New Release: The World of Art Museums in China

Published by Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, Intellect is pleased to showcase the beautifully designed book: The World of Art Museums in China

This book features the Chinese translation of issue 4.1 of the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art.

More information about Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House can be found here:

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Special issue of JAAH 9.2


Intellect is happy to announce that the Journal of Applied Arts & health, issue 9.2, is now available! More information about the journal can be found here >> 

Special issue

Arts-based disaster relief: An overview of psychosocial responses and practices


  • Arts-based disaster relief: An overview of psychosocial responses and practices
  • Art therapy training for relief workers to provide support and sustainability
  • The Calais Winds took our plans away: Art therapy as shelter
  • Bridging healing and learning through the expressive arts to transform classrooms into healing spaces
  • Responding to natural and manmade disaster with dance movement therapy
  • Training of trainers: Psychosocial training for teachers for a safe educational environment
  • The development of well-being and supervision programmes for caregivers in post conflict Cambodia: A creative response to the need for long term sustainability 
  • Tapestries of resilience: An arts-based approach to enhancing the resilience of World Vision’s humanitarian staff
  • The contribution of narrative approach to post-traumatic growth
  • When the time comes: Interviewing clinicians about their motivation and inspiration for working in international disaster relief programmes
  • Arts-based disaster relief: Theory and practice
  • Displacement, art and shelter: Art therapy in a temporary refugee camps
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International Society For Metal Music Studies: 4th ISMMS biennial international Conference
International Society For Metal Music Studies

Call for Papers

4th ISMMS biennial international Conference, 17-20 June 2019, Nantes (France)

“Locating Heavy Metal Music and Culture”


Five years have passed since the inception of the ISMMS (International Society for Metal Music Studies), an international association that has been triggering a new dynamic of collective research on hard rock, heavy metal and metal within the humanities and social sciences. It was officially launched during the first conference on “Heavy Metal and Popular Culture” at Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA) in April 2013. This founding event which was followed in 2015 by the “Modern Heavy Metal: Markets, Practices and Culture” at the University of Helsinki’s (Finland) International Institute for Popular Culture, and in 2017 by the “Boundaries and Ties: the Place of Music Communities” Conference one at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).

Within that time span, academic research and events dedicated to metal studies (books, scholarly journal issues, conferences, and workshops) have multiplied all around the globe – a process confirmed by the creation in 2013 of Metal Music Studies (Intellect Books), an interdisciplinary research journal.

Following the United States, Finland and Canada, France will thus be hosting the 2019 edition of this metal studies conference. After years of prosperous research and study, and six years after the birth of the ISMMS, time has come to review knowledge on metal music and culture.

With “Locating metal” as our core theme, we wish to discuss situated analyses, stemming from fieldwork or corpus studies.

Locations and positions can be understood in the proper sense, that of the geography, the territories or the physical spaces and places of metal practices, communities and scenes, as well as in the figurative sense, as social space.

In the 1980s, the first studies on heavy metal described the genre via ideal types (and sometimes, stereotypes), and concluded that in practical and symbolic terms, this electric guitar-based music was – in general – appreciated by young, working class, “white”, Western, heterosexual men, brought up within a Judeo-Christian environment, who lived in the suburbs of major cities.

These first analyses served as milestones, but have been qualified or deconstructed since, with heavy metal’s considerable evolutions since the early days, as well as with the assertion of a great variety of metal identities: indeed, the genre has always been appreciated by a broad array of people from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, although it may not appear to be so within public space. Thus, as metal music aged and its many subgenres propagated all over the world, the fans’ perspectives on gender, race, class, North/South relations, sexual identities or religious beliefs were questioned anew.

Spatial location

  • What is metal’s relation to the urban environment? Is it always a suburban music, or is it also a rural, countryside music? Or on the contrary a city center music? Are its most dynamic scenes rooted in major or mid-sized cities? If so, for what reasons? What effects do space and place have on the passion for metal, on concert or festival attendance, or on the acts of purchasing and listening to records?
  • How do other cultural or social variables (class, nationality, gender, etc.) influence the rural or urban dimension of metal practice, and where are its scenes located?
  • How can we associate the local dimension of musical practices with the music’s aesthetic features? More specifically, is there a link between specific territories and metal subgenres (black, death, doom, dark, nu metal…), or, for instance, lyrical themes or a certain imagery?
  • When compared to other musical genres or cultural practices, do metal scenes or subgenres form within major cities, small ones, suburbs, or elsewhere – how and why?

