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World Film Locations: London Reviewed in Cercles
Reviewed by Allister Mactaggart

'World Film Locations: London is part of a rapidly expanding series of books, published by Intellect, which explores the centrality and significance of major urban centres in their cinematic usage. In his introduction the editor, Neil Mitchell, states that: “The World Film Locations series strives to marry text and image in a way that mirrors how film-makers combine narrative and location” [5]. In this respect the London book should be regarded as a success; it is both entertaining and informative in equal measure, and would be an excellent accompaniment for investigating noteworthy cinematic locations around the city. The book is available in a variety of formats: as a paperback book; an eBook; and via an iPad app, which provides a range of ways in which readers can interact with the cinematic psychogeography of Britain’s capital city.

In conclusion, each contributor to this book has provided an informative, yet succinct, account of the issues raised to allow a reader to become immersed in the ways in which London has been represented in film, and to reflect upon the ramifications of these different versions of the city. For those captivated by the book there are also references to recommended books, websites and films to take the issues raised in it further. Overall, this is a fascinating book which is well laid out in an attractive format which would allow users of it to plan trips to investigate the sites mentioned in more detail, and which also makes this reader intrigued to investigate other World Film Locations in the series.'

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Simon Roodhouse, A Rememberance
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.

It is with great sadness that we report Simon Roodhouse passed away on Friday 6 April. Simon was the Editor of Creative Industries Journal and the book Cultural Quarters as well as editing and being involved in many other publications and projects. He had extensive experience in the educational and cultural fields and was the Chief Executive for the University Vocational Awards Council, and the founding Director of the Museum Training Institute where he developed and established national occupational standards of competence for the heritage sector. His energy and vision will be sorely missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. 

Professor Graeme Harper, Associate Editor of Creative Industries Journal, remembers Simon:

Simon’s contribution to the field, to the examination of the Creative Industries, has been considerable – not least because of his openness to exploring avenues for new knowledge, and because of his sensitivity to the work and needs of artists and creative practitioners.  His background gave him insights that were further supported by a  natural and generous curiosity. In addition, he engaged critically with  the examination of creative sectors and economic notions driven by rising governmental and institutional interest in our human creative activities over the past dozen or so years – whether those activities were those of businesses and companies or whether those activities were those of creative individuals. In Britain, someone as personally informed and as genuinely interested in the field as Simon will be very greatly missed. But more so, I feel, here at the Creative Industries Journal, it has been an exceptional pleasure to work with someone who was a guide and a sounding-board as unbiased and as welcoming of discussion. We’re going to miss that voice, that generosity, and that curiosity, greatly.
 

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Studies in Theatre & Performance and Journal of Chinese Cinemas accepted into the Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Intellect is delighted to announce that Studies in Theatre & Performance and Journal of Chinese Cinemas have been accepted into the Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

We would like to offer our congratulations to the editors of both journals.

Studies in Theatre & Performance

Editors
Peter Thomson 

Kate Dorney, Victoria & Albert Museum

Andrew Wyllie, University of the West of England

For further details, or for information on submitting, please go to STP’s home page.

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Journal of Chinese Cinemas

Editor
Song Hwee Lim, University of Exeter  

Associate Editor
Julian Ward, University of Edinburgh 

For further details and information on submitting, please visit JCC’s home page.

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Hans J. Kleinsteuber, a remembrance

We were very sad to hear about the death of Hans J. Kleinsteuber, editorial board member of the International Journal of Digital Television. Jeffrey A. Hart, associate editor of the journal, remembers him:

Hans J. Kleinsteuber, Professor and Founder of the Research Center on Media and Politics of the University of Hamburg, died of cancer on February 18, 2012, at the age of 68.
 
Hans was born in 1943 in Lemgo, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.  He received his undergraduate diploma in political science from the Otto Suhr Institute of the Free University of Berlin in 1967.  After a year of postgraduate work in political science, economics and diplomacy at Tufts and Harvard, he became a programmer for IBM, stationed first in Frankfurt and later in Berlin.  He completed his doctoral work at the Free University of Berlin in 1975.  His dissertation dealt with transportation policy making in the U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission.  He received an appointment as Professor of Political Science at the University of Hamburg in 1976.  In 1987, he founded the Research Center on Media and Politics within the Department of Political Science at Hamburg, a place for the promotion of interdisciplinary research on the media.  Topics explored at the Center included (among others) media regulation, the media in Europe, public service broadcasting, the impact of the media on society and politics, and the new digital media.

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Intellect @ the PCA/ACA National Conference in Boston
11-14 April 2012

We try to attend all the Popular Culture Association events internationally and over the last three years have built a strong relationship with the PCA and now publish the research of many of its members. Intellect also publishes the Journal of European Popular CultureThe Australasian Journal of Popular Culture and The Canadian Journal of Popular Culturewhich are the journals of the respective regional PCAs.

 

Intellect will again be attending the PCA/ACA National conference, which takes place in Boston this week (11-14 April). If you are attending the event we want to take this opportunity to invite you to drop by our booth (Booth 16, Back Bay Conference and Exhibition Room, 3rd Floor). 

 

At the conference we will be exhibiting our latest publications and looking for submissions for our existing journals as well as ideas for new books and journals, so please pass on this information to your colleagues, especially those seeking publishing opportunities. 

 

I would also like to invite you to our ‘Meet the Editors’ sessions that we will be running during the conference. These informal sessions will be held at our booth and are an opportunity to meet our editors and ask them any questions you might have about their journals and the editing process, they will also be looking for relevant contributions to the journals during these events.

 

Scheduled events will take place on Friday 13th April and will be held at Booth 16, Back Bay Conference and Exhibition Room, 3rd Floor:

  • 11am: Meet the Editor with Flavia Laviosa, Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
  • 2pm: Introducing Intellect’s latest fashion journals and Meet the Editors session with Joseph Hancock, Fashion, Style & Popular Culture; Jo Turney and Alex Franklin, Clothing Cultures; Andrew Reilly, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion
  • 3pm: Meet the Editor with Katherine Larsen, Journal of Fandom Studies 

 

News and information regarding Intellect can be found on our website, http://www.intellectbooks.com, if you have any questions or would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact James Campbell. If you would like to arrange a meeting please email me with your availabilities.

 

We look forward to seeing you in Boston.

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TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault Launch Event
Friday, May 4th from 7-10pm at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

Intellect is delighted to invite you to the launch of our ground-breaking publication TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work, a new book edited by award winning dramaturg Judith Rudakoff. In TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault, Rudakoff brings together a diverse group of contributors, including artists, scholars, and Arsenault herself to offer an exploration of beauty, image, and the notion of queerness through the lens of Arsenault’s highly personal brand of performance art.

On the night Nina Arsenault will perform an excerpt from The Silicone Diaries and both she and Judith will be available for book signing. Books will be available to purchase on the night. The event will take place on May 4th from 7-10pm at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto.

For further information please contact marketing@intellectbooks.com or Buddies in Bad Times: Box Office: 416-975-8555 or visit www.buddiesinbadtimes.com.

RSVP not required.

Date: Friday, May 4th
Time: 7-10pm
Venue: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre,
12 Alexander Street, Toronto

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