Journal of Screenwriting 9.3 is now available
Intellect is delighted to announce that the Journal of Screenwriting 9.3 is now available!

Special issue: Animation

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After Hitchcock: Animation – ‘the bastard form of writing’
Authors: Paul Wells And Chris Pallant 

Analysing the advantages of Aristotle’s two-act structure in comparison with Syd Field’s three-act structure in short comedic animation scriptwriting
Authors: Sara Khalili 

How to write a screenplay with a chainsaw
Authors: Dennis Tupicoff 

Screenwriting animation in the essay film: The challenges presented by silenced history
Authors: Romana Turina 

Performing without the use of a net: Making an animated feature without a storyboard
Authors: Jan Bultheel 

Creating The Lion King: Story development, authorship and accreditation in the Disney Renaissance
Authors: David Chandler 

Discussing the notion of ‘writing for animation’: The case of Dragonkeeper (2020)
Authors: Pablo Castrillo 

Adapting children’s literature for animated TV series: The case of Heidi
Authors: Eleonora Fornasari 

Authors: Anna Weinstein And Sarah Whorton And Laura Kirk And Claus Tieber 
  • The Aspiring Screenwriter’s Dirty Lowdown Guide to Fame and Fortune: Tough Lessons You Need to Know to Take Your Script From Premise to Premiere, Andy Rose (2018) 
  • Creat ing Compelling Characters for Film, TV, Theat re and Radio, Rib Davis (2016) 
  • The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild, Miranda J. Banks (2015) 
  • Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960, David Bordwell, Janet Staiger and Kristin Thompson ([1985] 1988) 
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Film International 16.4 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Film International 16.4 is now available!

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  • Editorial Issue 86
  • To the Lighthouse Under the Shadow
  • Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets
  • The Dark Knight’s Tenth Anniversary
  • Youth and the Occupation of Public Space in Moroccan Cinema
  • The Word and Image in F. W. Murnau’s Tabu: A Story of the South Seas
  • Visit To a Gallery
  • The Transcontinental Cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky
  • Conflicting Interests
  • From Puppets to Dragons: Matvey Lykov on I Am Dragon
  • A Cinema Without Limitations: An Interview with Pablo Oliverio About His Films and Distinctive Style of Filmmaking
  • Festival Report
  • Review
  • Book Review
  • Book Review
  • Parting Words: For Ken Russell... and Against Noise
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Call for submissions for special issue of Northern Lights: ‘Europe at the crossroads: Cinematic takes’.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook

Guest editor: Temenuga Trifonova, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, York University, Toronto

The purpose of this special issue of Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook is to reflect on contemporary debates around the concepts of ‘Europe’ and ‘European identity’ through an examination of European films from 2000 to the present dealing with various aspects of globalization (the refugee crisis, labour migration, the resurgence of nationalism and ethnic violence, neoliberalism, transnational commodification, post-colonialism, transnational capital etc.) with a particular attention to the ambiguities and contradictory aspects of the figure of the migrant and the ways in which this figure challenges us to rethink European identity and its core Enlightenment values (citizenship, justice, ethics, liberty, tolerance, and hospitality). Migrants and refugees have become, in Rey Chow’s words, ‘the new “primitives” of Europe’. On the other hand, however, the migrant/refugee has also been celebrated as a 1) symbol of ‘nomadic excess’; 2) the ‘structural excess’ constitutive of law and morality; 3) a utopian figure representing a model for rethinking the idea of ‘Europe’ and of ‘European identity’.

Please send a 300-word proposal and a short bio to the editor, Temenuga Trifonova, at by 15 February 2019. Final papers will be due 15 August 2019.
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Call for Contributions: An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference: ‘Building Bridges’ in Applied Arts and Health

Call for Contributions: An International Arts & Wellbeing Conference ‘Building Bridges’ in Applied Arts and Health

Education and Community:
7–10 August 2019 Ironbridge - Telford, Shropshire, England


In celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Journal of Applied Arts and Health (JAAH), the University of Wolverhampton collaborate in hosting an International Arts & Wellbeing Conference. The Conference is conveniently located in the UNESCO World Heritage site known as the ‘Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’ in the stunning Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire, England. With its vast array of Victorian monuments, museums and galleries it is a major historical destination. It is also home to the world’s first cast-iron bridge built in 1779 by Abraham Darby III and now recognised as one of the great symbols of the Industrial Revolution. This remarkable Iron Bridge still dominates the town that bears its name.

