Call for Papers: Cultural Industries in Shanghai Symposium + Book Launch

This is a general Call for Papers to invite scholars and practitioners who are working on the topic of  "UK-China creative industries collaboration in the future",  to join us for a one-day symposium on June 29th, in London.


The symposium will be followed by a book launch for the edited volume Cultural Industries in Shanghai: Policy and Planning inside a Global City (eds. Rong & O'Connor, 2018), to be published by Intellect/Chicago University Press this June, as part of the Intellect China Library series. 

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International Journal of Music in Early Childhood CFP

Announcing the

International Journal of Music in Early Childhood


Submissions are now being accepted for the inaugural issues of the International Journal of Music in Early Childhood (IJMEC) which will be published (commencing in June, 2019) by Intellect in partnership with the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association.

IJMEC is an interdisciplinary forum that is directed at the empirical study of music in early childhood, or pre-birth to age 8. The journal welcomes research-based contributions from fields such as music education, music therapy, community music, psychology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, childhood studies, social work, and others concerned with diverse aspects relating to music in the lives of young children. IJMEC is double-blind peer- reviewed and publishes original research reports, best practice papers, case studies of specific programs, critical literature reviews, and book/media reviews.

The International Journal of Music in Early Childhood aims to:

> improve the lives of young children through music by providing a source of professional development to those committed to this cause;

> encourage dialogue regarding the conceptualisation of childhood and music’s role in the life of the young child;

> promote inter- and transdisciplinary ideas around music in early childhood;

> disseminate models of practice and the theories and research underpinning those practices;

> reveal and reflect upon views and practices in early childhood music from different regions and cultures.

Potential article topics include, but are not limited to:

> Young children’s learning and development, in and through music

> Music in daycares, preschools and other educational settings serving young children

> Musical socialization in families, peer groups, and the community at large

> Musical parenting, family musical experiences involving young children

> Intersections between music learning in early childhood and the other arts

> Pedagogical theories and tools for practitioners and researchers working musically with young children

> Young children’s everyday musical experiences in different cultures 

> Music, technology and media in young children’s lives

> Early childhood music education policy

> Music therapy and young children

Article submissions should be in accordance with Intellect’s style guide (,name=journalstyleguide/) and should not exceed 8,000 words. Quality colour images and scores are published when relevant; therefore, you are invited to submit potential images along with your article. IJMEC welcomes authors who do not have English as a first language and will provide editing support. Finally, if you are interested in submitting a review or have questions, please email the editor, Diana Dansereau (

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Women in Hollywood Symposium
Monday May 28th

Women in Hollywood Symposium 
Monday May 28th
9am-5pm followed by public panel discussion event featuring Jill Greenfield (5-6.15pm)
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

2017 saw a number of high profile news stories around the poor treatment of women in the entertainment industry, from the Weinstein allegations and the explosion of #MeToo, to revelations about gender pay gaps and the under representation of female labour, both in front of the camera and behind.
This symposium seeks to consider the range of intersecting factors that impact upon women working in Hollywood now and in the past and is intended as a platform to discuss the disadvantageous treatment of women and those who identify as female, and an opportunity to highlight examples of women’s autonomy, agency, subversion and innovation in the American film industry.

Keynote by Prof Shelley Stamp (University of California, Santa Cruz)

To register to attend this exciting event please visit

For more information visit the official event webpage at

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CFP: Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education 18.1 (2019)


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Call for Papers: Philosophy Of Photography
A landmark issue anticipating ten years of the journal’s publication

The editors of Philosophy of Photography invite contributions to a landmark issue anticipating ten years of the journal’s publication:


In the autumn of 2018 we will publish POP9.2, marking the last volume of the journal to be numbered in single figures. Philosophy of Photography was launched in 2010 in answer to the need for a rigorous forum for the examination of intellectual, political and cultural issues arising from photography. Through the work of our many contributors, the support of our subscribers and the efforts of an expanding editorial team we believe we have achieved this. But as we approach a second decade, the future of Philosophy of Photography must be to make use of this platform to imagine and to interrogate the urgent questions that face anyone attempting to understand the visual forms of the contemporary world. So, to celebrate the end of our first decade and to anticipate our second we invite the following:


Articles (between 6-8000 words) on any aspect of image culture, but especially the intersection between images and contemporary questions of politics and science.


