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Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema 15.3 is now available

 Intellect is pleased to announce that Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinema 15.3 is now available. For more information about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2qIDrnc

Contents

Articles
  • Queer temporalities in Mariana Rondón’s Pelo malo/Bad Hair (2013)
  • Animal suffering and/as discourse in 1960s Latin American cinema
  • The villero cinema of César González
  • La productora colombiana Dynamo: Del cine nacional al transnacional?
  • New Latin American cinematic culture: Through the frame of the Morelia International Film Festival
  • Una apuesta por el cine mexicano de todos los tiempos
  • Upside down: Un festival de cine nacional en tiempos transnacionales
  • Entrevista con Daniela Michel
Book Reviews
  • The Child in Spanish Cinema, Sarah Wright (2013) 
  • El niño en el cine argentino de la postdictadura (1983–2008): alegoría y nostalgia, Sophie Dufays (2014) 
  • Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Nature, Gender, and Agency, Rachel Randall (2017) 
  • Spanish Lessons: Cinema and Television in Contemporary Spain, Paul Julian Smith (2017) 
  • Ghostly Landscapes: Film, Photography, and the Aesthetics of Haunting in Contemporary Spanish Culture, Patricia M. Keller (2016) 
  • Spanish Erotic Cinema, Santiago Fouz-Hernández (ed.) (2018)
  • Cosmopolitan Film Cultures in Latin America: 1896–1960, Rielle Navitski and Nicolas Poppe (eds) (2017) 
  • Pantallas Transnacionales: El Cine Argentino Y Mexicano Del Período Clásico, Ana Laura Lusnich, Alicia Aisemberg and Andrea Cuarterolo (eds) (2017) 
  • Afetos, Relações e Encontros Com Filmes Brasileiros Contemporâneos, Denilson Lopes (2017) 
  • Queer Mexico: Cinema and Television since 2000, Paul Julian Smith (2017) 
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Please join us for the FREE launch of MIRAJ 7:2

Please join us for the FREE launch of MIRAJ 7:2

This launch features the Special Issue on South Asian Moving Image as guest edited by Rashmi Sawhney & Lucia Imaz King.

Wednesday 21 November 2018, 6.30-8.30pm

Room UG05, University of Westminster
309 Regent Street. London, W1B 2UW

MIRAJ 7:2 offers a critical review of artists’ moving image produced in South Asia. Its pre-histories in experimental documentary film are also discussed regarding their impact on contemporary art practices in and beyond the region. The issue includes a collection of articles and reviews with contributions from Nancy Adajania, Behroze Gandhy, Avijit Mukul Kishore, Adnan Madani, Khaushik Bhaumik, Shai Heredia and Nicole Wolf among others.

Welcome note by Founding Editor, Catherine Elwes. Speakers include Lucia Imaz King, Behroze Gandhy and Rosie Thomas and excerpts from key films will be screened.

To register, click here >> https://bit.ly/2RHqEgn

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International Journal of Francophone Studies 21.3&4 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that the International Journal of Francophone Studies 21.3&4 is now available! For more information about the special issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2PnrL8b

Special Issue: Rupture, repression, repetition: The Algerian War of Independence in the present

Contents

  • Rupture, repression, repetition: The Algerian War of Independence in the present
  • Contested commemoration: The Great War, memory and politics in contemporary Algeria
  • Severed images: Women, the Algerian War of Independence and the mobile documentary idea
  • The influence of French colonial humanism on the study of late antiquity: Braudel, Marrou, Brown
  • The remains of an empire in ruin: Remembering torture and the colonial state of exception in Jérôme Ferrari’s Où j’ai laissé mon âme
  • The Algerian Revolution, the French state and the colonial counter-revolutionary strategy of the Holy Republic
  • Affect, postmemory and gender in Nina Bouraoui’s Sauvage and Garçon manqué
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Call for Papers: Special Issue of International Journal of Food Design – Healthy Eating

Call for Papers:

Special Issue of International Journal of Food Design – Healthy Eating

Full paper due: 1 April 2019

Call for papers

Healthy nutrition is key to people’s health and vitality. A growing body of knowledge about nutrients and their effect on our health is available and besides, who doesn’t want to lead a healthy life? And yet, making the food choices that we often know we should make in order to live a healthy life is not something that always comes naturally. Food is connected to social contexts, cultural values, emotions and identities, all factors that make changing our food consumption habits difficult.

