World Film Locations on the iPad
released July 2011

Intellect's World Film Locations series of books explore the relationship between the city and cinema by using a predominantly visual approach. Alongside short bite-sized texts about carefully chosen film scenes, each city is exposed through evocative movie stills and complimented by short but insightful essays about themes, ideas and key historical periods.

In advance of the print publication of the first set of books, we are pleased to make available a sneek preview on the iPad.

New York, Los Angeles and London are available now, while Dublin, Paris and Tokyo will be added shortly and the app will automatically update as soon as new books are released. The first book you download is free. The rest of the books are £5.95 each.
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Craft Research Journal, Volume 2

Intellect is delighted to announce that the second volume of Craft Research
(CRRE) is now available.

The journal publishes articles, papers, reports and reviews to promote and
report on current and emerging craft research. Making this knowledge, in
whatever form, available to the community will help build and advance craft,
and present it - in all its diversity - as a strong and essential force that
cannot be overlooked.

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Call For Papers: Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Arts
Submissions are due on or before Sept. 1, 2011.

The mission of Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art is to provide a forum for engaging the complex, rich and multifaceted process of learning and teaching art. Published three times a year and peer reviewed, the print-based journal will launch its first publication in Jan. 2011. The journal highlights the process of creating art, teaching as an art form, engaging art submissions, scholarship in teaching artistry, and the rich traditions of art making and teaching. The call for papers is open to anyone concerned with issues related to learning and teaching art.

The journal seeks a serious yet experimental approach to publication that values the myriad of visual art processes in contemporary culture. Readable to the outsider yet encouraging and challenging to the experienced artist-teacher, the journal will fill a niche in art and art education with a breadth and enthusiasm missing in contemporary art and art education journals.

Each issue will feature:

1)    Academic peer reviewed articles
2)    Interviews with artist-teachers
3)    Artwork and statements emphasizing learning and teaching
4)    Reviews of books
5)    Reviews of exhibitions
6)    Reviews of significant art educational experiences
7)    Reviews of relevant conferences

The journal seeks submissions that address one or more of the following themes:

*Art appreciation        *Learning and teaching in museums
*Teaching artistry        *The role of creativity in learning and teaching
*Art-based research        *Analysis of teaching and learning art experiences
*Design education        *Teaching art in primary school to higher education and beyond
*Aesthetic education        *The relationship between art making and teaching
*Learning from art        *Art addressing teaching and learning
*History of art education    *Philosophy of teaching and learning art
*The voice of artist-teachers    *Teaching art outside school walls

Contribution Details:
Full articles should be between 3 to 5000 words long. Interviews and artwork (art and text) are expected to be between 1 and 3000 words and do not have to be extensively referenced. Reviews of exhibitions, books, art education experiences, and conferences are to be up to 1500 words and should include a brief description of the event/text. All submissions will be blind referred. Submissions should be sent via email in Word format and include an author biography (including affiliation/position/not to exceed 80 words), an abstract (concentrating on the significant findings/not to exceed 150 words) and contact information (email/mailing address).

All submissions should be in English and adhere to the Intellect Style Guide. Correspondence should be directed to the editor, G. James Daichendt.

 Submissions are accepted on an on-going basis.

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Indexing and abstracting news

Congratulations to three Intellect journals who have recently been accepted to the following databases:

Studies in French Cinema – Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Journal of African Media Studies – Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index and Scopus

Journal of African Cinemas – International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

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Research uncovers the different sides of the 'hood'
An interview with Chris Richardson, co-editor of Intellect's Habitus of the Hood


"Representations of the ‘hood in popular culture often differs from the realities of the community, an issue Chris Richardson, PhD candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, explores in his new book, Habitus of the Hood.

When Chris Richardson completed his undergraduate degree in journalism, he had two choices: Beat them or join them?