Shorter, discursive essays or commentaries (2000-4000) focusing either on themes of contemporary importance or on topics neglected by mainstream photography scholarship.


We are also interested in receiving contributions (between 2-3000 words) to our Encyclopaedia section, which offers a space to unpack and to interrogate a specific idea, term, technology or process across the production and reception of historical, contemporary and emerging photographic operations.


For inclusion in the autumn issue (POP9.2) the full text of submissions should reach us by no later than August 10th, 2018.

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International Journal of Fashion Studies in Scopus!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the International Journal of Fashion Studies has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.


INFS was described as an impressive journal from every perspective, from the editorial policy and the homepage to online access and citations.


Reviewer comments included the following:

The journal consistently includes articles that are scientifically sound and relevant to an international academic or professional audience in this field.

> The journal has scholarly relevance as evidenced by citations in others journals currently covered by Scopus.


> In general, the content of the articles is consistent with the scope and aims of the journal.

> The articles are consistently of high academic quality, consistent with the journal’s stated aims.  

> The articles are generally well written and understandable.

> This title addresses a subject area not properly covered by an existing journal.

> The journal has clear aims and scope/journal policies that are consistent with the journal’s content.

Congratulations International Journal of Fashion Studies!

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The Global Road Movie: Alternative Journeys Around the World Edited by Jose Duarte and Timothy Corrigan

The road movie is one of the most tried and true genres, a staple since the earliest days of cinema. This book looks at the road movie from a wider perspective than ever before, exploring the motif of travel not just in American films – where it has been most prominent – but via movies from other nations as well. Gathering contributions from around the world, the book shows how the road movie, altered and refracted in every new international iteration, offers a new way of thinking about the ever-shifting sense of place and space in the globalized world. Through analyses of such films as Guantanamera (Cuba), Wrong Side of the Road (Australia), Five Golden Flowers (China), Africa United (South Africa) and Sightseers (England), The Global Road Movie enables us to think afresh about how today’s road movies fit into the history of the genre, and what they can tell us about how people move about in the world today.

You can order your copy of The Global Road Movie here

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Inside the TV Newsroom by Line Hassall Thomsen

Inside the TV Newsroom by Line Hassall Thomsen is now available to pre order from our website!

In an era where the way people get news is ever-changing, how do broadcast journalists work? How do changes to the field affect journalists at traditional public broadcasters? And what similarities are there between license-funded news programs – like those on the – and commercial news?

This book, built on years of unique access to the newsrooms of BBC News and ITV News in the United Kingdom and DR TV Aviesen and TV2 Nyhedeme in Denmark, answers those questions and more. Exploring the shared professional ideals of journalists, the study analyses how they concieve of stories as important, and how their ideals relating to their work are expressed and aspired to in everyday practice. 

More information can be found on the book's page.


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Masculinities: Transgressing Binaries and Boundaries Fashion, Costume & Visual Cultures Network Symposium
Friday 27th April 2018

** This event is free to attend **

Venue: The Lit and Phil Library 12.30 - 17.00
23 Westgate Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE1 1SE

The Masculinities: Transgressing Binaries and Boundaries Symposium is a pre-event for the conference in Zagreb, Croatia (17-19 July 2018), which will mark the official launch of the network in association with Intellect Books. Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures is an international, interdisciplinary network project convened by Dr Sarah Gilligan 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.  

Graham H. Roberts (Université Paris Nanterre): Board member of Critical Studies in Men's Fashion and Film, Fashion & Consumption
Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion): Editor of Film, Fashion & Consumption
To register please click here.
Thanks to Sarah Gilligan's recent British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award, the event itself will now be able to be free to delegates!

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