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Diverse Perspectives on World Expo and Creative Design

 

The Intellect China Library Series has been having exciting conversations with Shanghai University and Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts about potential collaborations on a recent symposium that they have co-organized, under the theme of "Building Visions, Making Conenctions". The symposim's discussions on creative design in relation to World Expo will align perfectly with Intellect’s existing publishing portfolio. Here is a report of the symposium written by their representatives.

 

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CFP: UNMAKING WASTE 2018

UNMAKING WASTE 2018:

Transforming Design, Production and Consumption for a Circular Economy Hosted by the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development, University of South Australia, Adelaide, September 20-23, 2018

[Conference website will be live from November 30, 2017]

CALL FOR PAPERS

Over the last two decades, much effort has gone into developing strategies to reduce waste and emissions in products, systems and the urban environment. Accelerating rates of consumption and discard, however, continue to undermine many of these larger efforts. It is clear that we need new systems-based approaches to reduce rising levels of resource consumption and energy use in order to implement a more equitable and environmentally sustainable society and economy. Building upon the experience of our first conference, Unmaking Waste: Transforming Production and Consumption in Time and Place (May 2015), Unmaking Waste 2018 will address the following themes from a similarly multidisciplinary perspective:

1. Eco-Design and Development:

Designing and managing objects, buildings, precincts and systems to reduce resource and energy use, and increase environmental and human wellbeing.

2. Sustainable Consumption:

Transforming consumption and service provision, including marketing, to better suit a resource-constrained, environmentally challenged world.

3. Waste Minimization:

Reducing waste and pollution at all scales, in all domains and activities, and transforming waste and pollution into states of greater value for reuse.

4. Circular Economy:

Optimizing social, material and economic relations to further the goals of the Circular Economy, including product and environment life-extension, reuse and repair.

Call for Abstracts (Deadline: December 15, 2017)

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, and address the purpose, methods, and implications of the work to be presented. They should include a proposed title, and nominate one or more of the above themes that seem most relevant to the subject. All abstracts, conference presentations and full papers must be in English. Abstracts must be received no later than 5pm, December 15, 2017. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and all submissions will receive a written response with feedback from the Conference Organising Committee by February 2nd, 2018. The authors of successful abstracts will then be invited to submit their full papers for review by May 4th, 2018.

Full papers will be double-blind peer reviewed, and returned to their authors for revision before June 8th, 2018. Papers that are accepted, or accepted pending revision, will have until July 30th 2018, for completion. The full accepted, corrected papers will be published online in time for the conference. It is anticipated that a selection of these papers will be published in an edited book or special issue of a journal. More details on this will be available on the conference website when they come to hand.

Please send titles, abstracts, with nominated theme(s) and a separate short author bio in a word file to Robert.Crocker@unisa.edu.au no later than December 15th, 2017.

 

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Drama Therapy Review: New Call for Papers

DTR Call for Papers for General Issue 4.2 

 

Submission deadline: 1 February 2018

 

Drama Therapy Review (DTR) welcomes research about the therapeutic uses of drama and performance in health, educational, community, organizational, and theatre contexts. 

 

 

DTR Call for Papers for Special Issue 5.1: Drama Therapy in Schools

 

Submission deadline: 1 August 2018

 

Guest Co-Editors: Jason Frydman and Christine Mayor

Principal Editor: Nisha Sajnani

 

This special issue of Drama Therapy Review seeks research on the impact of drama therapy across a variety of educational settings. Drama therapists have a long history of working in schools where their work has been valued as a unique method of identifying individual strengths and challenges, promoting positive socialization, complementing learning, increasing emotional regulation skills and student retention, supporting school climate, and improving academic performance. However, it remains important to demonstrate the efficacy of drama therapy in schools.

 

With this in mind, we invite contributions that offer evidence of the impact of drama therapy across traditional K-12 settings, preschools, university/college venues, and specialized schools. Contributors are encouraged to conceptualize how drama therapy services support site specific ecologies, promote student and/or faculty wellness, facilitate systems integration within and outside of the school, and contribute to educational requirements. While articles articulating theory or methods are welcome, we encourage articles that apply theory into practice and that are supported by quantitative and/or qualitative evidence.

 

DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to:

 

• Quantitative studies

• Qualitative analysis

• Practice and arts-based research

• Reviews

• Reports

• Interviews

• Commentaries

 

The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership. 

 

To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines and email dtr@intellectbooks.com

 

Download the DTR Notes for Contributors here.

 

Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication.

Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.

 

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Call for Papers: EUPOP 2018

Charles University, Prague, July 24th – 26th, 2018

Deadline: February 27th 2018
 
Individual paper and panel contributions are welcomed for the seventh annual
international conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA), to be held at the Charles University, Prague (Celetná 20), July 24th – 26th, 2018.
 
