New title announcement: Studies in Eastern European Cinema

Intellect is delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of our latest film journal, Studies in Eastern European Cinema.

In the years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the political changes of 1989-90, there has been a growing interest in the cinemas of the former countries of the Eastern bloc. Studies in Eastern European Cinema provides a dynamic and innovative discursive focus for this growing community of scholars, and covers all aspects of film culture including production, distribution, consumption and analysis.

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For further information about the journal, including a complete table of contents for issue 1, please visit the Journal's page on our website. Alternatively contact James Campbell.

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Journal of Applied Arts & Health featured in The Independent

Intellect's Journal of Applied Arts & Health has been featured  in a recent article by The Independent entitled 'The choral cure'. The article discuses how "science is discovering how singing can treat illnesses from asthma to Parkinson's – and even prevent colds and flu".

"Choral singing can measurably improve physical health. In a paper in the new issue of the Journal of Applied Arts & Health, specialists identify half-a-dozen ways in which it can improve our mental health, from improving cognitive function to social confidence." – The Independent

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Call for Papers: Northern Lights. Film and Media Studies Yearbook 2012 (vol.10).

Northern Lights. Film and Media Studies Yearbook 2012 (vol.10).

Volume editors: Mette Mortensen & Eva Novrup Redvall.

Re-thinking Film and Media Production: Creativity, Convergence and Participation

Deadline for abstracts: December 15, 2010 – Full articles to be delivered on March 15, 2011.

The 2012 volume of Northern Lights will focus on the renewed interest in film and media production. In recent years there has been a shift across a broad field of media and cultural studies from primarily devoting attention to the finished product, oeuvre or reception to also considering production practices. On the one hand, technological changes in the modes of production and distribution have caused a blurring of boundaries between media consumers and producers. On the other hand, concurrent with a heightened awareness of the project-based nature of work in creative industries, a scholarly interest in creative collaborations, choices and constraints as well as institutional contexts have emerged. New empirical topics along with new theoretical and analytical tools have gained ground within film and media research in response to this development. Areas of studies such as ‘screenwriting’, ‘creativity’ and ‘convergence culture’ are appearing, just as familiar theoretical keywords like ‘production aesthetics’ and ‘cultural production’ are being rethought. Acknowledging that the conditions of production have a great impact on the framework for reception, production analysis and theory may pave the way for new insights into the aesthetical, technological, ethical, ideological, political and economical aspects of film and media.

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Maeve Connolly is a confirmed speaker at the Symposium, ‘Considering the work of Eija-Liisa Ahtila’

Parasol unit is delighted to present a major solo exhibition by the renowned Finnish film and video artist Eija-Liisa Ahtila. It will include three important moving image installations never before seen in England.

There will also be a symposium ‘Considering the work of Eija-Liisa Ahtila’ in which Maeve Connolly, author of The Place of Artists' Cinema will be taking part. Connolly discuses Ahtila's work in her book.


This symposium, moderated by Ziba Ardalan de Weck, Director of Parasol unit and Curator of this exhibition, will explore the implications of the works of Eija-Liisa Ahtila. The event will take place at BSG House, 226-236 City Road, London EC1V 2TT, nearby to Parasol unit.
Steven Bode: Director of Film and Video Umbrella, London
Maeve Connolly: Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin
Taru Elfving: Associate Tutor in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University of London
Isaac Julien: British Artist and Filmmaker
£12/£9.50 concessions (refreshments included)

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Intellect at SCMS / Meet the editors of the Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema

Intellect will be exhibiting at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (SCMS), next week in Los Angeles (17–21 March 2010)...

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Film Matters reviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Out in print today, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a profile on Intellect's new undergraduate film journal, Film Matters.

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Event-Site: Presentation and Screenings on The Place of Artists’ Cinema

Event-Site: Presentation and Screenings on The Place of Artists’ Cinema

Picture This, 40 Sydney Row, Bristol
Tuesday March 16, 2010 at 6.30pm

Event-Site is a one-night screening programme developed in collaboration with Picture This. It will include works by Michelle Deignan, desperate optimists (Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy), Laura Horelli, Isaac Julien, Bea McMahon and Alexandra Navratil, and a talk by Maeve Connolly based on her new book, The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen (Bristol: Intellect, 2009). The screenings will be followed by a launch of the book.

Artists’ film and video has been marked by a concern with context and site for several decades. Since the 1990s, it has been possible to identify both an increased emphasis on the moving image in the spaces and sites of contemporary art and a new focus on the social and architectural history of cinema. The Place of Artists’ Cinema: Space, Site and Screen critically examines the relationship between cinema, site and place within contemporary art, exploring the production and exhibition of artists’ film and video within a range of contexts, from museums and galleries to public art projects, biennial exhibitions and art fairs. The book features in-depth readings of twenty-four recent works, including projected multi-screen narratives, site-specific projects, feature-length films and sculptural installations evoking the architecture of the movie theatre.

This event is supported by Culture Ireland.

For more information about this event, please contact James Campbell

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Observations from SWTXPCA/ACA

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Intellect recently attended the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 10th–13th. Rather than writing about the conference ourselves, we asked attendee Dean Conrad to write about his impressions of the event from a UK academic’s perspective…

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My Top Ten – An Author's Favourites by Alec Charles

Alec Charles is a Principal Lecturer in Media at the University of Bedfordshire. His recent publications include essays on electronic government, video games, online journalism, Alfred Hitchcock, Edgar G. Ulmer, Tod Browning and Doctor Who. He has taught at universities in Japan and Estonia, and has worked as a journalist in Eastern Europe and as a radio documentary-maker for the BBC.

Alec Charles is author of the Intellect publication, Media in the Enlarged Europe: Politics, Policy and Industry, which deals with the complexity and instability of the European Union and its relationship with the mass media, looking beyond national and cultural boundaries.

Take a look at Alec's favourite books...

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Book Launch for Applied Theatre

Book launch for Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice

Edited by Monica Prendergast and Juliana Saxton

Thursday, March 11 at 12 noon

Department of Theatre

University of Victoria, BC, Canada

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