CFP for Fan Phenomena: Disney

Now accepting abstracts to be considered for a new book, Fan Phenomena: Disney from Intellect Press. This title will be part of the latest series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.
The Disney (Fan Phenomena) title will look beyond the Disney canon of films, shows, products and places, into the heart of the fan culture that has passed a love of the phenomenon from generation to generation. This project is aimed for both fans and those interested in the cultural aspects and social impacts of Disney.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: 
·  Disneyana and  the economics of collecting Disney merchandise
·  The D23, the Official Disney Fan Club vs. grassroots fan clubs (including the original Mickey Mouse clubs)
·  Experiencing hyperreality: Theme Park events and pilgrimage
·  Fan podcasts, websites
·  Retelling Disney stories through YouTube videos or Reddit theories
·  Disney goth/villains and the aesthetics of the shadow/darker side of Disney
·  The ethos of the Disney family
·  The mythos of Uncle Walt
·  The diverse aspects of fan art, fan tributes, fan tattooing, fan crafting, etc.
Ten essays will be selected and published within the following broad categories: Fashion, Fan Media, Language, Economics, Virtual, Influence, Philosophies, Character/Characterization.
Abstracts should be 300 words long. Please include a CV with your abstract. Abstracts are due April 30, 2017. Final chapters of 3,000-3,500 words will be due September 1, 2017. Please direct all questions and submissions to editor Priscilla Hobbs:

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Smart Cities Week, 27th-29th September Washington D.C

The Smart Cities Council - organisers of Smart Cities Week have lots of interesting stories on their website about 'smart cities' around the world. 

Please go here for their newsfeed, or here for more information on this event. 



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Journal of Fandom Studies 4.2: Special Issue 'Musiking in media fandom'

Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of the Journal of Fandom Studies 4.2 is now available to buy this is a Special Issue on ‘Musiking in media fandom’. 


Articles within this issue include: ‘Sherlock’s violin: Making the Victorian modern through musical fan culture’ by Elizabeth A. Clendinning, ‘Folk in a digital age: The importance of face-to-face community values in filk music’ by Sally Childs-Helton and ‘Reading and [w]rocking’: Morality and musical creativity in the Harry Potter fandom’ by Catherine Hall. 

For more information click here.

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Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 3.2

Intellect is delighted to announce the new issue of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 3.2 is now available to buy. 

If you have any questions about the journal click here or email

List of articles (partial list):

'Wu Jianren's New Story of the Stone and interrogating turn-of-the-century urbanist ideology in China' by Tom Marling, 'Festivals and tradition in contemporary Florence' by Christian Frost, and 'Tracing the Politics of Urbanism and Abjection: Space and Identity in Trainspotting' by Gabriella Salvador D'Ambrosio.


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DRTP Editor Adriana Ionascu shortlisted for Jerwood Drawing Prize

 We are pleased to announce that Adriana Ionascu, Editor of Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, has been shortlised for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016. The exhibition runs from 14 September to 23 October at the Jerwood Space in London before touring various locations in the UK, with prizes to be announced on 13 September. 

See here for more information on the event. 

See more about the journal and the latest Call for Papers here.  

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Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain
Available to Pre Order Now!

English pop music was a dominant force on the global cultural scene in the decades after World War II—and it served a key role in defining, constructing, and challenging various ideas about Englishness in the period. Kari Kallioniemi covers a stunning range of styles of pop—from punk, reggae, and psychedelia to jazz, rock, Brit Pop, and beyond—as he explores the question of how various artists (including such major figures as David Bowie and Morrissey), genres, and pieces of music contributed to the developing understanding of who and what was English in the transformative post-war years.

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CFP: JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students

The Journal of Arts Writing by Students is seeking submissions for their next issue.

Please find the Call for Papers here.


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CFP: Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies
Innovations and Tensions Italian Cinema and Media in a Global World

In 2017, JICMS celebrates its 5th anniversary (2012–2017) with an international conference. This conference will provide a forum for developing innovative directions for the journal. We will exchange ideas about transnational approaches to Italian cinema and media and foster debate on the role of Italian cinema and media in the complex tapestry of global societies in the twenty-first century.

With this CFP the conference organizers invite proposals for single papers, pre-constituted panels and roundtables that would identify innovations and tensions shaping contemporary Italian cinema and media productions in a global world.


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Smart Cities Week's interview with Michael Mattmiller

Smart Cities met with Michael Mattmiller, Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle to talk about what he considers to be the biggest challenges on the path to creating a smart city, and how he thinks cities will change in the next 5 to 10 years. Read the full interview here.




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Short Film Studies 8.1 Call for Papers


Short Film Studies is a 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. These are the works that will be singled out for close study in Short Film Studies Vol. 8, Number 1:

Hamy Ramezan and Rungano Nyoni
Finland/Denmark, 2014, 13 min.
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Cesar Diaz Melendez
Spain, 2014, 3 min.
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The deadline for submitting completed articles for peer-review is 1 March 2017.

See the full Call for Papers and Submission Guidelines here. 


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