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Comparative Media Policy, Regulation and Governance in Europe

You can now order your copies of Comparative Media Policy, Regulation and Governance in Europe Edited by Leen d'Haenens, Helena Sousa and Josef Trappel via this link!

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the current European media in a period of disruptive transformation. It maps the full scope of contemporary media policy and industry activities while also assessing the impact of new technologies and radical changes in distribution and consumption on media practices, organizations and stratgies. Combining a critical assessment of media systems with a thematic approach, it can serve as a resource for scholars or as a textbook, as well as a source of good practices for steering media policy, international communication and the media landscape across Europe.

This book will also be available to purchase by chapter, if you would like to see a break down of the chapter titles please visit the book's page.

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Choreographies by Jacky Lansley
Review by Lynn MacRitchie

After more than four decades of continuous and pioneering practice in contemporary dance, Jacky Lansley has written a book which considers at length and in detail the nature of the elusive activity to which she has devoted her professional life - “choreography”.   And not just choreography – dance itself.  She does this by considering the development of her own work over time, place and, most of all, through collaboration with others – the dancers, artists, musicians and practitioners of all kinds who have joined her on her journey into the essence of what dance is, and continuingly, what it could be.  

 
This enquiry is something that has engaged Lansley as a performer, thinker and writer since 1971, when she left the Royal Ballet and began to study at the London School of Contemporary Dance.  In doing so, she transported herself from an institution in which the dancer’s body had to be disciplined into what she vividly terms “a stunning product”, into an environment in which the body of the dancer might be considered not just as a fleshly object, to be relentlessly honed in the service of a traditional canon of exemplary works, but rather as a complex entity shaped and reshaped as much by personal and political forces as by the purely physical.  At a time when the boundaries between art forms such as dance, theatre and the visual arts were breaking down, Lansley entered the space which became known as “performance”, where she could move between worlds and, crucially, examine her own. 
 
And she has continued to occupy a place of enquiry ever since, a self-defined sphere of operation she now refers to as “the choreographic space”.  Meanwhile, the physical environments in which she has worked have shifted from the site-specific projects of the seventies, through the X6 and Chisenhale dance spaces of which she was a founder to the long-term projects she is now able to develop from the Dance Research Studio, her London base for some fifteen years.  In her book, Lansley describes and reflects upon successive works in detail and includes dialogues, interviews with and detailed notes on the performers and collaborators who have worked with her.  In doing so, she has created a rich, accessible and engaging panorama of a creative process through which she continues to interrogate and expand just what it is that choreography, “the making of art that disappears” has been for her and could become for us all.   
 
Lynn MacRitchie

Artist and arts writer (including the Financial Times and “New Dance” and “Performance” magazines

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BAFTSS 6th Annual Conference 2018 - University of Kent 12-13 April
Revolution: Politics, Technology, Aesthetics

Intellect are very excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year's BAFTSS conference in Canterbury!

This year's conference boasts another great line up of talks, workshops and lectures all focussed on the themes of Revolution: Politics, Technology, Aesthetic!

From its origins at the end of the 19th century, the medium of film has been inextricably bound up with technological, political and aesthetic revolutions. The new technology ushered in the new ways of seeing and conceptualizing the world characteristic of modernity and was subsequently enthusiastically embraced and championed by revolutionary movements at the various ends of the political spectrum. 

Television's impact roughly half a century later was no less dramatic, and in the new millennium, the digital is both reshaping the media landscape and, as the Arab Spring made clear, once more influencing political change. 

Keynotes at this years conference will be:

Professor Susan Hayward: a true path-breaker in the discipline of film studies, responsible for pioneering work on the study of national cinemas, stars and the representation of gender and sexualities in film which greatly influenced future generations of scholars.

Ken Loach: In a career spanning over half a century – from the ground-breaking television work of The Wednesday Play to last year's Palme d'Or winning I, Daniel Blake via such timeless classics as Kes – Ken Loach has established himself as arguably Britian's most important living filmmaker. He is also the perfect embodiment of the conference's central themes. 

Tony Garnett: the pioneering British film and TV producer whose work on The Wednesday Play with Ken Loach had a lasting impact on television and socially-committed cinema and who, as chairman of World Productions, continued to innovate into the new millennium.

For more information on this years conference you can visit the website!

 

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Sotheby's Prize: Now accepting applications

The Sotheby’s Prize is an annual award of up to $250,000 to support and encourage museums to break new ground. The grant aims to recognise curatorial excellence, and to facilitate exhibitions that explore overlooked or underrepresented areas of art history.


Accepting applications now. For more information visit: sotheby’s.com/prize

 

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AJMS accepted into Scopus!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.

Reviewers comments included ‘that it maintains a convincing editorial policy, publishes excellent content relevant to its field, and is well cited by other publications.’


Congratulations AJMS!

 

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