Intellect is thrilled to announce the publication of World Film Location: New Orleans, the latest volume in our popular film book series.
Part compendium, part guidebook, World Film Locations celebrates the cities behind the iconic scenes. Bringing together concise synopses with longer, more insightful essays, each volume is supplemented with a vast selection of colour photographs and evocative film stills, plus maps identifying their locations within the city. Exploring art house and A-list alike, World Film Locations pays homage to these silent stars of the silver screen, as well as delving into cinema’s powerful ability to shape the world around us.
With more and more filmmakers taking advantage of its rich and varied settings, New Orleans has earned star-studded status as the 'Hollywood of the South'. From the big-screen adaptation of the stage classic A Streetcar Named Desire to the Elvis Presley musical King Creole, many well-known films have a special connection with the Big Easy, and this user-friendly guide explores the integral role of New Orleans in American film history.
World Film Locations: New Orleans features essays that reflect on the city’s long-standing relationship with the film industry. Among the topics discussed are popular depictions of Hurricane Katrina on film, the prevalence of the supernatural in New Orleans cinema, and recent changes to city ordinances that have made New Orleans even more popular as a film destination. As the most frequently filmed area of New Orleans, the French Quarter is given particular attention in this volume with synopses of scenes shot or set there, including The Big Easy, Interview with the Vampire, and the much-loved Bond film Live and Let Die. Additional synopses highlight numerous other film scenes spanning the city, and all are accompanied by evocative full-colour stills.
Full title: World Film Locations: New Orleans
Editors: Scott Jordan Harris
Published by: Intellect | Publication: June 2012
Price: £9.95, $18, €11
Find out more online: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4877/
Here is an excellent review of Parviz Jahed's fabulous Directory of World Cinema: Iran by James Evans of Electric Sheep.
'Parviz Jahed is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable authorial voice on Iranian cinematic matters to be added to a list which includes, among others, Ali Issari, Hamid Dabashi and Hamid Sadr. Jahed has been close to the Iranian film scene for many years and displays a deep historical knowledge from his unique vantage point as an Iranian and as a transplanted European. He has also been involved with filmmaking as his excellent documentary, Bonjour Mr Ghaffari, demonstrates. All these factors make his account of the historical and critical development of Iranian film, Iran: Directory of World Cinema, as authoritative as could be expected in this concise a book. As is the format for this series of Intellect Books (which seem to pop up like mushrooms on a very regular basis), the book consists of focused thematic essays followed by critical appraisals of key films.'
Read on: http://www.electricsheepmagazine.co.uk/features/2012/05/29/cine-books-on-iran-conspiracy-and-saucy-british-cinema/
Find out more about the Directory of World Cinema: Iran
Friday June 1, 7 to 9 pm. TheatreBooks Third Floor Salon
Due to the overwhelming response at the launch of TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work, edited by Judith Rudakoff, Nina's fans are invited to attend Launch # 2. Nina will perform an excerpt from The Silicone Diaries and sign copies of her new book in the intimate third floor salon at TheatreBooks (Toronto, Canada) Fri. June 1, 7 - 9 PM.
Space is limited. RSVP to guarantee a seat ( 416 ) 922.7175 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Books may be purchased in advance or on the evening while supply lasts.
TheatreBooks is a mecca for theatre professionals, students and ardent fans and is located at 11 Saint Thomas Street Toronto, ON M5S, Canada. Tel: (416) 922-7175.
Find out more about TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work.
Intellect will be promoting its new Fashion portfolio at the forthcoming Costume Society of America 38th Annual Meeting and National Symposium at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Goergia May 31st to June 2nd. Upcoming journal titles for 2014 include Clothing Cultures; Fashion, Style & Popular Culture and Critical Studies in Men's Fashion for which the organiser, Jose Blanco, is a board member.
Intellect will hold an exhibiting stand on Saturday 2nd June. Please feel free to visit and discuss our current and future publications with our representative, Bethan Ball. We invite proposals for new book and journal titles as well as for special issues and contributions to existing journals.
Take a read of this review of Intellect's World Film Locations: Los Angeles recently posted by Cercles:
'World Film Locations: Los Angeles can be a useful tool to incorporate film elements in a class on US cities and more specifically Los Angeles. It is short and easy to read, thus accessible to non-anglophone students as a reference book. Students may also enjoy the many photograms and the emphasis on well-known contemporary films. An indexed filmography makes it easy to find specific films, while a short bibliography suggests books and films to explore the city further. For an academic in film studies, the book, which includes city maps and compares movie shots with present-day location photographs, might be best enjoyed as a filmic travel guide to Los Angeles, a means to view the capital of film through a cinematic lens.' http://www.cercles.com/review/r56/Solomons.html
Congratulations to Gabriel Solomons and all those involved in this exceptional edition to the WFL series...
