Theatre & Performance in Small Nations launch in Cardiff
4-7pm Wednesday 13 February

We're pleased to announce the launch of one of Intellect's new performing arts books at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.

Theatre & Performance in Small Nations features an array of case studies that examine the relationships between theatre, performance, identity and the nation. These case studies cover a wide range of places including small "stateless" nations such as Wales, Scotland and Catalonia as well as First Nations such as indigenous Australia. The book's argument, that the cultures of small nations offer vital insights into the way people relate to national identity in a globalized world, is made at a particularly pertinent time as the possibility of devolution raises questions about cultural identity.

The book launch will take place at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, CF5 1QE on 13th February 4-7pm. For more information on the event visit

If you would like to attend please RSVP to

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The 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art

The 34th World Congress of the International Society for Education through Art will be held from 7 – 11 July 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
InSEA Congresses have historically been academic and educator focussed, welcoming delegates from notable art education institutions from across the world, as well as offering topical content for public and private educators.  At a time when the challenges for art education/educators is immense, the InSEA2014 Committee is dedicated to ensuring the program addresses the vast array of aesthetic and cultural issues embedded in diverse social contexts.  The program will provide relevance for representatives from state, national and private galleries, art collectors and philanthropists to the Arts.
To keep up to date and receive relevant Congress information, please register your interest at

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Signs of Change at TheatreFest
Houston 24-27 January 2013

Signs of Change

"Your vocation, your life work, is 'where your deep gladness meets the world's deep need.' "- Frederick Buechner

Joan Lazarus celebrated with some of the 200 master educators who contributed to her new book, Signs of Change: New Direction in Theatre Education, during the Texas Theatre Education Association’s convention in Houston, Texas. The book signing was a complete success—it was hard to spot the author in the mix! Joan thanked colleagues, shared her hard won wisdom with attendees, and signed copies of this highly anticipated book. Already receiving rave reviews, Signs of Change is geared to novice and experienced teachers alike, and offers up-to-date best practices in theatre education. This is the first title of Intellect’s new Theatre in Education series.
Amy and Elizabeth extend their thanks to Eric, Jenny, and the rest of the conference organizers for letting them participate in the exciting 3-day TheatreFest event, which included performances, competitions and technique-driven workshops. Congratulations to TETA for a wonderful conference—and see you next year in Dallas!
Amy Damutz
Intellect – North America


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People and Places of Nature and Culture reviewed
The Australasian Journal of Environmental Management reviews Rod Giblett's book

Rod Giblett's book, People and Places of Nature and Culture, part of Intellect's Cultural Studies of Natures, Landscapes and Environment series has been reviewed by David Hollinsworth for the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management.

Environmental questions are at the forefront of many people's minds as well as a frequent subject for discussion in governments and newspapers around the world. Hollinsworth had this to say about Giblett's book, "This book offers a wealth of insights and new ways of seeing and debating complex and enduring environmental questions".

To read the full review click here.

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Join us in Houston! TheatreFest Reception & Celebration

Signs of Change


3:00–4:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 26
TheatreFest Exhibit Hall – Hyatt Regency Houston
Intellect Booth #13


Intellect invites you to celebrate Signs of Change at TheatreFest in Houston.

Join Joan Lazarus and the master teachers who contributed to this ground breaking book, the first in Intellect’s new Theatre & Education series.  Join us at a reception on Saturday, January 26 from 3 – 4:30 pm at TheatreFest Exhibit Hall in the Hyatt Regency Houston.  Come meet the author and learn more about this exciting book which is taking theatre education in new directions. 

Amy Damutz

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Call For Papers: EUPOP 2013
International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC) University of Turku, Finland 31st of July to 2nd August 2013


Deadline: Friday 29th March 2013

Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for the second yearly international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), organised with the Popular Culture Association Finland (PCA-Finland) and IIPC.

EUPOP 2013 will explore European popular culture in all its different forms. This could include European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Comics, Popular Literature, Sport, Heritage and Curation. The special streams will include themes such as Sport, Obesity, Violence, Spirituality, Technology and Transatlantic Cultural Interaction in the popular culture context.

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Intellect is delighted to launch Intellect – Brasil, our Portuguese language Facebook page

Intellect is delighted to launch Intellect – Brasil, our Portuguese language Facebook page, which has been set-up to communicate with the Brazilian community worldwide. The site will include news updates, features, reviews, interviews and free content. We have set up the page to encourage submissions from Brazilian scholars and to foster online discussion. Please visit the page and join the debate!

A Intellect tem o prazer de lançar Intellect – Brasil, a nossa página em língua portuguesa no Facebook, criada com a intenção de comunicar com a comunidade brasileira mundial. O site incluirá atualizações de noticias, recursos, resenhas, entrevistas e conteúdo livre. Criámos a página para incentivar contribuições de letrados brasileiros e para promover discussões online. Por favor, visite a nossa página e participe no debate!

