Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Screenwriting


Call for Papers: Historiographic Research in Screenwriting


The Journal of Screenwriting is calling for articles for a special issue on the historiography of screenwriting, to be published in November 2019.

The Journal wants to emphasize the importance of screenwriting history and historiographical research, covering the broad field from media archaeology to historical case studies to a crisis historiography that includes questions of format, copyrights, professionalization, and narrative structure.

In order to better understand the role of screenwriting in filmmaking as well as in academic research, it is our task to scrutinize the development of the craft, profession, and art: the discourses, the pedagogy, and the analysis of screenplays, script development and the work of specific screenwriters and their importance for the development of screenwriting.

Articles may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • Pre-screenplay documents in Early Cinema
  • Screenwriting and Screenwriters in silent cinema
  • The history of the format
  • Screenwriting and historical modes of production
  • Global histories and local case studies
  • Historiography of manuals and screenwriting pedagogy
  • Female Screenwriters (especially in the silent era)
  • National and global tendencies – relations, influences, cultural transfers
  • Censorship and screenwriting
  • Development: analysis of script developments in historical case studies
  • Screenplay as literature: published screenplays in the 1920s
  • Autorenkino in Germany in the 1910s and 20s
  • Eminent authors: case studies of established writers and their fate in the industry
  • Screenwriting and the literary avant-garde
  • Social history of screenwriters, working conditions, reputation, etc.
  • Theoretical questions of authorship based on historical evidence (e.g. the case of the American Author’s Association AAA)


In the first instance, please email abstracts of up to 400 words and a short biography, no later than Wednesday 16 January 2019 to BOTH of the editors of this special issue:

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Punk & Post-Punk 7.3 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Punk & Post-Punk 7.3 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>


Fan artefacts and doing it themselves: The home-made graphics of punk devotees
‘No I don’t like where you come from, it’s just a satellite of London’: High Wycombe, the Sex Pistols and the punk transformation
Punk fanzine culture and civil protest among Israeli youth

DIY in Devon (Exeter and Plymouth)
More Than a Pony Show: An interview with Matt Stokes
Elvera Butler: Ireland’s ground-breaking New Wave female entrepreneur
‘Encyclopaedic tendencies and impossible projects’: An interview with Peter Blegvad
‘It’s about being true to yourself’: An interview with Miguel ‘Kinnie’ Debattista, from Batteries Not Included (Malta)

Book Reviews
  • Punk Pedagogies: Music, Culture and Learning, Gareth Dylan Smith, Mike Dines and Tom Parkinson (eds) (2017)
  • The Punk Reader: Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global, Mike Dines, Alastair ‘Gords’ Gordon and Paula Guerra (eds) (2017) 
  • International Anthem, Gee Vaucher (2018) 
  • All Gates Open: The Story of Can, Rob Young and Irmin Schmidt (2018) 
  • Hard-Core: Life Of My Own, Harley Flanagan (2016) 
  • The Punk Turn in Comedy: Masks of Anarchy, Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone (2018) 
Album Review
Festival Review

Exhibition Reviews
  • The House of Fame: An Exhibition Convened by Linder, Nottingham Contemporary Gallery, UK, 24 March–24 June 2018
  • Print! Tearing It Up, Somerset House South Wing, 8 June–22 August 2018 and The Music That Saved a Decade: Divining the Eighties Underground, Barbican Music Library, 14 July–3 October 2018
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Applied Theatre Research 6.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that Applied Theatre Research 6.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>


  • Editorial
  • Reimagining ‘role’ and ‘character’: An approach to acting training for role-play simulation in the tertiary education setting
  • What does the actor need to perform in health care? Emotional demands, skills and competencies
  • Fugitive knowledge: Performance pedagogies, legibility and the undercommons
  • The responsible citizen: An investigation of the Theatre of the Oppressed Shared experiencing, shared understandings: Intersubjectivity as a key phenomenon in drama education
  • Process drama and co-creation: Democratic participation in museum education
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MAY 16-18, 2019

