New issue of Drama Therapy Review - now available!

 Intellect is delighted to announce that the latest issue of Drama Therapy Review (3.1) is now available.

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This special issue of Drama Therapy Review is devoted entirely to the pioneering work of Robert J. Landy, Ph. D., RDT-BCT. As the founding Director of the New York University Program in Drama Therapy, the first State approved training program of its kind in North America established in 1984, Landy laid a foundation for the training of drama therapists. After 38 years of teaching at the university, he has chosen to retire, though his insights about how drama and performance is healing will continue to inform the theory and praxis of drama therapy. Drama Therapy Review chooses to honour this milestone with this special issue.

Articles within this issue include (partial list):

Placing Landy and Bowlby in dialogue: Role and distancing theories through the lens of attachment

Authors: Craig Haen and Kat Lee

Page Start: 45

This article highlights the clinical implications for integrating Robert Landy’s role and distancing theories with John Bowlby’s attachment theory. Theoretical underpinnings of these approaches are presented as authors explore parallels and divergences between them. The authors provide case material illustrating the implementation of Role Theory in attachment-based interventions and the use of distancing theory in attachment-informed psychotherapy. Benefits of using the theories in a mutually informed practice are discussed in an aim to encourage integrative treatment.

A case study on the application of the Role Method in a therapeutic theatre production at National Taiwan University of Arts

Authors: Hsiao-Hua Chang

Page Start: 63

This article presents an account of Dr Robert Landy’s influence on the evolution of drama therapy in Taiwan and at the National Taiwan University of Arts. It includes case examples of two therapeutic theatre projects, which led to important insights into the use of the Role Method to develop and organize a therapeutic performance. The inclusion of a therapeutic theatre project in the training of drama therapists is now a part of our standard practice.

Addicted to crisis: Exploring the symptoms of an addicted work system using the lens of Role Theory

Authors: Danielle Bragg Levanas

Page Start: 113

Professionals working in mental health care and addiction treatment systems may unknowingly adopt, reflect and mimic the symptoms of their clients. This parallel process, combined with the vicarious trauma encountered within the system, can lead to staff compassion fatigue, burnout and unethical practices, all contributing to a breakdown in client care. Using the lens of Landy’s (1993, 1994, 2008, 2009) drama therapeutic Role Theory, along with Wegscheider-Cruse’s (1981) Family Roles, this article examines possibilities that exist for an embodied understanding of vicarious trauma and parallel process found at the systems level, in an effort to offer direct care workers a better understanding of the implicit and disembodied roles they play.

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Out now! Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration 1.2

Intellect is delighted to announce that the much anticipated new issue of Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (1.2) is now available

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Articles within this issue include (partial list):


International students and social exclusion in the age of social media

Authors: Xinyu Zhao

Page Start: 163


This article considers the changing nature of international students’ lived experiences of disadvantage in Australia in the context of their daily practices of social media. Specifically, it first engages with the extant empirical research on social media practices in the migration context which points to the contingent impacts of digital technologies on migrants’ everyday lives. This body of literature suggests the possibility to probe into the lived experiences of migrants and their everyday strategies through a close examination of their activities around social media. Further, this article attends to studies in the Australian international student literature which highlights the interplays of digital technologies and international student agency.


Exploring the elusive shape of service outcomes: Reflections on evaluating academic language and learning support services

Authors: Xiaodan Gao and Kirsten Reid

Page Start: 219


Student Learning Te Taiako at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) provides academic learning support for tertiary students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As part of good practice and for the purpose of continual improvement of service quality, service and programme evaluations are regularly conducted. These evaluations include the end of year Student Learning Survey and bi-annual peer observations and tend to focus on student satisfaction and/or perceptions of the services and programmes offered. More recently, in response to the New Zealand government’s call for tertiary education institutions (TEIs) to report on their services and the outcomes of these services, Student Learning has been looking at ways in which evaluations can be carried out over and above student numbers and satisfaction. The purpose of this article is to reflect on and redefine evaluations at Student Learning Te Taiako. The article argues that, instead of chasing evidence to show direct contribution to student outcomes, a more structured approach to evaluation should be taken and a comprehensive set of evidence/data provided to demonstrate the contribution of academic learning advising to the overall student learning experience.


