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Intellect's new spring books catalogue

Intellect's spring 2015 books catalogue is packed with diverse titles, with books on New York downtown film and TV culture, immigration cinema, drama education and photography. We also have some additions to established book series with Fan Phenomena: The Rocky Horry Picture Show and Jane Austen and World Film Locations: Washington D.C.

Intellect is enthusiastice about publishing in new and emerging areas. We encourage a fresh take on things, the multidisciplinary and the previously unexplored. 

View the catalogue online

 

 

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Creativity, Culture & Commerce: Producing Australian Children’s Television with Public Value Launch

Please join us for the launch of 

Creativity, Culture & Commerce: Producing Australian Children’s Television with Public Value by Anna Potter 
 
By: Janet Holmes à Court, AC
 
On: Tuesday 10th February 2015 at 5.30pm
 
At: The Australian Children’s television Foundation, 3rd Floor, 145 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065,Australia.
 
 
Since the late 1970s, Australia has nurtured a creative and resilient children’s television production sector with a global reputation for excellence. Creativity, Culture and Commerce explores the creative, economic, regulatory and technological factors shaping the production of contemporary Australian children’s television for digital regimes.
Charting the complex new settlements in children’s television that developed from 2001–2014, the book investigates the challenges inherent in producing culturally specific content for global markets.
 
Anna Potter is a senior lecturer in screen and media studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Prior to this she worked in commercial television for a number of years.
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'Lynch Conversations' Symposium

Allister Mactaggart, author of The Film Painting of David Lynch, is taking part in the ‘Lynch Conversations’ symposium at the Mima, Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art on 21st February 2015, as part of the Lynch Naming exhibition.

 
To find out more about the event visit their website. You can also buy the book
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Double Exposures Launch
Double Exposures, co-published with the Live Art Development Agency, is a new collaborative venture between Manuel Vason and forty of the most visually arresting artists working with performance in the UK. Ten Years after his first book Exposures, Vason has produced another extraordinary body of work, which sets out new ways of bridging the performance and photography.
 
The book will be launched in Bristol at IBT Festival, 14th February at the Arnolfini and will include an Artist Talk with Manuel Vason. 
 
The second launch will be held at the Tate Britain on Tuesday 17th February at 18.30 includes a discussion and signed books will be available. 

 

Both events are not to be missed.
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WOW Wales One World Film Festival
Opens Friday 20 March 2015

WOW Wales One World Film Festival celebrates the golden age of Iranian cinema, marks the 150th anniversary of the Welsh emigration to Patagonia and premiers eco-documentary Deep Listening (Dadirri) directed by Swansea filmmaker, Helen Iles.

 
On March 20th 2015, WOW Wales One World Film Festival returns for its 15th year, bringing the very best world cinema to local cinemas across Wales. From the snowy mountain passes of Pakistan to the sandy streets of Timbuktu, the festival will transport cinema audiences across the world. 
 
A special event at Chapter Arts Centre on Saturday 21st March will bring filmmakers, critics, and audiences together for a unique day exploring this golden age of Iranian cinema. Starting in 1987 with Abbas Kiarostami’s Where is the Friends Home?, a generation of globally acclaimed Iranian filmmakers including Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Bahman Ghobadi and Samira Makhmalbaf won prizes at festivals across the world. While revealing social changes in post-revolutionary Iran to Western audiences, their films were visually striking, rich in symbolism and full of wonder.
 
March 21st is also a very special date in the Iranian calendar, as it’s Nowruz, or Iranian New Year. Deeply rooted in Zoroastrian traditions, Nowruz, meaning "New Day”, has been celebrated for at least 3,000 years to mark the start of Spring. WOW Film Festival will be holding further Nowruz celebrations and screenings of Iranian films at Aberystwyth Arts Centre and at the Small World Centre, Cardigan. These events are part of a UK-Iran season of culture supported by the British Council.
 
The hugely influential Iranian neorealist style that emerged from this period has since had an enduring legacy world-wide and continues to influence many young filmmakers. WOW Film Festival is working with the British Council to bring a selection of rarely seen Iranian films like Bashu, the Little Stranger , Hamoun and Under The Skin of the City to Wales.
 
WOW Film Festival will be holding the UK Premiere of Deep Listening (Dadirri)at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Monday 23 March. Helen Iles, an independent filmmaker from Swansea who made Living in the Future about the Lammas eco village in west Wales, is currently based in Melbourne where she has made her new film, Deep Listening (Dadirri). In the 1970s a growing movement for social change resulted in planning being granted for the first multiple occupancy dwellings in Australia.  Deep Listening includes illuminating interviews not only with some of the leading lights in the Australian alternative living scene, but also with Aboriginal elders who share their own wisdom on the indigenous way of Dadirri or Deep Listening, which translates as a form of connection to land and people also underpinning the “alternative” way of life. The lessons learnt by a generation who have spent their lives creating harmonious societies that reflect their shared values give us all tools that can enrich our own lives.
 
In 2015 Wales commemorates 150 years since the ship Mimosa arrived in Patagonia carrying Welsh emigrants with the aim of establishing a Welsh-speaking colony. WOW marks the anniversary with two contrasting but equally intriguing Patagonian films.  Set against the background of colonialism, award winning metaphysical western Jauja— its title a reference to a mythical land of plenty - stars Viggo Mortensen as a 19th century Danish engineer following his runaway daughter into the rugged wilderness of Patagonia.  Natural Sciencesis a contemporary tale about a headstrong and self-sufficient young girl from the Patagonian mountains, who is determined to find the father she never knew. Setting off with a sympathetic teacher, their journey through wrong turns, dead ends and mistaken identities is wryly funny and wholly moving.
 
