Zachary Ingle, editor of Fan Phenomena: The Big Lebowski, discusses his own fandom and what drew him to the Fan Phenomena series:
Not sure this applies, thoroughly everyday characterisation, which is part of the attraction!
Editor of Fan Phenomena: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I was encouraged to write a volume of the Fan Phenomena series by a colleague and friend from the Whedon Studies Association. Being deeply involved in Buffy fandom, from co-leading a university course that used the series to explore issues of human nature to planning a party to celebrate Buffy's 30th birthday at a local comic book store with my GeekGirlCon sisters to being a part of Whedonesque Burlesque (and performing as Joyce Summers) to co-producing a book launch party that turned a Seattle bar into "A Night at the Bronze" to being asked to speak about fan activism as a featured speaker at the 6th Biennial Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (June 14) all of my interaction and participation as a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has enriched me intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. It's brought me family, self-confidence, community, and so much more. The chance to work with a community of writers and thinkers to delve into the larger impact of this phenomena was a delight and a privilege.
CINESONIKA 4: The Forth International Conference & Festival of Sound Design
Conference Dates: 8-9th July, 2014
Keynote Speaker: Amy Herzog (Queens College, CUNY)
Venue: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
We are seeking multi-disciplinary contributions on sound in relation to the moving image. Media thinkers, film scholars, art historians, performance theorists, composers, filmmakers, sound practitioner, multimedia semiotitians, philosphers of perception - we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted abstracts will be considered for inclusion in the CINESONIKA issue of The Soundtrack academic journal if expanded into papers and submitted for peer review (1000-3000 words for short articles, 5000-6000 words for long papers). Articles should be formatted according to the Intellect Style Guide.
Submit an Abstract - Please wite "Cinesonika 4 Abstract" in the subject heading.
Deadlines for Abstracts (under 500 words): 1st June, 2014
Please submit your abstract and short bio both as attachement (.doc or .pdf) and also pasted into the body of your email submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics
Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to the following:
Video Games, Blogging, YouTube
Comic books, Graphic novels, and Cartoons
Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies
MCP invites interested contributors to send (4,000-8,000 word) essays, short commentaries (2,500-3,000), and book reviews (1,000-2,500) on Indigenous film, new media, social media, and popular cultural politics to the Guest Editor at the following address: email@example.com on or before May 30th 2014. Contributors should also include brief biographical notes of approximately 200 words.
28th Apri - 2nd May
We are delighted to announce Intellect’s Fan Phenomena Week, which will be taking place 28th April – 2nd May.
We will be celebrating the release of the latest four in the Fan Phenomena series, Fan Phenomena: Supernatural, Audrey Hepburn, The Big Lebowski and The Hunger Games. The week will include interviews, competitions, videos, free articles and a live panel discussion on Twitter by the editors of the series on Thursday 2nd May.
Double Special Edition in partnership with ArtWorks and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation
- Discursive articles tackling broader issues of theory or practice or introducing particularly significant practice: up to 6,000 words, although we may agree to extend this in exceptional circumstances to 10,000 words;
- Interviews, debates and case studies: up to 4,000 words;
- Photo-essays, or other forms of visual project documentation – up to eight pages of visual documentation;
- Reports of conferences: up to 1,500 words; we may also agree some visual documentation, where appropriate. Proposals for more extensive conference proceedings should be discussed prior to submission;
- Book discussions, Notes and Queries: up to 750 words.
It is with deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Masoud Yazdani, founder and publisher of Intellect. Masoud died on Tuesday 18 February, aged 58, following a year-long battle with cancer. Masoud is survived by his wife, Ayshe, and 3 children, Mina, Shirin and Omid.
Masoud had a life-long interest in publishing, but it was in 1984, following a brief but life-changing apprenticeship with Walter J Johnson, founder of Academic Press and Ablex Publishing, that he first launched himself into the world of academic publishing with the founding of Intellect and the academic journal Artificial Intelligence Review.
Masoud and I have been great friends for just about 30 years. We first met in the mid-1980s when we both worked for a small innovative business in Oxford working in the, then, new and exciting field of computing called Artificial Intelligence. We became immediate friends, and built a friendship that has lasted to this day, regularly nurtured by our mutual love of playing squash and eating out in Indian restaurants. I have particularly fond memories of those early days, the two of us spending many hours in his spare bedroom stuffing envelopes with journals, sticking stamps and posting them to the subscribers. From those small beginnings, Masoud's intelligence, creativity and energy, and his constant readiness to take risks, and his desire to be different, has transformed Intellect into the outstanding company we know today, providing an indispensable platform for publishing emerging and important original thinking in Film Studies, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Cultural Studies, and Communication & Media.
But Masoud was not just a brilliant academic entrepreneur; he was also a great mentor and role model. Those who knew him will always tell you of his kindness and generosity. He was always willing to go to great lengths to help those in need, to provide support, to encourage, or to act as an advocate.
Masoud can never be replaced, but we at Intellect intend to keep his spirit and memory alive by building on his legacy, upholding his ethos so that Intellect continues to be a company he would be proud of.
Those of you who knew Masoud, either as a friend, colleague, or both, are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org, who will then post them into the comments section below.
Intellect is delighted to announce that the editorial of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture 1.2 is now available for FREE http://bit.ly/1ho7sgO
Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India 18th and 19th December 2014
The 5th International Illustration Research event joins forces with the peer reviewed Journal of Illustration and is hosted by Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore. The symposium this year will focus on the praxis of illustration in an expanded field, including histories of local/regional illustrative practices and the traversing of diverse media platforms.
Deadline for abstracts: Friday 4th July