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101st College Art Association Conference
13-16 February 2013 – New York

The Big Apple was the place to be for this year’s College Art Association annual meeting. This is one of the most influential art events in the world and attracts thousands of artists, curators and scholars from across the globe.  For 3 days attendees from 99 different countries contributed to more than 804 panel sessions ranging from Transmaterialities to The Empathetic Body: Performance and the Blurring of Private Self in Contemporary Art. It was a stimulating conference. And the CAA badge offers the special perk of free entry to some of the world’s top museums and galleries (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim,  Modern Museum of Art, to name just a few) as part of your conference registration. You can’t beat it.
 
Representing Intellect were Amy Damutz and Elizabeth Dooley, both based in the U.S., and Kyra Kordoski, who flew in from London. This was Intellect’s second year sponsoring the conference, and the response of attendees to our current portfolio of books and journals was nothing short of phenomenal. The special CAA issue of The Journal of Curatorial Studies created especially for the conference and placed in every attendee’s bag was a huge hit.
 
While our exhibit was busy all the time, we managed to make time to meet potential authors and editors as well as to attend selected panel discussions.  Sharon Louden, author of the forthcoming Living & Sustaining a Creative Life: 40 Artist Essays, chaired a panel discussion which was standing room only as 500 crowded in to learn How to Make a Living as an Artist—with or without a Dealer. She followed this up with a popular Meet-the-Author session at our stand. Three Meet-the-Editor sessions were held as well to introduce our art journals to a wider audience. Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick spoke with curators and scholars interested in learning more about The Journal of Curatorial StudiesJames Daichendt, editor of the popular journal Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art was able to meet with many interested contributors, as well as discuss his books, Artist-Teacher and Artist ScholarDave Beech and Gretchen Coombs were on hand to introduce Art & the Public Sphere, which received tremendous attention.
 
Back in North Carolina, Elizabeth and I are busy following up with those we met and those who wanted to learn more about Intellect. That’s what CAA is all about-- connecting with and supporting artists and scholars at the intersection of academia and art. We look forward to receiving new proposals and journal submissions.  You’re encouraged to examine the Publish with Us section of our website or contact me directly at amy@intellectbooks.com or Elizabeth at elizabeth@intellectbooks.com with any questions. 
 
Thanks to Paul Skiff and CAA organizers for pulling together such a successful event. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s 102nd CAA Conference in Chicago, 12-15 February 2014!

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Call For Papers: ECLAP
Conference on Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment, Portugal, 8th-10th April 2013

Deadlines EXTENDED:
-- Submission of papers to the General Track: 22 February 2013
-- Submission of papers to the Workshops/Sessions: 22 February 2013
 
The Information Technology age has facilitated many significant changes in the field of cultural heritage and continues to be a dynamic and exciting forum for the emergence of new possibilities. In the spirit of this vibrant environment, ECLAP is pleased to announce the 2013 Conference on Information Technologies for Performing Arts, Media Access and Entertainment. Established by co-funding from the European Commission (ICT-PSP), ECLAP is a Best Practice Network that aims to create a network of experts and media access service for performing arts institutions in Europe, along with an e-library for the performing arts.
 
The ECLAP 2013 conference is open to researchers, professionals, industries, institutions, technicians, and practitioners in the area of performing arts and information technologies, media entertainment, technology enhanced learning, intelligent media systems, acoustic systems, cultural heritage, open data, content management, semantic models, metadata standards, and many others. The ECLAP conference aims to create a forum in which progress-oriented individuals and institutions within the aforementioned professions can find a place to collaborate and present results. We cordially invite all interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for sessions within the event, sessions, papers, posters and exhibitions. Each exhibition session offers space (booths and tables) to host demonstrators. Demo and poster sessions will also be organized.
 
Submissions should be original and not submitted and/or published in other journals or conferences. The ECLAP Program Committee members will review the proposals (papers, posters, exhibitions) and select the ones for presentation. Only the papers selected by the Program Committee will be presented at the ECLAP 2013 conference and published in the conference proceedings. The papers and presentations have to be in English language.
 
The submission has to be performed by uploading the full paper in PDF format to the OCS Springer system  REGISTRATION IS NEEDED.
 

Keynote speakers to be confirmed.
 
For info: info@eclap.eu or visit the ECLAP conference page

 

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Intellect @ CAA in NYC
13-16 February

Join us at the world’s largest gathering of artists and scholars happening 13-16 February. Intellect is proud to be sponsoring this year’s 101st College Art Association conference at the Hilton Hotel & Towers in NYC.
 
Come by and see our new portfolio of arts journals and books, and attend one of the events we’ll be hosting at our exhibit in the Americas Hall 1 during the conference:
 
Meet Sharon Louden, artist and author of the forthcoming book Living & Sustaining a Creative Life: 40 Artist Essays on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 10:30am
 
On Friday, Feb.15th at 12:30pm Jim Drobnick and Jennifer Fisher will be on hand to discuss their phenomenally successful Journal of Curatorial Studies.

