Fieldnotes is an SCMS project to conduct, circulate and archive interviews with pioneers of film and media studies. In addition to recognizing the contributions of key scholars, the project also aims to foster knowledge of and interest in the diverse and dynamic developments that have shaped -- and continue to shape -- our expanding field.
Fieldnotes is currently led by Haidee Wasson, with the help of a committee comprised of Patrice Petro and Barbara Klinger. It is sponsored both by SCMS and by ARTHEMIS, a Concordia University based research team investigating the history and epistemology of moving image studies.
If you are interested in contributing to Fieldnotes, or would like to suggest the name ofan interview subject, or would just like to know more, please contact Haidee Wasson.
You can also check out our new affiliated program, Fieldnotes-X.
(in alphabetical order by interviewee)
Rick Altman interviewed by Corey Creekmur
Dudley Andrew interviewed by Timothy Corrigan
John Caldwell interviewed by Lisa Parks
Francesco Casetti interviewed by Luca Caminati
John Caughie interviewed by Haidee Wasson
Mary Ann Doane interviewed by Patrice Petro
Richard Dyer interviewed by Barbara Klinger
Thomas Elsaesser interviewed by Patrice Petro
Lucy Fischer interviewed by Paula Massood
Tom Gunning interviewed by Scott Curtis
E. Ann Kaplan interviewed by Krin Gabbard
Gertrud Koch interviewed by Robin Curtis
Scott MacDonald interviewed by Joan Hawkins
Laura Mulvey interviewed by Catherine Grant
Charles Musser interviewed by J.D. Connor
James Naremore interviewed by Jake Smith
Constance Penley interviewed by Elena Gorfinkel
Ted Perry interviewed by Christian Keathley
Dana Polan interviewed by Haidee Wasson
Vivian Sobchack interviewed by Kathleen McHugh
Janet Staiger interviewed by Charles Acland
Thomas Waugh interviewed by Damon Young
Linda Williams interviewed by Tom Waugh
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