OUTSIDEIN: The Ascendance of Street Art in Visual Culture

Jim Daichendt, editor of our journal Visual Inquiry is curating the exhibition OUTSIDEIN: The Ascendance of Street Art in Visual Culture occurring at the Williamson Gsllery on October 9, 2015 - January 10 2016.

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Short Film Studies 6.1

Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of Short Film Studies (SFS) 6.1. This issue contains in-depth studies, director profiles, interviews and shot-by-shot breakdowns for two short films: Possum, directed by Brad McGann (New Zealand, 1997); and On Suffocation, directed by Jenifer Malmqvist (Sweden, 2013). To view the films, follow the links below:


On Suffocation [Password: Machine]

Click here  to access the whole issue. 

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Intellect prize for English

Intellect is delighted to announce that Jessica McComish has been awarded the Intellect Prize for English for her outstanding work for the BA English final year unit ‘Writing, Editing and Publishing’ at the University of Bournemouth. This is in association with the Intellect Academy and Studies in Comics.

The Intellect prize for English is awarded to the student with an outstanding overall grade on an individual final-year taught unit on our BA English course. The winning student will receive one year's annual subscription to a journal of their choice, and five Intellect books of their choice.

Bournemouth University's BA English is a unique and original approach to the study of literature that considers this subject in the context of today's surrounding multimedia culture and with reference to changing markets, audiences and formats. Assessment includes critical, practical and creative work across a diverse range of units that focus on literature, culture, and media. The course is thus well-suited to Intellect's subject areas and Intellect's catalogue of publications is a perfect fit for many of our final year options, which include: Space, Place and Environment; Media and Trauma; Transient Literature and Serial Storytelling;  Writing, Editing & Publishing; Fact and Fiction; New Media Narrative; Crime and Terror; Post-colonial Texts; Alternate Worlds; and News and Journalism.

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Fashion, Style & Popular Culture 3.1

Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture 3.1. This special issue focuses on Latin American Fashion as they relate to popular culture. Articles explore a variety of themes from independent fashion design in Peru to Carlos Mérida’s illustrations. 

If you would like to subscribe to this journal please click on the link below.

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CALL FOR ARTICLES: Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies
Special Issue 8.1 (Spring 2016)
Special Issue: ‘The Spanish Civil War 80 years on: discourse, memory and the media’
Guest Editors: Ruth Sanz Sabido (Canterbury Christ Church University), Stuart Price (De Montfort University), and Laia Quílez Esteve (Rovira i Virgili University)
Deadline for contributions: – 15 October, 2015
The Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies invites submissions for a 2016 Special Issue that will mark the eightieth anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, by presenting a collection of papers that represent the latest perspectives on the cultural, historical, regional, political, and social aspects of the Civil War and its legacy.
If it is true that ‘history is written by the victors’, the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War provides a textbook example of this tendency: the victorious Nationalists spent the following thirty-six years (1939-1975) trying to eliminate any remaining vestiges of those who had fought against them. For the losers, this meant in effect both a constant purge of any dissenting ideologies, and the physical persecution of anyone who was suspected of sympathising with the Republican cause. Furthermore, the ‘pact of silence’ that was agreed during the transition to democracy meant that the problems caused by the Civil War and the dictatorship remained unresolved long after Franco’s death, maintaining deep-rooted divisions in contemporary Spain.
It was only approximately thirty years after Franco’s death that the recovery of memory was promoted through social, political, and cultural means, so that the unheard voices of the past began to gain attention. However, this remains a highly contentious area, since the old struggles often re-emerge in contemporary political and socio-economic issues within the country. The Law of Historical Memory provides guidelines on several issues related to memory, from the exhumation of mass graves to the alteration of street names to eliminate references to agents of the dictatorship. However, the limited extent and application of this Law by the Government has led to the further polarisation of political perspectives (while
thousands of families are still looking for the graves of their relatives).
This Special Issue considers Memory as yet another site of struggle, a contemporary reenactment of the old divisions that are very much part of the country’s identity and which still permeate social, political and cultural life in contemporary Spain. The collection of articles will acknowledge the reproduction of these tensions, but will also offer a clear-sighted account of the conflict, grounded in a variety of historical and political discourses, oral testimonies, and analyses of media outputs.
Among other aspects, this issue is concerned with the ways in which children and
grandchildren of victims and survivors of the Spanish Civil War and Franco’s dictatorship relate to the memory of the repression, and to the development of the democratic transition. The examination of these issues from the perspective of generational memory involves several considerations, including the socialization of memory, the institutionalization and revision of the past, the connections between popular culture, media practices and representations, and the uses of memory through time in relation to the changes in the policies of remembrance.
We invite contributions from scholars, researchers and practitioners from around the world to submit full articles on topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Media representations of trauma and violence in the Civil War, Franco’s repression, the final years of the dictatorship and the transition
- The significance of the conflict in contemporary Spain
- Memory and the Civil War
- Postmemory and Civil War, Francoism and the Transition
- Collective identities (national and regional)
- The work of Memory Associations in Spain
- Women in the Civil War and beyond
- The struggle of anarchists and libertarian communists
- Constructions of ‘national’ (Spanish) memories and their national and regional significance
- Social perceptions of the Civil War, the dictatorship and the transition
- Using the past to look into the future
The journal plans to include articles between 6000 and 7000 words, as well as brief research notes and reports of around 3000 words for the Viewpoint section. Full articles for proposed contributions should be sent to by 15 October 2015. All contributions will be subjected to double blind peer review.