A flowing culture: Images of early Gujarati Indian-Islamic migrants in Aotearoa New Zealand

Authors: Rafik Patel

Page Start: 251 


Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories (1990) sets up an imaginative tale of a father and son’s journey in search of happiness. In this fictional reality the ocean is filled with a sea of stories that manifest the hope of a new beginning. This story also takes the reader on a whimsical journey that is non-linear. It sways back and forth like the currents of the ocean, and its allegory transcends the ocean as a vessel that contains important narratives and knowledge, and as a spatial medium to cross borders and boundaries. Considering this allegory, this article presents an auto-ethnography in relation to migration of the first Gujarati Indian families to arrive in Aotearoa New Zealand, in the early 1900s. It discusses how these families integrated and began to construct and grow a new community within. Thus, this article attempts to uncover stories and a history of migration of the author’s own family that flowed from South Asia to the Pacific, transferring a rich culture of Indian-Muslim faith, practice and architecture.

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Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 2.1 - out now!

Intellect is thrilled to announce that the new issue of Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture (2.1) is now available. 


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Articles within this issue include:


Sex, lies and the locker room: A critical discourse analysis of athletes coming out in the media

Authors: Cu-Hullan Tsuyoshi McGivern and Paul Chamness Miller

Page Start: 9


Oppression and hostility is still evident towards LGBT athletes within modern sport organisations, where hegemonic masculinities contribute to the opposition to LGBT members of the athletic community. Given the homophobia that continues to impact sport, the aim of this study is to ascertain, through the lens of grounded theory, what discourses are used to address the coming out of professional athletes in online news sites and the hegemonic power that is reflected through that discourse. Through the analysis, four themes emerged as significant. One particular theme stood out as the most substantial: the locker room seen as a space where masculinity is negotiated, suggesting the possibility that many masculinities exist within that milieu. The study’s findings highlight the urgency that is needed in order to make sport a safe and non-hostile space for all athletes.


What’s so funny about a snowman in a tiara? Exploring gender identity and gender nonconformity in children’s animated films

Authors: G. Patterson and Leland G. Spencer

Page Start: 73


The year 2014 has been dubbed the ‘trans tipping point’, a new era of acceptance towards trans and gender-nonconforming identities. In addition, in recent years, children’s animated film has seen an influx of characters and storylines that appear to celebrate gender diversity. Using inductive and deductive thematic analysis, this article examines the gendered messages in top-grossing children’s animated films from 2012 to 2015. Drawing from our analysis, it argues that such alleged gender diversity applies only to a narrow subset of characters in children’s animated film – and these same characters also often function to reinforce oppressive ideas about gender, race and sexuality. Ultimately, despite the visibility of gender diverse characters in and outside children’s film, this article cautions against premature celebrations that would regard such visibility as progress.


Gay ghetto comics and the alternative gay comics of Robert Kirby

Authors: Sina Shamsavari

Page Start: 95


This article focuses on North American gay comics, especially the ‘gay ghetto’ subgenre, and on the alternative gay comics that have been created in response to the genre’s conventions. Gay comics have received little scholarly attention and this article attempts to begin redressing this balance, as well as turning attention to the contrasts between different genres within the field of gay comics. Gay ghetto comics and cartoons construct a dominant gay habitus, representing the gay community as relatively stable and unified, while the alternative gay male comics discussed critique the dominant gay habitus and construct instead an alternative gay – or ‘queer’ – habitus. The article focuses on the work of Robert Kirby, an influential cartoonist and editor of gay comics anthologies, and particularly on his story ‘Private Club’, in order to explore some of the typical themes and concerns of alternative gay ghetto comics.

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DTR Call for Papers Special Issue 4.1: Drama Therapy with Couples and Families

Submission deadline: August 1st, 2017.


Guest Editor: Dr. Dan Wiener


This Special Issue of Drama Therapy Review seeks articles about specific applications of drama therapy to promote the wellness of couples and families. Such applications include: prevention and enrichment programs; relationship enhancement; psychoeducation; diversion and prevention programs; conjoint psychotherapy; and the training of practitioners.  Also sought are papers informed by dramatic and theatrical praxis that present novel methodologies and conceptual perspectives in the study and treatment of family relationships. DTR readers particularly welcome papers which link theory and practice, and such papers are often enhanced by case material. 


