CfP: The Soundtrack


CfP: The Soundtrack

The Soundtrack is seeking proposals for guest-edited volumes, contributions to themed issues and article submissions for upcoming issues.

Contributions are invited on topics such as, but not limited to: histories of sound design in narrative cinema; sound and music in video games; mobile media and interactive platforms; early film sound and music practices; sound and music in television; studies of composers and music supervisors; sound effects and genre; film music and emotion; acoustic ecologies; studies of noise, environments and soundscapes in media; trends in audiographic criticism and sound art.

Please send proposals to editor, Michael Filimowicz, at

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Clothing Cultures 5.1 is now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that Clothing Cultures 5.1 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >>

Special Issue: Sustainable Fashion 
Article list:
  • Sustainability in the fashion industry
  • Designing a sustainable brand strategy for the fashion industry
  • Micro and macro approaches to sustainability in fashion and design
  • Reducing textile waste in the apparel industry: Examining EPR as an option
  • Predicting consumer intention to purchase clothing products made from sustainable fabrics: Implications for the fast-fashion industry
  • Re-fashioning the garment industry: Exploring innovations for a circular economy 
  • Perceived class mobility and veiled stratification of contemporary fashion: A comparison with proletariat and bourgeois class structure in the nineteenth century
  • Guardian: Made in Cambodia: Experimental textile design responding to Cambodian factory conditions, unionism and the phenomenon of Neak Ta possession
  • Learning to weave for the luxury Indian and global fashion industries: The Handloom School, Maheshwar
  • Wardrobe Hack and Uncatwalk: Design interventions to encourage more fulfilling relationships with our clothing
  • Communicating sustainability: Curating the ‘Making it Real’ installation, Trinity Leeds
  • Brand interview and case study: Davy J sustainable swimwear
  • Case study: Swat Valley Guild peace-building initiative and Artisan enterprise for community empowerment and sustainable development
  • Mahatma Gandhi and the model of fashion education, activism and system(s) in India
  • Designing a sustainable future through fashion education
  • Working in half-scale for economy, efficiency and environmental sustainability
  • Industry insight: Conscious consumption
  • Can our clothes impact our well-being?

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Journal of African Media Studies 10.1 is now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the Journal of African Media Studies 10.1 is now available! For more information about the issue, including how to purchase & subscribe, click here >>

Article list:
  • Exploring alternative journalistic approaches to report on China and Africa relations? Comparative study of two best reporting awards projects in China and South Africa
  • Mobile social networking applications and the 2012 Occupy Nigeria protest
  • Framing presidential illness: The political significance of how the Nigerian press covered former President Yar’Adua’s final months
  • Interactive programmes on private radio stations in Ghana: An avenue for impoliteness
  • Framing corruption narratives in Zimbabwe: A critical review of the Zimdef corruption scandal as portrayed in Zimbabwean newspapers
  • Influence of radio in shaping public perception of Lagos State’s Mega City Project: A study of residents of Ikeja and Surulere local governments
  • Tracing digitization in South Africa through
  • How new technologies boost democracy and development in Africa

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Call for Papers for Doing metal, being punk, doing punk, being metal: Hybridity, crossover and difference in punk and metal subcultures

Call for Papers for Doing metal, being punk, doing punk, being metal: Hybridity, crossover and difference in punk and metal subcultures.

Punk Scholars Network 5th Annual Conference and Postgraduate Symposium

De Montfort University Leicester, 13-14th December 2018

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Metal and/or punk histories
  • Genre boundaries
  • Cross genre authenticities
  • Gender, hegemony in metal and/or punk cultures
  • Ethics/moral codes: differences and similarities in metal and/or punk cultures
  • Ethnicities and contested identities in metal and punk
  • Geographies, crossover and hybridity in punk and metal music scenes
  • Crossovers between metal and/or punk
  • Aesthetic crossovers in local and global punk/ metal scenes
  • Political narratives in punk and metal music
  • ‘Negatologies’: bullying, marginalisation, drugs and violence in punk and/or metal cultures (Gordon, 2018)
  • Conceptual crossover and difference
  • The aesthetics of virtuosity and simplicity in metal and punk
  • The curation of punk and metal bands on festival bills
  • Legacies
  • Hybrid cultures, audience research and ethnographies of metal and/or punk cultures
  • The policy and political economy of metal and punk record labels
  • Musical production, instrumentation and aesthetics
  • Art and design in metal and/or punk