However, the ongoing rise in lifestyle-related diseases directly associated with food intake calls for action. As a result, the last decades have seen many initiatives aimed at persuading, inviting, nudging or coaxing people into healthy eating. Such initiatives range from promotional campaigns to apps, online environments and (serious) games to inform people about healthy eating or to monitor food intake, to the design of retail and food environments. These many examples testify to the importance of healthy eating as well as to the importance of design. Tools and methodology in design for behavior change have been developed that can support the development of interventions aimed at healthy eating. These may, for instance, take into account how and when we make food choices and how we choose to eat (for instance alone or with others). Likewise, designers of environments, communication and food packaging can stimulate healthy food choices or enhance the experience of healthy eating. But also consider the role of assistive technology which can play a role by providing suggestions about food, monitoring food intake, shopping for food, etc. It is therefore also important to consider how the design of technology might influence what we eat and how we eat. Taken together, these topics point out the widespread responsibility of designers of all kinds in designing for healthy eating.

This special issue would like to emphasise the importance of the ethical, cultural, social and emotional perspectives on healthy eating and how these might be influenced by design. To give just a few examples of questions that we would like to answer with this special issue: Could interventions to stimulate healthy eating be more social? What does this mean for design? Can (or should?) design / designers change our current obesogenic food environment? What design principles should designers of food, communication about food or of food environments adopt? What is the role of current and future technological developments for this area? Could personalized food printing offer a solution? What new sensor technology will assist people in tracking their food behaviour? How should designers deal with the complexity of healthy eating?

 We welcome both empirical work and theoretically-informed design case studies since both are needed to creatively tackle the above and the many other questions in this field.

Suggested Research Themes:

  • Theories and principles of design for healthy eating
  • Design influencing habitual food choices (e.g., through nudging)
  • Theoretically informed and/or empirically evaluated design case studies
  • Company strategies that support healthy eating
  • Social implications of design interventions
  • Ethical considerations
  • New sensors and feedback mechanisms
  • Application of new technologies, such as 3D printing
  • Multi-sensory packaging design 

Journal background

The International Journal of Food Design (IJFD) is the first academic journal entirely dedicated to Food Design research and practice. We aim at creating a platform for researchers operating in the various disciplines that contribute to the understanding of Food Design: Design applied to food and eating, or food and eating investigated from a Design perspective. See

https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=246/view,page=2/

Schedule:

  • Call for papers: October 2018
  • Submission of full papers: 1 April 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2019
  • Final version of paper due: 1 July 2019
  • Special issue publication date: September 2019

Submission of papers:

A double-blind review process will be used for this special issue.

Please check the Notes for Contributors on https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/MediaManager/File/IJFD/2018%20NfC%20IJFD_3_1.pdf

You can send your contribution for this Special Issue directly to one of the guest editors:

Dr. ir. Geke Ludden

University of Twente, department of design, production and management, The Netherlands
g.d.s.ludden@utwente.nl

Dr. Thomas van Rompay
University of Twente, department of communication science, The Netherlands
t.j.l.vanrompay@utwente.nl
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Orphan Black: Performance, Gender, Biopolitics
Now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that Orphan Black: Performance, Gender, Biopolitics is now available!
Edited by Andrea Goulet and Robert A. Rushing, this book presents a groundbreaking exploration of the hit television series Orphan Black, and the questions it raises for performance and technology, gender and reproduction, and biopolitics and community.


For more information about this book and how to order, please click here or email katy@intellectbooks.com.

 

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Call for Papers: Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures (FCVC2019)

Call for Papers: Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures (FCVC2019)

9-11th July 2019
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT) & local venues.
Roubaix, France

 

Deadline for abstracts: 18th February 2019.

 

Proposals for individual academic papers, panels, provocations and practice based presentations are invited for the 2nd Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures conference to be held at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), 9-11th July 2019 in Roubaix, France.

Fashion, Costume and Visual Cultures (FCVC) is the annual international, interdisciplinary conference of the FCVC Network, which aims to bring established, early career and emerging academics and practitioners together in order to explore key issues, theoretical debates, new methodologies and case studies exploring fashion and costume design and their distinct, yet simultaneously symbiotic relationship within contemporary visual cultures. 

Regeneration & transformation (economic, social, cultural and representational) will form a key conference strand within FCVC2019, with keynote and roundtable presentations by international curators, designers, makers and academics.  

