Visions Film Festival and Conference will run on April 17 in the Lumina Theater at UNCW. For more information, check out Visionsfilm.org.
Special issue on ‘The Region’
The economic and political/cultural impact and transformation due to neoliberal policies and the globalizing agendas of capital are to be seen at the level of the region as much as they are at the national. Indeed, under the thrust of global financial and technological forces the region as a linguistic, geographical and political entity is at once sutured to and independent of the nation. The power of capital and corporations, often circumventing the national structures of power and governance, allows them to directly intervene into and shape the affective and ideological landscape of specific regions. The very process of integration into capital is disintegrative, heightening the region even as it dissolves its distance from capital.
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Intellect is delighted to announce the new special issue of Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture 5.3: ’New Media and Participations’. This special issue is an outcome of the New Media and Participation Conference, co-organized by the COST Action IS0906, ‘Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies’ and the Faculty of Communications at Bahçesehir University on 22–23 November 2013, Istanbul. The issue ranges from political theory and policy considerations to analyses of street art, fan fiction, and amateur film-making in its discussion of the concept of ‘new media’.
Intellect is delighted to announce we are now providing online access to the below journal issues free of charge. The full issues can be downloaded for free via IngentaConnect. We hope you enjoy reading them.
Book Review by Maria Luise Oberem, Ph.D. in Psychology, MA in Dance/ Movement Therapy (USA), (BC-‐‑ DMT), MA in American Studies and Political Science
When I first heard this book being announced, it was with great anticipation that I awaited its publication. The book's title and subtitle deeply resonated in me and I was wondering how these fields, experiental and intensely personal realms for me, would be addressed in the form of a written book.
Since four decades, I am actively engaged in dancing, moving between cultures (artistic,academic and clinical), countries and continents. Researching the living, sensing and moving body in this 'ʹprocess of becoming'ʹ, we call individuation and life, is close to my heart.
Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of Applied Theatre Research 3.1. This issue explores the themes of experimental theatre with promoting children’s well being to giving a voice to the aboriginal Australian youth to name but a few.
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Intellect is delighted to announce the new special issue of Journal of Fandom Studies 3.1: Special issue on Korean-Pop and Korean-Drama Fandoms.
This special issue explores innovative studies of overlooked aspects of Korean-pop and Korean-drama fandoms with articles ranging from the themes of the Korean wave in Israel, alternative masculinities in South Korean popular music and the male dancing body and western female fandom.
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The Wellesley news speaks to editor of Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies about the journal.
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Editor of Journal of Italian Cinema & Media studies is interviewed by Wellesley magazine on how her teaching and love for cinema resulted in the peer-reviewed journal.
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Italian Cinema in the World
Translational and transnational directions of Italian cinema
CALL FOR PAPERS
Themed Issues Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
New DEADLINE: 31 March 2015
At the awards ceremony of the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival, on 6 September 2014, Swedish director Roy Andersson, winner of the Golden Lion for Best Film for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, said in his acceptance speech that Italian films — especially Vittorio De Sica’s neorealist masterpiece Bicycle Thieves — had a major impact on him. ‘You have such a fantastic film history,’ he told his Italian hosts. ‘And I know that in Italy you have taste.’
Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycles), leading figure of the sixth generation of directors in China, and whose new thriller Chuangru zhe/Red Amnesia was selected in the competition for the 71st Venice Festival, declared during the event ‘ANICA meets China: The Dragon and the Butterfly. How Italian cinema can cooperate with China’, on 3 September 2014, the strong influence of Italian cinema on his work and how he was profoundly moved when visiting the places where Fellini shot 8 ½.
Italian cinema is translational, transnational and rhizomatic. It is imported and exported, transferred, translated, adopted, adapted and re-interpreted. It is also both European and Mediterranean, moves in many other less-explored directions towards Nollywood, Bollywood and constantly intersects with other cinemas.
Consequently, new trends in Italian film studies address cinema reflecting a multiethnic Italy, a nation interconnected with other continents, and open up a neglected seam: the influence of Italian cinema on world cinemas, Italophone filmmakers and diasporic cinemas. Within such transnational framework, scholars are invited to engage in a methodological tension between studying national cinema and transnational critical approaches to Italian cinema, thus recovering these overlooked connections and re-composing them in a historic and aesthetic map, marked by cross-national dialogues and trans-generational exchanges.
Italian cinema today can be viewed as a geo-cultural and spatio-temporal bridge for the multidirectional routes connecting the tempestuous coalescence of cultures and a landing stage setting the dramaturgy of the galloping change of the world ethnic-socio-economic make-up, and artistic fabric. Against such a dynamic backdrop of events and in light of the historical and artistic influence of Italian cinema on world cinemas, the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies inaugurated a transnational direction in Italian film studies publishing two themed issues (Volume II: 1 and 3, 2014; www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=215/) examining specifically the intersections between Italian and Chinese/Asian cinemas.
JICMS intends to focus on the rising role that Italian cinema plays in the world arena, as well as on cooperation opportunities between Italian and foreign film industries. With this CFP, the Editor aims to shift the critical paradigm outside the inwardly focused field of Italian film studies and invites contributions that would further (1) explore the influence of Italian cinema on world cinemas; and (2) investigate how it reaches beyond the imagined boundaries of its (pen)insularity.
Abstracts should be sent to the Editor, Flavia Laviosa firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2015, and should include the following information:
1) A 500-word abstract outlining:
a) The topic
b) Critical approach
c) Theoretical bases of the proposed article.
The abstract should clearly state the goals of the article and provide a cohesive description of the objective of the argument. In addition to a 500-word abstract, authors should send:
2) Relevant bibliography and filmography
3) 200-word biographical notes followed by a detailed list of their academic publications
4) The date of submission of the article, if the proposal is accepted, will be within 10 weeks from the official invitation to submit the article.