CFP: Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies

This is a call for papers for an international conference on Innovations and Tensions: Italian Cinema and Media in a Global World, hosted at The American University of Rome, 9th-10th June 2017.

Possible submission topics include:

Italian cinema and international co-productions

LGBTQ cinema

Borderlands and the changing geographies of liminal spaces

Diasporic and accented filmmakers / filmmaking

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Smart Cities Week, 27th-29th September Washington D.C

Developed by the Smart Cities Council, the recognized leader in smart cities education, Smart Cities Week® is North America's premier smart city conference and exhibition focused on holistic, integrated approaches to smart cities that save money while improving results.

The event highlights best practices breaking down barriers to progress and instilling a culture of collaboration — cross-cutting solutions that public officials can use to improve livability, workability and sustainability in their communities. 

You will see, hear and experience showcase demonstrations of the next wave of innovative, integrated technologies that are helping cities save money, build more robust economies and enhance citizens lives.

Smart Cities Week® is your opportunity to learn about, see and be inspired by the smart technologies that are already working in cities just like yours. The event will give you knowledge, insight and proven ideas that you can put to work right away.

Smart Cities Week® will focus on three key themes:

 Connectivity: Improving connections with citizens as well as between key stakeholders

 Climate: Combining technology and innovation to make cities more sustainable and resilient

 Compassion: Using digital technology to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all citizens


Join government and industry thought leaders in Washington, D.C. on September 27-29, 2016 for the second annual Smart Cities Week®

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Special Issue: Film, Fashion & Consumption 4.2&3
#Marilyneveryday: The persistence of Marilyn Monroe as a cultural icon

Intellect is delighted to announce the new special issue of Film, Fashion & Consumption 4.2&3, on #Marilyneveryday: The persistence of Marilyn Monroe as a cultural icon guest edited by Lucy Bolton will be available soon! This issue includes interviews with the British Film Institute and the National Portrait Gallery on Curating Marilyn.

Articles inluded in this issue are: Trashing Marilyn: Reflections of a metabiographer by Sarah Churchwell, Marilyn and her female audiences: Consumption,transgression, emulation by Pamela Church Gibson and Ghostlythreads: Painting Marilyn Monroe's white dress by Cathy Lomax. 

This issue includes exclusive interviews with the BFI and National Portrait Gallery. 

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Journal of Arts Writing by Students 2.1

Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of JAWS 2.1 is now available to purchase.

Articles included in this issue are: Feminist Aesthetics: Representing women in contemporary Chinese art by Su yang, 'That b**** ruined my catwalk': FEMEN, Fashion Week and the female perspective by Leah Dungay and An Architecture of resistance by Helen Brewer

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Dahlia Schweitzer: Reflections from New York's Film Forum Festival's screening of Office Killer

Cindy Sherman’s ‘Office Killer’ had a rare screening at New York’s Film Forum festival on Saturday 4th June. Dahlia Schweitzer, author of ‘Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster’ was at the festival to introduce the screening along with Cindy Sherman. Here are here reflections of the event:

Almost two decades ago, I saw a little movie called Office Killer. When I say “little,” I don’t mean that it lacked style or attitude or impact. When I say “little,” I mean that it only grossed $76,000. By no means should this paltry sum indicate empty theaters, Molly Ringwald and Carol Kane and Jeanne Tripplehorn performing for miniscule ticket sales. Rather, the movie had no chance to make money because Miramax bought it and buried it – and buried it has remained to this day.

Until last Saturday, June 4th , when New York’s Film Forum theater screened Office Killer as part of a festival of female-directed films. Office Killer does not just star a lot of women, it was directed by the influential American photographer Cindy Sherman, as well.

All of which is to explain why Cindy Sherman and I hosted last Saturday’s screening.Cindy, because she directed the movie, and I, because I wrote the book. Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster, as I mentioned in my introduction to the film, is not just the definitive book about the movie, it’s the only book on the movie.

For whatever reason (and I speculate, in the book, about why), Miramax buried the movie, and it stayed that way, ignored despite the tremendous volume of text devoted to Sherman’s photographs. The popular refrain (and I heard it, over and over, at the Forum) was, “I had no idea this movie existed.”

