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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Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies 7.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies 7.2 is now available! For more information about this issue including how to purchase and subscribe, click here >>

Articles include:
  • Journalism meets games: Newsgames as a new digital genre. Theory, boundaries, utilization
  • Press councils as a traditional instrument of media self-regulation: The perceptions of European journalists
  • Intermedia agenda-setting effect in corporate news: Examining the influence of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal on local newspapers
  • Results of framing in music journalism: Benefits and burdens of being designated heir to a cultural icon
  • They never made it to the end: Reader uses of a multimedia narrative
  • When societies crash: A critical analysis of news media’s social role in the aftermath of national disasters
  • The Moroccan digital media’s representation of the Moroccan woman: A multimodal analysis to Hespress discourse
  • Journalists’ and news editors’ views on children as news subjects in Albanian media: Exploring issues of newsworthiness and self-censorship
  • God and sport: Orientalism in Sports Illustrated coverage of religion
  • Cracking the coding ceiling: Looking at gender construction in data journalism from a field theory perspective
  • Teaching vicarious trauma in the journalism classroom: An examination of educational provision in UK universities
  • The journalism of Gannett Blog: Revealing communities of practice and social construction through collective dynamics

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Intellect is delighted to announce that Studies in Comics 9.1 is now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that Studies in Comics 9.1 is now available! For more information about this issue, click here >>

Articles include:
  • From past to present to future
  • Illustrating Tipitip bubblegum comics in Turkey: Transformation, outreach, humour and literacy engagement
  • Film, photographs and saccades: Richard Outcault’s experiments with the comic strip gutter in the Yellow Kid
  • ‘A cross burning darkly, blackening the night’: Reading racialized spectacles of conflict and bondage in Marvel’s early Black Panther comics
  • A new face for an old fight: Reimagining Vietnam in Vietnamese-American graphic memoirs
  • Sartre, Sartre and the biographical bande dessinée
  • Reciprocal realities: Dana Walrath’s Aliceheimer’s and the Wonderland approach to dementia
  • Interview with MontyNero
  • Reviews
  • Night Tapes
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Open CfP for Indian Theatre Journal

Indian Theatre Journal 2.1 invites papers in all fields of Indian theatre, dance, music and its related areas such as intercultural theatre, performance studies, South Asian diaspora, postcolonial and political theatre. Click here for the full CfP

Indian Theatre Journal (ITJ) is the first international journal on Indian theatre. It is committed to publishing a wide range of critical and scholarly approaches to various aspects of Indian theatre and performance from their social, political, cultural, economical and diasporic contexts through academic essays, plays, production reviews, interviews and other important performance events.

The journal hopes to bring together current intellectual debates and artistic practices, not only in theatre but also in areas such as dance, music, arts, aesthetics and culture. This approach will bring to light the wider context of the confluences and correspondences between philosophy, performance and culture in India.

Proposals are invited to the following themes, but not limited to: 

  • Bodily practices: practice as research, intercultural performer training
  • Dance: choreography and movement techniques
  • Devising, direction and performance making: Indian approaches   
  • Indian methods of training (acting, dancing, singing and martial arts)
  • Indian music and ethnomusicology    
  • Intercultural theatre: training, performance and criticism
  • Multimedia, digital and installations
  • Natyasastra 
  • Playwriting
  • Political theatre: street as theatre, political demonstration etc.
  • Shakespeare and Ibsen in Indian theatre
  • Traditional theatre: innovation, technology and transformation
  • Women in Indian theatre

Email for more information

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CfP deadline for Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice

CfP for Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice 4.1 with focus on pattern and chaos. For the full call, click here >>

Aims and scope:

Drawing Pattern and Chaos Issue 4.1 of DRTP calls for submissions that stem from drawing practices related to the notions of pattern and chaos across the widest range of disciplines: fine art, design, architecture, craft; science, technology, engineering; media and communication.

Although pattern and chaos might be posited as dichotomies, the intersection between pattern and chaos is of particular interest especially when associated to forms of drawing in different fields of practice.

