Call for Papers - Crime Uncovered: The Detective (edited by Barry Forshaw)

Intellect is currently looking for chapter contributions to The Detective, one of the first titles in a new book series examining character types in crime fiction. The Detective, edited by Barry Forshaw (author of Death in a Cold Climate [Palgrave Macmillan] and editor of British Crime Writing [Harcourt]), is an examination – and celebration – of the police detective throughout the long history of crime literature, TV and film, and will be looking to identify the individual characteristics that define these much loved characters and discuss how they relate to their surroundings, country and class – and the criminals they relentlessly pursue.
The book will be made up of three main elements: key protagonist case studies, author interviews and thematic essays on the detective in crime fiction.
As such potential authors are asked to contribute either:
·      essays that examine a chosen perspective on the global character type of the police detective as represented throughout the history of crime writing, film and television, or
·      essays on individual protagonists. These chapters will focus on one character and act as a case study of the character type in question. Please choose from one of the following police detectives to examine:
  • Commissaire Jules Maigret (Georges Simenon, France)
  • Commander Adam Dalgliesh (PD James, Great Britain)
  • Detective Martin Beck (Sjöwall & Wahlöö, Sweden)
  • Commissario Salvo Montalbano (Andrea Camilleri, Italy)
  • Detective Harry Bosch (Michael Connelly, USA)
  • Jefe Javier Falcon (Robert Wilson, Spain)
  • Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Søren Sveistrup, Sweden)
  • Detective Inspector John Rebus (Ian Rankin, Scotland)
  • Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg (Fred Vargas, France)
  • Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison (Lynda La Plante, Great      Britain)
  •  Detective Chief Inspector Van Veeteren (Håkan Nesser, Sweden
  • Detective Steve Carelli (Ed McBain, USA)
  •  Detective Inspector Saga Norén (Hans Rosenfeldt, Sweden/Denmark)
  • Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Elizabeth George, Great Britain)
  •  Detective Harry Hole (Jo Nesbo, Norway)
  • Detective Erlendur Sveinsson (Arnaldur Indriđason, Iceland)
Each case study will examine the protagonist through a filter of suggested topics that could include: Setting/location, plot structure, narrative techniques (used by the author to direct their protagonist), character background (and how this affects their general view on the world), methodology/procedure, personal philosophy and/or moral ‘code’, historical/political/social context in which they operate, fashion/style, props/gadgets, adaptation (changes that take place in the transition from the printed page to the screen), relationships/partners/sidekicks.
Essays should be approximately 4,000–4,500 words and written in an intelligent but jargon-free and accessible style that will appeal to the crime fiction fan and student, as well as the scholar.
If you would like to contribute to this title please contact the editor for more information:
Editor Biography:
Barry Forshaw writes on crime fiction and film for various newspapers and edits Crime Time. His books include Nordic Noir, British Crime Film and Death in a Cold Climate. Other work: British Gothic Cinema, Euro Noir, the HRF Keating Award-winning British Crime Writing, The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction and Italian Cinema. He has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, and teaches a City University MA course on the history of crime fiction.

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Citizenship, Teaching & Learning
Call for papers

