Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty: Free Editorials on Ingenta

Intellect is delighted to announce that a selection of the Editorials from Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, authored by the editor Efrat Tseëlon, are now available for free on Ingenta.


Please click on the following links to gain access to the articles:


Outlining a fashion studies project

CSFB 1.1, October 2010, pp. 3-53


Is identity a useful critical tool

CSFB 1.2, December 2010, pp. 151-159


Introduction: A critique of the ethical fashion paradigm

CSFB 2.1-2, December 2011, pp. 3-68


Fashion and the orders of the masking

CSFB 3.1-2, December 2012, pp. 3-9


Fashion in a changing world

CSFB 6.2, 1 December 2015, pp. 139-162


Bauman on fashion: A tribute

CSFB 8.2, 1 December 2017, pp. 151-156

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Magnet Theatre awarded Hiddingh-Currie Award

We are ecstatic to announce that Magnet Theatre has been awarded the prestigious Hiddignh-Currie Award by UNISA! Congratulations to the Editors, Mean Lewis and Anton Kreuger, on this outstanding achievement!

You can find out more about Magnet Theatre here.

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Horror, Cult and Exploitation Media II
Research Workshop for PhDs and Early Career Rsearchers

Call for Presentations: Horror, Cult and Exploitation Media II:

A Research Workshop for PhDs and Early Career Researchers

Friday 4 May 2018, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK


A collaborative event between the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of Arts PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in the field(s) of “horror, cult and exploitation” screen media, are invited to submit abstracts about their research to deliver at a workshop at Northumbria University on Friday 4 May 2018.


The workshop – which follows on from a highly successful event last year – will take the format of a mini-symposium, and consist of three sessions, each made up of four speakers. Speakers will each deliver a 5-10 minute talk about their research to their peers and to a panel of academic experts from Northumbria’s Film and Television Research Group, providing a short introduction to their current project and identifying several questions for discussion. After each presentation, there will be an opportunity for the academic panel and other workshop participants to feedback to each speaker, and to ask follow-up questions. The workshop is intended to be a small scale networking opportunity for scholars with shared research interests, and to provide a relatively informal opportunity for those newer to academia to engage in dialogue with more established researchers.


The event will close with a short presentation by James Campbell from Intellect Books, who will give advice about academic publishing (including converting a PhD thesis into a monograph).


The academic panel will comprise:

 Dr Russ Hunter (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, co-editor of Italian Horror Cinema)

 Dr Steve Jones (Head of Media, author of Torture Porn: Popular Horror After Saw, co-editor of Zombies and Sexuality)

 Dr James Leggott (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, author of Contemporary British Cinema: From Heritage to Horror)

 Dr Sarah Ralph (Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies, co-author of Alien Audiences: Remembering and Evaluating a Classic Movie)

 Dr Jamie Sexton (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies, co-author of Cult Film: An Introduction, founding series co-editor of Cultographies)

 Dr Johnny Walker (Senior Lecturer in Media, author of Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society and co-editor of the Global Exploitation Cinemas book series)


Applicants are reminded that there are only twelve spaces available. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.


Please submit a 250-word summary of your project and a 50–100-word bio to the organiser, Dr Johnny Walker (, by Friday 30 March 2018. Applicants will be notified of the outcome the following week.

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Film International: Online Personal Subscriptions

Intellect is delighted to announce that Film International is now available to purchase as an online personal subscription on Turpin.


Prices are £39+VAT (UK, EU, ROW) and $74 (Americas). Please click on the following link to order the 2018 volume of FINT:

Subscribers with online subscriptions should activate their subscriptions via our online hosting partner, IngentaConnect. For more information about how to set up online subscriptions for FINT please click here:,name=journalsubscription/view/#Set-up_subscriptions.

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Revolve:R edition three available to Pre-Order now!
Intellect is delighted to announce a collaboration with Arrow Bookworks on a limited-edition bookwork publication, to be published in Fall 2018. Including original artworks, poetry, film and music by 40 contemporary artists, the Revolve:R project aids communication between international arts communities and transcends geographic and linguistic boundaries. It is a beautiful example of the power of collaborative practice, a vehicle for new artistic dialogue and an artwork in its own right.
Revolve:R, edition three is a brand new collaboration with Intellect Books. It follows
Revolve:R, edition one (2013) and Revolve:R, edition two (2015), produced independently by Arrow Bookworks and available through their website.
PRE-ORDER OFFER. The project is offering twenty supporters the chance to pre-order their copy of this lavish work, at a heavily discounted price of £100. These will be sent out weeks ahead of the book’s general release in Fall 2018, and each supporter will be acknowledged within the book itself.
To pre-order and find out more, visit the Revolve:R website through this link.
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Call for New Editorial Assistant for EJPC!