We welcome submissions that relate drawing to the following areas:
  • Geometry, the molecular, systems, networks, diagrams, structures, mapping, constellations, cosmos, geomorphology, algorithms, biomorphism.
  • Pattern as a blueprint that is open to disruption, re-wiring, de-railing. The glitch, the virus.
  • Repetitive and /or random behaviours. These might include handeye interaction; embodied knowledge; play; performance; cultural and societal practices.
  • Modes and methods of drawing: machine-generated, automated, system-based, performative.
  • Any other aspect of drawing that has theoretical, philosophical, psychological or historical implications for pattern and chaos.
Submissions can take the form of:
  • Articles (5000 words, 1–6 images)
  • Research Projects (3000 words, 1–4 images)
  • Critical essays (3000 words, 1–4 images) or Short essays (1500 – 2000 words. 1-4 images)
  • Profiles (1500 words, 1–2 images)
  • Featured Drawings (1–2 image and 1000 words)
Deadline: 15 August 2018


To submit, please e-mail: Dr Sarah Horton, guest editor: and Dr Adriana Ionascu, principal editor: 

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CfP deadline for Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration

CfP deadline for Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration


Special Issue: Mobilities, Immobilities and Inequalities: Interrogating ‘Travelling’ Ideas in English Language Education and English Medium Instruction in the Asia Pacific and Broader Middle East Regions


Deadline: 15 August 2018


Submission of abstracts of no more than 300 words
excluding references should be sent to:, and


For the full call, click here >>

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Call for articles: Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre 14.1

Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre: Ethnography and Musical Theatre

Aims and scope:

With musical theatre studies now thriving in the fields of musicology, theatre and literature, it is time to expand into a more ethnographic mode that explores the broader musical theatre ecosystem. Musical theatre, after all, extends well beyond Times Square through an astonishingly rich variety of musical networks. From national tours, cruise ships, films, ‘live’ television and theme parks, to amateur venues including high schools, summer camps, community theatres and regional pageants, to widely flung developmental networks highlighted through such entities as the BMI workshop and college musical theatre programs, musicals are an everywhere phenomenon. In broadening the focus of musical theatre studies to include the everyday lived experiences of and with musicals, this special issue promotes ethnographic methodologies as a means to investigate the genre more readily and robustly, illuminating such areas as social function, community and Indigenous theory. By acknowledging the important yet understudied methods by which communities, large and small, practice musical theatre—and choose what stories to tell—the essays in this issue will provide a meaningful context for understanding both canonical and non-canonical works from the point of view of the people who create them.

We welcome performers and scholars from all disciplines to consider musical theatre ethnographically. Topics might include: 
  • Methods and ethics in researching musicals through an ethnographic lens
  • Musical theatre as a facilitator of temporary (or long-term) community
  • Musicals in under-studied places
  • Discursive networks in musical theatre
  • Local pageants and the making of place
  • Musicals in education and professional training programmes
  • The musical as a live (and lived) entity
  • Global practices of musical theatre
  • The process(es) of making musical theatre
Deadline: 1 October 2018

Submit a 500 word abstract to and

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Film International (FINT) 16.2 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Film International 16.2 is now available. For more information about FINT 16.2 including how to subscribe/purchase the journal, please click here or email

Articles within this issue include:

  • Editorial Issue 84
  • ‘The Most Fabricated Exception’
  • Review
  • Coming of Age in Troubled Times
  • The Sound of Music, Julie Andrews, My Mother and I
  • Metamorphosis of a Film Festival
  • Jacques Tati and the Unbound Gag
  • Truth or Dare
  • In Bruges as Boschean Allegory
  • Nonhuman Subjectivity
  • A Character Player for All Seasons: A conversation with Nehemiah Persoff
  • A Stranger in His Homeland: An interview with Mohammad Rasoulof
  • Review
  • Review
  • Book Review
  • Festival Report
  • Parting Words: In Search of Documentary Subgenres
  • Film International 85
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CfP deadline: Philosophy of Photography 9.2


CfP: Philosophy of Photography (POP)
Issue 9.2: Landmark issue anticipating ten years of the journal’s publication

Aims and Scope

In the autumn of 2018 we will publish POP 9.2, marking the last volume of the journal to be numbered in single figures. Philosophy of Photography was launched in 2010 in answer to the need for a rigorous forum for the examination of intellectual, political and cultural issues arising from photography. Through the work of our many contributors, the support of our subscribers and the efforts of an expanding editorial team we believe we have achieved this. But as we approach a second decade, the future of Philosophy of Photography must be to make use of this platform to imagine and to interrogate the urgent questions that face anyone attempting to understand the visual forms of the contemporary world.

So, to celebrate the end of the journals first decade and to anticipate the second, we invite the following:
  • Articles (between 6-8000 words) on any aspect of image culture, but especially the intersection between images and contemporary questions of politics and science.
  • Shorter, discursive essays or commentaries (2000-4000) focusing either on themes of contemporary importance or on topics neglected by mainstream photography scholarship.
  • We are also interested in receiving contributions (between 2-3000 words) to our Encyclopaedia section, which offers a space to unpack and to interrogate a specific idea, term, technology or process across the production and reception of historical, contemporary and emerging photographic operations.
Full text submission deadline: 10 August 2018 

Submissions can be made through the journal’s webpage or by emailing the editors:,id=186/

For the full CfP and editor info, click here >>
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