Test your knowledge with our Japanese film quiz


Test your knowledge: download Intellect's Japanese film quiz inspired by the
new 'Directory of World Cinema: Japan'

About the 'Directory of World Cinema: Japan'

From the revered classics of Akira Kurosawa to the modern marvels of Takeshi
Kitano, the films that have emerged from Japan represent a national cinema
that has gained worldwide admiration and appreciation. The 'Directory of
World Cinema: Japan' provides an insight into the cinema of Japan through
reviews of significant titles and case studies of leading directors,
alongside explorations of the cultural and industrial origins of key genres.
The cinematic lineage of samurai warriors, yakuza enforcers and atomic
monsters take their place alongside the politically charged works of the
Japanese new wave, making this a truly unique volume.


'The Directory of World Cinema' aims to play a part in moving intelligent,
scholarly criticism beyond the academy by building a forum for the study of
film that relies on a disciplined theoretical base. Each volume of the
Directory will take the form of a collection of reviews, longer essays and
research resources, accompanied by film stills highlighting significant
films and players.

To find out more about the 'Directory of World Cinema' please visit the
official website:

We hope you enjoy the quiz!


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Declarations of Independence and the 'Ten Must-Have Books on Independent Cinema'

John Berra's acclaimed investigation into American Independent film production, Declarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production has recently picked up a new accolade having been named one of the top ten must-have books on the subject by Hijack-Hollywood.


Christian Sellers' post states:


"First published back in March 2008, John Bera’s Declarations of Independence: American Cinema and the Partiality of Independent Production questions the independent film’s place in the industry.


As stated, ‘This provocative volume questions the autonomy of independent film, asking if it is possible for a unique filmic vision to thrive in an industry of mass production.’"


To see the full list visit Hijack Hollywood


Find out more about John Berra and Declarations of Independence


You may also be interested in the forthcoming Directory of World Cinema: American Independent.

Find out more by visiting

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Fellowship Program: Call For Applications

Call For Applications for a Fellowship 2010-2011

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen invites visual and media artists, art critics, theorists, and curators to apply for a fellowship in 2010–2011. Candidates can apply for one or two semesters (October 1, 2010 – February 18, 2011 and/or February 21 - July 8, 2011).

The closing date for submissions is January 29, 2010 (postmark).


Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is a post-graduate center for production, research, exchange in the fields of visual arts and art theory. Within the framework of the International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, the Künstlerhaus provides a platform that facilitates the development and production of artistic and art-theoretical projects in a critical context. At the same time, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen offers a forum for direct exchange between professionals – artists, theoreticians, critics, and curators – from the region and abroad, as well as a point of interaction with local interested audiences. Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen is affiliated with the Tyrolean Artists' Association, the major association of visual artists from the region.


Fellowship Program

With its International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, Büchsenhausen promotes internationally relevant artistic production, research, and discussion in the region of Tyrol. The program is based on the idea of generating and maintaining a context for production and discussion, in which artists and theorists can connect and reflect on international art and societal discourses in relation to local topics and issues. At the same time, it affords the opportunity for an artistic laboratory of experimentation, where new artistic practices and strategies may be tried out.

The program's aims are:
* To improve the production of a qualified discourse on art and society in the local and global context;
* To improve exchange between cultural producers in the visual arts and beyond (creating a network of experts);
* To support and expand the critical, socially relevant artistic and art-theoretical production of knowledge;
* To facilitate the transfer of knowledge between the art field and the public outside the art context.



For further information please visit:

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MeCCSA Annual Conference 2010


Last week the London School of Economics played host to the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association's (MeCCSA) annual conference 2010. Intellect were on hand exhibiting at the event and the conference seemed to be a real success. It was a great pleasure to meet a number of Intellect authors and editors at the event along with numerous other delegates.


Further information about the conference


Event date: Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th January 2010

MeCCSA is the UK subject association for those teaching and researching in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. The organisation held its annual conference from 6-8 January 2010, hosted by the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science and held at LSE. The overall theme of the 2010 conference was Media, Communication, Policy and Practice.


To view the event programme please visit the conference page

To view conference papers click here

Visit MeCCSA online

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American Library Association
Midwinter Meeting

Intellect will be exhibiting at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Boston, January 15–19 2010. We'll be at booth 2646. Hope to see you there!

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