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Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media
New Title Announcement

We are delighted to announce the release of the first issue of our latest 2012 journal titled Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media. To celebrate this groundbreaking journal this issue is available as a FREE download, please follow the link to access the issue online.
 
In an increasingly ubiquitous culture where 'everyone and everything is connected', what are the consequences for design and research? Ubiquity is a peer-reviewed journal offering a platform for visual artists, designers, scientists and writers to explore our consumption of networked digital devices and our radically evolving relationship with the world around us. In particular, it will be focusing on the 'evolution of media forms' across different environments, the rise of the 'Internet of Things', the behaviors and technologies that cultivate a networked culture and the development of inter-disciplinary vocabularies for understanding our ever-changing sense of 'place'. In the breadth of its scope, the journal itself embodies the spirit of ubiquity in its aim to create new dialogues between disciplines and 'provoke a critical engagement with science, computing and socio/economic studies, emphasizing the impact that design and technology has on everyone's lives'.
 
In this issue, editors Mike Phillips and Chris Speed welcome the reader with 'Ubiquity: A Paranoid Manifesto', setting the tone for a series of articles, reports, interviews and reviews that encompass a vast range of different fields and methodologies. From Jonnet Middleton's 'Long live the thing! Temporal Ubiquity in a smart vintage wardrobe' to Hamer Dodds' 'Phylogeny- a vehicle for a discursive exploration', this issue covers topics such as smart clothing, art in the realm of the laboratory, onstage cameras in theatre, archaeology and design, writing, storytelling and biology.

For further information, subscription details and a Call For Papers please visit the journal online.

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Intellect in China
Translations, Submissions, Social Media

As part of our growing international presence, Intellect is increasingly focusing on China, where we are currently developing our brand and both our authorship and readership. We have so far built many strong partnerships in China, which are helping us build on our current position and develop the Intellect brand. A key stage in this development has been hiring a translator who has helped us translate our website into Mandarin, moreover, a Chinese language information sheet for each of our journals is now available to download from our website. To access the Mandarin language version for each journal just visit the respective journal’s page on our website and then click the Mandarin language tab under the journal’s title.

As part of building both an authorship and extending our current readership in the region, Intellect is actively seeking submissions from scholars working in China. For information about submitting to a particular journal, please visit the journal’s page on our website: www.intellectbooks.com. For general information please contact journals@intellectbooks.com.

A third development has been in our use of regional social media platforms such as Weibo, which is the most popular Chinese social media platform We will post about our new publications, as well as information about our publishing house and essay writing advice and tips for university students in Chinese language. Our Chinese readers are very supportive; we now have 375 fans only after two weeks! Are you one of them? If not, search “Intellect” on the Weibo page, and you will find us straight away!

We have also been offered an official publisher page by the Douban website – the most active underground cultural website, loved by many who are Interested in arts and culture in China. We have added our most up to date catalogue that includes nearly all of our titles. Douban is a very useful tool because it will tell you immediately where you can buy certain book in China, and provide you with a link to that online bookstore; we love this site a lot! We also publish update news and discussions on this page to interact with our readers. If you are using Douban find us by simply typing “Intellect” on www.douban.com.

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Asian Cinema 23.1 now available

This year Intellect is proud to welcome ASIAN CINEMA to our Film Studies collection. Well-respected and established in its field, Asian Cinema has been published continuously since 1995 and is the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society. Devoted to the advancement of Asian cinema studies throughout the world, and addressing all manner of Asian films from full-length movies to documentaries, animation and experimental work, this journal has served as a key resource for researchers, teachers and students in this area.
 
Moving into its 23rd volume, issue one carries everything from a discussion of low-budget Chinese comedies from John Berra and Liu Yang to an exploration of the colonial past in contemporary Korean cinema from Cynthia Childs, as well as the concluding half of esteemed former editor John A. Lent's history of the Asian Cinema Studies Society. Along with other articles, essays, interviews and conference reports, these contributions mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Asian Cinema.

Free issue available here

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AFRICA IN MOTION (AiM) FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Thursday 25 October – Friday 2 November (Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh and Glasgow Film Theatre)

At Intellect we are committed to increasing understanding of contemporary Africa, particularly as it manifests itself through film and media. As such, we are delighted to support the upcoming Africa in Motion (AiM) film festival, Scotland's biggest celebration of African cinema and now in its 7th consecutive year.

Taking the theme of ‘Modern Africa’, the festival’s diverse, continent-spanning programme of documentary and fictional films (totalling 20 UK premieres, 23 features and 32 shorts) will explore African urban and rural experiences, identity and popular culture, contemporary politics and social issues, Africa’s rich heritage and its exciting future. The programme takes in five strands: African Science Fiction, Arab Spring Documentaries, Nollywood (Nigeria’s film industry, the second largest in the world), Modern African Identities and African Popular Arts.