Deadline for submissions 17th October 2014

Melissa White
University of New Brunswick
Sarah King
University of New Brunswick
Submissions are invited for a special issue of CTL devoted to exploring citizenship in higher education. The idea that institutions of higher education are institutions of civic instruction is not new. In fact, it is an ancient idea that continues to resonate in our current construction of education. Some of the first examples of civic education can be found in the seat of democracy, Ancient Greece, where the concept of public education was created to ensure citizens could participate in a democratic society (Crittenden 2011). Civic instruction was both an implicit and an explicit outcome of the liberal foundation on which post-secondary education was built. However, in recent years, the influence of neoliberal ideology on post-secondary institutions has obscured such democratic aims as the focus on career preparation and economic prosperity has eclipsed service and engagement as the core goals of a university education. Unsurprisingly, recent research indicates that young people are democratically disengaged from their societies (Cairns 1993; Kymlicka & Norman 2000; Sears & Hyslop-Margison 2007), and that explicit civic instruction can help to combat this disengagement. However, much of that research is undertaken in the context of K-12 education. This special issue aims to highlight the higher education perspective on citizenship education and provide space for discussion of the civic purposes of higher education.
Papers on the theme of citizenship and higher education are invited (4,000–6,000 words and following the guidelines of this journal found at: The guest-editors will review the submissions and invite up to six authors to revise their papers for inclusion in the journal. 
Submissions are invited on a broad range of themes related to citizenship and higher education. 
Suggested themes include:
  • Current debates/issues related to citizenship and higher education.
  • Pedagogies of engagement and teaching and learning practices in citizenship and higher education.
  • Profiles of successful programmes incorporating citizenship into higher education.
  • Exploration of particular contributions made by individual scholars to the field of citizenship and higher education.
  • Comparative work exploring the practice of citizenship teaching and learning in higher education in various contexts.
  • Alternative perspectives and approaches to citizenship and higher education.
  • Discussion of research methodologies and approaches in the study of citizenship and higher education.
A total of six articles and a guest editorial will be included in the edition.
Call for papers – May 2014
Initial papers due – October 2014
Confirmation of Participation – 15 November 2014
Revised papers due – 1 January 2015
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Launch: Journal of Greek Media & Culture
King’s College London, Council Room K2.29 Strand campus
06/10/2014 (17:30-19:30)
This event is open to all and free to attend.  Please direct enquiries to
Launch: Journal of Greek Media and Culture
Followed by the presentation of the the Schilizzi scholars, 2014
The Journal of Greek Media and Culture is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal that aims to provide a platform for debate and exploration of a wide range of manifestations of media and culture in and about Greece. The journal adopts a broad and inclusive approach to media and culture with reference to film, photography, literature, the visual arts, music, theatre, performance, as well as all forms of electronic media and expressions of popular culture. While providing a forum for the close analysis of cultural formations specific to Greece, JGMC aims to engage with broader methodological and theoretical debates, and situate the Greek case in global, diasporic and transnational contexts.
The launch will be introduced by Roderick Beaton (King's College London), Rosa Tsagarousianou (University of Westminster), and Lydia Papadimitriou.
It will be followed by a panel of three papers presented by:
Olga Kourelou (University of Sussex)
Maria Boletsi (Universiteit Leiden)
Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Birmingham) 
Principal Editor: Lydia Papadimitriou (Liverpool John Moores University)
Issue 1.1 editors: Lydia Papadimitriou, Vassiliki Kolocotroni, Yannis Tzioumakis
Editorial Board:

Dimitris Eleftheriotis (University of Glasgow)
Vassiliki Kolocotroni (University of Glasgow)
Dimitris Papanikolaou (University of Oxford)
Eleni Papargyriou (King's College, London)
Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool)
The launch will be introduced by Roderick Beaton (King's College London), Rosa Tsagarousianou (University of Westminster), and Lydia Papadimitriou.

It will be followed by a panel of three papers presented by:
Olga Kourelou (University of Sussex)
Maria Boletsi (Universiteit Leiden)
Eleftheria Ioannidou (University of Birmingham)

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Upcoming Argentinian Cinema Events

If you are interested in Argentinian cinema join Gary Kramer and Beatriz Urraca, co-editors of Directory of World Cinema: Argentina for a number of upcoming events. 

This Friday 12th September they will be introducing a screening of White Elephant and participating in a post film discussion at International House, Philadelphia. Book now.
The editors will be taking part in a Q&A with Argentine director Natalia Smirnoff at the American Film Institute in DC. Find out more.
And finally, in November they will be teaching a course on Argentinian cinema at Bryn Mawr Film Institute. Register here.
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LEAF Workshop: Creating An Art/Science Cloud Curriculum
September 20, 2014

Intellect would like to inform you of an event happening at Cornell Council for the Arts.

In collaboration with the CCA and in conjunction with its inaugural biennial, Leonardo Education and Arts Forum (LEAF) (a working group of Leonardo ® /ISAST) continues its successful international education event-initiative at Cornell University on September 20, 2014.

The workshop will be led by associate professor Paul Thomas, director of Fine Art Honours, University of New South Wales and visiting assistant professor of Studio Art and director of the Cornell Council for the Arts, Stephanie Owens. The event will bring contemporary scholars, artists, scientists and theorists in art and science together to create the aims, objectives, attributes, bibliography and course work necessary to establish a fundamental set of considerations that would enable students to meaningfully engage in an integrated study of studio art and research-based science.

For more information visit the event page here.