The Conference celebrates the arts and aims to build metaphoric bridges across the field by facilitating a diverse and lively programme of dialogue with an emphasis on creativity and wellbeing in education and community. The Conference focuses on applied arts practice, research, scholarship, expressive arts therapy, community and education, set within proximity to one of England’s most stunning heritage locations.

Who is the Conference for?

The Conference explores common themes, concerns, possibilities across a range of organizations including expressive arts therapists, medical staff, artists, educators, researchers, policy makers, consultants, applied arts practitioners including integrative, multimodal arts processes for personal transformation, community development, heritage and wellbeing, social change and healing through the arts.

Call for Contributions (proposals):
The call for papers, workshops and poster submissions is now open (Deadline 1 April 2019) on the following Conference themes:
  • Bridging practice, education and research in applied arts and health
  • Using arts to improve mental wellbeing in higher education and community
  • Finding a common language across the expressive arts, therapy, medical care and wellbeing
  • Exploring the role of hospitals, museums and galleries in applied arts and health
  • Defining the Artist-Educator-Researcher in the 21st Century
Types of Contributions: 

The Journal of Applied Arts & Health (JAAH) published by Intellect, will produce a special 10th Anniversary issue of the journal to include selected work presented at the Conference.
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New Book
Time, Duration and Change in Contemporary Art

Time, Duration and Change in Contemporary Art: Beyond the Clock by Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers is now available.

Time, Duration and Change in Contemporary Art presents a major study of time as a key aesthetic dimension of recent art practices. This book explores different aspects of time across a broad range of artistic media and draws on recent movements in philosophy, science and technology to show how artists generate temporal experiences that resist the standardized time of modernity: Olafur Eliasson’s melting icebergs produce fragile temporal ecologies; Marina Abramović’s performances test the durations of the human body; Christian Marclay’s The Clock conflates past and present chronologies.

This book examines alternative frameworks of time, duration and change in prominent philosophical, scientific and technological traditions, including physics, psychology, phenomenology, neuroscience, media theory and selected environmental sciences. It suggests that art makes a crucial contribution to these discourses not by ‘visualizing’ time but by entangling viewers in different sensory, material and imaginary temporalities.


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Journal of African Media Studies 10.3 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the Journal of African Media Studies 10.3 is now available!

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African cinema on demand? The politics of online distribution and the case of the African Film Library
Authors: Alexander Fisher 

‘The big brother we appreciate’ or a ‘mafioso’? The emergence of stereotypes concerning China and the Chinese in Angola
Authors: Jaroslaw Jura And Kaja Kaluzynska And Paulo De Carvalho 

Discourses of power and counter-power in the Zimbabwean politico-religious communication in online news media
Authors: Nyasha Mapuweyi And Janina Wozniak 

ISolezwe’s coverage of the May 2008 xenophobic riots: An irresolute start and an ambivalent end
Authors: Simphiwe Ngwane 

The story of a cultural seed sown in Addis Ababa: The Ethiopian International Film Festival (ETHIOFFEST)
Authors: Yirgashewa Teshome 

Film Review
Authors: Ernest Samuel And Gloria Chimeziem 
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Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 3.3 is now available

Intellect is excited to announce that Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 3.3 is now available!

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Judges matter: The courts and culture
Authors: Bruce E. Drushel 

Murderbot pronouns: A snapshot of changing gender conventions in the United States
Authors: Holly Swyers And Emily Thomas 

‘Darkness Turned into Power’: Drag as resistance in the era of Trumpian reversal
Authors: Ella Greenhalgh 

(Trans)gendering public toilets: Queering toilet humour in South Park’s ‘The Cissy’
Authors: Andrew Robbins 

Abjection of the bisexual self: How haptic visuality brings internalized biphobia to screen in Collard’s Les Nuits fauves and Kechiche’s La Vie d’Adèle
Authors: Kirby Childress 

Queer assemblage as queer futurity: Seeking a utopian solution beyond No Future
Authors: Keeley B. Gogul 

Queer gender performance and media in school: Dissident reading, bullying and the word ‘gay’
Authors: Christopher Pullen 

Authors: James M. Elrod And Octavio R. González And Claudia Schippert 

  • The New Gay for Pay: The Sexual Politics of American Television Production, Julia Himberg (2017)
  • From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender and Gay Male Subcultures, Rusty Barrett (2017)
  • Television Antiheroines: Women Behaving Badly in Crime and Prison Drama, Milly Buonanno (ed.) (2017)

Media Reviews
Authors: James Lawrence Slattery And  Alithia Zamantakis 

  • Crashing, Art by Lee Bul, Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal, London: Hayward Gallery, 1 June–19 August 2018
  • The Shape Of Water, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, Screenplay By Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Ta ylor (2017), Ontario, Canada: Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc.