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JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students 1.2

Intellect is delighted to announce the release of JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students 1.2. JAWS is the first academic arts journal committed to new research and art emerging from postgraduate and undergraduate study. As such, this issue contains two Visual Essays, displaying the work of Camilla Brueton and James Lander. The journal also includes five articles on a broad range of themes – from space in art practice, to ontological research methods, postmodern American appropriation art, art and the Information Age, and sketchbook reflections by artist Matt Black (whose work also forms the cover of this issue). We close with a review of the Science Museum's 'Revelations: Experiments in Photography' exhibition, which ran 20 March–13 September this year. 

To access the issue please click this link

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Special Issue Film, Fashion and Consumption 3.3: 'Fashion and Class'

Intellect is delighted to announce a special issue of Film, Fashion and Consumption 3.3. In this issue, guest editor Janice Miller collects a fascinating array of papers on the theme of 'Fashion and Class'. Articles range between The Hunger Games, Only Fools and Horses, Woody Allen, Snog Marry Avoid, post-war Clarks shoe advertising, and the issue closes with a review of the Women Fashion Power exhibition at London's Design Museum. 

To access the issue please follow the link below

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Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey

Two Nollywood films are being premiered as part of the Nigerian-Scottish Film Odyssey on the 1st of November this year. The schedule for the evening is as follows:

5pm - 6pm: Arrival and red carpet

6pm - 8pm: Screening of Dry

8pm - 9pm: Drinks reception

9pm - 11pm: Screening of Ojuju

For more information on venue and tickets please click here


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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies Vol. 4:1, 2016

Intellect are delighted to announce that the 2016 issue of Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies 4.1 is out now.

Articles include:

Flavia Laviosa, Editorial "Translational and transnational directions of Italian cinema"

Alessandro Jedlowski “Migration, prostitution and the representation of the black female subject in Nigerian video films about Italy"

Claudia Romanelli “French and Italian co-productions and the limits of transnational cinema” 

Giulia Baso: “Michelangelo Antonioni and Atom Egoyan: Contaminating identities” 

 William Hope “The Roma on screen: Voicing the counter-hegemonic” 

Clarissa Clo’ “Music and migration: Transgenerational crossovers in La vera leggenda di Tony Vilar (2006) and Di madre in figlia (2008)” 

Giuseppe Fidotta “Ruling the colonies with sound: Documentary, technology and noise in Cronache dell'Impero” 

* Udine FarEast film festival report by Marco Dalla Grassa & Mario Tomasi

* Florence Indian film festival report by Monia Acciari 

This issue also includes an artists's corner section and books reviews.

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International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA)
Intellect's Journal of Applied Arts & Health is published in partnership wih

the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association. This year's 11th conference is occuring on October 8-10 2015 in Hong Kong.

To find out more details about the conference click here.

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