Social location

  • More metaphorical understandings of “locating” metal music will also be possible. Researchers could focus on the social and symbolic location of metal culture. Is the passion for (some) metal socially legitimate, or is it still disparaged? What are the effects of the education or the listeners’ nationality on how they perceive heavy metal? This could lead us to consider how this culture’s image has changed with time and through space, via its global dissemination in Asia, Africa and South America.
  • We will examine the musical and sonic features and performances of songs considered as metal. What is usually defined as typical, in terms of instruments, rhythmic conventions, privileged frequencies? Can we locate metal’s sonic features?
Other themes
  • This call for papers is more globally open to any new research on metal, insofar as it articulates a corpus and a coherent method of analysis.
  • As it collectively strives to better understand metal’s musical elements and cultural attributes, the ISMMS clearly aims at having various academic fields dialogue and collaborate. Moreover, the research dynamic in metal studies feeds new internal knowledge within institutionalized fields and their approaches to analogous objects (from musicology to sociology, via cultural and subaltern studies).
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Book 2.0 8.1 & 2 is available now!

Intellect is happy to announce that Book 2.0 8.1 & 2 is available now! For more information about the journal, click here >> 

Aims & Scope:

Book 2.0 is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal which aims to publish articles and reviews about all forms of contemporary book production and design, in order to explore the theoretical space opened up by digital technology. Thematic concerns include adaptation, access and cultural mapping. The journal explores innovations in technology, distribution, marketing and sales and book consumption, and in the research, analysis and conservation of book-related professional practices. 

Book 2.0 aims to provide a forum for promoting and sharing the most original and progressive thought and practice in the teaching of writing, illustration, book design and production, and publishing across all sectors.


I no longer enjoy the beauty of writing, but I’m becoming a deeper, global, multidisciplinary researcher
  • Editorial
  • There and back again: On mobility and embeddedness in academic life
  • Performative provocations of an academic ‘theaterer’
  • A place to call home: Journeys of Eliza Fenwick (1766–1840)
  • ‘Like snow in a dark night’: Exile and displacement in the poetics of Robert Graves
  • Ezra Pound and Ernst Kantorowicz: From medieval to modern autocracies
  • Come Yew In!
  • In conversation: Alejandro Postigo and Naz Yeni
  • Migration: Language, bereavement and re-birth
  • Living afterwards: Vietnamese refugee writers Thuy Le and Viet Nguyen
  • Migrant Steps: Interview with Göze Saner
  • Iconoclast Artists: Poems from young Texan poets
Book Reviews
  • When We Were Alone, David A. Robertson and Julie Flett (2016)
  • Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus: The 200th Anniversary Edition, Mary Shelley (author) and David Plunkert (illus.) (2018)
  • Party Pieces: Oral Storytelling and Social Performance in Joyce and Beckett, Alan W. Friedman (2007)
  • Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present, Tony Kushner (2016)
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Journal of Fandom Studies 6.2 is now available

Intellect is delighted to announce that the Journal of Fandom Studies 6.2 is now available! For more information about the journal, click here >>

Special issue: Queerbaiting


  • Introduction: Queerbaiting
  • A genealogy of queerbaiting: Legal codes, production codes, ‘bury your gays’ and ‘The 100 mess’
  • The contest of queerbaiting: Negotiating authenticity in fan–creator interactions
  • ‘Smile, Derek. Why don’t you smile more?’: The objectification of Derek Hale and queerbaiting in MTV’s Teen Wolf
  • The homoerotics of the boyband, queerbaiting and RPF in pop music fandoms
  • Slashbaiting, an alternative to queerbaiting
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Explorations in Media Ecology 17.3 is now available

Intellect is delighted to announce that Explorations in Media Ecology 17.3 is now available! For more information about the journal, click here >>


  • Journal-ism
  • Media and protest: Technological change and cultural disturbance
  • Ideas and built environments
  • The roots of contemporary ahistoricism in US culture
  • Digital culture studies: National and transnational perspectives in Modern Languages
  • The digital future of Modern Languages: Digital culture and rethinking Modern Languages
  • Digital cultures: A view from French studies and literature
  • The past at our fingertips: Some remarks on virtual realism and the historical heritage
  • The ceramic age: For Alan Read and other visual x-stitch poems
Book Reviews
  • The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit, Sherry Turkle (1984)
  • Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet, Sherry Turkle (1997)
  • Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other, Sherry Turkle (2011)
  • Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age, Sherry Turkle (2015)
  • Drugs & Media: New Perspectives on Communication, Consumption, and Consciousness, Robert C. MacDougall (ed.) (2011)
  • Naked Politics: Nudity, Political Action, and the Rhetoric of the Body, Brett Lunceford (2012)
  • Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to ‘Star Wars’, Camille Paglia (2012)
  • On Reflection: An Essay on Technology, Education, and the Status of Thought in the Twenty-First Century, Ellen Rose (2013)
  • Emergence and Empire: Innis, Complexity, and the Trajectory of History, John Bonnett (2013)
  • The Digital Evolution of an American Identity, C. Waite (2013)
  • Human as Media: The Emancipation of Authorship, Andrey Miroshnichenko (2013)
  • Appletopia: Media Technology and the Religious Imagination of Steve Jobs, Brett T. Robinson (2013)
  • Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy, B. W. Powe (2014)
  • Decoding Dust, B. W. Powe (2016)
  • A Continuing Education Guide to Teaching General Semantics, Martin H. Levinson (2014)
  • The Reader in the Book: A Study of Spaces and Traces, Stephen Orgel (2015)
  • The New Science of Communication: Reconsidering McLuhan’s Message for Our Modern Moment, Anthony M. Wachs (2015)
  • Human Replay: A Theory of the Evolution of Media, Paul Levinson (2017)
  • Wasting Time on the Internet, Kenneth Goldsmith (2016)
  • Mapping Media Ecology: Introduction to the Field, Dennis D. Cali (2017)
  • Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition, Lance Strate (2017)


