Intellect is delighted to announce that Studies in Comics 9.1 is now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that Studies in Comics 9.1 is now available! For more information about this issue, click here >>

Articles include:
  • From past to present to future
  • Illustrating Tipitip bubblegum comics in Turkey: Transformation, outreach, humour and literacy engagement
  • Film, photographs and saccades: Richard Outcault’s experiments with the comic strip gutter in the Yellow Kid
  • ‘A cross burning darkly, blackening the night’: Reading racialized spectacles of conflict and bondage in Marvel’s early Black Panther comics
  • A new face for an old fight: Reimagining Vietnam in Vietnamese-American graphic memoirs
  • Sartre, Sartre and the biographical bande dessinée
  • Reciprocal realities: Dana Walrath’s Aliceheimer’s and the Wonderland approach to dementia
  • Interview with MontyNero
  • Reviews
  • Night Tapes
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Open CfP for Indian Theatre Journal

Indian Theatre Journal 2.1 invites papers in all fields of Indian theatre, dance, music and its related areas such as intercultural theatre, performance studies, South Asian diaspora, postcolonial and political theatre. Click here for the full CfP

Indian Theatre Journal (ITJ) is the first international journal on Indian theatre. It is committed to publishing a wide range of critical and scholarly approaches to various aspects of Indian theatre and performance from their social, political, cultural, economical and diasporic contexts through academic essays, plays, production reviews, interviews and other important performance events.

The journal hopes to bring together current intellectual debates and artistic practices, not only in theatre but also in areas such as dance, music, arts, aesthetics and culture. This approach will bring to light the wider context of the confluences and correspondences between philosophy, performance and culture in India.

Proposals are invited to the following themes, but not limited to: 

  • Bodily practices: practice as research, intercultural performer training
  • Dance: choreography and movement techniques
  • Devising, direction and performance making: Indian approaches   
  • Indian methods of training (acting, dancing, singing and martial arts)
  • Indian music and ethnomusicology    
  • Intercultural theatre: training, performance and criticism
  • Multimedia, digital and installations
  • Natyasastra 
  • Playwriting
  • Political theatre: street as theatre, political demonstration etc.
  • Shakespeare and Ibsen in Indian theatre
  • Traditional theatre: innovation, technology and transformation
  • Women in Indian theatre

Email for more information

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CfP deadline for Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice

CfP for Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice 4.1 with focus on pattern and chaos. For the full call, click here >>

Aims and scope:

Drawing Pattern and Chaos Issue 4.1 of DRTP calls for submissions that stem from drawing practices related to the notions of pattern and chaos across the widest range of disciplines: fine art, design, architecture, craft; science, technology, engineering; media and communication.

Although pattern and chaos might be posited as dichotomies, the intersection between pattern and chaos is of particular interest especially when associated to forms of drawing in different fields of practice.

We welcome submissions that relate drawing to the following areas:
  • Geometry, the molecular, systems, networks, diagrams, structures, mapping, constellations, cosmos, geomorphology, algorithms, biomorphism.
  • Pattern as a blueprint that is open to disruption, re-wiring, de-railing. The glitch, the virus.
  • Repetitive and /or random behaviours. These might include handeye interaction; embodied knowledge; play; performance; cultural and societal practices.
  • Modes and methods of drawing: machine-generated, automated, system-based, performative.
  • Any other aspect of drawing that has theoretical, philosophical, psychological or historical implications for pattern and chaos.
Submissions can take the form of:
  • Articles (5000 words, 1–6 images)
  • Research Projects (3000 words, 1–4 images)
  • Critical essays (3000 words, 1–4 images) or Short essays (1500 – 2000 words. 1-4 images)
  • Profiles (1500 words, 1–2 images)
  • Featured Drawings (1–2 image and 1000 words)
Deadline: 15 August 2018


To submit, please e-mail: Dr Sarah Horton, guest editor: and Dr Adriana Ionascu, principal editor: 

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CfP deadline for Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration

CfP deadline for Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration


Special Issue: Mobilities, Immobilities and Inequalities: Interrogating ‘Travelling’ Ideas in English Language Education and English Medium Instruction in the Asia Pacific and Broader Middle East Regions


