Muriel Andrin, born in Mons in 1970, first graduated from a linguistic licence before turning to cinema studies, and graduated from the Licence in writing and film analytics ( ELICIT ) at the ULB. She currently teaches at the University of Brussels and got her PhD in 2001 for a thesis published under the title “Maléfiques. Le Mélodrame filmique et ses héroïnes ( 1940-1953 )” ( Peter Lang ed., 2005 ). She also lectures at the Cinematek. Her fields of research concern the use of genre in cinema, women’s representation, contemporary cinema and the new forms of interaction between cinema and contemporary art.