Intellect's Spring Books Catalogue 2011

We have just completed our Spring Books 2011 Catalogue and it is now available to download as a pdf from our website.

We are really excited by our Spring list, so in between mouthfuls of turkey and Christmas pud please take a look through our catalogue and let us know what you think about next season's titles.

If you would like to request a printed copy of the catalogue please contact

Download Intellect's Spring Books 2011 Catalogue.

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World Film Locations Book Series: The City Onscreen


World Film Locations is the exciting new book series to be published by intellect, which will explore and reveal the relationship between the city and cinema by using a predominantly visual approach inspired by The Big Picture magazine’s ‘On Location’ feature.

Each book will be illustrated throughout with evocative movie stills and be complimented by short but insightful essays about themes, ideas and key historical periods relating to each individual city.

With the aim of producing 12 new titles per year (books on the way in 2011 include London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Dublin, Los Angeles, Madrid, Istanbul and Vienna amongst others) the World Film Locations series will become the most comprehensive collection of film books exploring the city onscreen.

If you would like to contribute to any of the titles in the list, are interested in an editorial role or are simply looking for further information about the project, please send an email to Gabriel Solomons – series editor.

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Call For Papers: Scene

Papers are invited for Scene, the new journal which explores all aspects of design contexts for live & recorded performance, giving special attention to the shaping of artistic vision, aesthetic sophistication, critical thinking and craft.  Our remit covers the following: Cinema, Television, Commercials, Theatre, Opera, Musical, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Theme Parks, Scenography, Architecture, Visual Special Effects, Visual Arts, Virtual Sets, Multivision, Location sets, Games Design and Virtual Environments, Modes of Spectating. We are keen to accept work in art and craft areas of design alongside analysis, as well as theoretical discourses exploring the culture and creation of environments. As part of the work of the journal we wish to publish dynamic contributions addressing the variety of scenographies and practices that go toward producing the art of the ‘scene’ around the world. The journal incorporates investigations into the development of new technologies and modes of operating, distribution of content, and profiles of design for film, television, theatre and events, as well as new platforms, such as, gaming and virtual environment design.  We explore the understanding that the designer’s multifaceted contribution to a production involves much more than providing a visual background.

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Reviewers needed for Studies in Australasian Cinema

Studies in Australasian Cinema, is pleased to announce an open call for reviews of books, themed issues of journals, conferences, doctoral theses and special edition DVD releases pertaining to the cinemas of Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. We encourage reviews that reflect the diversity of themes in current scholarship including, but not limited to, postcolonial politics and contexts, indigenous filmmaking, screen adaptations, reception studies, national and transnational cinemas, transmedia and industries, technologies, ecologies  and economies of cinema. Reviews must be no longer than 2000 words and adhere to the Intellect Books style guide. Submissions may be made at any time, though reviewers should bear in mind the following deadlines for 2011.

* Late January for issue 5.1
* Late April for issue 5.2
* Late May for issue 5.3

Questions, suggestions, submissions and requests for review copies should be directed to the reviews editor, Dr Ann-Marie Cook.

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National Communication Association 14-17 November, 2010

Intellect joined over 5,300 attendees at this year’s National Communication Conference in San Francisco, California. Scholars, working professionals and delegates from across North America, Europe and beyond gathered to discuss issues facing communication and media professionals worldwide. This was Intellect’s first time exhibiting at this respected event.

The large venue allowed me to introduce Intellect’s expansive media and cultural studies portfolio as well as learn about current works in progress by attending scholars. Many exciting book and journal ideas were discussed and I encourage potential authors and editors to contact me regarding submissions. Please check our “Publish with Us” area on our website to learn more about our publishing philosophy and guidelines.

NCA was an exciting event to experience. Intellect’s offerings, geared to both a North American and international audience, helped distinguish it from the other publishers in attendance. The response was overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to all who spoke with me, especially our current authors who were in attendance. One of whom was Christopher Smit who's forthcoming book, The Exile of Britney Spears - which is set to hit the bookshelves in March - caused a real stir. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your proposal ideas at NCA’s 97th annual conference in New Orleans!

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Intellect's Critical Photography series

The series is at the forefront in expanding the notion of critical debate: each book investigates a theoretical issue via these two systems of investigation, visual and written. Neither words that 'explains' pictures nor photography that 'illustrates' text, Critical Photography addresses aspects of our being and becoming in a thought-provoking and aesthetically stunning form and content.

 Titles in the series:

Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness

The Blind


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The Intellect Prize in Theatre & Performance for Public Engagement

This year's Intellect Prize in Theatre & Performance for Public Engagement at the University of Plymouth has been awarded to Siobhan McKeown.

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Call for papers - Space in our time: Exploring the frontiers of screen and live performace space

Journeys Across Media (JAM) 2011 is the 9th annual international conference for postgraduate students, organized by postgraduates working in the Department of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. It provides a discussion forum for current and developing research in film, theatre, television and new media. Previous delegates have welcomed the opportunity to gain experience of presenting their work at different stages of development in the active, friendly and supportive research environment of Film, Theatre & Television at the University of Reading. This year JAM will be guest-editing the Autumn issue of Intellect’s Journal of Media Practice and in 2012 an associated journal to the conference will be launched, providing further opportunities for new researchers to publish their work and interact with established scholars. Non-presenting delegates are also very welcome.

The 9th JAM conference seeks to address issues of space in performance, media and wider society and instigate discussions about space across disciplines, practices and fields of research.

This is a call for postgraduates engaging in contemporary discourses around space to submit papers for the JAM 2011 conference; for further information please click the 'Read more' icon below.

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Call for papers - Journal of Media Practice
Issue 12.2: 'Story'

The rapidly expanding field of media practitioners is helping create forms that change the way we understand the story.  While traditional story forms continue to dominate the mainstream, new technologies are enabling people to experiment as never before.  Alongside the work of a generation of skilled media students are grassroots organisations inspired by stories in their locality or wider concerns that might have global reach.  Interactive game-playing and multiple-level narratives are only two of the ways in which our understanding of story-form is being re-thought.
The Journal of Media Practice will dedicate issue 12.2 to contributions that explore the concept of story.  We anticipate traditional papers but would also welcome submissions in forms such as interviews, work-in-progress, visual and audio essays as well as commentaries on the ways in which story is being re-imagined for the twenty-first century.

Deadlines: Please send articles by 31 January 2011 to the editor, Professor Gareth Palmer, University of Salford: 

Articles should be between 6-8,000 words in length, or 3-5,000 for short articles and 1-2,000 words for reports, reviews or interviews.Please download Intellect's style guide for further information on referencing and style.

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Free online access for less economically developed countries

Intellect is delighted to offer universities and educational institutions in less economically developed countries free online access to our journals portfolio. We hope this scheme will be beneficial for scholars of Visual and Performing Arts, Media, Culture and Film Studies in countries that may not otherwise have access to our journals.

The list below has been drawn-up using a study of less developed countries published by the World Bank as a guide. We have added a number of other countries, including Palestine and Iraq.

To claim free online access, please email, stating your institution and country. We will then send you a short form for completion by your institution’s librarian.

Please click here for a list of Intellect’s journals.

Educational institutions in the following countries are eligable for this offer:

Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
The Gambia
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao P.D.R
Papua New Guinea
São Tomé and Príncipe
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands

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