Deadline: 15 August 2018


Submission of abstracts of no more than 300 words
excluding references should be sent to:, and


For the full call, click here >>

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Call for articles: Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre 14.1

Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre: Ethnography and Musical Theatre

Aims and scope:

With musical theatre studies now thriving in the fields of musicology, theatre and literature, it is time to expand into a more ethnographic mode that explores the broader musical theatre ecosystem. Musical theatre, after all, extends well beyond Times Square through an astonishingly rich variety of musical networks. From national tours, cruise ships, films, ‘live’ television and theme parks, to amateur venues including high schools, summer camps, community theatres and regional pageants, to widely flung developmental networks highlighted through such entities as the BMI workshop and college musical theatre programs, musicals are an everywhere phenomenon. In broadening the focus of musical theatre studies to include the everyday lived experiences of and with musicals, this special issue promotes ethnographic methodologies as a means to investigate the genre more readily and robustly, illuminating such areas as social function, community and Indigenous theory. By acknowledging the important yet understudied methods by which communities, large and small, practice musical theatre—and choose what stories to tell—the essays in this issue will provide a meaningful context for understanding both canonical and non-canonical works from the point of view of the people who create them.

We welcome performers and scholars from all disciplines to consider musical theatre ethnographically. Topics might include: 
  • Methods and ethics in researching musicals through an ethnographic lens
  • Musical theatre as a facilitator of temporary (or long-term) community
  • Musicals in under-studied places
  • Discursive networks in musical theatre
  • Local pageants and the making of place
  • Musicals in education and professional training programmes
  • The musical as a live (and lived) entity
  • Global practices of musical theatre
  • The process(es) of making musical theatre
Deadline: 1 October 2018

Submit a 500 word abstract to and

For the full call, click here >> 
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Film International (FINT) 16.2 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Film International 16.2 is now available. For more information about FINT 16.2 including how to subscribe/purchase the journal, please click here or email

Articles within this issue include:

  • Editorial Issue 84
  • ‘The Most Fabricated Exception’
  • Review
  • Coming of Age in Troubled Times
  • The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews, My Mother and I
  • Metamorphosis of a Film Festival
  • Jacques Tati and the Unbound Gag
  • Truth or Dare
  • In Bruges as Boschean Allegory
  • Nonhuman Subjectivity
  • A Character Player for All Seasons: A conversation with Nehemiah Persoff
  • A Stranger in His Homeland: An interview with Mohammad Rasoulof
  • Review
  • Review
  • Book Review
  • Festival Report
  • Parting Words: In Search of Documentary Subgenres
  • Film International 85
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CfP deadline: Philosophy of Photography 9.2


CfP: Philosophy of Photography (POP)
Issue 9.2: Landmark issue anticipating ten years of the journal’s publication

Aims and Scope

In the autumn of 2018 we will publish POP 9.2, 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 the journals first decade and to anticipate the 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.
Full text submission deadline: 10 August 2018 

Submissions can be made through the journal’s webpage or by emailing the editors:,id=186/

For the full CfP and editor info, click here >>
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CfP: Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) NOTE EXTENDED CFP DEADLINE

CfP: Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ)

Issue 8:1 : Beside Chantal Akerman’s NOW

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal (MIRAJ) is the first peer-reviewed publication devoted to artists’ film and video, and its contexts. MIRAJ offers a widely distributed international forum for debates surrounding all forms of artists’ moving image and media artworks.

This special edition invites calls for papers reflecting on the renowned artist and filmmaker, Chantal Akerman’s, film practice, particularly the moving image works she developed in the context of gallery exhibition.