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International Journal of Food Design 3.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the International Journal of Food Design 3.2 is now available! To find out more about the issue, click here >>

Special Issue: Creative Tastebuds


  • Creative Tastebuds
  • Assessing Oenosthesia: Blending wine and sound
  • Tsukemono – crunchy pickled foods from Japan: A case study of food design by gastrophysics and nature
  • Designing healthy foods – A dietetic marketing perspective
  • Food, emotions and memory in Justyna Gruszczyk’s scent installations
  • Commensality and taste
  • The procurement of food as a factor in taste
  • Abstracts presented at the international symposium Creative Tastebuds, 4–5 September 2017
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CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Science permeates culture, from the technology in our daily lives to our dreams of other worlds in fiction. The integral place of science in global society as well as the proliferation of science and technology on television, in films, and across the internet, makes it more important than ever to examine the dynamic and complex connections between popular culture and science.

Working with a distinguished international board, the Journal of Science and Popular Culture aims to create a unique forum in which to analyse, chronicle, and
interpret the interrelationship of science and society. Any scholarly approaches or disciplines may be used and focus extends across all geographic as well as
contemporary and historical contexts.
Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Representations of science/scientists in television, film, art, print, and other media
  • The cultural influence of science/influences of culture on science and scientists
  • Use of popular culture texts (novels, films, television series, etc.) to argue for or
  • against scientific theories such as evolution and climate change
  • Internet culture and science
  • Science-related cultural artefacts
  • Scientists as celebrities/celebrity advocates of science
  • Science communication, popularization and education
  • Non-Western cultures and Science
  • Intersections of science and the humanities
  • Use of science in advertising and marketing
  • Science fiction/science and fiction
  • The artistic dimensions of science/science as art
  • Critical examinations of scientifically framed popular beliefs and pseudoscience
  • Public and popular dimensions of scientific debates
  • Moments of conflict between scientific discoveries/knowledge/work and culture
  • Science fandom
Full articles (not exceeding 8,000 words), shorter proposals, and inquiries can be sent to:
For more information, visit:,id=250/
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Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 6.3 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 6.3 is now available! To find out more about the issue, click here >>

Special Issue: Rome, Open City


  • Rome, Open City: Before and after Neorealism
  • The reception of Rome, Open City in France (1946–68): Realism for the elites, revolution for the people
  • Death and the gaze in Rome, Open City
  • Re-reading Marina: Sexuality, materialism and the construction of Italy
  • Notes on the end of Rome, Open City
  • Popular culture, performance, persona: Anna Magnani between Rome, Open City and The Rose Tattoo
  • (Un)dressing authenticity: Neorealist stardom and Anna Magnani in the postwar era (1945–48)
Film Reviews

Libere, Rossella Schillaci (2017), National Film Archive of the Resistance, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo; City of Turin; and Piemonte Doc Film Fund in association with Azulfilm
Student films from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinema, class of 2017

Book Reviews
  • A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd ed., Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni (2017)
  • Marvelous Bodies: Italy’s New Migrant Cinema, Vetri Nathan (2017)
  • Muscoli e frac: Il divismo maschile nel cinema muto italiano, 1910–1929, Denis Lotti (2016)
  • Peplum: Il cinema italiano alle prese col mondo antico, Francesco Di Chiara (2016)
  • Italian Style: Fashion and Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age, Eugenia Paulicelli (2016)
  • Imagining: Serialità, narrazioni cinematografiche e fotografia nella pubblicità contemporanea, Stefania Antonioni (2016)
  • Pasolini Requiem, 2nd ed., Barth David Schwartz (2016)
  • La musica alla radio 1924–1954: Storia, effetti, contesti in prospettiva europea, Angela Ida De Benedictis and Franco Monteleone (eds) (2015)
  • Pasolini: Cinema e antropologia, Donatella Maraschin (2014)
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Design Ecologies 7 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Design Ecologies 7 is now available! To find out more about the volume, click here >>


  • Radical foundations Strand city: A report from the future
  • A journey through modern foundations: Re-imagining modernity in the work of Photolanguage
  • Towards a taxonometric architecture: D-con: an
  • A new wild: Reimagining the potential of indigenous biodiversity in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Radical foundations in Bloomsbury
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