DTR welcomes contributions from a wide range of scholarly work including, but not limited to:

• quantitative studies

• qualitative analysis

• practice and arts-based research

• Reviews

• Reports

• Interviews

• Commentaries


The editorial board assesses articles for the quality of scholarly and critical content. The principal language is English; however, the journal will consider articles in other languages for which reviewers can be accessed, with abstracts in English. Editorial assistance may be given to those whose work is worthy of inclusion, but for whom the language of the article is not their first, or for whom the written word is not their forte. There is an explicit policy of making the articles stylistically accessible and readable to the range of readership. 


To submit work for consideration please download our submission guidelines and email

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Special issue of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture 4.2 - out now!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture 4.2 is now available. 


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This special issue of FSPC focuses on ‘Fashion & Appropriation’. Appropriation is a complex political and ethical discussion with many nuances and layers that require careful and critical unpacking; the articles in this special issue approach this complexity from different angles and perspectives. Guest Editors, Denise Nicole Green and Susan B. Kaiser, hope that this issue will encourage readers to think about appropriation in new ways, engage with its various definitions and articulations, and consider the impact appropriation has on communities, identities, economies, and aesthetics. 


Articles within this issue include (partial list):


Inspiration or prototype? Appropriation and exploitation in the fashion industry

Authors: Jennifer Ayres

Page Start: 151


This articles focuses on the fashion industry’s relationship to vintage garments as design inspiration and product prototype. It analyses how appropriation of vintage is rationalised in standard industry practice and how ethical boundaries are drawn and maintained between ‘appropriation’ and ‘inspiration’ in the creative process. When talking with designers the discussion of inspiration and appropriation quickly becomes a personal and subjective discussion about the integrity of the design process and labour. Interns and employees in the industry were expected to knock-off other designs and designers while their own creativity was stifled and/or exploited. The central contradiction that emerges from this research is how an industry known for its creativity and ingenuity – notably an industry that polices copyright infringements around the world – routinely engages in practices of forgery that weaken both its claims to authorship and the lucrative status of designer-as-artistic-genius. Ayres argues it is crucial to explore these issues through the situated and local everyday practices in the fashion industry in order to understand how these contradictions are navigated and even made profitable.


Appropriation, articulation and authentication in Acid House: The evolution of women’s fashion throughout the early years (1987-1988) of the Acid House culture

Authors: Tara Tierney

Page Start: 179


The purpose of this article is to explore how ‘dress’ from the 1960s’ American Hippy movement was appropriated and adapted by women in the ‘British Acid House’ music culture. The emergence of ‘Acid House’ transformed nightclubs from ‘places for drinking and looking good but not for dancing’, into a space where ravers would dance through the night fuelled by the drug, ecstasy. These changes manifested in a number of ways, most notably, through transformation of outward appearance, which included appropriation of the Hippy movement and ‘First Summer of Love’ in 1967. Similarities between Acid House and the Hippy culture were so akin that this early period of House music became known as ‘The Second Summer of Love’.

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New issue of Film International 14.3&4 is now available!

Intellect is thrilled to announce that the new issue of Film International 14.3&4 is now available.


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This issue of FINT focuses on the ‘Lives and Deaths of the Yuppie on the American Screen’. As Editor-in-Chief Daniel Lindvall explains, the essays in this issue examine the history of the yuppie on the American screen, from the cusp of the Reagan era to the current aftermath of the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The starting point is the contention that the yuppie remains a key character type of the neoliberal era – in life as well as on screen – pronouncements of his (or more rarely her) death notwithstanding. This is so not least because the defining personality traits of the yuppie – superficial individualism, empathy deficit disorder, conspicuous consumption – perfectly embody the ethos behind the ongoing, ever-deepening and widening marketisation of society and the accompanying and seemingly unstoppable increase in inequality.


Articles within this issue include: ‘Rich and Strange’ by Barry Keith Grant, ‘Working Girl and Second-wave Feminism’ by Rosie White, and ‘Character and Capital in the Wall Street Films of Oliver Stone’ by Carl Freedman.

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Special issue of Critical Studies in Men's Fashion 4.1 - now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Critical Studies in Men’s Fashion 4.1 is now available. 