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to the following email address by 16 September 2018:

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Everyday Legend: Reinventing Traditions in Contemporary Chinese art

Registration is now open for: The 11th Annual Conference, Centre for Chinese Visual Art, Birmingham City University

Everyday Legend: Reinventing Traditions in Contemporary Chinese art

September 10-11, 2018

School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX

This conference aims to reassess the cultural significance of everyday traditions relevant to China and to the world today, and in particular, responding to the relationship between contemporary art and traditional arts and culture in China. We encourage innovative and interdisciplinary perspectives, including art, social sciences, anthropology, visual and material culture and tourism, in order to develop new understandings of Chinese contemporary art in the context of globalisation.

Invited full papers will be featured in the Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Intellect) as a special double issue, to be published in autumn 2019.

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Call for proposals: (Book) Why Are We All Gagging? The Cultural Impact of RuPaul’s Drag Race


(Book) Why Are We All Gagging? The Cultural Impact of RuPaul’s Drag Race
Editor: Cameron Crookston
Publisher: Intellect Ltd.

Aims & scope 

This CFP invites scholars to contribute book chapters that analyze the relationship between RuPaul’s Drag Race and local and global drag culture, both with respect to audience and performers. While several publications have emerged in recent years that analyze Drag Race in and of itself, we seek to pay particular critical attention to the cultural impact that RuPaul’s Drag Race has had, and continues to have, on the world of drag.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
  • The fan culture of RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • DragCon
  • The ‘Drag Baby Boom’
  • The impact on drag race on local/regional drag communities
  • Interaction between fans and queens on social media
  • Drag Race’s engagement with and performance of LGBT+ history and politics
  • Mainstream popularity and the growing fanbase of straight, female teens
  • Live viewing parties of Drag Race at local drag bars
  • Drag Race as a platform for public debate (particularly racism and transphobia)
  • ‘Drag Voice’: circulation of queer subcultural language and vocabulary on Drag Race
To Apply

Please submit the following to by September 30 2018.
  • Title
  • An abstract of up to 500 words
  • A brief bio of up to 200 words. Please include contact information: name(s), institutional affiliation(s), email
  • 3-5 keywords/phrases

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CfP: Short Fiction in Theory & Practice Special Issue

 Call for Papers for Special Issue of Short Fiction in Theory & Practice. 

Special Issue title and conference 
Title: Short Fiction as Humble Fiction

Call for Papers is now open for Short Fiction as Humble Fiction, a conference organised by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone) with ENSFR (European Network for Short Fiction Research) on 17–19 October 2019 at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, France.

Aims and Scope

The title of this conference may sound like a provocative statement. It may suggest a definition of the genre as a minor one, as has too often been the case in the history of the short story. Yet the conference has another purpose altogether. We would like to reverse the perspective and claim short fiction not exactly as a minor genre, but as a humble one. As such, what can short fiction do that the novel cannot? What can it better convey? We suggest to use the concept of the ‘humble’ as a critical tool that may help reframe and redefine short fiction, a notoriously elusive genre. How do short story writers deal with humble subjects – humble beings (the poor, the marginal, the outcasts, the disabled, etc.) and the non-human (animals, plants, objects), the ordinary, the everyday, the domestic, the mundane, the prosaic? How do they draw attention to what tends to be disregarded, neglected or socially invisible (Le Blanc) and how do they play with attention and inattention (Gardiner)? How do they contribute to an ethics and a politics of consideration (Pelluchon)? What rhetorical and stylistic devices do they use? What happens when they broach humble topics with humble tools, a bare, minimal style, for instance? How does the humble form of the short story – its brevity – fit humble topics? Does it paradoxically enhance them? Does the conjunction of the two give the short story a minor status or can it be empowering? In other words, should the humble be regarded as a synonym of ‘minor’ or as a quality and a capability (Nussbaum)?