URBN Center
3501 Market Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

Fashion is signified and utilized across the globe. In this second annual Fashion, Style & Global Culture Conference we will focus on how fashion is portrayed in all types of popular and global culture. Presentations should examine the representations and expressions of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, style, lifestyles, and textiles in various forms. Whether examining the latest innovations in fashion design on the runway, or how clothing is portrayed in the streets and through textiles, to the use of style allowing an individual to show their own particular taste to friends, this conference aims to push the envelope of scholarship to gain new understandings about the visual expression of fashion, apparel, garments, clothing, lifestyles, global culture and textiles through all forms. From the historical to the contemporary - the latest innovations to historical analysis, Fashion, Style & Global Culture Conference aims to be international in scope and represent a wide variety of disciplines, with a particular emphasis on perspectives and approaches from the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
The symposium has an inclusive definition of the term “fashion.” While fashion is often understood to center on apparel choices, fashion can be recognized as the current style or way of behaving in any field. Thus, proposals are welcome from divergent fields such as fine arts, digital media, television, film, merchandising, fashion design, business, architecture, anthropology, cultural studies, history, interior design, graphic design, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies among others to examine interconnections and intersections between fashion and global culture.
This conference provides the opportunity for academics, researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students to exchange research findings, innovative teaching strategies, and creative designs addressing the interrelationships between fashion, style and our global culture.
For more information about the conference, click here >>
For conference enquires, email JOSEPH H. HANCOCK, II, Conference Director,
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Asian Cinema 29.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that Asian Cinema 29.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>


  • Editorial
  • Where East-meets-West meets Asianization: Aesthetics, regionality and Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon
  • Jia Zhangke and Chinese painting
  • Action in tranquillity: Sketching martial ideation in The Grandmaster
  • Girlhood, bride-kidnapping and the postsocialist moment in Mángshān (Blind Mountain) (Li, 2007) and Boz Salkyn (Pure Coolness) (Abdyjaparov, 2007)
  • The poetics of (social) mise-en-scène and transcendence in Li Shaohong’s Stolen Life
  • Real and slow: The poetics and politics of The Naked Island
  • An interview with Hong Kong sound designer Kinson Tsang
  • Reviews
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International Journal of Islamic Architecture has been re-accepted into Index Copernicus


Journals update: International Journal of Islamic Architecture has been re-accepted into Index Copernicus!

The ICI Journals Master List is an international indexation database of scientific journals. The updated ICV number is 119.48.

To find out more about the journals scientific profile, click here >>

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Resetting the Stage now available for free download

Intellect is delighted to announce that the electronic version of Dragan Klaic's Resetting the Stage (2012) is now available for free download.

To access the ePDF please click here

Commercial theatre is thriving across Europe and the UK, while public theatre has suffered under changing patterns of cultural consumption—as well as sharp reductions in government subsidies for the arts. At a time when the rationale behind these subsidies is being widely reexamined, it has never been more important for public theatre to demonstrate its continued merit. In Resetting the Stage, Dragan Klaic argues convincingly that, in an increasingly crowded market of cultural goods, public theatre is best served not by imitating its much larger commercial counterpart, but by asserting its artistic distinctiveness and the considerable benefit this confers on the public.

Dragan Klaic was a well-respected theatre scholar and cultural analyst. He served as a permanent fellow of the Felix Meritis Foundation and as a visiting professor of cultural policy at the Central European University in Budapest. Intellect is honoured to have published his final book.

'All of his knowledge and research was channelled in a living reality, and presented in the context of world theatre as a whole.' – Michael Coveney, What's On Stage

'I can think of no one else who could cover so much ground, impart so much experienced wisdom and make so many sensible proposals for the future of the art form we love. Read Dragan Klaic’s book, and read it soon.' – Ian Herbert, The Stage

''Resetting the Stage' offers an important, if (perhaps necessarily) unfinished rejoinder to a situation in need of urgent and widespread attention' – Sam Haddow, Studies in Theatre and Performance

This open access publication has been made possible by libraries participating in the Knowledge Unlatched 2017 pledging round.