The theme of this special issue of CSMF is ‘Exhibiting Masculinity’ and focuses on museum exhibitions of men’s fashion and dress as well as past and current museum projects interrogating the subject of menswear. 


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Articles within this issue include (partial list):


Case study: Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: An exhibition on men’s fashion at the Jewish Museum London

Authors: Elizabeth Selby 

Page Start: 31


Moses, Mods and Mr Fish: The Menswear Revolution was an exhibition staged from March to June 2016 at the Jewish Museum London. It explored the contribution made by Jewish-owned companies to the development of high street menswear in Britain from the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century. This article will explore the challenges faced by a non-fashion museum in developing the exhibition, such as the difficulties in sourcing historical ready-to-wear clothing and associated objects for display from museums, company archives and private lenders. The museum’s objective of creating an exhibition with broad appeal will also be discussed, particularly the aim of attracting a young audience interested in fashion and design through a particular approach to exhibition design, interpretation methods and marketing.


Fancy dress: The uniform, the prime minister and the Empire

Authors: Stephanie Pfennigwerth 

Page Start: 63


In 2013 the Museum of Australian Democracy acquired a bicorn hat and a tattered, stained coatee: the last surviving components of the first-class civil uniform of Australia’s first prime minister, Sir Edmund Barton (1849–1920). Sir Edmund was a Privy Councillor and wore this uniform at the Coronation of Edward VII in London in 1902. He also wore it at a number of other events including an investiture ceremony, which The Australasian reported, ‘was like a fancy-dress ball, in which the men were the chief figures’. This article discusses the process and deliberations surrounding the preparation of Sir Edmund’s uniform and its narrative for exhibition. It documents how historical and conservation research into the provenance and materiality of the uniform created the basis for an examination of Imperial dress protocols and practises, and Australia’s ties to the British Empire. The article will also discuss how the uniform – unravelled, deconstructed, stabilised and reassembled – provided intimate evidence of under-explored aspects of Sir Edmund’s personality, activities and contribution to Australian social and political history.


A brief historical overview of the first major menswear exhibition in the United States – Adam in the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1950

Authors: Diane Maglio

Page Start: 79


Adam in the Looking Glass was the first exclusively menswear exhibition in America. The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, under the direction of Polaire Weissman, displayed more than 600 years of men’s finery arranged among paintings, decorative arts and furniture. The display techniques included garments in glass cases, dressed figures arranged in tableaux, and retail store mannequins dressed in menswear of the future. Twelve American womenswear designers were invited to create, for display in the exhibition, garments they proposed as tomorrow’s menswear. This article provides a brief historical overview of ‘Adam in the Looking Glass’, which ran from 30 January 1950 to 30 July 1950.

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Punk & Post-Punk 5.3 - out now!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Punk & Post-Punk 5.3 is now available.


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Articles within this issue include (partial list):


This is [not] the A.L.F.?: Anarchism, punk rock and animal advocacy

Authors: Francis Stewart

Page Start: 227


Veganism and punk rock have gone hand in hand since the 1980s, and it is a relationship that is arguably best understood in conjunction with versions of anarchist politics of intersectionality. While rejecting the argument for animal ‘rights’ as a form of quasi-religion (contra Lowe in Implicit Religion, 4.1: 41−60) this article will seek to demonstrate through interviews that the analytical framework of Implicit Religion can be applied to animal advocacy within various iterations of punk to better understand the motivations of activists. It will demonstrate that considering animal ‘rights’ as a quasi-religion diminishes both religion as a concept and the place of activism in the lives of those interviewed. Furthermore it will explore the possibility that such behaviours and attitudes demonstrate the potentiality within anarchism and punk to look inward for experiential insights and connections. As ‘rights’ is a contentious term for many anarchists, because of the issue of enforceability this article shall be using the phrase animal advocacy.


