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The Geopolitical Turn: Art and the Contest of Globalisation

Intellect author and curator Alfredo Cramerotti will be taking part in the openining lecture for the Nottingham Contemporary's Geopolitical Turn series.

'What are the reference points for contemporary art in a global economy that creates enormous wealth as well as widening inequality. Our opening conference explores the many strategies artists use to reveal the processes and human consequences of the globalised market economy.'

 

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Author Philip Bell is a guest on The Philosopher's Zone

Philip Bell was a guest on The Philosopher’s Zone where he raised concerns about cultural studies as taught in university. Confronting Theory is Bell’s latest publication with Intellect. A podcast may be found here.

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Aesthetic Journalism: a talk by Alfredo Cramerotti

This is a live recording of a talk on Aesthetic Journalism with Alfredo Cramerotti presented at Autograph ABP on April 13th 2010.

Listen now

If you like this then take a look at Alfredo's seminal book, Aesthetic Journalism

Find Alfredo online at alcramer.net

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Calling all film enthusiasts: Film Matters needs your help to decide the topic for the next themed issue!

Calling all undergraduate scholars and film enthusiasts: the Film Matters journal needs your help to decide the topic for the next themed issue! Everyone is eligible to vote – so please help spread the word!  Vote for your preferred topic; the one receiving the highest number of votes will be the theme for issue 2.2. The deadline for submitting your choice is May 15th 2010 – so vote today!
 
As an added incentive we will be giving away copies of the latest issue to 10 lucky entrants picked at random. Choose one theme from the list below and send your choice to marketing@intellectbooks.com:
 
· Film remakes
· African and African Diaspora Cinema
· Cinematography
· Bollywood/Indian Cinema
· War Films
· LGBTQIA Cinema
· Disney
· 1960s Cinema

 

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Democracy: It's written on the wall

With over a dozen elections already held this year worldwide, and almost forty to come, The Poster journal invites you to send in your photographs of visual political interventions in the election process – not only the official visual communications, but also the unofficial, subversive responses to them – for inclusion in the next journal issue.

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New title announcement: Studies in Comics

The journal aims to describe the nature of comics, to identify the medium as a distinct art form, and to address the medium's formal properties. The emerging field of comics studies is a model for interdisciplinary research and in this spirit this journal welcomes all approaches. Peer-reviewed and international in scope Studies in Comics provides an inclusive space in which researchers from all backgrounds can present new thinking on comics to a global audience. The journal will promote the close analysis of texts using a variety of different methodologies. Its specific goal, however, is to expand the relationship between comics and theory and to explore a range of perspectives and approaches that aim to reveal and articulate a "theory of comics". The journal also contains reviews of new comics, criticism, and exhibitions, and will offer space for cutting-edge and emergent creative work.

Issue 1 includes articles by John A. Lent ('The winding pot-holed road of comic art scholarship'), Stuart Medley ('Discerning pictures: how we look at and understand images in comics') and Paul Atkinson ('The graphic novel as metafiction'), there is also an interview with "Renaissance man" Harry Morgan as well as a plethora of reviews.

For more information please visit the journal's page. Alternatively contact James Campbell.


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New title announcement: Philosophy of Photography

Intellect is delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of the latest journal in our visual arts subject area, the Philosophy of Photography.

This peer-reviewed journal is devoted to the scholarly understanding of photography. It is not committed to any one notion of photography nor, indeed, to any particular philosophical approach. The purpose of the journal is to provide a forum for debate on theoretical issues arising from the historical, political, cultural, scientific and critical matrix of ideas, practices and techniques that may be said to constitute photography as a multifaceted form.

Issue 1 explores a plethora of intriguing issues and includes articles such as Peter Osborne's 'Infinite exchange: the social ontology of the photographic image' and John Roberts' 'Philosophy culture, image: Ranciere's "constructivism"'. There are also 'Photoworks', 'Reviews', 'Encyclopaedia' and 'Symposium' sections.

For further information about Philosophy of Photography, please visit the Journal's page on our website. Alternatively contact James Campbell.

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Frank Capra Award 2010

Film International is pleased to announce the official rules for its fourth annual Frank Capra Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Film Criticism.

 

Eligibility Guidelines

This contest is open to any undergraduate student, currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning (or set to graduate in fall 2009 or spring 2010) worldwide and working towards a bachelor’s degree in any field. Residents of countries or states where such contests are restricted are ineligible; previous winners (but not those applicants who received honorable mentions) are not eligible for this or any future Frank Capra Award contest. Any original piece of written scholarship, previously unpublished and authored solely by the applicant, involving film criticism, history, or theory will be accepted. Submissions will be assessed by a panel of three judges—film studies academics/scholars from various institutions—and will undergo a blind peer review process, typical of scholarly journals.


  1. Applicant must submit:

    1. Completed application form.

    2. Four paper copies of essay. Each copy should include: (1) cover sheet, listing only applicant name, title of essay, and institutional affiliation; (2) 100-word abstract, summarizing the content of the essay; (3) essay; and (4) footnotes or endnotes.

    3. Electronic version of essay in Microsoft Word, on floppy disc or CD-ROM. Be sure to label disc with applicant name, title of essay, and institutional affiliation.

  2. Please note: applicant name and institutional affiliation must be included on cover sheet of essay copies ONLY, and nowhere else within the text, in order to aid the blind peer review process.



Rules


  • There is no entry fee.

  • Submissions must be in English.

  • Submissions must be formatted either in MLA or Chicago style.

  • Submissions should be no more than 3000 words in length, not including footnotes or endnotes.

  • Submissions are limited to one essay per applicant.

  • Submissions must be received by May 1, 2010.

  • Selected winner will be notified by September 30, 2010 and must complete an affidavit of eligibility and release before being named winner in Film International issue 2010.6.



Mail entries to:


Liza Palmer, Review Section Editor

Film International

ATTN: Frank Capra Award

3508 Whispering Pines Ct.

Wilmington, NC 28409

USA



Prize


Winner will receive:

  1. An award of $250 US dollars.

  2. A year’s subscription to Film International.

  3. Publication of winning submission in future issue of Film International.



Many thanks to our major partners for this contest, which include:

  • Intellect, Ltd.

  • Department of Film Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington


For more information, please contact Film International Review Section Editor, Liza Palmer.

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Point Blank Theatre Internship Programme

Point Blank Theatre Company are pleased to announce that they will be running their highly successful Internship Programme for the third year.
Through vinvolved, the national youth volunteering programme, there will be opportunities this summer for people aged 16-25 to take part in Point Blank’s Intern Programme.


The programme is designed to offer valuable work placements for those interested in future careers in performance, stage management or arts administration. Previous interns have all gone on to secure professional work within their chosen field of the arts.
This year’s Interns will join Point Blank at one of the most exciting times in the company’s history. Having recently purchased the pub/venue, The Riverside, plans are underway for the organisation to become one of the regions leading live arts venues.
 
·         Placement length is for 12 weeks between mid June and mid September 2010.
·         Weekly bursary of £60 available.
·         Rehearsal space and support is available for interns’ own artistic work, negotiable on application.
 
Projects may include:
·         Stage management/rehearsal support on new work currently in development.
·         Development and performance work on the company’s next Theatre In Education Programme
·         Development of the company’s venue and artistic programme
·         Assistance on leading schools’ workshops and residencies
·         Assistance on the company’s innovative young peoples summer programme.
·         Assistance on administration, fundraising, tour booking, tour co-ordination and marketing
 
The deadline for applications is 14th May 2010 at 6pm.
 
To apply for a place please contact
Katy Weston

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