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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 Chris Holmlund, with the help of a committee comprised of Haidee Wasson and Mike Zryd. It is sponsored by SCMS. It was initially funded by SCMS, the Advanced Research Team on History and Epistemology of Moving Image Study (ARTHEMIS), and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC). We thank its founding primary investigator, Haidee Wasson (Concordia University), for her conception and design of the Fieldnotes oral history project.

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 Chris Holmlund.

Fieldnotes Committee:

Chair: Chris Holmlund, University of Tennessee (2018-2020)

Haidee Wasson, Concordia University Montreal
Mike Zryd, York University


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

David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
interviewed by Charlie Keil

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

Jane Gaines
interviewed by Shelley Stamp

Claudia Gorbman
interviewed by Caryl Flinn

Tom Gunning
interviewed by Scott Curtis

Michele Hilmes
interviewed by Neil Verma

E. Ann Kaplan
interviewed by Krin Gabbard

Gertrud Koch
interviewed by Robin Curtis

Ana Lopez
interviewed by Cristina Venegas

Scott MacDonald
interviewed by Joan Hawkins

Laura Mulvey
interviewed by Catherine Grant

Charles Musser
interviewed by J.D. Connor

Hamid Naficy
interviewed by Kaveh Askari

James Naremore
interviewed by Jake Smith

Constance Penley
interviewed by Elena Gorfinkel

Ted Perry
interviewed by Christian Keathley

Dana Polan
interviewed by Haidee Wasson

Michael Renov
interviewed by Patricia Zimmermann

Vivian Sobchack
interviewed by Kathleen McHugh

Lynn Spigel
interviewed Elana Levine

Janet Staiger
interviewed by Charles Acland

Thomas Waugh
interviewed by Damon Young

Linda Williams
interviewed by Tom Waugh

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