Interview with Jon Lewis, Corvallis, Oregon, September 21, 2008

Noel King*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this interview Jon Lewis reflects on his period as editor of Cinema journal and discusses changes in the historical-critical emphases at play in the field of film and media studies as it begins to engage more directly with the claims of television studies and the emerging field of new media studies. He further discusses the shifts he has observed in film and media studies as an area of academic publication, over the course of his academic career, noting the impact of the current context of more limited or competitive publication possibilities on younger academics hoping for a career in the profession. Finally, he discusses his own recent research and publications, and speculates on two further, ongoing areas of research: his work on HUAC, and even more specifically his work on the memoirs of HUAC survivors; and his involvement with research into the place of soccer in US sporting and cultural life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-184
Number of pages11
JournalTelevision and New Media
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


  • American film
  • Cinema Journal
  • cinema studies
  • film studies
  • Jon Lewis
  • The Godfather


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