New title announcement: Art & the Public Sphere

Art & the Public Sphere
ISSN: 2042793X | Online ISSN: 20427948
Principal Editor: Mel Jordon
Editors: Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt & Gill Whiteley

Free issue now available

Aims & Scope
Art & the Public Sphere provides a new platform for academics, artists, curators, art historians and theorists whose working practices  are broadly concerned with contemporary art’s relation to the public sphere. The journal presents a crucial examination of contemporary art’s link to the public realm, offering an engaged and responsive forum in which to debate the newly emerging series of developments within contemporary thinking, society and international art practice. Read on...
Visit the journal online for an active  call for papers and subscription information.

Art & the Public Sphere in association with IXIA , the public art think tank

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Intellect books are now on Kindle and iPad

At Intellect we are delighted to announce that 116 of our books are now available through the Amazon Kindle and Apple iTunes stores. This list will keep expanding as all of our latest and future publications are uploaded.

Some of the most recent Intellect Kindle editions include, A Divided World: Hollywood Cinema and Emigre Directors in the Era of Roosevelt and Hitler, 1933-1948 (Nick Smedley) and The Exile of Britney Spears: A Tale of 21st Century Consumption (Christopher Smit).

If you have any questions please contact

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North Eastern Modern Language Association 7-10 April 2011 New Brunswick, New Jersey

Intellect will be attending the 42nd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 7-10th. Writers, scholars and students of the humanities and from various disciplines, will gather to discuss emerging trends in the study and teaching of language and literature. For more information on the conference and schedule of events refer to NeMLA’s website (

Please come by and check out our current books and journals on display, and learn more about the launch of our newest journals: Short Fiction in Theory & Practice and Hospitality & Society. Amy will be on hand to answer any questions about publishing with Intellect.  To view our complete list of books and journals visit Intellect’s website (

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SCMS Post-conference Blog Post

Louisiana is the home of beignets, southern elegance and the unbreakable spirit of New Orleans—not to mention the setting of some of cinema’s most memorable moments.  What better place to gather and discuss film? Jelena, Gabriel and Amy had an exciting and productive time at the 51st annual SCMS conference in New Orleans.  Many of cinema and media studies’ top scholars were in attendance to participate in panel discussions, screenings and presentations highlighting the conference theme “Media Citizenship”, honoring the resilient spirit of the host city. It was wonderful to see so many of our authors, a dozen editors and scores of contributors in attendance.  Thanks to all who came by to discuss your work with us and learn more about Intellect’s expanding film and media studies portfolio.  We look forward to seeing you again in Los Angeles in 2012.

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Journal news - new titles and recent developments

We are seeking submissions for an exciting new journal scheduled to be published by Intellect in 2012, the International Journal of Islamic Architecture.

The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) publishes bi-annually, peer reviewed articles on the urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture of the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global dimensions. The main emphasis is on the detailed analysis of the practical, historical and theoretical aspects of architecture, with a focus on both design and its reception. The journal also aims to encourage dialogue and discussion between practitioners and scholars. Articles that bridge the academic-practitioner divide are highly encouraged.

Download the CFP


We are also delighted to announce the launch of three new 2011 journals:

Art & the Public Sphere

Short Fiction in Theory & Practice

Hospitality & Society

Please click on the links above to download a FREE copy of each journal's inaugural issue. By following the links you will also be able to access an up-to-date CFP and subscription information as well as a detailed description of each title.

For further information please contact

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Far West Popular Culture and American Culture Associations annual conference
Las Vegas 11-13 March 2011

Las Vegas was once again, appropriately enough, the venue for the Far West Popular Culture and American Culture Associations annual conference, from 11-13 March, and Intellect was delighted to attend this friendly and welcoming conference. I was lucky enough to sit in on a number of very interesting and thought-provoking panels on topics ranging from popular culture in Junot Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel to vampires and other fictional serial killers.

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Win an iPad!
The Big Picture Presents The Big Competition

To celebrate the launch of The Big Picture iPad App – which is now available to download for free from the iTunes App store – Intellect is offering our readers a chance to win an Apple iPad!

To enter, simply click here, answer the question and click send on the web form. All answers must be submitted by May 1st 2011 and the winner will be announced shortly after.

What is The Big Picture…
The Big Picture is a magazine that explores film in a wider context using the power of imagery to show just how moving moving-pictures can be. From posters and evocative objects to photo essays and real-life stories beyond the borders of the screen, The Big Picture offers a unique perspective on the world of film.

Download the App today to see for yourself.

Alternatively, PDF downloads and printed issues of The Big Picture are also available from Scribd and MagCloud.

To find out more about The Big Picture magazine visit us at

If you would like to sign up to our mailing list and keep uptodate with our exciting offers and competitions, please contact

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Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index

We're delighted to announce that Intellect is one of the first publishers to have reached agreement with Thomson Reuters to include our books in the Social Science Citation Index, due to go live in late 2011. 

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New title announcement: Choreographic Practices (1.1)

Choreographic Practices ( operates from the principle that dance embodies ideas and can be productively enlivened when considered as a mode of critical and creative discourse. The journal provides a platform for sharing choreographic practices, critical inquiry and debate.

Placing an emphasis on processes and practices over products, this journal seeks to engender dynamic relationships between theory and practice, choreographer and scholar, so that these distinctions may be shifted and traversed.

Choreographic Practices encompasses a wide range of methodologies and critical perspectives such that interdisciplinary processes in performance can be understood as they intersect with other territories in the arts and beyond (for example, cultural studies, psychology, phenomenology, geography, philosophy and economics). In this way, the journal will open up the nature and scope of dance practice as research and draw together diverse bodies of knowledge and ways of knowing to illuminate an emerging and vibrant research area.

Issue 1.1 is available for FREE online:

To subscribe or contribute please visit the journal’s page on Intellect’s website:

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Intellect at the Far West PCA/ACA Conference
Las Vegas 11-13 March 2011
Intellect will heading to the bright lights of Las Vegas for the Far West Popular Culture and American Culture Associations annual conference, 11-13 March. This event takes place at the Palace Station Hotel in Las Vegas and is hosted by the College of Liberal Arts, University of Nevada. 
Nic Reisner will be at the Intellect stand to discuss publishing opportunities and answer questions. Please come by the Intellect exhibit to learn more. We look forward to meeting you in Vegas.
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