A ‘non’ that became a yes: David Shield’s Reality Hunger and the punk germ in the new literary nonfiction

Authors: Lucinda Strahan

Page Start: 281


In his literary manifesto Reality Hunger, David Shields refers to an emerging movement of ‘reality-based art’ whose characteristics include ‘a deliberate unartiness, “raw” material, seemingly unprocessed, unfiltered, uncensored, and unprofessional […] Randomness, openness to accident and serendipity, spontaneity; artistic risk, emotional urgency and intensity’. This grab-bag of anti-art processes and aesthetics is part of an ‘as-yet-unstated’ contemporary literary mood urgently needed, Shields argues, to refresh the moribund star-machine that is literary culture. In its ‘hunger’ for something more ‘real’ in literature, Shields’ manifesto speaks clearly to punk sensibilities without ever saying ‘punk’. This article will trace the unstated affinity between Reality Hunger and punk processes, aesthetics and attitude, and in the process uncover an angry punk germ in the burgeoning movement of contemporary nonfiction writing to which Reality Hunger speaks directly. In doing so, it will contribute a new strand of enquiry to the question of how we understand and define punk literature, opening these questions onto the territory of literary nonfiction.

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New issue of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 2.1 - now available!

Intellect is delighted to announce that the new issue of Journal of Interdisciplinary Voice Studies 2.1 is now available.


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Articles within this issue include (partial list):


The voice of eloquence in Kenneth Burke’s rhetoric and its implications for advertising performance

Authors: Joshua Hill

Page Start: 7


Kenneth Burke’s idea of ‘eloquence’ provides a useful theory for understanding the various possible impacts of voice in advertising and branding. Burkeian ‘eloquence’ is defined as the right choice and arrangement of linguistic details that best meet the formal requirements emerging in a particular culture and society from the underlying forms common to all people through our common physical, psychological, and linguistic nature as humans. Here, this theory is explained and distilled into a spectrum that stretches between textual/vocal products that centre on a rational symbolsystem and textual/vocal products that meet human metabiologic demands for eloquent form leading to moments of aesthetic transcendence. Also discussed are the ethics of using for capitalistic purposes our human bent towards the ‘beauty and joy’ of transcendent language.


Children who stutter find their voice onstage and off: The SAY approach to stuttering

Authors: Ellen Mareneck

Page Start: 45


Children who stutter (CWS) face enormous challenges: from bullying and peer rejection to embarrassment, shame and despair. Often these young people shut down and retreat into silence. The Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY), a nonprofit organization in New York City, is dedicated to improving the lives of CWS. SAY uses the performing arts, speech therapy and a sleep-away camp to create community, nurture the individual, and advocate for CWS through education and performance. This article examines SAY as a therapeutic model for Children and Adolescents Who Stutter. SAY’s three-pronged approach of empowerment, education, and support provides CWS with a much-needed community in which they find self-acceptance, communicative confidence, and the courage to achieve their goals.


Tracing voice through the career of a musical pioneer: A conversation with Pauline Oliveros

Authors: Gelsey Bell and Pauline Oliveros

Page Start: 67


In this conversation from 2014, composer Pauline Oliveros, one of the most important figures in American experimental music, provides insight into her relationship with the voice and when in her career it was most pivotal for her compositional development. Oliveros touches on her 1961 choral piece ‘Sound Patterns’, her ‘Sonic Meditations’, the works she performed for voice and accordion in the 1970s and 1980s, ‘Deep Listening’, and the late operas that she made with her partner, vocalist and poet Ione.

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CFP: JAWS: Journal of Arts Writing by Students 3.1&2

JAWS Call for Papers for Volume 3 Issue 1&2


Submission deadline: Monday 7 May 2017


Editors: Francesca Peschier, Robert Gadie and Ruth Solomons


JAWS is the only academic arts journal run by and dedicated to postgraduate students (and those who have recent graduated). It has published work by students from India, China, Australia, North America, Canada and the UK, and maintains an international peer review network.


The editors are seeking:

  • Theoretical and discursive essays up to 5000 words.
  • Critical reviews of events, exhibitions or performances up to 3000 words.
  • Visual essays about art practice (demonstrating a research approach, and if possible responding to the journal format), including images or stills, plus up to 1000 words. 
  • All work must be prefaced with a 100 word abstract and 6-8 keywords.
  • Please include your university affiliation, full name, course and year or graduation.
  • All work must use Harvard referencing, following Intellect House Style. 

Volume 1 Issue 1 is available for free at:


Guest editorials from previous issues are also available for free, including those by Dr Sophie Hope (Birkbeck), Dr Inger Mewburn (the Thesis Whisperer) and Joseph Heathcott (The New School of Design).


For all inquires please email or

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