EUPOP 2018 will explore European popular culture in all its various forms. This includes, but is by no means limited to, the following topics: European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Costume and Performance, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Popular Literature and Graphic Novels, Queer Studies, Sport, Curation, and Digital Culture.
 
A special emphasis this year will be on the idea of European Identity in all its
diversity. Papers and Complete Panels for all strands will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length, and those for panels limited to 90 minutes. In the latter case, please provide a short description of the panel along with individual abstracts. Poster presentations and video projections are also warmly welcomed.
 
There will be opportunities for networking and publishing within the EPCA. Presenters at EUPOP 2018 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including the EPCA’s Journal of European Popular Culture.
 
In addition,we are hoping to produce an edited collection of essays. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors – a full list of Intellect journals is available at: Intellect Books
 
Proposals comprising a 300-word abstract, your full name, affiliation, and contact details (as a Word-file attachment, not a PDF) should be submitted to Kari Kallioniemi (kakallio@utu.fi) by 27/02/2018. Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.
 
The conference draft program will be announced in May 2018, along with the conference registration and accommodation details. The likely conference fee will be 100 euros (student), and 150 euros (other). The fee includes coffees, lunches, evening reception & dinner, and EPCA Membership (includes subscription to the European Journal of Popular Culture, Intellect Press).
 
The keynote speakers will be announced in early 2018.
 
The European Popular Culture Association
 
The European Popular Culture Association (EPCA) promotes the study of popular culture from, in, and about Europe. Popular culture involves a wide range of activities, material forms and audiences. EPCA aims to examine and discuss these different aspects as they relate both to Europe and to Europeans across the globe, whether contemporary or historical.
 
EUPOP 2018 is organised by:
European Popular Culture Association (EPCA): https://epcablog.wordpress.com/
International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC): http://iipc.utu.fi/
EPCA President, Kari Kallioniemi, kakallio@utu.fi
EPCA Vice-President, Pamela Church Gibson, pamelachurchgibson@gmail.com
EPCA Secretary, Kimi Kärki, kierka@utu.fi
EPCA Treasurer, Pekka Kolehmainen, pmkole@utu.fi
EPCA Membership Secretary, Graham Roberts, grahamroberts83@gmail.com
Local organizer contact: Karel Šima, Karel.sima@Ff.cuni.cz (Charles University, Prague)
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Intellect journals accepted for ESCI

We are delighted to announce that the following journals have been accepted for inclusion in the Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) http://wokinfo.com/products_tools/multidisciplinary/esci/. ESCI includes influential journals covering a variety of disciplines, reflecting the growing global body of science and scholarly activity.


Journal of Popular Television (JPTV): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=216/

Editor: James Leggott, Northumbria University, UK


Film, Fashion & Consumption (FFC): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=203/

Editor: Pamela Church Gibson, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London


Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance (JAFP): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=153/

Editors: Prof Richard J. Hand, University of East Anglia, Dr Márta Minier, University of South Wales


Applied Theatre Research (ATR): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=218/

Editors: Peter O'Connor, The University of Auckland, John O'Toole, The University of Melbourne


Drama Therapy Review (DTR): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=241/

Editor: Nisha Sajnani, New York University


Choreographic Practices (CHOR): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=170/

Editors: Vida L. Midgelow, Middlesex University, Jane M. Bacon, University of Chichester


Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices (JDSP): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=160/

Editor: Sarah Whatley, Coventry University


International Journal of Community Music (IJCM): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=149/

Editor: Lee Higgins, York St John University


Journal of Music, Technology & Education (JMTE): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=152/

Editor: Andrew King, University of Hull


Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education (ADCHE): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=139/

Editor: Susan Orr, University of the Arts London


Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (JCCA): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=231/

Editor: Jiang Jiehong


Journal of Contemporary Painting (JCP): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=239/

Editor: Rebecca Fortnum, Royal College of Art


Journal of Illustration (JILL): https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=233/

Editor: Desdemona McCannon, Manchester School of Art


Call for papers

For call for papers, to view the free issue, or for further information on these titles, please visit the journals' home pages on the above links.

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Journal of Science & Popular Culture 1.1 is out now!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the inaugural issue of the Journal of Science & Popular Culture is now available.


Science permeates contemporary culture at multiple levels, from the technology in our daily lives to our dreams of other worlds in fiction. The Journal of Science & Popular Culture is a peer-reviewed academic publication that seeks to explore the complex and evolving connections between science and global society.


To celebrate its release JSPC 1.1 has been made available free to download. Please click here to access this issue.  


