Hudelet Ariane


Research themes

  • Cinema, TV series and visual arts
  • Literature and film, intermediality
  • Audiovisual aesthetics

Current Project

My research currently focuses on the aesthetic evolutions of American TV series, more particularly one-hour dramas, since 1999. I consider what has often been called “television’s third golden age”, or “complex television” (J. Mittell) to explore aesthetic choices of TV series, which I connect with the recent mutations in modes of production and reception, as well as with technological evolutions. To what extent have mise-en-scène, framing, camerawork, sound treatment or editing, evolved in the past few years, and how should we consider the process of convergence (or divergence) with cinema and other art forms?

My projects focus more specifically on the following series: The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Treme, Masters of Sex, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Good Wife, The Night Of.

Education and Academic Positions

  • 1994, Entered the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, English program
  • 1997, Obtained the agrégation (English literature).
  • 2003, Obtained a PhD in Anglophone Literature and Civilization, Université Paris Diderot, under the supervision of Professor Frédéric Ogée. Title: “Images du corps et corps imaginaires : les romans de Jane Austen et leurs adaptations filmiques”.
  • 1995-1996, Teaching Assistant (Department of Romance Languages) Harvard University, Massachusetts (USA)
  • 2004 – 2008, Associate Professor (« civilisation et arts du monde anglophone»), UFR du Monde anglophone, Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle (UMR ARIAS)
  • 2008- , Associate Professor (« Littérature britannique et arts visuels»), UFR d’Etudes anglophones, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Co-directs the TV/Series journal,
  • Elected member of the LARCA board (Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones), université Paris-Diderot (2010-)

Research Supervision

  • Literature and cinema, adaptation, intermediality
  • TV series
  • Jane Austen
  • The Wire: les règles du jeu. Paris, PUF, 2016.
  • The Cinematic Jane Austen (with David Monaghan and John Wiltshire), Jefferson, NC. and London: McFarland, 2009.
  • Screening Texts (with Shannon Wells-Lassagne), Jefferson, NC., and London: McFarland, 2013.
  • “Expanding Adaptations”, Interfaces n° 34, (2012-2013), with Shannon Wells-Lassagne.
  • “Choosing Music as Texture: Treme as an Experimental TV Series”, in Catherine Dessinges, Dominique Gendrin and Shearon Roberts, eds., HBO’s Treme and Post-Katrina Catharsis, Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016. 201-224.

Publications and papers in the open archive HAL