'Another way of being an intellectual': interview with Ian Hunter

Noel King

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In this interview Noel King and Ian Hunter reflect on the circumstances in which film theory and cultural studies emerged in Australian universities during the 1970s, and the forms of cultivation and pedagogy that accompanied them. From the perspective of late 2007, Hunter offers a chastened view of the extraordinary inner acts required by this theoretical pedagogy, and the risk of sectarianism contained in its claim to go beyond quotidian empirical knowledge to capture the unexpected event of meaning, which was in fact not only expected but required of students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-62
Number of pages16
JournalCommunication, Politics and Culture
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • structuralism
  • post-structuralism
  • cultural studies
  • Leavisism
  • film studies
  • film theory
  • Griffith University
  • sectarianism
  • historiography


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