Call for Papers Book 2.0 Volume 5

The new editors of Book 2.0 would like to invite articles for issues 5.1 and 5.2 on any aspect of the changing roles and functions of the book in the digital age and socio-cultural aspects of the framework for their contemporary production. These may include articles on any aspects of writing, illustration and design, as well as book production and distribution. Articles on the application of digital technology to the creation and uses of books and contributions from professionals working in the publishing industries are very welcome.

Book 2.0 is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish articles and reviews about all forms of contemporary book production and design in an attempt to explore the theoretical space opened up by digital technology. Thematic concerns include adaptation, access and cultural mapping. It will explore innovations in technology, distribution, marketing and sales and book consumption, and in the research, analysis and conservation of book-related professional practices. Book 2.0 aims to provide a forum for promoting and sharing the most original and progressive thought and practice in the teaching of writing, illustration, book design and production, and publishing across all sectors.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 200 words to

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Call for Papers: Critical Studies in Men's Fashion
Special issue: Exhibiting Masculinity

In this special issue of Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion we are interested in critical intersections between museology, masculinity and fashion.

We invite submissions on topics including but not limited to the following:
Museum exhibitions of men’s fashion
Museum collections of men’s fashion
Examination of respective issues in developing collections and /or exhibitions of women’s versus men’s fashion
Masculinity as a subject of museum inquiry
Problems and practices in exhibiting men’s fashion in the museum
Audience engagement with museums and masculinity
Conservation issues around men’s dress

All submissions must follow Intellect’s house style for review. Attached and at: Manuscripts should be approximately 5000-7000 words and use British spelling. It is the author’s responsibility to clear image rights usage if they are included in the manuscript.
Please send submissions and queries to the guest editors Sally Gray ( or Roger Leong at (

Deadline to submit is: 1 February 2016

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New free issues for our Performing Arts journals

Intellect is delighted to announce we are now providing online access to the below performing arts journal issues free of charge. The full issues can be downloaded for free via IngentaConnect. We hope you enjoy reading them.

Applied Theatre Research 2.1

This journal explores theatre and drama in non-traditional contexts and focuses on performance with specific audiences or participants in a range of social contexts. This free issue begins with an article by Tim Prentki and David Pammenter who propose that there is a need to reinstate applied drama/theatre processes at the core of any curriculum concerned with the development of active citizens while Bjørn Rasmussen's article outlines an epistemological approach in the field of artistic research. Jennifer Cogswell and Debra McLauchlan's article explores integrated historical content and process drama activities to engage teenagers in the topic of World War I. Monica Prendergast's article examines practices and theories of misperformance and failure in relation to how performance has been taken up as a form of ethnography.
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Scene 2.1-2

Scene is dedicated to the critical examination of space and scenic production with a strong interdisciplinary focus. This special double issue focuses on the theme of critical costume and explores themes such as costume and technology,costume and gender and costume performances. Intellect is delighted to offer a wide and varied selection of ten articles in this issue for free to download. These include Nadia Malik's wear project, which is a visual archive into further understanding the significance of what we wear; Sofia Pantouvaki's article explores how wearable technology was used in live performances during the Athens olympic games opening ceremony. Dorita Hannah's article explores the affective and effective impact elicited by highly performative quotidian garments outside the theatre, and examining how they have been adopted for live performance.
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Punk & Post Punk 3.1
Punk & Post-Punk uses punk as a lens to explore iconography, performance, political engagement in film, television, literature, dance and it is the first forum of its kind to explore this rich and influential topic. In this free issue, Matthew Worley's article looks at the controversial music genre Oi! in relation to youth cultural identity in late 1970s and early 1980s Britain; Andrew Branch assesses how the reshaping of the habitus of UK punk's original working-class and lower-middle-class practitioners framed their investment in this heavily mediated popular music culture; and Michael Mary Murphy's article aims to identify the under-acknowledged contributions of people working behind the scenes in the industry in the Republic of Ireland, and in particular it examines the links between individuals, bands and cities.
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Studies in Musical Theatre 8.1
Studies in Musical Theatre  explores musical theatre in its widest sense, from the musicological to the post-dramatic and from the textual to the performative. In this issue, Craig McGill's article considers the relationship between the use of the orchestra in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and in Tim Burton's film adaptation of the show; Zachary Dunbar's article explores the emerging critical paradigm of Practice as Research within the musical theatre domain; and Megan Woller's article deals with the adaptation of a classic musical (West Side Story) into a film focusing on the ethnic and racial discourses that arise from the depiction of the Puerto Rican characters in relation to their American counterparts.
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Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance 7.1