In our digital media saturated life, when Netflix offers countless options, matched only by the trifecta of Amazon, Hulu, and actual television, it is easy for things to get lost. Which is why it was so fantastic for me to watch Office Killer in glorious 35mm in a sold out screening last Saturday, to hear the squeals and laughs and applause for which Office Killer is long overdue. And which is why I’m delighted that the Broad’s museum latest show, “Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life,” includes the film, right alongside her photographs, where it belongs.

And there’s my book, in Broad gift shop, surrounded by all the books about her photographs, just as equally part of the conversation.

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Editor of Art & the Public Sphere, Mel Jordan, in conversation with the Royal College of Art

As a new pathway focusing on the Public Sphere launches as part of the School of Fine Art’s Contemporary Art Practice programme, Royal College of Art Blog talks to Dr Mel Jordan, Reader in Art and the Public Sphere at RCA and leader of the new Public Sphere MA pathway, which addresses the changing debates around public art and the public realm. Dr Jordan is the principal editor of Intellect's journal Art & the Public Sphere.

To read the interview 'Borders are for Crossing' follow this link:

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CFP: Special issue of The Soundtrack on ‘Sound and Music in Emerging Audiovisual Media’


At a time when technology routinely alters audiovisual media at the levels of production, distribution and reception, this theme issue of The Soundtrack will consider the impact of the digital landscape on the various relationships between sound, music and moving images. The issue aims to bring together scholars and practitioners with expertise in sound studies, digital media and music, in order to explore topics such as: tech-influenced developments in the music video, the emergence of the ‘visual album’ format, and sound quality on streaming platforms and in virtual reality and reworked media.

For example, how does the recent popularity of lip-syncing as entertainment fit with previous models of audiovisual synchronisation? Does this trend, which includes viral YouTube videos and the show /Lip Sync Battle/ (2015—), complicate previous scholarship on the relationship between the voice and the body on the soundtrack, such as Rick Altman’s (1980) analysis of ‘cinema as ventriloquism’? What is the sonic impact of the shift towards consuming moving image media on sites such as Netflix, and using laptops and portable devices? How have technological developments facilitated a new wave of music videos; such as Björk’s 360-degree virtual reality video for ‘Stonemilker’ (2015)? And why, in the words of Sony Interactive’s audio director, Garry Taylor, can badly implemented audio ‘seriously hinder people’s acceptance of their virtual reality’?

Reflecting on these changes, articles will ideally reassess the relevance of conclusions previously drawn about the links between sound, music and moving images, while using broader theories of technology and digital culture to develop modified approaches for analysing these links. Authors are welcome to generate their own research topic, although submissions which address the following subjects are particularly encouraged:


New trends in audiovisual synchronisation

New developments in the music video

The relationship between ‘visual albums’ and cinema

Sound and digital streaming

Sound and reworked media, such as audiovisual essays

Sound and virtual reality


*Submissions: *

Please send abstracts of 300-400 words and a short bio to guest editor,

Jennifer O’Meara, at>by August 10th 2016.


Expressions of interest and inquiries regarding potential topics are also welcome.

Full articles should be 6,000-8,000 words in length.


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The Soundtrack is a peer-reviewed journal published by Intellect. Multi-disciplinary in nature, the journal brings together research in the area of music and sound in relation to film and other moving image media.

Publication timeline:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: August 10^th 2016

Applicants notified: August 24^th 2016

Full articles due: November 2016

Final articles due: April/May 2017

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Dance, Movement & Spiritualities 2.2
Special Issue: Dance, Spiritualities and Phenomenology

 Intellect is delighted to announce the new special issue of Dance, Movement and Spiritualities 2.2, on Dance, Spirituality and Phenomenology

Articles within this issue include: 'Learning to let go: Phenomenologically exploring the experience of a grip and release in salsa dance and everyday life' by Rebecca J. Lloyd and 'Phenomenologies in The Flowing Live Present' by Sondra Fraleigh


If you have any questions about the journal click here 

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Digital Futures and the City of Today

Intellect is delighted to announce that the first book in the Mediated Cities Series is now available to purchase from our website.

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