Possible panel strands include, but are not limited to:
  • Clothing and identities
  • Screen and performance costuming
  • Cosplay and fan cultures
  • Designers, makers and retailers
  • Performance art
  • Fashion, art, and museums
  • Skin as costume
  • Transformation and lifestyle cultures
  • Stardom and celebrity
  • Film, TV, fashion and consumption
  • Fashion cities and street style
  • Fashion branding, editorial and advertising
Throughout the conference visits are planned to arts and cultural venues in and around Roubaix (including La Piscine-Musée d'Art et d'Industrie André Diligent). There will also be numerous opportunities for networking and special interest group meetings. Presenters at FCVC2019 will be encouraged to develop their papers for publication in a number of Intellect journals, including: Film, Fashion and Consumption, Clothing Cultures, Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion, International Journal of Fashion Studies and Queer Studies in Media and Popular Culture. A full list of Intellect journals is available at: https://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/index/

Proposals comprising a 300-word abstract, your full name, affiliation, brief biographical and contact details (as a Word .doc attachment) should be submitted to Dr Sarah Gilligan and Dr Graham H. Roberts at: fashionandcostume@outlook.com.  Receipt of proposals will be acknowledged via e-mail.

Please note: the conference will be held in English and French.

Conference fee:

Early bird waged: €200 (standard rate €250).
Early bird students: €150 Euros (standard rate €200).

The conference fee includes coffees, lunches and an evening reception & buffet.

Additional tourist / cultural events may be charged separately.  
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International Journal of Digital Television 9.3 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that the International Journal of Digital Television 9.3 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2D7EIMa

Contents
 
Articles
  • Editorial
  • Regulation and co-regulation of product placement for OTT SVODs: The case of Netflix
  • Internet television at the local level: Challenges in regulating online media
  • The digital notion of the citizen-centred media ecosystem
  • Don’t touch my megahertz! Planning the Second Digital Dividend in Spain amid the battle between telecoms, OTTs and DTT players

Book Reviews

  • Para-Interactivity and the Appeal of Television in the Digital Age, Oranit Klein Shagrir (2017)
  • TV Outside the Box: Trailblazing in the Digital Television Revolution, Neil Landau (2016)
  • Television 2.0: Viewer and Fan Engagement with Digital TV, Rhiannon Bury (2018) 

 

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Short Fiction in Theory & Practice 8.1-2 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Short Fiction in Theory & Practice 8.1-2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2yVzwIe

Contents

Articles

  • ‘The Child of the Century’: ‘Reading and writing short fiction across media’ Segmentivity, narrativity and the short form: The Twitter stories of Moody, Egan and Mitchell
  • Curating conclusions in ‘Among Us’: Collaborative Twitter fiction and the implied author
  • On writing ‘Woods for the Trees’ and the spaciousness of collaborative short fiction
  • ‘We are cyborgs’: Technology in Hari Kunzru’s short fiction Revealing as concealing: The photographic flash of the epiphany in the modernist short story
  • Beyond cinema: Daphne du Maurier’s intermedial experiments in ‘The Little Photographer’ (1952)
  • Intertextuality and intermediality in Janice Galloway’s ‘Scenes from the Life’ (Blood 1991)
  • The Secret Self: ‘Literary’ women-only short story anthologies and the modernist paradigm
  • Cards and needles
  • ‘The constant failure to articulate the world in words’: An interview with Roman Ehrlich

Book Reviews

  • Conradology: A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad, Becky Harrison and Magda Raczyńska (eds) (2017)
  • Four voices: Recent short story collections
  • The Missing Girl, Jacqueline Doyle (2017)
  • The Liars’ Asylum, Jacob M. Appel (2017)
  • Mothers, Chris Power (2018)
  • Dazzling the Gods, Tom Vowler (2018)
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Clothing Cultures 5.2 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Clothing Cultures 5.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2SPvauH

Contents

Articles

  • Introduction
  • Predicting consumer intention to purchase clothing products made from sustainable fabrics
  • Notes on wearer–worn attachments: Learning to wear Motivations for and against second-hand clothing acquisition
  • The size of the problem with the problem of sizing: How clothing measurement systems have misrepresented women’s bodies, from the 1920s to today
  • Theda Bara and her style: The vamp’s influence on fashion (1915–25)

Exhibition Review

  • Christian Dior, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 15 November 2017–18 March 2018
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Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching now available!

Using Art as Research in in Learning and Teaching is now available in paperback or as an ebook!
Using Art as Research in Learning and Teaching explores various multidisciplinary visual and performing art forms, including creative writing, as ways to provide a rich contribution and understanding to research, learning and teaching. Key figures in the field share their art-based research, arts practice and philosophy, bringing the arts to life within their taught and learned contexts across a variety of art forms and levels of post-compulsory education. Featuring a foreword by internationally renowned proponent of art-based research Professor Shaun McNiff, this book will be informative and useful to arts researchers and educators, addressing key challenges and possibilities in a rapidly changing higher education environment.
For more information about this book and how to order, please click here or email katy@intellectbooks.com.

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