This journal explores all aspects of adaptation, translation and intertextuality and encompasses opera, gaming and graphic narratives. This free issue includes Terence Hoagwood's detailed account of William Wyler's hugely successful 1946 film, The Best Years of Our Lives and the methods by which it boldly adapts the source novel; Lisa Hopkins article explores the complex cultural relationship between Edgar Reitz's Heimat trilogy and Shakespeare's Hamlet; Sarah Olive's article considers the notion of revenge tragedy in the popular British television murder mystery series Lewis; and Tom Ue's interview with Simon Stephens, focusing on Stephens' acclaimed adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
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Journal of Dance & Somatic Practice 6.1

This journal focuses on the relationship between dance and holistic body centered approaches. This special issue focuses on transcultural perspectives on somatic practices and research. Elena Catalano's article examines somatic experience in Odissi, arguing that this is shaped by the dance's techniques of transmissions and aesthetic values while Monica Fagundes Dantas' and Suzane Weber da Silva's article discusses the intersections of the artistic practice and somatic education in the work of a Canadian and Brazilian dancer within the complex negotiation among body, society, and dance; and Lila Greene addresses the question of the universality of somatic approaches in teaching dance through the author's experiences in Mali.
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Other Performing Arts issues now available for free from Intellect:

Choreographic Practices 5.1  

International Journal of Community Music 7.1

Journal of Applied Arts & Health 5.1

Journal of Music, Technology & Education 7.1

Maska 29.161-162 

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Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen editor will be appearing on BBC Radio 3 show The Verb this Friday

Intellect is excited to announce that Fan Phenomena: Jane Austen editor Gabrielle Malcolm will be appearing on the BBC Radio 3 show The Verb this Friday the 10th at 10PM.

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Journal of Popular Television 3.1

Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of Journal of Popular Television 3.1. This new issue has articles on The Big Bang Theory, Nordic Noir television and The Walking Dead.

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Visions 2015
Shannon Silva launched the Visions Film Festival & Conference with a simple purpose: to provide undergrads the space to explore and express what film means to them. Visions is also unique as it is the first undergraduate festival to honor student research and writing in film alongside the best of student film production. This April 17, Visions will be going on its fifth iteration, providing undergraduate students the distinctive opportunity to exhibit their independent films and present papers.
A professor in the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Silva has overseen the event for the past five years. “We started with just a small Film Festival open only to our UNCW film students,” Silva remembers. “That event took place on the opening day of the Cucalorus Annual Festival of Independent Film. It was such a success that we were able to create a full two-semester course--FST451: Visions Film Festival Management--and from the moment we opened up the call to outside film entries, we also opened the door to film scholarship.” 
Silva acknowledges the support of Intellect’s Film Matters, an international refereed journal publishing the best work being done by future film scholars worldwide. “I do believe that having Film Matters established in our department helped us to be able to launch both of these components at once.  Undergraduate scholarship was already something our department had a great respect and enthusiasm for, so it was an obvious and appropriate combination.”
Though film blogs and online scholarship are at an all-time high, Silva remains steadfast in the unique opportunities that Visions provides. “There is so little opportunity for student scholars to get out in the world and practice presenting their work,” says Silva. “We're a safe, friendly, open place for students to share their work, get feedback, reflect and grow as writers.”

Visions Film Festival and Conference will run on April 17 in the Lumina Theater at UNCW.  For more information, check out 

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Call for Papers: Studies in South Asian Film and Media
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.

Regions are distinguished by the pace and direction of change in political cultures and life style, struggles for resources and identity politics and the rise of new hierarchies of local power.  At the same time mobility, migration and disembodied interactions in cyberspace complicate the conceptual and experiential modalities of the region.
Several questions related to the economics and politics of language and literatures, print, visual, internet and educational media, forms, genres and identities will throw up new answers if reconfigured or addressed through the lens of the region.  The distinct geographical and linguistic formations, identities and markets of readers, fans, audiences, bloggers etc. also need to be explored via the matrix of the region. Equally urgent are the questions of ownership, access and mobilization of forms, channels and media of information and knowledge production. 
This special issue of Studies in South Asian Film and Media invites articles mobilizing the framework of the region to articulate concerns in print, visual, literary, educational, performative, internet and other media. 
Contributions (6000- 8000 words) are invited but need not be confined to the following topics:
1.     Language, statehood and markets
2.     State government and policy (related to education, publication, creative production)
3.     Translation, publication
4.     Landscape and identity
5.     Authenticity and expression
6.     Caste, gender and representation
7.     New forms and audiences, readers, fans
8.     News Media and political power
9.     Cinema- New directions
10. Genre – literary, cinematic, performative
11. Politics and entertainment
12   Markets – production, distribution exhibition and consumption
13   Internet, digital technologies and the democratization (?) of creativity
14   Geography, space and affect
15   New practices of communication..
Dates and submissions
Abstracts of 500 words along with author bio should be emailed to  by the 8th April, 2015.
In addition to critical essays of 6000-8000 words, we also welcome shorter creative pieces of 2000-4000 words in the form of interviews, photo essays (B/W), speculative pieces, original translations of very short stories and poems from regional languages with or without poets/translator’s note reflecting on language, region, translation etc.
The deadline for the first draft is June 10 2015. All contributions will be peer-reviewed and the final submission will be due by August 30, 2015.

