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Superman: The Movie – The 40th Anniversary Interviews
Now Available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that Superman: The Movie – The 40th Anniversary Interviewsis now available.
 
At a moment when superheroes dominate pop culture, Gary Bettinson takes us back to the first comic book blockbuster. Superman: The Movie – The 40th Anniversary Interviews takes us behind the scenes to reveal the personalities and expertise that went into making this landmark of Hollywood cinema.
Marking forty years since the films release, this book presents original interview transcripts with the cast and crew. It serves as a rare insider account of an acclaimed blockbuster that was steeped in controversy throughout production, from its record-breaking budget to conflicts between the director and producers. With refreshing candour, the interviewees cast light on the daily realities on set, as well as on the film’s release and reception. Beginning with the film’s inception and continuing through its runaway success, this book provides valuable insights into the practical logistics and day-to-day realities of mounting a big-budget production, at a time when high-concept Hollywood blockbusters were only just emerging as a genre.
Gary Bettinson is senior lecturer in film studies at Lancaster University and Editor-in-Chief of Asian Cinema journal.

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East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 4.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture 4.2 is now available! For the full article list, click here > https://bit.ly/2RTSy9Z 

Content
 
  • Editorial
  • Editorial: Contextualizing Japanese popular culture in and out of the Japanese-language classroom
  • A brief history of Japanese popular culture in Japanese language education: Using ‘manga’ in the classroom
  • A portrait of Japanese popular culture fans who study Japanese at an Australian university: Motivation and activities beyond the classroom
  • The influence of Japanese popular culture on learning Japanese
  • Using the revised Bloom’s taxonomy to reflect on the teaching of the Japanese language through ‘manga’ and anime
  • ‘Loving nation’ and ‘subjugated nation’: Popular narratives of the nation in early twentieth-century Shanghai
  • Refining modern beauties: The evolving depiction of Chinese women in cigarette cards, 1900–37
Book Reviews
  • Intercultural Communication in Japan: Theorizing Homogenizing Discourse, Satoshi Toyosaki and Shinsuke Eguchi (eds) (2017)
  • Cool Japan: Case Studies from Japan’s Cultural and Creative Industries, 1st ed., Tim Craig (ed.) (2017)
  • New Hong Kong Cinema: Transitions to Becoming Chinese in 21st-Century East Asia, 1st ed., Ruby Cheung (2016)
  • 華語電影在後馬來西亞:土腔風格、華夷風與作者論 (Post- Malaysian Chinese-Language Film: Accented Style, Sinophone and Auteur Theory), 許維賢 (Hee Wai Siam) (2018
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Virtual Creativity has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus

 


'This is a well organised journal publishing material that is well cited, underlining the importance of the journal in its field'.

 

Another proud moment for Intellect as the journal Virtual Creativity has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus!

 

Virtual Creativity (VCR) is an academic peer-reviewed journal focusing on creativity in online virtual worlds and other related platforms where the virtual is examined as a central theme in contemporary media art practices and applied contexts. Pieces exploring the subject of digital creativity are sought from the broad perspective of Art, Science and Technology, in what is a widespread field of discourse. One focus of the journal is an examination of creative activity in the metaverse – from art, design and architecture, to research and education, to play and entertainment. Additionally, Virtual Creativity seeks to engage with ways in which the virtual reflects upon the implications of the physical.

 

For more information about the journal, click here >>https://bit.ly/2CL35Qa

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Performing Islam 6.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that Performing Islam 6.2 is now available! For more information about the journal, click here >> https://bit.ly/2Aclx1M

Content
  • In Memory
  • Launching the journal, opening the forum
  • The Qur’ānic recitation traditions of the Tatars and Bashkirs in Russia: Evolution of style
  • Authors: Zilia Imamutdinova 
  • Embodying Islam: The political, social and spiritual use of the body in performative practice
  • Unnaturalness of Hajj narratives: We-narrative and narrating performative collective subjectivity
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Hospitality & Society 8.3 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that Hospitality & Society 8.3 is now available! To find out more about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2ISNLBB

Content
  • Sea, sand and shadow economy – consumer acceptance of shadow hospitality in Greece
  • Discourses of scale in network hospitality: From the Airbnb home to the global imaginary of ‘belong anywhere’
  • 'Longing for the British Raj’: Imperial/colonial nostalgia and tourism
  • Macau wine festivalscape: Attendees’ satisfaction and behavioural intentions The hospitality model revisited: Developing a hospitality model for today and tomorrow

Review Essay

  • Innovation in Hospitality Education: Anticipating the Educational Needs of a Changing Profession, Jeroen A. Oskam, Daphne M. Dekker and Karoline Wiegerink (eds) (2018)
Book Reviews
  • Dwelling in the Age of Climate Change: The Ethics of Adaptation, Elaine Kelly (2018)
  • Marketing for Tourism, Hospitality and Events: A Global and Digital Approach, Simon Hudson and Louise Hudson (2017)
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Punk & Post Punk has been accepted onto Scopus

"This is a strong and well organised journal publishing material that is very highly cited, underlining the importance of the journal to scholars in the field."

What a proud day for Intellect and Post & Post-Punk as the journal has been accepted for inclusion in Scopus.

Punk & Post-Punk is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal for academics, artists, journalists and the wider cultural industries. Placing punk and its progeny at the heart of inter-disciplinary investigation, it is the first forum of its kind to explore this rich and influential topic in both historical and critical theoretical terms.

