Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers

Working with and Interviewing Writers, Artists and Filmmakers
Date
3 November 2021, 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Type
Research Training
Venue
Online
Description


Increasingly, those researching living writers, artists and filmmakers will want to work with and interview them as part of their research. This can be fruitful for research outputs, running public engagement events, and developing longer term collaborations with writers, artists and filmmakers. There are, however, several factors to consider when using interviews as part of the research process: How do writers, artists and filmmakers position themselves when giving interviews? Is the researcher’s critical capacity compromised by working with the subjects of their research? What are the practical and ethical considerations when approaching participants and what different types of interviews are there to choose from? Facilitated by researchers with experience working with and interviewing international writers, artists and filmmakers, this session will introduce you to the theory and practice of making contact, building relationships and conducting ‘elite’ semi-structured interviews with research participants who are writers, artists and/or filmmakers.

Participants in this session will be expected to view short recordings in advance, and the live sessions will involve small- and large-group discussions with the session leader and the other participants.

This session has been organised by the Institute’s Fieldwork and Modern Languages Research group, chaired by Prof. Claire Griffiths: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/about-us/online-resources/fieldwork-and-modern-languages-research

Session Leader: Dr Joseph Ford


All welcome

This event is free to attend, but booking is required. It will be held online with details about how to join the virtual event being circulated via email to registered attendees 24 hours in advance.

Contact

Kremena Velinova
kremena.velinova@sas.ac.uk
020 7664 4884