Other IntellectOpen publications can be accessed through this link,name=Intellect+Open/

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Journal of African Media Studies 10.2 is now available

Intellect is thrilled to announce that the Journal of African Media Studies 10.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here.


  • Media coverage of child rights issues in Uganda: The case of The New Vision
  • When the subaltern speaks: Re-examining indigenous-language media as alternative public sphere during colonial South Africa
  • Social networking and mobile phone usage of East African students in Malaysia The plight of the private press during the Zimbabwe crisis (2010–18)
  • Film Review
  • Book Review
  • Interview with Akin Omotoso, Nigerian film director, writer and actor
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Film, Fashion & Consumption 7.2 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Film, Fashion & Consumption 7.2 is now available! For more information about the special issue, click here.

Special Issue: Representing Style and Female Agency in the 1960s.

  • Editorial
  • Cool, sunglasses and the modern woman: Icons of the 1960s
  • From a lady to a lost ‘Prole’: Girls in the city in Polish cinema of the 1960s and early 1970s
  • ‘Who’s the girl with the kissin’ lips?’ Constructions of class, popular culture and agentic girlhood in Girl, Princess, Jackie and Bunty in the 1960s
  • 1960s surfsploitation films: Sex, the bikini and the active female body
  • Go-go dancing – femininity, individualism and anxiety in the 1960s
  • Swinging regions: Young women and club culture in 1960s Manchester
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Call for Papers: The 12th CCVA Annual Conference

Call for Papers



Urban Transformations and Contemporary Art in China

Centre for Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham City University, in collaboration with Tate Liverpool


Date: 11-12 November 2019

Venue: Auditorium, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool L3 4BB

Abstract Submission deadline: 1 February 2019


The Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University aims to foster new understandings and perspectives of Chinese contemporary arts, design and visual culture through interdisciplinary practices and theoretical studies.


Marking the 20th anniversary of the Shanghai-Liverpool twinning cities in 2019, we are now convening the 12th CCVA Annual Conference in collaboration with Tate Liverpool. This two-day event invites researchers, curators, artists, designers and architects in the fields of art, design, visual culture and urban studies at all stages of their careers worldwide to reassess the significance of the urban transformations in China, and to reflect upon their impacts on everyday experience and artistic and curatorial practices in the globalised world.


In the recent decades, China has experienced a revolutionary urban development. The incessant changes have shaped a moving reality, almost illusive, beyond the normal and tangible environment of daily life. The rapidity of today’s urbanisation is a global issue, and yet the example of contemporary cities in China is singular, filled with excitement and anxiety. Histories have been destroyed, and heritage and memories are being reinvented for the future. How do we re-examine the triumph of the economic achievement and the urban development, or the loss, through sociological, anthropological, cultural and artistic perspectives? For those insiders – artists who are living through the accelerated development and its disturbance, how to capture and interpret the transient, to respond critically to such an urban existence, and to imagine a unique or almost surreal experience in China? 


We encourage papers from a variety of subject areas to develop interdisciplinary perspectives and new understandings on the development of Chinese contemporary art in the context of social, cultural and urban transformations. The following set of areas is indicative, as examples, but not limited to the discussions:

  • Art and urban transformations
  • Art and its ecology in urbanised China
  • Art production, dissemination, participation and reception in public realm
  • Collective and private spaces: squares, streets and residences
  • Artists and lives at the edge of cities
  • Art districts: audience and tourists
  • Art and migration
  • Urban development and cultural identities
  • Biennials and art fairs

Please submit an abstract of up to 300 words, a 100-word biography, contact information and any institutional affiliations, by 1 February 2019 to, with a subject titled ‘12th CCVA Annual Conference’. Any general queries should also be directed to Conference presentations should last no more than 20 minutes. Successful proposals for conference contributions will be notified by the end of February 2019. Invited full papers should be submitted by 31 January 2020, to be featured in Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Intellect) as a special issue in autumn of the year.

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