Join us at PCA/ACA!

Join us! PCA/ACA National & SWTX PCA/ACA Conference,
April 20–23, San Antonio, Texas
Whether atomic culture in the nuclear age, captivity narratives or the examination of arab culture in the US are your focus of study, the National Popular Culture and American Culture Association’s annual conference has it covered. This year’s meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in conjunction with the SWTX PCA/ACA, promises to provide hours of debate for the 3,000 scholars, teachers and professionals slated to attend. 

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Intellect at SCUDD Conference
Partnerships and Collaborations

Intellect was present at the SCUDD Conference on the theme of Partnerships and Collaborations which took place the University of Glasgow 15th -16th April 2011.

Maosud Yazdani, chairman of intellect took part in a panel discussion on The Futures of Publishing along with Victoria Cooper (Cambridge University Press) and Talia Rodgers (Routledge). Toni Sant (University of Hull), the author of Intellect book Franklin Furnace & the Spirit of the Avant-Garde responded to the publishers' presentations and launched his book at the conference.

The highlight of the conference was the panel on the forthcoming UK government's Research Excellence Framework. Professor Maria Delgado, Chair of sub-panel 35 (Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts) explained the evolution of RAE2008 into REF2004. Stella Hall, "user representative" panel member also explained the new dimensions of 'environment' and 'impact' that have been introduced in the way the UK government plans to assess academic excellence.

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Intellect at NeMLA

Intellect joined a crowd of 1,300 at the 42nd annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) in New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10th.

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BC Librarian's Assn Conference

Intellect attended the British Columbia Librarian’s Association Conference for the first time and serendipitously, it was the centennial year. Lucky us!


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Consuming Britney: Oops We Did It Again
The Exile of Britney Spears reviewed in the HuffPost

Have a read of Cathleen Falsani's intriguing review of Christopher Smit's book The Exile of Britney Spears: A Tale of 21st Century Consumption.

'Three years ago, the Associated Press had written Britney Spears' obituary. Just in case.

Spears was 26 and seemingly mid-freefall in an epic tumble from grace. A divorce. A custody battle. Barefoot trips into gas station bathrooms. Tattoos and Cheetos and Big Gulps. Strange wigs, bizarre accents and even stranger company.

And that was before she shaved her head.'

Read on...

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Film Matters website updated

Take a look at our new and improved Film Matters website:

What is Film Matters?

Film Matters is an exciting new film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. It is published four times a year, by students and for students, and each issue contains feature articles, as well as a healthy reviews section. In addition, with an undergraduate audience in mind, Film Matters will include occasional service-oriented pieces, such as profiles of film studies departments, articles that engage the undergraduate film studies community and prepare students for graduate study in this field, and resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue. In an effort to give undergraduate scholars real-world, applied learning experiences, all Film Matters feature submissions will undergo a peer review process.

Film Matters is published by Intellect with support from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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