Articles within this issue include (partial list):


Reality bytes: American and global culture in the era of infoglut

Authors: Peter Swirski

Page Start: 13


In the age of environmental catastrophes, political upheavals and economic meltdowns a mere informational crisis may not sound too worrisome. But even as we try not to lose too much sleep over it, our behaviour is best modelled by the proverbial ostrich burying its head in the sand. My contention is that we better start losing sleep over it. Informationally we live in the era of Cliffpocalypsemageddonacaust, with the toxic consequences it has on the entire system of generating and disseminating knowledge, no matter which side of the Two Cultures divide you hail from. My goal is to spell out some of these consequences, although with little expectation of kindling a retrenchment, let alone reform. This is because, if anything I say below is true, in all likelihood it is too late for that.


It’s alive in the laboratory of the mind: Frankenstein, thought experiment and facing the future of science

Authors: Steven Gil

Page Start: 27


Science fiction splices actuality, eventuality and imagination into creations that provide novel and sometimes highly influential perspectives on science and society. One of the greatest examples of this is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – the infamous tale of a man who literally splices dead flesh into a new form and bestows this creation with life. By examining Frankenstein as a thought experiment, this article demonstrates how science fiction can become a commentary on scientific activity, give insight about where science might lead, and provide a resource for discussing and framing new science.


Pathogens, vermin and strigoi: Contagion science and vampire myth in Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain

Authors: Julia Echeverría

Page Start: 43


The first season of Guillermo del Toro’s television series, The Strain (2014–present) ingeniously merges the classical Bram Stoker vampire legend with the virus outbreak narrative by means of familiar contagion imagery and clichés that include the premise of an infected airplane and the running-against-the-clock efforts of the CDC protagonist, Dr Goodweather. The series offers three complementary perspectives that broaden the scope of vampirism: the medical vision of the protagonist, who insists on treating the outbreak as if it were an infectious disease; the pest exterminator Vasily who refers to these beings as vermin and rat-people; and the mythical vampire approach of a Jewish Holocaust survivor who brands them strigoi. This article argues that the epidemiological perspective introduced by del Toro provides verisimilitude to the vampire myth while at the same time introducing contemporary discourses of virality and adding dichotomies of purity and corruption. By exploring the use of the genre’s conventions in del Toro’s imaginative universe, it intends to prove how a television series can be the ideal medium for unfolding epidemic narratives.

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Call for Papers for Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures Conference, Zagreb 17-19 July 2018

Individual academic paper, panel contributions, round table discussion and Pecha Kucha presentation proposals are invited for the inaugural Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures conference to be held at the University of the Zagreb in Croatia, 17 – 19 July 2018.

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures is an international, interdisciplinary conference which aims to bring together established and emerging academics and practitioners in order to explore key issues, theoretical debates, new methodologies and case studies exploring fashion and costume design and their distinct, yet simultaneously symbiotic relationship within contemporary visual cultures. 

 

Themes include, but are not limited to:

 

• Film, fashion and consumption

• Fashion, style and popular culture

• Fashion and star-celebrity culture

• Fashion cities and street style

• Fashion branding, promotion and advertising

• Established and emerging fashion designers

• Costume designers and makers

 

• Costume and performance

• Skin as costume

• Costume and identities

• Digital fashion films

• Fashion & photography: advertising, editorial and fine art

• Fashion on and beyond the catwalk

• Fashion and costume in the museum

T• he blockbuster exhibition

 

• Fashion and art

• Fashion in painting, illustration and graphic design

• Fan cultures & pilgrimages

• Cosplay

• Subcultures

• Queer fashion

• Fashion and performance art

 

Throughout the conference there will be visits to arts and cultural venues, together with opportunities for networking and publishing. Presenters at Fashion and Costume in Visual Cultures will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including Film, Fashion & Consumption, and Fashion, Style & Popular Culture. Journal editors will be working closely with strand convenors and a full list of Intellect journals is available at: http://www.intellectbooks.com 

Submissions for all strands will be subject to peer review. Proposals for individual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length, and those for panels limited to 90 minutes. Round table discussions, video projections, Pecha Kucha and poster presentations are welcomed in addition to formal academic papers.

 

Proposals comprising a 250-word abstract, your full name, affiliation, and contact details (as a Word .doc attachment) should be submitted to Sarah Gilligan and Petra Krpan at: fashionandcostume@outlook.com.

Please note, the conference will be held in English. 

Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.

 

KEY DATES:

 

Closing date for abstracts: 23 February 2018

Acceptance letters (via email): 16 March 2018

Abstracts & draft programme available & registration opens: 27 April 2018

 

Early Bird Discount ends: 25 May 2018

Conference registration closes: 15 June 2018

Final version of programme available: 29 June 2018. 

 

Conference fee: Early bird / students: 200 Euros (TBC). Standard rate: 250 Euros (TBC). The conference fee includes coffees, lunches and an evening reception & buffet. 

Additional tourist / cultural events may be charged separately. 

Please note: the conference committee will be working in co-operation with the European Popular Culture Association, with the aim of aligning the dates for the Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures conference so that delegates have the potential to also present at EUPOP 2018 in Prague.

 

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