whether in cinema, TV series or Web capsules.

In particular, she has published on the scope and importance of the ritual of homage paid by artists to cult works, on the intermediality involved, and on the recurrent use of parody, both in cinematographic creation and in amateur online works.

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