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Job Vacancy Trinity College Dublin: The John Sherlock Assistant Professor in Screenwriting
(5-year contract)

Trinity College Dublin The University of Dublin School of Drama, Film and Music The John Sherlock Assistant Professor in Screenwriting (5-year contract)

An exciting opportunity for applicants who have completed a MFA or PhD in a relevant area, or have professional experience as a screenwriter of national or international standing. Completed applications will demonstrate evidence of research potential and teaching, and the appointee will be expected to contribute to, develop and teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Screenwriting and Creative Practice. S/he will be expected to develop links with the film and creative technology industries both in Ireland and overseas. The post is tenable from 1st September, 2013. Further information is available from and all applications must be made by e-Recruitment.

The closing date for receipt of applications will be no later than 12 noon on 14th February, 2013. Trinity College Dublin is an equal opportunities employer.

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Intellect's 2013 New Journals Portfolio

Intellect is proud and delighted to announce our 2013 journal portfolio. The list exemplifies our commitment to widening critical debate in new and emerging areas of academic study.

Applied Theatre Research
ISSN: 20493010 | Online ISSN: 20493029
Editors: John O’Toole, Melbourne University and Penny Bundy, Griffith University

Aims & Scope
Applied Theatre Research is the worldwide journal for theatre and drama in non-traditional contexts. It focuses on drama, theatre and performance with specific audiences or participants in a range of social contexts such as: education, developing countries, business and industry, political debate and social action, and with children and young people; theatre which happens in places such as streets, conferences, war zones, refugee camps, prisons, hospitals and village squares as well as on purpose-built stages. Read on

Maska: The Performing Arts Journal
ISSN: 13180509 | Online ISSN 2050957X
Editor-in-chief: Amelia Kraigher
Director: Janez Janša

Established in 1920, Maska is the longest running European performing arts journal and from 2013 will be published by Intellect. The journal is supported by the Slovenian Book Agency. Visit Maska online for more information: Read on

Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies
ISSN: 20477368 | Online ISSN: 20477376
Principal Editor: Flavia Laviosa, Wellesley College
First Associate Editor: Manuela Gieri, University of Basilicata
; Second Associate Editor: Grace Russo Bullaro, City University of New York
; Third Associate Editor: Stephen Gundle, University of Warwick; Reviews Editor: Ellen Nerenberg, Wesleyan University

Aims & Scope
The Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies is a fully peer reviewed English language journal, which explores Italian cinema and media as sites of crossing, allowing critical discussion of the work of filmmakers, artists in the film industry and media professionals. The journal intends to revive a critical discussion on the auteurs, celebrate new directors and accented cinema, and examine Italy as a geo-cultural locus for contemporary debate on translocal cinema. The journal also welcomes contributions on the hybridisation of film and media aesthetics, and the development of innovative transmedia texts and crossmedia narratives. Read on

The Journal of Fandom Studies
ISSN: 20466692 | Online ISSN: 20466706
Principal Editor: Katherine Larsen, The George Washington University
Associate Editor: John Walliss, Liverpool Hope University

Aims & Scope
The multi-disciplinary nature of fan studies makes the development of a community of scholars sometimes difficult to achieve. The Journal of Fandom Studies seeks to offer scholars a dedicated publication that promotes current scholarship into the fields of fan and audience studies across a variety of media. We focus on the critical exploration, within a wide range of disciplines and fan cultures, of issues surrounding production and consumption of popular media (including film, music, television, sports and gaming), The journal aims to address key issues in fans studies itself, while also fostering new areas of enquiry that take us beyond the bounds of current scholarship. Read on

The Journal of Popular Television

ISSN: 20469861 | Online ISSN: 2046987X
Principal Editor: James Leggott, Northumbria University
Associate Editors: Julie Anne Taddeo, University of Maryland and Tobias Hochscherf, University of Applied Sciences, Kiel; Online Editor/Assistant: Derek Johnson, University of East Anglia

Aims & Scope
Firmly based in the belief that popular television continues to play a major cultural, political and social role, The Journal of Popular Television has a reach both to those within the academic fields of television, media and cultural studies, and to wider scholarly communities, for example in politics, history, literature and sociology. It will bring together contributions from established and leading names within the field, with perspectives from newer researchers. Read on

Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies
ISSN: 20504039 | Online ISSN: 20504047
Principal Editor: Ian Conrich, University of Essex

Aims & Scope
This peer reviewed publication will focus on the range of issues and subjects which are relevant to New Zealand and Pacific Studies, with a priority for the latter given to Polynesia and the South Pacific. Disciplines covered will include the humanities and the social sciences and subjects such as cultural studies, history, literature, film, anthropology, politics, and sociology. Each issue of this publication
will aim to establish a balance between papers on New Zealand and papers on the South Pacific, with a reports and book reviews section included. The journal is sponsored by the New Zealand Studies Association and is replacing the key publication, NZSA Bulletin of New Zealand Studies. Read on

For more information about these or any of our journals please contact

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First Mark Brownrigg Memorial Prize Awarded at the University of Stirling

Staff on the Film MLitt at the University of Stirling are delighted to congratulate Elaine Dinsmore whose final Creative Project was awarded the first annual Mark Brownrigg Memorial Prize in October, generously sponsored by Intellect Publishing. This prize is given in memory of an inspiring colleague, scholar and lecturer and was awarded to Elaine in recognition of the excellence of her Creative Project entitled:  'Horror: Genre and Narrative'.

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