Classic Media Review
Authors: Traci B. Abbott  


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Short Film Studies 9.2 is now available

Intellect is delighted to announce that Short Film Studies 9.2 is now available!

This issue features articles based on the short films, 'El Adiós (The Goodbye)' and 'Haunted Memory: The cinema of Víctor Er'.

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El Adiós (The Goodbye) Clara Roquet, Spain and USA, 2015, 15 min.
  • El Adiós (The Goodbye)
  • A shot-by-shot breakdown of The Goodbye
  • Miscellaneous
  • An interview with Clara Roquet on The Goodbye
  • Structural and sensual reflexivity in The Goodbye
  • El Adiós – Death: Threat, transition or mystery?
  • A small and silent revolution
  • Breaking the rules of the game
  • Rosana’s house
  • The handling of time
  • The strength of stillness
  • Latin American caretakers in Spain: Reading effect and agency in The Goodbye
Haunted Memory: The cinema of Víctor Erice Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin, Spain, 2016, 13 min.
  • A shot-by-shot breakdown of Haunted Memory: The Cinema of Víctor Erice
  • An interview with Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin on Haunted Memory
  • Retrieving trauma, overcoming trauma: Erice’s cinematic poetics
  • On voice in Haunted Memory
  • A poetic approach to the cinema of Erice
  • Haunting analysis: The audio-visual essay
  • Critical haunting
  • The last word, image, sound


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Call for Papers: Special Issue: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema

Call for Papers: Journal of Scandinavian Cinema

Special Issue: ‘Nordic Production Studies’

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Guest editors: Sarah Atkinson (Kings College London), Olof Hedling (Lund University), Mette Hjort (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Pietari Kaapa (University of Warwick).

The issue encourages submissions on the following themes and also welcomes work outside/combining these areas:

  • The role of film institutes
  • The centrality of public broadcasting infrastructure in Nordic media
  • environments
  • Welfare politics (egalitarian opportunities and educational incentives)
  • Gender politics and labour management (Bechdel test and Sweden; rejection of quotas and Denmark)
  • ‘Me Too’ and institutional change
  • The role of regional film funds
  • Film consultants as stakeholders and tastemakers
  • The comparative lack of tax incentives in the Nordic countries
  • The role of producers in a publically aided production environment
  • Film schools and professionalization of media labour
  • Digital platforms and DIY attitudes
  • Crowdfunding and other prosumer tactics
  • Vimeo and ‘unprofessional’ media
  • Labour laws and unionization
  • Specific technical roles (ie. score composer, line manager, caterer, VFX artist, etc.)
  • Diversity (the consolidation of minority cultures professionals – the Sami etc.)
Timeline for contributions:
  • Proposals of 500 words maximum – 31 March 2019
  • Full article submission (8000 words maximum) – 30 October 2019
All contributions will undergo double-blind peer review with publication planned for July 2020.

Please email the editors to discuss potential contributions:
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International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies 12.3 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies 12.3 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>,id=3680/


Editor’s Note
Authors: William W. Haddad 

Guest Editor’s Introduction
Authors: Ahmed Mousa Jiyad 

Restraining the game-changer: A decade of uneven development in the petroleum sector
Authors: Ahmed Mousa Jiyad 

Iraq must now take the path of healing and recovery
Authors: Juman Kubba 

Performance evaluation and proposals to enhance the Iraqi banking sector
Authors: Mowafaq H. Mahmood 

Recommendations for an EU-IRQ energy centre from stakeholders and experts network studies: The research component
Authors: U. F. A. Karim 

No blood for oil, revisited: The strategic role of oil in the 2003 Iraq War
Authors: Greg Muttitt 

Fixing Iraqi federalism
Authors: Luay al-Khatteeb 

Taking institutions seriously: Applying the new institutional economics to Iraq
Authors: Omar A. M. El-Joumayle 

Authors: Imad Khadduri And Ahmed Mousa Jiyad 

  • The Inside Story: Iraq’s Nuclear Program from Start to Finish, Basil Assa’ati (2018)
  • (The Iraq Economy: Crises and Development), Ali Khedher Merza (2018)
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