The editors invite contributions from art historians and critics, film and media scholars, curators, and, not least, practitioners. We seek pieces that offer theories of the present moment but also writings that propose historical re-readings. We welcome essays that:

  • re-view canonical works and texts, or identify ruptures in the standard histories of artists’ film and video;
  • discuss the development of media arts, including the history of imaging technologies, as a strand within the history of art;
  • address issues of the ontology and medium-specificity of film, video and new media, or the entanglement of the moving image in a ‘post-medium condition’;
  • attempt to account for the rise of projected and screen-based images in contemporary art, and the social, technological, or political-economic effects of this proliferation;
  • investigate interconnections between moving images and still images; the role of sound; the televisual; and the interaction of the moving image with other elements including technology, human presence and the installation environment;
  • analyse para-cinematic or extra-cinematic works to discover what these tell us about cinematic properties such as temporal progression or spectatorial immersion or mimetic representation;
  • explore issues of subjectivity and spectatorship; 
  • investigate the spread of moving images beyond the classical spaces of the cinema and galleries, across multiple institutions, sites and delivery platforms;  
  • consider the diverse uses of the moving image in art: from political activism to pure sensory and aesthetic pleasure, from reportage to documentary testimony, from performativity to social networking;
  • suggest new methods of theorizing and writing the moving image.

Submission deadline: 31 August 2018 

Send all contributions and proposals by e-mail in DOC or RTF format to the editorial assistants:

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CfP deadline: Applied Theatre Research


CfP deadline: Applied Theatre Research 
Applied Theatre Research IDIERI Special Edition (June 2019 publication)

Aims and Scope

Applied Theatre Research is the worldwide journal for theatre and drama in non-traditional contexts. It focuses on drama, theatre and performance with specific audiences or participants in a range of social contexts and locations. The primary audience consists of practitioners and scholars of drama, theatre and allied arts, as well as educationists, teachers, social workers and community leaders with an awareness of the significance of theatre and drama, and an interest in innovative and holistic approaches to theatrical and dramatic production, learning and community development. 

Contributors include eminent and experienced workers and scholars in the field, but cutting-edge contemporary and experimental work from new or little-known practitioners is also encouraged.

This double-blind peer-reviewed journal has a global focus and representation, and is the approved journal for IDEA, the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association. Its explicit policy is to feature the best and most exciting work from as many countries around the globe as possible. This policy is maintained through its truly international Review Board of distinguished scholars and practitioners from all continents.

Special Issue

The Applied Theatre Research Special Edition aims to capture the depth, diversity and energy of IDIERI 9: The Tyranny of Distance.

The themes of the 2018 institute and call:
  • The ways in which practices are shaped in specific geographic contexts
  • Notions of travelling, trade and exchange
  • Questions of perspective and shifting perspectives
  • The aesthetics and politics of distance 
Abstract submission deadline: 3 August 2018 
Contact: Caitlin Kennedy,

For the full CfP, click here >>
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CfP deadline Virtual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art

 CfP deadline: Visual Inquiry: Learning & Teaching Art

Special Issue: Professional Identity
Guest Editors: Sheri Klein and Kathy Marzilli Miraglia

Aims and Scope

In the last decade, there has been a wide spectrum of research within and across the fields of studio art, art education and teacher education focused on professional identity. This research has focused on the understanding and reconciliation of dual, multiple, and often conflicting and overlapping identities, such as, the artist-scholar, the artist-teacher, the teaching artist and the artist teacher-researcher.

This special issue will focus on professional identities and the wide range of intersecting factors that influence professional identity. The journal seeks articles and essays that address one or more of the following themes and issues:
  • How professionals navigate dual, overlapping, and multiple identities and resist or conform to expectations within the context of institutional norms and expectations.
  • How professionals navigate change by re-framing their professional identities in times of uncertainty and transition.
  • How personal factors such as, ethnicity, religion, gender, social class, and/or other factors inform professional identity/identities.
  • How professionals address stereotyping relative to their professional identities.
  • How communities of practice and work environments shape individual and group professional identities.
  • How mentorship and other induction processes inform professional identity/identities and growth.
  • The challenges of sustaining dual or multiple professional identities over time and through various stages of a career (induction, mid-career end of career, and retirement).
  • How and why professionals catalogue and ‘curate’ visual narratives about their professional identities using technology, for example, through portfolios, websites, and social media (i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube videos, etc.) and how these representations serve as a professional online visual identity.
  • How professionals use visual inquiry, including artistic methods and media, to reflect on, examine, construct, deconstruct and re-position their professional identities.
Guest Editor Contacts: Sheri Klein & Kathy Marzilli Miraglia
Deadline: 1 August 2018

For the full CfP, click here >>
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