Dave Beech and Gretchen Coombs, editors of Art & the Public Sphere will discuss their journal with contributors on Friday at 2pm.
 
Jim Daichendt, editor of Visual Inquiry and author of Artist Scholar, will also be available to answer questions about his journal and books on Friday at 2pm.
 
The conference is always an exhilarating three days. Come out and rub shoulders with world renowned artists and scholars…and chat with some of Intellect’s most distinguished authors and editors.

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Calling all freelance copy-editors!

Do you specialize in editing academic writing? Are you looking for a regular stream of work with set budgets agreed for books and journal articles? Do you respect the author’s voice and strive to bring clarity and consistency to your copy?

 
If this describes you, we want to hear from you!
 
Intellect is looking to build up its pool of talented freelance editors for its books and journal articles. If you would like to be considered for a place in our regular pool of editors please send a copy of your CV and a covering e-mail to Thomas Newman: newman@intellectbooks.com
 
We look forward to your application.
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CFP: Moving Image Review & Art Journal

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first peer-reviewed publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts. It is published twice a year in print by Intellect Books in collaboration with the University of the Arts London. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all forms of artists’ moving image and media artworks.
 
The editors invite contributions from art historians and critics, film and media scholars, curators, and, not least, practitioners. We seek pieces that offer theories of the present moment but also writings that propose historical re-readings.

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Join us to celebrate the Directory of Cinema: France and Film Matters
Come celebrate Intellect’s collaboration with the University of North Carolina Wilmington Film Studies department, at a reception on Tuesday, February 5th at 5 pm.  All are welcome to join us in the Clock Tower Lounge of Fisher Student Center, located on the UNCW campus. 
 
The event is open to the public and will help launch two publications from Intellect: The Directory of World Cinema: France, edited by UNCW’s own Dr. Tim Palmer along with Dr. Charlie Michael, and the latest issue of Film Matters, the international undergraduate film journal produced on campus. 
 
DWC: France is a revisionist encyclopedia of French film.  It features reviews by leaders in international film studies and takes a fresh look at both recognized classics of French cinema as well as often over-looked gems. The book includes contributions from UNCW Film Studies faculty including Carlos Kase, Mariana Johnson and Liza Palmer. Dr. Palmer will give a presentation entitled “What’s so Great About French Cinema?” at the start of the evening.
 
The event will also re-launch Film Matters, edited by Liza Palmer and Tim Palmer.  FM is the only peer-reviewed, undergraduate film journal in the world. The Palmers founded the publication in 2010 and the students in Ms. Palmer’s Producing the Undergraduate Film Magazine course serve as the editorial board.  Dave Monahan, department chair of Film Studies, says, “Film Matters offers students from around the world an unmatched opportunity to showcase their academic talent.”
 
For more information, please contact Amy at amy@intellectbooks.com, for details.  Hope to see you there!
 
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CFP Comedy Studies 2.2
For Comedy Studies Volume 4, Number 2, Autumn 2013 Inter and Cross-disciplinary Edition Issue Editor: Ian Wilkie
 
Comedy Studies is a bi-annual international academic journal that covers multiple aspects of comedy, with articles about both contemporary and historical comedy, interviews with practicing comedians and writers, reviews, letters, illustrations, photographs and editorials. The journal seeks to be instrumental in providing a forum for the disparate voices of comedians, academics and writers.
 
Comedy Studies is now in its fourth successive year. An eclectic back catalogue of articles interviews, reviews and editorials now exist. The journal continues to pursue its overarching aim - to provide a hub for discourse about the nature and practice of comedy. The journal also aims to provide a wider forum for cross disciplinary communities to analyse the phenomenon of comedy as it is manifested within their own fields. To this end, this edition invites articles, interviews, book reviews, opinion pieces and conference reports focusing on comedy, humour, laughter and joking as they feature within wider disciplines and scholarly fields. Contributions on comedy within psychology, education, literature, philosophy, business, medicine, sociology and the arts - as well as within media and performance - are all welcomed.
In a continued attempt to broaden (the already vibrant and wide-ranging) community of scholars of comedy, submissions from early career scholars and new researchers are also very welcome.
 
Articles addressing, but not limited to, the following themes are invited:
• The psychology of laughter
• Comedy, education, teaching and learning
• Comedy in the arts
• Philosophy and comedy
• Comedy as a business tool
• Literary humour
• Performing comedy
• Comedy - the best medicine?
• Socio-political comedies
Length of articles: Articles should be 4,000-5,000 words long and must not exceed 6,000 words. Working Papers are also accepted and these should be around 3,000 words. The word counts include notes and references but exclude the author biography, keywords or abstract.
 
All being well this issue 4.2 of Comedy Studies Journal will be published in time for the 2014 REF deadline.
 

Please send your abstracts by March 15 2013 to Comedy Studies at comedy.studies@yahoo.com 

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