This one day event will be a celebration of Potter’s life and works set against a background of 1950’s Forest nostalgia and music. Visitors to the Centre will be able to enjoy a range of activities ranging from Potter related talks and presentations by internationally renowned directors and academics; music from the Marjorie Belles musical trio and local Forest brass group, the Berry Hill Band; jazz jive swing demonstrations and sample classes; a dedicated 1950’s Forest exhibition and exclusive art exhibition by Potter’s daughter Jane Chowns. Also onsite will be classic cars; a restored Harrington 1950’s bus (with associated talk) and a vintage ice cream van to keep visitors cool during their visit.
The literary activities have been organised in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, and guest speakers on the day will include academic, Professor John Cook; Television producer and film director, Kenith Trodd; Senior lecturer in television studies at Aberystwyth University, Dr Glen Creeber; lecturer and specialist on British television drama, Dr David Rollinson as well as local scholars and staff from the University of Gloucester.
All talks and activities are included in the standard admission fee to the Centre but visitors are recommended to book talks in advance to avoid disappointment.
Please contact: Harri@deanheritagecentre.com for ticket information. For more details and a full schedule please visit: deanheritagecentre.com/events/dennispottercelebrationevent.html
Intellect representatives will be attending the International Communication Association Annual Conference in London this week.
ICA's 63rd Annual Conference will be held from 17-21 June 2013 at the Hilton London Metropole, London, UK.
Find out more: https://www.icahdq.org/conf/index.asp
Now available on our Multimedia Zone
Intellect recently organised a succesful convention for our journal editors. The event afforded us the opportunity to record a selection of our editors discussing ther research interests and the ups and downs associated with editing an academic journal.
We interviewed four of our editors and have subsequently produced four special videos, which are now available to view through our Multimedia Zone.
The editors included in the videos are:
Efrat Tseëlon, principal editor of Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty
Leon Barkho, editor of Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies
Karl Spracklen, editor of Metal Music Studies
Michael Starks, principle editor of the International Journal of Digital Television
The emergence of the female dandy
“Dandyism is a sunset; like the declining daystar, it is glorious, without heat and full of melancholy.” (Baudelaire  1995) Senem Yazan explores the little-acknowledged realm of the female dandy that existed in Paris and London from the 1840′s to the 1920′s.
A review of Refugee Performance in the June issue of the ALA's Choice magazine:
"Including previously published pieces and commissioned works, this handy collection explores aspects of theater and performance 'for, by, and with refugees' in areas of war including Iraq, Burma, Palestine, Croatia, Serbia, and places of settlement in Australia, the UK, and the US. The book includes a range of material about and approaches to the subject matter and is presented dialogically with various chapters clustering around specific subjects and themes. . . . A commendable resource for those wishing to learn more about the uses of performance. Recommended."
Film International 11.2 cover article preview
Film International 11.2 has just gone to print and it’s an issue not to miss.
We are excited to share with you the preview of the cover story – "Last silent star standing: an oral history of 1920’s film with Diana Sierra Cary" by Jeff Crouse, courtesy of the Chasing Cinema podcast.
As Crouse explains in the podcast interview, Diana Sierra Cary, known in 1920s Hollywood as ‘Baby Peggy’, “is literally the last silent feature star… It’s singular and great to have Diana Sierra Carey still alive.”
The 94-year old actress, “endowed with astonishing powers of recall regarding her Hollywood years” is a living connection to history of silent cinema. Film International brings you part of Crouse’s weekend-long conversation with the star.
More information on Film International is available here.