Asking such questions will open a rich debate. How does the humble nature of short fiction connect with the epiphany, the moment of being, the event? If along with Camille Dumoulié we consider that the ethical dimension of short fiction stems from its being ‘a genre of the event’, could a humble genre also be considered an ethical genre? If there is an ethics of short fiction as a humble genre, where can it be located? Since the term ‘humble’, from the Latin humilis, ‘low, lowly', itself from humus ‘ground’ – is often used as a euphemism for ‘the poor’, we can consider its representation of humble characters (as in Joyce’s Dubliners or Eudora Welty’s short stories) as well as the way this genre handles the theme of poverty, of extreme hardship and constructed deprivation (as in Dalit short fiction) or its representations of and reflections on the earth and all that relates to the environment.

The theme of the humble is also manifest in its very inclusiveness and openness to the reader, or in the very precarious nature of the genre, in its openness to other genres. Dealing with short fiction as a humble genre will thus lead contributors to take into account its interactions with humble arts and media: the art of engraving, sketching or photography used in the illustrations of the volumes or magazines in which many modernist short stories were initially published; the radio that broadcast so many short stories, sometimes read by the short story writers themselves, as occurred on the BBC with, for instance, Frank O’Connor; the web today, with flash fiction online, micro fiction or video performances of short fiction. How do these various art forms and media shape each other and how do these interactions construct short fiction as a humble genre? In other words, how does the motif of the humble morph into an ‘experiential category’ (Locatelli) or a poetics of the humble?


Proposals of about 300 words together with a short biographical note (50 words) should be sent to Christine Reynier ( and Jean-Michel Ganteau ( by 15 January 2019.

A selection of peer-reviewed articles will be published in The Journal of the Short Story in English and Short Fiction in Theory & Practice.
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Open CfP: Performing Islam

Open CfP: Performing Islam

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Aims and scope

The journal, which is rigorously peer-reviewed, invites submissions that pursue the methods and methodologies by which we attempt to approach original research in Islam in performance studies, and the study of the performativity inherent in the Islam-related cultural production. Contributions which share research interests and experiences in interrelated areas of performative, homeland and diasporic negotiations, and the complexities of contemporary Islam are particularly welcomed.

The journal is uniquely positioned to disseminate the groundbreaking work of genuinely international dimensions. Articles that encourage challenging debate on problem areas within this new developing field are also welcomed to the journal's open forum, as are high quality articles usually published as peripheral items in journals from other disciplines. Proposals for special or themed issues will be considered.


Please contact for more information and to submit articles

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Studies in Musical Theatre 10.2 is now available

Intellect is delighted to announce that Studies in Musical Theatre 10.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, including how to purchase & subscribe, click here >>

This is a special issue focusing on Hamilton as a Cultural Phenomenon

Articles include
  • Editorial
  • ‘Is it like a beat without a melody?’: Rap and revolution in Hamilton
  • Rise up: Nuyorican resistance and transcultural aesthetics in Hamilton
  • Hamilton’s women
  • Blackout on Broadway: Affiliation and audience in In the Heights and Hamilton
  • Staging a revolution: The cultural tipping points of John Gay and Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Miranda’s Les Miz
  • Hamilton meets hip-hop pedagogy
  • ‘Hey yo, I’m just like my country’: Teaching Miranda’s Hamilton as an American chronicle
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda and the metamyth of a nation’s founding
  • ‘What if this bullet is my legacy?’: The guns of Hamilton
  • Hamilton and class
  • A conversation rewound: Queer and racialized temporalities in Hamilton
Book Reviews
  • Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution, Todd S. Purdum (2018)
  • Must Close Saturday: The Decline and Fall of the British Musical Flop, Adrian Wright (2017)
  • Broadway Rhythm: Imaging the City in Song, Dominic Symonds (2017) 

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Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds 10.2 is now available!

Intellect is happy to announce that the Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds 10.2 is now available! For more information about this journal, click here >>

Articles include:

  • Illusions of space and time: An ethical approach to temporality in games
  • ‘Very much like any other Japanese RPG you’ve ever played’: Using undirected topic modelling to examine the evolution of JRPGs’ presence in anglophone web publications
  • Ideology and the virtual city: Social critique and conformity in video game power fantasies
  • ‘What is my Call of Duty?’: Exploring the importance of player experience in a first-person shooter video game
  • Book Review

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