All copyrights are to be cleared by the authors. Guidelines to the Intellect house-style are available at

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Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture 5.3: ’New Media and Participations

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’.

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New free journal issues in Cultural Studies

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. 

Journal of Fandom Studies 2.1
The Journal of Fandom Studies offers scholars a dedicated publication that promotes current scholarship into the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. In this free issue Lucy Bennett offers a brief history of fandom studies; Sam Ford argues that we need to continue to push the boundaries of present scholarship; Matt Hills provides an example of one way to push those boundaries by suggesting a focus on an alternative form of fanwork he terms 'fan fac'; And Francesca Coppa suggests that a return to first wave fan studies is particularly salient at a moment when the relationship between fans and 'creatives' is being fundamentally changed by new forms of engagement.
Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture 5.1
This journal advances the study of the plethora of cultural texts on migration produced by an increasing number of cultural practitioners across the globe who tackle questions of culture in the context of migration. They do this in a variety of ways and through a variety of media. To name but a few relevant aspects of this juncture of migration and culture, questions of dislocation, travel, borders, diasporic identities, transnational contacts and cultures, cultural memory, the transmission of identity across generations, questions of hybridity and cultural difference, the material and oral histories of migration and the role of new technologies in bridging cultures and fostering cultural cross-pollination will all be relevant. 
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 3.1
This journal is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday cultures. This volume focuses on crime fiction and the inter-connection of the local and the foreign. Articles include Toni Johnson-Wood's discussion of the role of Carter Brown on the radio; Amy Wigelsworth digs down into the Parisian origins of the French urban mystery novel but through the fractured lens of the palimpsest; Stewart King exploits another case of European self-alterity in his analysis of representations of the Franco regime in contemporary Spanish crime fiction and Rachel Franks investigates the evolution of women's struggle for independence as presented in the works of three Australian writers.
European Journal of American Culture 5.1
This journal is for scholars with a common involvement in the inter-disciplinary study of American culture. In this volume Edward Powers explores influences on the career of Andy Warhol, particularly looking at the influence of Gertrude Stein; David Allen's article looks at the appeal of the liminal space between the imaginary and the real created in all Disney parks; Adam Kendall investigates a controversial and historic religious oath, and the controversy that ensued when it resurfaced in America in the 1910s; Bennett Kravitz looks at 'Mark Twain's Satanic Existentialist,' in the iconic author's final novel Mysterious Stranger. 
Horror Studies 5.1
Horror Studies serves the international academic community in the humanities and specifically those scholars interested in horror. This issue includes Murray Leeder's exploration of Victorian science and spiritualism in The Legend of Hell House; Simchi Cohen's positioning of the 1954 vampire novel I Am Legendin the context of a zombie lineage, closing the widely discussed gap between the vampire and zombie; Matthew J. Raimondo's examination of a contemporary subgenre of horror cinema that appropriates the aesthetics of observational documentary and Shaun Kimber's case study article examining trangressive edge play within contemporary horror film.
Short Fiction in Theory & Practice 4.1
Short Fiction in Theory & Practice celebrates the current resurgence in short-story writing and research. In this volume, among other articles, Laura Dietz examines the role of literary magazines in the age of digital delivery; Joseph Frank examines nescience and realism in Richard Ford's Optimists; Leena Hannelle Eilittä's article argues that the female characters in C.N. Adichie's short story collection The Thing Around Your Neck go through mental developments similar to epiphanic experience as recently defined by Matthew G. McDonald and Glyn Hambrook's article presents a translation from the Spanish of 'Kábala práctica'/'Practical Kabbala'.
Other Cultural Studies issues now available for free from Intellect:

International Journal of Francophone Studies 17.7

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Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities review
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.

