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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 of  an interview subject, or would just like to know more, please contact Haidee Wasson.


The Interviews
(in alphabetical order by interviewee)

Rick Altman
interviewed by Corey Creekmur

Dudley Andrew
interviewed by Timothy Corrigan

Charles Ramirez Berg
interviewed by Mary Beltrán

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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