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Call for Papers: Drama Therapy Review 1.2 & 2.1
Call for Papers Issue 1.2
Drama Therapy Review seeks articles that reflect the journal’s intention to document and disseminate drama therapy research, promote scholarship about drama therapy theory and practice, encourage inner and inter disciplinary dialogue, and provide a forum for lively debate in the field. DTR profiles and critically reflects upon current and emerging practices involving the intentional and therapeutic uses of dramatic improvisation and performance in clinical, educational, community, organizational, and research contexts.
Questions to consider:
●      What are the health benefits and risks of dramatic reality?
●      What are the goals of drama therapy and who establishes these?
●      How do drama therapists understand health, illness, ability and disability?
●      When, where and for whom is drama therapy indicated?
●      What are the dominant narratives that inform our practice, pedagogy,
and approaches to research?
●      How might imagination and dramatic improvisation increase well being or decrease specific kinds of distress? 
●      How does race, gender, ability, socioeconomic status and/or age influence research and practice?
●      How might children and other vulnerable groups be more involved in research about their own experiences?
●      What consideration should be given to aesthetics in drama therapy?
●      What are the ethical implications of performing and witnessing private stories in public spaces?
These are but some of the questions that continue to arise in the field. DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to: 
●      quantitative studies
●      qualitative analysis
●      practice and arts-based research
●      Reviews
●      Reports
●      Interviews
●      Commentaries
The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership. 

To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines or contact the editor, Nisha Sajnani: The submission deadline is February 1st, 2015.

Call for Papers for Special Issue 2.1:
Borderlands: Diversity and Social Justice in Drama Therapy
This special issue of DTR will reflect on the contribution of drama therapy to the promotion of diversity and co-existence. Drama therapy involves the intentional use of dramatic improvisation and performance to deepen empathy, gain perspective, reveal group dynamics, and to work through conflict in order to alleviate distress and initiate desired changes. This issue aims to elevate discourse on diversity and inclusion by inviting contributions that critically engage with questions of power and privilege in the field of drama therapy.  This issue will also call attention to the ways in which drama therapeutic techniques are used to respond to historical and current forms of social control and exclusion. How might drama therapy contribute to a broader social discourse on culture and the politics of difference?
Key questions to consider:
●      Who defines the purpose and goals of drama therapy?
●      What circumstances influence who has access to drama therapy?
●      Who benefits from drama therapy research and performance?
●      Whose worldviews are under/represented in the field and how does this influence how drama therapists practice?
●      When might the practice of drama therapy reinforce harmful marginalization or encourage social conformity?
●      How might the practice of drama therapy contribute to reducing stigma or facilitate advocacy?
●      When does the practice of drama therapy disrupt or unsettle dominant narratives related to class, race, ability, gender, age, religion, legal status, sexual orientation and other forms of difference?
●      How is cultural competency incorporated in the training of drama therapists?
●      How do dominant paradigms influence training and research cultures in drama therapy?
●      What are some of the culturally situated notions of the body, affect and performance in the field?
●      How are power relations communicated in aesthetic choices and approaches to audience engagement?
●      How does therapeutic performance reveal, conceal and re/present difference?
●      What don’t we talk about? Are there some themes or experiences that are unplayable or underrepresented? What are the ethics of attempting to do so within a drama therapy frame?
DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work, including, but not limited to:
●      Quantitative studies
●      Qualitative studies
●      Practice/arts-based research
●      Reviews
●      Reports
●      Interviews
●      Commentaries
The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content.
The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other
languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial
assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership.
To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines or contact the editor, Nisha Sajnani: The submission deadline for Issue 2.1 is August 1, 2015.  
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Call For Papers: Science and Popular Television

Co-Editors: Steven Gil and Bill Lott
Proposal Abstract due 30 November 2014
Full Articles due 31 March 2015
Publication 2016

Contributions are now invited for a special issue of the Journal of Popular Television which seeks to analyse the presence, representation, and role of science in television.

As science has become more and more integrated into mainstream society, increasingly varied and sometimes sophisticated representations of science have taken centre stage in popular culture. Science content, both factual and fictional, manifests today in many forms of entertainment and infotainment. Much of this content is produced for, disseminated through, and consumed as popular television.
Recent years have seen an expansion in scientifically themed and related programs. Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey (2014), a revival of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980), illustrates the sometimes high-profile nature of science on television. Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and produced by Seth MacFarlane, it includes segments on the history of science alongside up-to-date information, and slick special effects that make full use of televisual capabilities for inventive and engaging storytelling. Similarly, Through the Wormhole (2010-ongoing) merges both scientific and popular concerns into an informing and engaging series narrated by celebrity host, Morgan Freeman. It is not only straightforwardly science oriented documentaries that are noteworthy here but also series such as the long-running Mythbusters (2003-ongoing) which explicitly utilises science as an approach to systematic and reliable problem solving. Little academic attention has been given to either Mythbusters or the many shows built on the same model despite its rise to mass popularity.