When I finally held this anthology in my hands and began reading each contributor's
article, I found myself immersed in different universes, each offering tremendous
richness, wisdom and knowledge articulated from somatic experience. I knew in my bones that this comprehensive body of work has the potential of becoming a classic and standard work of assigned readings in the future.
This anthology offers a comprehensive body of written work, documenting a wide array of somatically informed scholarship; it comprises 20 chapter contributions by 27 women and 6 men engaged in the field. The voluminous book is divided into three parts, each part is introduced and contextualized by one of the editors.
The first part, titled Moving Spiritualities, introduced by A. Williamson, offers six chapters by leaders of the field. Its topics range from embryology, alchemy of the body and Jungian thought, dance in the natural world/ environment to philosophical reflections.
The second part, introduced by S. Whatley, addresses the Intersection of Spiritualities and Pedagogy. In nine chapters, various approaches of the spiritual dimensions of somatic dance education are presented, covering topics from embodied spirituality, the making of consciousness, inner dances, meditations on language to contemporary wisdom keepers and shamanic somatic approaches.Part three is dedicated to Cultural Immersions and Performance Excursions and is introduced by Glenna Batson. It offers five contributions on topics such as the dancing Kalahari bushmen, dancing with the Divine in Bali and America, outdoor perfomances in sacred sites in Java, the role of meditation in dance performance and spirituality and Akram Khan's performance.
What makes this anthoplogy so unique and fascinating to read is not only the tremendous openness with which the editors approached the subject, thus inviting and allowing for such a diverse collection of individual sacred narratives to emerge; it abounds with mulitfaceted gems. It is also the variety of presentation styles, ranging from personal narratives interwoven with articulated scholarship, philosophical reflections, various research approaches, imaginary dialogues and interview conversations that turns this work into a rich and colorful fabric woven by the hands and hearts of its 33 contributors from across various cultures.
The framework of story-telling and the spirit of sharing personal narratives of lived
experience with others is reminiscent of the original ways women have traditionally
passed on their knowledge and wisdom, which was orally, rather than in written form. The bodily aware scholars of this volume have taken on the challenging task of moving from direct physical experience, from sensing the soma and spirit to written words, well aware of the fact, that some things cannot be translated to the pages of a book. Writing cannot do justice to the physicality of experience, and it is understood that gaps will remain between experiental knowledge and the written word. With this in mind, this anthology is a tremendously important work, holding particular significance in the intersecting fields of Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities for several reasons:
For the first time, an impressive array of unique voices of movers, dancers, performers, somatic movement practitioners, educators, scholars, poets and philosophers are presented, who are working in these fields since many years.
This collection offers insight views into the multiple possibilites of experiencing the soma and accessing bodily wisdom and the diversity of somatic approaches by successfully interweaving dance, somatics and spirititualities in new scholarly ways. Clearly, a new model of thinking is emerging, a thinking from and through the body, by living consciously and in connection with breath, honoring the ultimate life force through which we are all connected. This anthology is a testimony to the human spirit and particularly to the feminine spirit, which for so long has remained in the shadow, often wounded in partiarchal culture, by its language and its institutions.Often, dance and somatic spiritual work remains on the margins of society and in the academic world. The publication of this anthology marks a departure from this position and advances the field of Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities, moving it from the marginstowards the center, putting this field onto the map of the academe. The 'ʹslowly emerging revolution'ʹ, Don Hanlon Johnson refers to in the preface, is the gradual and continuous building of a somatically informed scholarship, making itself known and turning into a voice to be reckoned with in the future.
Knowing there are many somatic movers, dancers, educators, scholars deeply engaged in their somatic practices and in comm-°©‐‑union with spirit, offering their work in service of humanity and ultimately, for a better life on this planet, fills me with great joy. While immersed in the narratives of this book, I noticed my heart pounding in excitement, my breath deeping, the cells of my body singing and at times, tears flowing in recognition and resonance to the contributors'ʹ journeys. This anthology is a real treasure, its various contributions are nourishing my body/self/soul.
I now realize: there are many of us and to whom I feel connected in spirit. With
connectivity as the core component of spirituality (Williamson: 2009) and 'ʹattentive
connection with bodyself, to others and to the imagination'ʹ shaping somatic practice, it feels reassuring to know there is a community of like-minded who are dancing spirits embodied – on the path of conscious embodiment, cross-°©‐‑culturally.
Living one's personal and professional life in conscious relationship to body, movement, dance and spirituality, in various parts of the world can, at times, be a lonely journey. Yet, it is the only one that feels truthful to me, forever intriguing, challenging and surprising. 
The best surprise in recent years to me is the publication of this rich anthology which I can recommend whole-heartedly to all who are interested in the interrelationship of body, dance, somatic movement and spiritualities. The readers will be rewarded and inspired by the rare, honest, gifted and creative sacred narratives. It is with much appreciation and gratitude to the editors, for their vision and creative conception of this project and, to the contributors, for sharing their courage, insights and wisdom, resulting in the creation of the most significant anthology in this field, that I have gladly written this review.
Maria Luise Oberem is a Dance artist, dance/movement therapist, certified authentic movement practitioner with the Center for the Study of Authentic Movement; scholar, researcher in dance & somatics; Co-°©‐‑chair of the First International Conference on the clinical application of dance /movement therapy (1994) in Berlin, Germany; lecturer at various universities, among others: the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco, California; Rotterdam Dance Academy, the Netherlands; INTAT Vienna, Austria; University of Central Lancashire, UK; formerly affiliated with the Authentic Movement Institute in Berkeley, California,USA.
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