Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 5.2&3 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 5.2&3 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>

This is a special issue entitled, 'Chinese art outside the art space'.


  • Chinese art outside the art space
  • Towards a spatial history of contemporary art in China
  • Two approaches to socially engaged art with the Hong Kong Filipino community
  • From outside to inside: Understanding socially engaged art through curatorial practices
  • (In)visible ink: Outsiders at the Yaji, the ink installations of Bingyi and Tao Aimin
  • Village transformed: Jin Le and community development through contemporary art
  • Socially engaged art and the affects of Chinese rural community: A case study of ‘Someone Nearby’
  • Faces from the detention camps – revisiting Art In the Camps (1988–91)
  • Inside out: The remaking of home as an institution of critique
  • Independent spaces to the street: Participatory art in Shanghai
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Horror Studies 9.2 is now available

Intellect is delighted to announce that Horror Studies 9.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>

  • The vast and omnivorous cloud
  • Spectres des Monstres: Post-postmodernisms, hauntology and creepypasta narratives as digital fiction
  • ‘Ever seen horse-eyes up close?’: Entropoetics in _9MOTHER9HORSE9EYES9’s The Interface Series
  • Haunted objects, networked subjects: The nightmarish nostalgia of creepypasta
  • 8-bit nostalgia and the uncanny: Horror as critique in Twine games
  • Zombies and the viral web
  • ‘Would you like to meet a ghost?’: Repetition and spectral posthumanism in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Kairo
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Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 7.1 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 7.1 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>


  • Reframing Japanese animation’s success in the late 1970s: UFO Robo Grendizer at the origin of the first anime boom in Italy and France
  • At the margins of Rome, at the margins of the world: The Hawks and the Sparrows and Sacro GRA as peripatetic analyses of capitalist society
  • ‘I’m blind, not deaf!’: Hegemonic soundscapes and resistant hearing in Dario Argento’s Suspiria and Inferno
  • Italiani Made in China: Defining Italianness in second generation Chinese-Italians
  • An interview with Piera Detassis: The many voices of Italian cinema
  • An interview with Anselma Dell’Olio: Marco Ferreri Dangerous But Necessary
  • From Blaxploitalian to Black- Italiano: A South African exploration of afroitalianess with Fred Kuwornu
  • The use of archival footage: ‘Retelling’ twentieth-century Italian history: An interview with Giovanna Gagliardo
Artist’s Corner
  • Johanne Affricot, culture curator, creative and artistic director, founder and creative director of GRIOT, president of LIT, Italy
  • Stardom and Performance in Postwar Italian Cinema 1945–1954, University of Turin, 17–18 May 2018
  • Report on the 2018 edition of the David di Donatello Film Awards
Film Reviews
  • Pagine nascoste, Sabrina Varani (2017)Reviewed by Maria Bonaria Urban, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Ghetto PSA, Rossella Schillaci (2016)
Book Reviews
  • Futurist Cinema: Studies on Italian Avant-Garde Film, Rossella Catanese (ed.) (2018)
  • Relazioni brutali: Genere e violenza nella cultura mediale, Elisa Giomi and Sveva Magaraggia (2017)
  • Luigi Ghirri and the Photography of Place: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, Marina Spunta and Jacopo Benci (eds) (2017)
  • A Companion to Italian Cinema, Cinema, Frank Burke (ed.) (2017)
  • Italy Beyond Gomorrah: Roberto Saviano and Transmedia Disruption, Floriana Bernardi (2017)
  • Media Convergence and Deconvergence, Global Transformations in Media and Communication Research, Sergio Sparviero, Corinna Peiland Gabriele Balbi (eds) (2017)
  • Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation, Austin Fisher (ed.) (2016)
  • Orient (to) Express: Film di viaggio, etno-grafie, teoria d’autore, Marco Dalla Gassa (2016)
  •  ‘Reading Practices in Experimental Narratives: A Comparative Perspective from Print to Digital Fiction in Modern Languages’, Emanuela Patti (ed.) (2016)
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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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