Richardson knows what it is like for neighbourhoods and communities to be misrepresented in the media having grown up in Scarborough. While his hometown has been given a bad reputation for being a hotbed of criminal activity, Richardson’s lived experience shows a different side.

“It was a question of whether I wanted to contribute to these stigmatizing representations or whether I wanted to fight them,” he says of his decision whether or not to become a reporter.

Instead, he chose to fight and his weapon of choice was academia."

Article by Heather Travis, Western News

Click here to read the complete article.

Habitus of the Hood will be published by Intellect in October 2011.

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DANCE & SOMATIC PRACTICES CONFERENCE 2011: fostering trans-disciplinary perspectives on embodied process and performance

Coventry School of Art & Design – Performing Arts, Coventry University, UK:  Friday 8th - Sunday 10th July 2011

This international event invites somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss, envision and critically engage with embodied processes and performance. The provisional programme together with more details of how to register etc can be found on the Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices  website.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Andree Grau and Scott deLahunta with Gill Clarke and Phil Barnard, plus contributions from Ruth Gibson, Helen Poynor and practitioners and scholars from across Europe, North America and New Zealand.
Convened by Professor Sarah Whatley and Dr Natalie Garrett.
Conference Fees (includes all tea breaks and lunches): Early bird fee (available until 17th June 2011): One day: £35. Whole conference: £95
Regular fee (starting on 18th June 2011): One day: £45. Whole conference: £125

Find out about the Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices

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BOOK LAUNCH / BUCH VORSTELLUNG: Berliner Chic: A Locational History of Berlin Fashion

Intellect are delighted to announce a special Berlin launch event for Berliner Chic: A Locational History of Berlin Fashion, which is a gripping history of Berlin fashion co-authored by Susan Ingram and Katrina Sark.

The event will take place at St. George's English Bookstore, Wörther Straße 27, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin (U-Senefelderplatz), on Wednesday / Mittwoch, 22. June 2011, 8pm.

Copies of the book will be avilable to buy on the night for a special reduced rate. For all further information please contact the bookstore directly.

Further information about the book is avialble here.

To read the latest, interviews, articles and blogs relating  to Berliner Chic take a look at Katrina Sark's excellent blog, Suites Culturelles.

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Forthcoming conferences

We are pleased to announce that Intellect will be sending reps to the following conferences over the coming month.

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (Popcaanz) annual conference in Auckland - 29th June - July  1st.

The Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) conference 2011 in Hamilton - 5th - 8th July.

The European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) in London - 23rd -26th June.

Journal of Media Practice symposium 2011 in Bristol - 24th June.

Screen Studies conference 2011 in Glasgow - 1-3 July. 

If you are planning on attending any of these events please watch this space for details. If you would like further information about Intellect or would like to arrange a meeting with one of our reps dutring any of these forthcoming events, please contact

If you are an Intellect author or editor and would  like to discuss promotional opportunities availbale at anyof these conferences please also contact

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Congratulations to Erich Sargeant, winner of Intellect's 'The Big Competition'

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Erich Sargeant, the winner of The Big Competition, and now the glad recipient of an iPad 2.

"I love my iPad 2. I never win competitions (I rarely enter them, so I’m so glad I entered this) what a great prize for my entry into this world" - Erich Sargeant

Thank you to all those who took part in the competition. Remember to download our free The Big Picture App from the iTunes App store.

The May/June 2011 issue of The Big Picture Magazine is now available to download digitally and purchase in print form direct from Magcloud. Issue 14 is titled 'Lost in Transition' and is themed around the cinema of the spaces in-between such as airports, train stations,  and the biggest non-place of them all - outer space.

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Bookstore reading, Chicago

Reading: Girls! Girls! Girls! in Contemporary Art, edited by Catherine Grant and Lori Waxman

Friday, June 17, 2011, 7:30 PM,

Women & Children First bookstore,

5233 N. Clark St., Chicago

Speakers: Lori Waxman and Maud Lavin

Click here for more info on the event.

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