Beyond factual and educational programmes, science is also present in television fiction. One recently successful and noteworthy series in this regard is The Big Bang Theory (2007-ongoing) which sought to include a high level of real science content, and is marketed on an image of being scientifically literate and accurate. Additionally, the CSI franchise and other crime series, as well as some medical dramas, often centralise the role of scientific expertise and investigation. Science fiction television also has a long and complex relationship with science. Within the Star Trek franchise, Doctor Who (1963-89), The X-Files (1993-2002), and Battlestar Galactica (2004-09) among others, science and scientist characters are highly prominent. Although there has been an increase in academic attention towards science fiction television, little of that literature focuses on the role of science.
This growth of science content on television has opened a large space in the academic landscape for new and original analyses. The increased complexity, diversity, and salience of science in popular television signals the pressing need for critical engagement with the subject.

Articles can examine any part of the theme, including (but not limited to):

  • Representations of science and scientists on television (whether fictional, dramatized, or real)
  • Use of scientific knowledge and practices in television series and documentaries
  • Documentaries about science
  •  The cultural influence of science as shown through television
  • The influence of popular television on science and scientists
  • Scientists as television celebrities
  • What television as a medium enables and restricts with regards to the presentation of science
  • Television and popular science
  • Science communication and education through television, or the use of televisual materials in communicating and teaching science
  • How/where scientific debates are shown on and contributed to by televisionScience on non-Western television
  • Science and scientists in science fiction television
  • Scientific accuracy and method as part of the marketing of shows such as The Big Bang Theory, and Mythbusters
  • Food science in television cooking shows

Send a titled abstract of 300-500 words and a short CV by 30 November 2014 to:

Accepted articles must be 6,000-8,000 words inclusive of all notes etc. and conform to Intellect style guidelines.

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Memefest International Festival of Socially Responsive Communication and Art 2014
Friendly Competition Brief
Dialogue is tirelessly presented as ‘the’ solution to the problems of ‘our’ times – in art, design, war, love, democracy and even in the workplace! But what if dialogue is not working?
Memefest invites you to submit your critical interventions on the theme RADICAL INTIMACIES: DIALOGUE IN OUR TIMES.
We’re asking for honest explorations of the complicated failures and the hopeful potentialities that feed our faith in dialogue – politically, creatively, laboriously and intimately.
Friendly competition categories: Visual communication practice, Critical writing and Participatory art.
Our curatorial and editorial board of distinguished critical thinkers, educators, researchers, activists and professionals, will evaluate your works. Authors of selected works will be awarded with the Memefest/Swinburne Award for Imaginative Critical Interventions.
Read the whole brief at:
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On 1 September at Venice Days, presentation of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies.
Flavia Laviosa, founder and director of the journal, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Italian Studies and in the Cinema and Media Studies Program at Wellesley College, USA, will present of Monday 1 September at 15.30, at Villa degli Autori, the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, published by Intellect (UK) and in particular two themed issues, on the intersections between Italian and Chinese cinemas, published in 2014.
Will also be present: Giuliano Montaldo, Maurizio Sciarra and Silvia Scola.
Moderator: Antonio Falduto
The objective: to present the aims and scopes of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, an academic publication which intends to broaden the critical horizons of Italian cinema with a translational and transnational perspective. The two special issues on the aesthetic dialogue between Italy and China comprise articles on the historical and artistic exchanges between the two cinematic worlds. These contributions and others published in the journal explore Italian cinema as a geo-cultural bridge and a spatio-temporal springboard for multiple and complex destinations that interconnect Italian cinema with other world cinemas.
Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, with an editorial board of renowned scholars from the best universities in the world, publishes articles, interviews, book and film reviews, biographies of independent filmmakers, conferences and film festivals reports. The power point presentation will illustrate the journal’s themes, theoretical framework and new critical directions.
The event is sponsored by Wellesley College.


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Havana Street Style Launch

Intellect and The Cuban, Bristol are delighted to invite you to the launch of Havana Street Style.

Thursday, 11th September 7pm-10pm

The Cuban, Unit 2, Building 11, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5SZ

Havana Street Style is the first book that explores the relationship between culture, city and street fashion in Cuba's vibrant capital. The book documents a unique street style that few in the rest of the world have yet experienced and is a visual celebration of an emerging fashion capital in the throes of profound economic and cultural changes.

Join the book's editor Gabriel Solomons and photographer Martin Tompkins at The Cuban, on 11th September from 7-10pm for Cuban food, live music, and a chance to pick up a copy of the book at a special discounted launch price.

RSVP to by Sept 1st. 

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