Film in IR: Innerview with Mike Williams

Film in IR: Innerview with Mike Williams (2014) Stahl, Roger and Kaempf, Seb

Creator Stahl, Roger
Kaempf, Seb
Title Film in IR: Innerview with Mike Williams
Place of publication Beppu, Oita, Japan
Publisher the vision machine
Publication date 2014-02-10
Series Innerviews
Type Generic Document
Format Video
Language eng
Rights TheVisionMachine
Subject Recorded/Rendered Creative Work - Audio/Visual recording
Abstract/Summary Film and visuality have long been used as sources of text and political interpretation in the subject of International Relations (IR). Much more recent is the emergence of IR scholars as direct producers of films about topics of international politics. IR scholars from James Der Derian to Cindy Weber et al. have been at the forefront of this development. Using the theme of ‘Film in IR/Filming IR’, an ISA workshop held in San Francisco in 2013 (organized by Laura Shepherd and Rune Saugmann Andersen), and attended by TVM’s Roger Stahl and Seb Kaempf, tried to identify and address the intellectual opportunities and challenges of this development. What are the challenges that emerge out of using the production of film in the context of the modern university? How does one legitimately evaluate film as a piece of academic work? How does this relate ethically to the political economy of the modern public university? And how creative do or should scholars become with film? How should scholars engage with students over the interpretation of film? In this Innerview, Roger Stahl and Seb Kaempf talk to another attendee of this workshop, Professor Michael C. Williams (University of Ottawa), who – as a self-declared ‘sympathetic skeptic’ of this development – reflects upon the possibilities and intellectual challenges surrounding film in IR/filming IR. This video is intended as a platform to kick off further discussion of these themes within the wider academic and non-academic community. We would like to encourage you to express your views in the comments section below. Filmed, produced and edited by Roger Stahl and Seb Kaempf. Interview held in San Francisco on 5 April 2013.
Keyword International Relations
Additional Notes Also known as "Film in IR/Filming IR: A Conversation with Professor Michael C. Williams".

Document type: Video Document
Collection: School of Political Science and International Studies Publications
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Created: Mon, 25 Aug 2014, 17:07:56 EST by Sebastian Kaempf on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies