Call for Papers: Drama Therapy Review

General Issue (2.2). Deadline: February 1st, 2016

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?
  • How does working with imagination, fiction, and metaphor differ from direct enactment?
  • What are the goals of drama therapy and who establishes these?
  • How do drama therapists understand and assess health, illness, and change?
  • When, where and for whom is drama therapy indicated?
  • What are the dominant narratives that inform our practice, pedagogy,and approaches to research?
  • How does dramatic improvisation increase well being or decrease specific kinds of distress?  
  • How do social differences influence research and practice in drama therapy?
  • How can children and other vulnerable groups be more involved in research about their own experiences in drama therapy?
  • What are the aesthetics of drama therapy?
  • What are the ethical and social 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

To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines or contact the editor, Nisha Sajnani:


Call for Papers Special Issue (3.1): The Influence of Robert Landy on the Field of Drama Therapy

Deadline: August 1, 2016. Guest Co-Editor: Maria Hodermarska

For this special issue, we invite articles that examine and illustrate the influence of Dr. Robert Landy on the field of drama therapy. In particular, we encourage studies that draw upon his role theory and method. 

Dr. Robert Landy is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT), a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) and Board Certified Trainer (BCT). A pioneer in the profession of drama therapy, he founded the drama therapy program at New York University in 1984 and has lectured and trained professionals internationally. As a drama therapist, Landy has more than 35 years of clinical experience, having treated children and adults with a wide range of psychiatric, cognitive and adjustment challenges. He has worked in prisons, developing programs to treat mentally ill offenders, as well as the general population within New York State correctional facilities. 

As a researcher and writer, Landy has published and produced numerous books, articles, films and plays in the fields of drama, drama therapy, educational theatre, musical theatre and related topics. He has been featured in the media in the educational CBS-TV series Drama in Education, the award-winning documentary film, Standing Tall, and his own production, Three Approaches to Drama Therapy.Persona and Performance was one of the first full-length books to articulate a theory and method of drama therapy, focusing on a postmodern understanding of self as made up of a variety of roles chosen and given that might also point towards an effective action-based method for greater wellbeing.  His book The Couch and the Stage: Integrating Words and Action in Psychotherapy (2008) examined the relationship between psychotherapy and drama therapy, articulating a long history of action methods and embodiment being considered part of psychological healing. His book (with David Montgomery), Theatre for Change: Education, Social Action, Therapy (2012), examined the relationship between drama therapy and applied forms of theatre. Dr. Landy and his colleagues continue to innovate today with a groundbreaking series entitled “As Performance...” which, to date, has produced 22 original plays which illuminate the performative aspects of illness, recovery, identity and community. 

DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to:  

  • quantitative and mixed method studies
  • qualitative analysis
  • arts-based practice as research
  • book and performance reviews
  • reports on innovative advances in the field
  • 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.

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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.

To find more details please click on the link below.

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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.

To gain access to the journal please click here

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