For more information about the journal, click here >> https://bit.ly/2PlOMEl

 
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Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration 2.2 is now available

Intellect is delighted to announce that Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration 2.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2PldWTI

Content
 

Articles

  • Return to Mecca: Balik-Islam among Filipino migrants in Singapore
  • Overcoming prejudice, seeking support: Transnational social media communication of female Vietnamese students in South Korea and Singapore
  • Why they left home again: Understanding repeat migration to the United StatesSeeking academic help: A case study of peer brokering interactions
  • Better pathways to success? – A study of foundation studies alumni

Book Reviews

  • Race, Education and Citizenship: Mobile Malaysians, British Colonial Legacies and a Culture of Migration, Sin Yee Koh (2017) 
  • Marriage Migration in Asia: Emerging Minorities at the Frontiers of Nation-States, Sari K. Ishii (ed.) (2016)
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Call For Papers: Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, June 2019
 
Call For Papers: Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference, June 2019
 
Papers and panel proposals are invited for the 13th Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference: The Environments of Asian Cinemas. With the support of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Media & Creative Industries at LASALLE College of the Arts, in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Studies Society, the conference is planned for 24–26 June 2019, at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore.
 
Participants are invited to present papers on any aspect of Asian cinema, though proposals engaging with the conference theme are encouraged. One key aim here is to seek ways in which Asian cinema studies might engage with the current moment of global environmental crisis. At the same time, however, the conference theme of ‘environments’ is being conceptualized in a broader sense, encompassing not only the material environments of ecocriticism, but also Asian cinema’s represented environments and its various material, cultural and regulatory environments of production, distribution, exhibition and reception.
 
Possible topics may include, but are by no means limited to, the following areas:
  • Ecocriticism and Asian cinemas
  • Animal studies and/or plant studies approaches to Asian cinemas
  • Environment and representation in Asian film and media
  • Asian cinema and the city
  • Asian cinema and the rural
  • Environmental issues in Asian documentary
  • Apocalyptic themes in Asian film
  • Ecological implications of Asian film production and/or exhibition
  • New technological contexts of Asian film and media
  • Changing regulatory frameworks of Asian film and media
  • Transnational influences on Asian film production/Asian film business
  • Globalization and Asian cinemas
  • Regional dynamics of Asian cinemas
  • Cultural issues in Asian film
  • Censorship issues in Asian film
Please send proposals or enquiries to acss2019@lasalle.edu.sg.
 
The deadline for submission of proposals is 10 December 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by early February 2019.
 
There will be no conference registration fee per se, but all participants must be members of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, which requires an annual fee of £38. The fee covers one year membership and one volume of two issues of Asian Cinema, and gives access to the society’s executive meeting at the conference.
 
Selected papers will be published in the peer-reviewed biannual Asian Cinema. Published by Intellect Books (UK), this seminal journal has long been the flagship publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society.
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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion ‘Lifestyle, Health & Fashion Branding’, 2019

 

 
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion ‘Lifestyle, Health & Fashion Branding’, 2019


Guest Editors

  • Anne Peirson-Smith, The City University of Hong Kong
  • Reuben Wouch, A.T. Still University
  • Joseph H. Hancock, II, Drexel University 
Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2018 

Authors submit manuscripts for review to Joseph Hancock at jhh33@drexel.edu
 
Aims & Scope:

This issue of Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion takes a holistic approach examining innovative methods in health, body aesthetics, design in men’s products, lifestyles, fitness, and fashion branding in the areas of marketing, merchandising and promotions. In this issue we examine ‘fashion’ as all new and innovative products that men use and/or wear. Historically, most of these issues have focused on empirical works associated with consumption and purchasing decisions. However, recent scholarship challenges old methods suggesting that cultural processes allow for us to really examine why men use these goods and consume them. In this issue we wish to find research and papers that examine using critical, ethnographic, individualistic, theoretical or interpretive methods, exploring the meaning behind these issues and how they are shaping the ways men practice fashion. For this issue, the interrelationships between ‘fashion’ design industries and their lifestyle and branded marketing will be discussed to imply that branding, merchandising and promotions are a key driving force that has changed and continues to change the entire men’s fashion industries. 

Authors are invited to submit papers that examine: 
  1. New global as well as local niche fashion design strategies for men’s health and lifestyles 
  2. Fashion, lifestyle or health studies of how branding influences fashion design, through such notions of integration and alignment in the production processes or closer to the brand image and brand values
  3. Why men are using various shopping channels will be encouraged for example: ‘going green’, mass customization, DIY and omni-channel
  4. Why fashion design related practices that have generated new interests for men to purchase fashion
  5. How media communicates both visual and verbal symbols in fashion generating new cultural and aesthetic variations in the ways consumers perceive clothing styles 
  6. The rise of the spornosexual in men’s fashion, lifestyles and health
  7. Hypermasculinity and its acceptance in the straight, gay and bisexual communities
  8. Transgender men and how they will impact men’s lifestyles, health and consumption
  9. Examination of new hypermodern male constructs of individual fashion forms and styles that consumers are creating based upon the idea of ‘personal branding’. 
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CfPs: Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education 18.1

CfPs: Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education

Theme: Risk-Taking

In Art and Design education we encourage our students to take risks. The idea of risk-taking is highly valued in art and design education and yet there have not been many articles in the journal Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education that explore scholarship and practice in relation to this key concept.

ADCHE are keen to explore this theme in future editions of the journal and would like to actively encourage prospective authors to respond to this invitation.

Have you carried out research that explores pedagogies that support risk taking? Have you interviewed students about their understandings of
risk taking and how it supports their creative development? Are you keen to critique the concept of risk taking and challenge its hegemonic position in the art school?

If this invitation is of interest to you please submit a paper for our upcoming volume 18.1 (2019)

Deadline: 15 October 2018

Editor: Susan Orr University of the Arts London, s.orr@arts.ac.uk

For the full call, click here >> https://bit.ly/2Lc8f8s
 
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