The festival programme opens on Thursday 25 October (in Glasgow, Sunday 28 October) with the UK premiere of Uhlanga (The Mark), the story of three teenagers struggling against poverty and prejudice written and directed by celebrated South African author and playwright Ndaba ka Ngwane, who will be in attendance. The programme closes on Friday 2 November (Glasgow, Wednesday 31 October) with Nigerian-born director Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City, the story of a young African immigrant living and falling in love on the fringes of New York City.

The full programme is available at:

 

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Resetting the Stage launches
Events being organised across Europe to celebrate Dragan Klaic's final book

Intellect in honoured to be publishing Dragan Klaic’s final book, Resetting the Stage, which deals with the way in which public theatre has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption.

We are very pleased to say that launches, talks and celebrations are being organised across Europe; in Italy, Croatia, the Netherlands and many more places besides, people are getting together to honour and discuss the important work that was done by Dragan Klaic during his lifetime.
 
At a time when arts funding is being drastically cut it has never been more important for public theatre to demonstrate its continued merit. In Resetting the Stage, Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theatre is best served not by imitating its much larger commercial counterpart, but by asserting its artistic distinctiveness and the considerable benefit this confers on the public. There could hardly be a more important time for put forward this argument or for practitioners and programmers to discuss it.
 
So if you’re in Zagreb on October 27th Booksa is very kindly hosting a launch at 18:30. Or if you’re in Italy for the General Assembly of the European Theatre Convention there is a launch at the Florence Auditorium Sant’Apollonia at 12.30 on October 26th.
 
For more details please feel free to get in touch. alice@intellectbooks.com
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Aesthetica Short Film Festival

 

Intellect are proud to be supporting the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, which takes place across 15 venues in York from 8th to 11th November 2012. A selection of Intellect’s film titles including Framing Film, Flesh Into Light and Truth or Dare: Art & Documentary will be available to browse in the reading room. A selection of World Film Locations titles and our Short Film Studies journal will be available to look through in the VIP area. As those of you who subscribe to our film journals or have read any of our wide range of film books will know Intellect is passionate about cinema, as such we are very pleased to be able to support this wonderful film festival.
 
This international festival champions and celebrates emerging filmmaking talent from across the world and as well as running their invaluable masterclasses will be screening films from over 20 countries, spanning all genres from Comedy to Drama; Animation to Documentary; Thriller to Experimental.
  
ASFF opens 8 November. For tickets and passes please visit www.asff.co.uk

 

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Job Vacancy: North American Marketing Assistant (PT)
DEADLINE: 16 November, 2012

Intellect is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our international  publishing team to assist with North American operations. While our home office is in the UK, our North American operation is based in Wilmington, North Carolina.  The applicant for this role will ideally have a marketing background, be interested in the creative arts and have strong administrative and communications skills. Experience in customer service and an appreciation of art, culture and heritage is a distinct advantage.  The successful candidate will assist by performing administrative and marketing duties to support authors and editors within the United States and Canada.  Degrees in marketing, business and the arts are preferred.

Please email your resume to amy@intellectbooks.com by 16 November, 2012.

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Punk & Post-Punk 1.2 now available

Punk and Post-Punk explores the rapidly expanding and metamorphic body of scholarly enquiry into punk. It includes studies of music, fashion, contemporary dance, flyer art, documentary and fiction film-making, to name but a few areas influenced by the punk aesthetic or philosophy. In short, it deals not only in the past and present manifestations of the punk movement but with a vast array of intersecting disciplines as well. It argues that punk’s continued and substantial presence is proof of its sustainability and the reason for the recent rise of academic interest in punk, or ‘punkademia’.

The theme of inter-disciplinarity is supplemented in this second issue by an underlying thematic pre-occupation in the articles and interviews, which considers the dual influence on and by punk. As the editors note, just as punk itself was born of a potent mix of ‘layered environmental, socio-political, economic and artistic factors’, the energy created from that process has ‘continued to manifest itself through ever-multiplying forms and in any number of contexts through the decades’. The articles of this issue, ranging from Alex Ogg’s examination of the way in which The Beatles interacted with punk culture to Kevin Dunn’s contextualization of modern anarcho-punk, reflect this diaspora of influence. 

To find out more visit the journal online.

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Vacancy - Temporary, freelance, part-time,  Portuguese-speaking Translator
Closing date is Monday 15 October 2012

We are looking for a native Portuguese speaker or if bilingual someone who is able to read and write Portuguese to the level of a native speaker for c. one day per week at our Bristol office. An academic background in film, art or media is preferred.

The work involves translating promotional materials/web content in English into Portuguese for the Brazilian market, proofreading marketing material in Portuguese for errors and translating websites which are written in Portuguese.

The rate of pay is £8.50 per hour to start in November 2012 for six months.
To apply, please email your CV to Heather Robinson, Office Manager: heather@intellectbooks.com.

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