Call for new editorial assistant for Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication:…/view-Journal,id=163/

EJPC is seeking a new editorial assistant to join the team.

Please direct any queries to Principal Editor Johan Siebers ( and Executive Editor Carlos Roos (

Empedocles is now also on LinkedIn:

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Special Issue of AJPC 7.1 – GLAM

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture is now available.

This Special Issue of AJPC focuses on popular culture across galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAM) with a focus on Australia.

Articles within this issue include (partial list):

Looking in on a special collection: Science fiction fanzines at Murdoch University Library

Authors: Jessie Lymn

Page Start: 23

The material remains of subcultural communities – in this case, fanzines – often present challenges in definition, classification and materiality, and this makes them valuable primary texts and source material for new knowledges and teaching. In this article, Lymn presents an argument for the sustained collection of science fiction fanzines within a university Special Collection, drawing on examples from the Murdoch University Library’s significant twentieth-century science fiction fanzine collection. Highlights include consideration of the records of everyday life that feature in the fanzines and the networked communities science fiction fanzines created through postal systems and other exchanges. The article argues that it is the form, content and networks of fanzines – what the author calls their ‘practices’ – that make them a unique site of research and of national historical significance, and an important part of a university’s special collection.

The curation of ancient Egypt in the twenty-first century: How should the present engage with the past?

Authors: Caroline Hubschmann

Page Start: 75

This article examines how museums and archaeologists present ancient Egypt to the public. For archaeology, the role of the museum is extremely significant as it is the most popular forum through which non-specialists interact with the discipline. But how often do archaeologists and Egyptologists consider the manner in which the public consumes antiquity? There is a persistent and continuing tension to develop a balance between the popular and accurate notions of ancient Egypt. Museums are a voice of authority and legitimacy; when ancient Egypt is exhibited and interpreted it must satisfy the curious fascination, while also allowing for the development of archaeological literacy. The former ensures people will visit the exhibition while the latter allows them to understand the content on a contextual and cultural level. Archaeologists must care how their discipline is perceived so that the audience can comprehend the fruits of the labour beyond that which is popularly ‘known’. The contemporary and future role of museology and Egyptian antiquities will also be discussed concerning the risk heritage places face in a world beset by conflict.

Souveniring paradise: Popular culture and creative identity at the Gold Coast

Authors: Virginia Rigney

Page Start: 169

This article reflects on the intersections between popular culture and contemporary art through the prism of curatorial and artistic practice presented within one small museum institution – Gold Coast City Gallery in Queensland, Australia. The purpose is to share the importance of the kinds of understandings that artists brought to the contemporary culture of the city and the way in which the museum, through collections, programmes and placing this work in critical dialogue with the community, sought to value a reading of popular culture for what it revealed about the city’s history and to make a contribution towards the ongoing wrestling of its evolving identity.

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Fashion, Style & Popular Culture in Scopus!

Intellect is delighted to announce that Fashion, Style & Popular Culture has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.

Reviewers praise for the title:


‘This is a strong and established journal publishing important material in the research field. It impresses from the editorial policy and the homepage to the production schedule and online access. Citations are fairly high, underlying its importance to scholars. As such, it merits inclusion in Scopus.’


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Call For Papers: DRTP 3:2 | Special Issue


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CFP: Short Film Studies 9.2

Aims and Scopes

SFS is peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives.

The works that will be singled out for close study in Short Film Studies 9.2 are The Goodbye (El Adiós) (Clare Roquet, Spain, 2015, 14 min 55 sec) and Haunted Memory – The Cinema of Victor Erice(Adrian Martin and Christina Álvarez López, Spain, 2016, 13 min).

Article Submissions

SFS invites all students of the short film – including researchers, teachers and film-makers – to contribute to Short Film Studies 9.2. Each article should focus on either of the two works mentioned above and should not exceed 1500 words. Any aspect of the selected work may be chosen for study, including interpretive issues, dramaturgy, camera work, editing style, sound, closure, etc. Preference will be given to submissions which explore the premises of the film itself instead of taking the postulates of a particular theoretician as their principal focus and submissions should be conceived as analyses rather than reviews of the films. Potential contributors should begin by sending a max. 50-word abstract to the editor, Richard Raskin at A prompt response will follow, regarding the suitability of the proposed contribution and authors encouraged to proceed with their articles will be given submission guidelines that include a link to a shot-by-shot breakdown of the selected film.

The deadline for submitting completed articles for peer-review is 1 September 2018.

For more information about this Call for Papers including how to submit, please click here.

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