Three stunning films explore the experiences of women breaking away from what is expected of them and challenging traditional values. In the joyful Margarita, With a Straw a rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in Delhi to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery. The best movie to come out of Pakistan in many years, and gorgeously filmed in the beautiful high Himalaya, Dukhtar is the thrilling tale of a brave mother who flees with her 10-year-old daughter to save her from marriage to a local warlord. Award winning Difretsees a bold women’s aid lawyer fight for a young girl’s life in a riveting tale that reveals Ethiopia’s cultural complexity, where traditional customs are pitted against modern ideas of equality.
 
The culture clash continues in Timbuktu, Abderrahmane Sissako’s (Bamako, Waiting for Happiness) lucid portrait of the impact of foreign jihadis on life in Mali, as they hypocritically enforce sharia law – no music, no football, no smoking, suitable dress. Beautifully filmed against the backdrop of sandy streets, stark desert landscapes and the sparkling river, this weaves together the stories of the residents as they adjust to living with oppression as best they can.
 
Also confirmed in the festival line-up are the intriguing, hugely original The Tribe from Ukraine that has won prizes at festivals all across the world, and the fabulously beautiful August Winds from Brazil. As usual, the UK’s longest running world cinema festival brings untold stories from around the world to cinema screens across Wales.
 
Festival Director David Gillam said, “It’s great pleasure for WOW to bring all these wonderful films to Wales. I’m particularly looking forward to celebrating Nowruz, or Iranian New Year with some great events at venues around Wales.”
 
For further information on WOW Wales One World Film Festival, visit www.wowfilmfestival.com
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Drama Therapy Review (DTR) welcomes submissions for issues 1.2 and 2.1

Please note the distinct issues and deadlines, below. 

Call for Papers Issue 1.2
 
Drama Therapy Review seeks articles that reflect the journal’s intention to document and disseminate drama therapy research, promote scholarship about drama therapy theory and practice, encourage inner and inter disciplinary dialogue, and provide a forum for lively debate in the field. DTR profiles and critically reflects upon current and emerging practices involving the intentional and therapeutic uses of dramatic improvisation and performance in clinical, educational, community, organizational, and research contexts.
 
Questions to consider:
  • What are the health benefits and risks of dramatic reality?
  • What are the goals of drama therapy and who establishes these?
  • How do drama therapists understand health, illness, ability and disability?
  • When, where and for whom is drama therapy indicated?
  • What are the dominant narratives that inform our practice, pedagogy, and approaches to research?
  • How might imagination and dramatic improvisation increase well being or decrease specific kinds of distress?  
  • How does race, gender, ability, socioeconomic status and/or age influence research and practice?
  • How might children and other vulnerable groups be more involved in research about their own experiences?
  • What consideration should be given to aesthetics in drama therapy?
  • What are the ethical implications of performing and witnessing private stories in public spaces?
These are but some of the questions that continue to arise in the field. DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to: 
  • quantitative studies
  • qualitative analysis
  • practice and arts-based research
  • Reviews
  • Reports
  • Interviews
  • Commentaries
The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership. 
 
To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines or contact the editor, Nisha Sajnani: dtr@intellectbooks.com. The submission deadline is February 1st, 2015.

Call for Papers for Special Issue (2.1): Borderlands: Diversity and Social Justice in Drama Therapy
 
This special issue of DTR will reflect on the contribution of drama therapy to the promotion of diversity and co-existence. Drama therapy involves the intentional use of dramatic improvisation and performance to deepen empathy, gain perspective, reveal group dynamics, and to work through conflict in order to alleviate distress and initiate desired changes. This issue aims to elevate discourse on diversity and inclusion by inviting contributions that critically engage with questions of power and privilege in the field of drama therapy.  This issue will also call attention to the ways in which drama therapeutic techniques are used to respond to historical and current forms of social control and exclusion. How might drama therapy contribute to a broader social discourse on culture and the politics of difference?
Key questions to consider:
  • Who defines the purpose and goals of drama therapy?
  • What circumstances influence who has access to drama therapy?
  • Who benefits from drama therapy research and performance?
  • Whose worldviews are under/represented in the field and how does this influence how drama therapists practice?
  • When might the practice of drama therapy reinforce harmful marginalization or encourage social conformity?
  • How might the practice of drama therapy contribute to reducing stigma or facilitate advocacy?
  • When does the practice of drama therapy disrupt or unsettle dominant narratives related to class, race, ability, gender, age, religion, legal status, sexual orientation and other forms of difference?
  • How is cultural competency incorporated in the training of drama therapists?
  • How do dominant paradigms influence training and research cultures in drama therapy?
  • What are some of the culturally situated notions of the body, affect and performance in the field?
  • How are power relations communicated in aesthetic choices and approaches to audience engagement?
  • How does therapeutic performance reveal, conceal and re/present difference?
  • What don’t we talk about? Are there some themes or experiences that are unplayable or underrepresented? What are the ethics of attempting to do so within a drama therapy frame?
DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work, including, but not limited to:
  • Quantitative studies
  • Qualitative studies
  • Practice/arts-based research
  • Reviews
  • Reports
  • Interviews
  • Commentaries
The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership.
 
To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines or contact the editor, Nisha Sajnani: dtr@intellectbooks.com. The submission deadline for Issue 2.1 is August 1, 2015.
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