New issue of the Journal of Illustration 3.2

The new issue of the Journal of Illustration 3.2 is now available.


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List of articles (partial list):

Subverting authority in illustrations of Dante’s Commedia

Authors: Matthew Collins

Page Start: 173


In this article, illustrations of Dante’s Commedia are viewed from the particular angle of textual subversion, which increased in degree overtime. It begins with a consideration of Dante’s own subversive habits in the context of the medieval literary world in order to highlight the fact that illustrators who visually undermined the letter of the text were in ironic harmony with the spirit of this work. The article then moves on to show that by Dante’s renaissance in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries illustrators felt far freer to blatantly meld their own imaginations with that of the original author, and by the mid-twentieth century, certain Commedia illustrations subjected text to image in varying ways.


Mapping experience in reportage drawing

Authors: Louis Netter

Page Start: 207


Reportage drawing is a revelatory act that combines the challenges of quick, gestural drawing with a level of accuracy in the depiction of people and places. Add to that the complications of working in sometimes hostile or, at the very least, less than ideal environments and you have a highly unique drawing act. Through interviews conducted with reportage artists Jill Gibbon, Gary Embury as well as the authors own work and reflections, the article compares and contrasts the aims and intentions of the artists, and tensions between the journalistic and social commentary aims will be explored through individual practice.

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Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty 7.2, out now!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty 7.2 is now available.


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List of articles (partial list):

Glamour labour in the Age of Kardashian 

Authors: Elizabeth Wissinger

Page Start: 141


This article examines the Kardashian phenomenon, as it unfurls in a changing labour market, where glamour is becoming a common aspiration, no longer the domain of a privileged few. Wissinger argues that practices of no-holds-barred sharing and giving up privacy online are normalized, and presented as the ticket to achieving glamour, visibility and social acceptance. 


Kardashian komplicity: Performing post-feminist beauty

Authors: Giuliana Monteverde

Page Start: 153


This article explores complicity by way of beauty, post-feminist neo-liberalism and the Kardashian-Jenner family. Monteverde asserts that dismissals of the family as vulgar stem from sexist and femmephobic interpretations of their hypersexual, hyperfeminine gender performances, and the genre they are most famous for: reality television. The Kardashian-Jenners should be approached from a feminist perspective, with appropriate nuance and reflexivity. Acknowledgement of complicity provides the space to do this.

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New issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook 14.1

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook 14.1 is now available.


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List of articles (partial list):


Still ‘Desperately seeking the audience’? Audience making in the age of media convergence (the Lilyhammer experience) 

Authors: Vilde Schanke Sundet

Page Start: 11


This article addresses ‘audience making’ in the age of media convergence, when television drama is increasingly produced for both a national and an international audience to be consumed in either linear ‘flow’ or on-demand user modes. It argues that how the television industry wants to see its audience influences how it actually sees it, which, again, impacts both the production of television drama as well as the industry’s evaluation of ‘success’ for this genre. 



Television drama series and transmedia storytelling in an era of convergence 

Authors: Lothar Mikos

Page Start: 47


Based on the analysis of several transmedia outlets of television drama series this article will show how production companies, networks and other TV channels attempt to involve viewers via transmedia storytelling in a fragmented media market with a fragmented audience in creating a 360-degree experience. 


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Book 2.0, 6.1&2

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Book 2.0, 6 1&2 is now available.


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List of articles (partial list):


‘Orphans of Poetry’: The poetry of childhood and the poetry for children of Robert Graves 

Authors: Michael Joseph

Page Start: 9 


‘Orphans of Poetry’ examines poems by Robert Graves in order to argue three related points: that Grave’s ideas about childhood and children’s poetry, which anticipate more contemporary attitudes, were significantly shaped by his harrowing experience in the trenches in World War I; that Graves had an extraordinarily complex idea of nonsense as something larger than reasonableness and believed in its ‘explanatory power’; that his idea of nonsense dovetailed with the notion of poetic truth. 


Reflections on teaching poetry 

Authors: Caron Freeborn

Page Start: 35


In this article, Freeborn reflects on her practice as poet, her experience as a teacher of literature and creative writing, and her own training, and how these have contributed to her personal approaches to teaching poetry writing in Higher Education. She also examines how these approaches have helped her overcome the acknowledged particular difficulties of teaching both the reading and the writing of poetry.

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Affecting and Curating, Feeling the Curatorial
Whitechapel Gallery, London, Thursday January 19 2017

To mark the publication of a two-part issue on affect and curating in the Journal of Curatorial Studies, a special event Affect and Curating, Feeling the Curatorial’ is being held at Whitechapel Gallery on Thursday January 19th 2017.


The event will bring together a range of speakers to consider how museums, galleries, art world events and artworks function as sites for the transmission of affects. If 'affect' operates independently from meaning, identity or thought, on the level of pre-conscious physical responses and resonances, how might focusing on it challenge and complicate understandings of curating and curatorial approaches?


The panel will consist of Journal of Curatorial Studies co-editors Jennifer Fisher, Helena Reckitt, Lisa Blackman and Nina Wakeford. Together they will be discussing the 'affective turn' in curating and society more broadly.


To find out more about the event, including how to book tickets, click here. 

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Visual Arts Journals Institutional Free Trial

Intellect is pleased to announce the introduction of a 90-day free trial of 10 of our highly regarded Visual Arts journals, specifically for institutions. Sign up for free before 31st March 2017.

The journals cover a range of subjects from art in education to comics, illustration and creativity in virtual worlds; and from the practice of contemporary painting, craft and fashion, to Islamic architecture and Chinese contemporary art. All journals are peer-reviewed and international in scope, and include both established and new, emerging titles launched in the past two years. Throughout the 90-day free trial you will have access to the most up to date content, including the most recent complete volume plus any new issues that are published during the trial period.

Please ask your librarian to click here to access the trial. For further information, including how to sign up, click here.

Visual Arts journals available within the free trial include:

Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education
Craft Research
Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty
International Journal of Education through Art
International Journal of Islamic Architecture
Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art
Journal of Contemporary Painting
Journal of Illustration
Studies in Comics
Metaverse Creativity (new title: Virtual Creativity from volume 7, 2017)

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Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture
Edited by Jeffrey Zamostny and Susan Larson

Intellect is thrilled to announce that Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture Edited by Jeffrey Zamostny and Susan Larson is now available to pre order through our website!

The so-called "Silver-Age" of Spain ran from 1898 to the rise of Franco ub 1939 and was characterized by intense urbanization, widespread class struggle and mobility, and a boom in mass culture. This book offers a close look at on maniddestation of that mass culture: weekly collections of short, often pocket-sized books sold in urban kiosks at low prices. Published in a wide range of genres and formats this series was later censored by the Franco dictatorship for their erotic and anarchist fiction.

Chapters within this title include: 'Between Secrets ans Simulations: Women Writers in La Novela de Noche' by Carmen M. Pujante Segura and 'Celebrity, Sex, and Mass Readership: The Case of Álvaro Rentana' by Noël Valis.




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