Read a review of World Film Locations: London from an earlier edition of Cercles online.
Niagara Falls was once again the location for this year’s Canadian Popular Culture Association Conference. This was the group’s second event and the momentum keeps growing. The meeting doubled in size over last year due to the greater attention popular culture studies is receiving worldwide. Intellect is proud to support the PCAC which investigates not only Canadian culture, but international cultural phenomena in all forms and manifestations. The conference was a wonderful opportunity to spread the word about the forthcoming Canadian Journal of Popular Culture. Suzanne Zelazo took in the falls beauty and introduced herself as Intellect’s newest North American team member, working from our new office in Toronto. She was joined by Amy Damutz, our US-based representative, to exhibit the press’ expanding book and journal portfolio.
The conference was a terrific success for Intellect. We're looking forward to next year, and to working with Scott Henderson, Michele Braun and Nick Baxter-Moore to support the Canadian Popular Culture Association’s mission.
Book launch a success
The launch of Perform, Repeat, Record at SBC Gallery in Montréal, Canada was a great success. Attended by one of the editors, Amelia Jones, the book was warmly received with many people keen to get their copy of the book signed. It was so successful that McGill University Bookstore, who supported the event, sold out of their copies of Perform, Repeat, Record that night. The book has had amazing success overall and is already in its second print run.
We would like to thank everyone involved in making this launch such a success, especially Michele Pekovich from SBC Gallery and Anna Stein from McGill University Bookstore who were instrumental in bringing the event together.
The book will be launched in the UK in Leeds on 29th June during the Performance Studies International Conference.
Created in 2010, Landscape Stories is an independent and free online magazine dedicated to the presentation of stories and photographic work.
Their aim is to connect more deeply with a growing number of readers with fine art contemporary photography and their goal is to bring together a collection of photographers from around the globe and to present their work to a wider audience.
Landscape Stories now present an interview with photographer Max Pam: http://www.landscapestories.net/interviews/46-2012-max-pam?lang=en
at The Victoria Rooms, Bristol December 8th 2012
University of the West of England, Bristol and University of Bristol
In association with The Soundtrack and intellect books
Call for Papers
Abstracts are invited for twenty-minute papers to be given as part of a one-day symposium on the afterlife of film songs. Possible topics include:
• film songs that have been re-used in later films, evoking the memory of the original, superimposing new layers of meaning, and/or introducing meanings that conflict with the song’s original associations
• the licensing of film songs for use in conjunction with other screen media, e.g. computer games, television programmes and adverts
• user-generated re-contextualisations of film songs, e.g. on YouTube
• cover versions of film songs
• film songs and karaoke
• film-song spoofs
• film songs and nostalgia
• film songs and the ‘star text’
• film songs in literature and music journalism
• adaptations of film musicals for the stage.
Papers given at the symposium will be considered for publication in a special issue of The Soundtrack, a multidisciplinary journal that brings together research in the area of music and sound in relation to film and other moving-image media.
Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words, plus a brief author profile and contact details to Gerry2.Moorey@uwe.ac.uk. Deadline: June 30th 2012.
If you have a query about the symposium, contact Estella Tincknell, Associate Professor in Film and Culture, Estella.Tincknell@uwe.ac.uk.
FREE issue available online
Intellect would like to announce the publication of our Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies, and to celebrate the launch we are offering Issue 1.1 for FREE online.
The Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that aims to bridge the gap between media and communication research and actors with a say in media production, i.e. broadcasters, newspapers, radios, Internet-based media outlets, etc. It is devoted to research with an applied angle in which a clear link is made between the prevalent theories and paradigms media and communication scholars work with, and the real world where media and communication activities take place. It tackles issues and practices related to the output and organization of media outlets in our digitized age.
The journal has a particular focus on and interest in contemporary issues and practices of media firms as they are experienced by their actors: journalists, executives, publishers and proprietors, among others. Besides scholarly submissions, the editors are interested in articles written by media actors focusing on topics including their activities, problems, strategies, guidelines, management and editorial issues, organization, ethical codes, coverage, distribution, marketing, handling of user-generated material, etc. The journal is the first scholarly publication giving due consideration in publishing to material by media actors. Practitioners, for the first time, will have their articles printed alongside academic papers within the pages of the same journal. Visit the journal online for more details, or contact James Campbell.
Call for Papers available online: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=220/view,page=2/
Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies | ISSN: 20010818, Online ISSN: 20499531 | First published in 2012, 2 issues per volume
Subscription information: http://bit.ly/KtuqTo | Subscription rates: Institutional: £132 / $185 | Online only: £99 / $140 | Personal: £36 / $68
Leon Barkho, Jönköping University
Ibrahim Saleh, Cape Town University
Editorial and Advisory Boards: http://bit.ly/J3u9th