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CfP: Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Journal of Science & Popular Culture

Science permeates culture, from the technology in our daily lives to our dreams of other worlds in fiction. The integral place of science in global society as well as the proliferation of science and technology on television, in films, and across the internet, makes it more important than ever to examine the dynamic and complex connections between popular culture and science.

Working with a distinguished international board, the Journal of Science and Popular Culture aims to create a unique forum in which to analyse, chronicle, and
interpret the interrelationship of science and society. Any scholarly approaches or disciplines may be used and focus extends across all geographic as well as
contemporary and historical contexts.
 
Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
  • Representations of science/scientists in television, film, art, print, and other media
  • The cultural influence of science/influences of culture on science and scientists
  • Use of popular culture texts (novels, films, television series, etc.) to argue for or
  • against scientific theories such as evolution and climate change
  • Internet culture and science
  • Science-related cultural artefacts
  • Scientists as celebrities/celebrity advocates of science
  • Science communication, popularization and education
  • Non-Western cultures and Science
  • Intersections of science and the humanities
  • Use of science in advertising and marketing
  • Science fiction/science and fiction
  • The artistic dimensions of science/science as art
  • Critical examinations of scientifically framed popular beliefs and pseudoscience
  • Public and popular dimensions of scientific debates
  • Moments of conflict between scientific discoveries/knowledge/work and culture
  • Science fandom
Full articles (not exceeding 8,000 words), shorter proposals, and inquiries can be sent to: drstevengil@gmail.com
 
For more information, visit:
http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=250/
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Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 6.3 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that the Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies 6.3 is now available! To find out more about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2QF12B8

Special Issue: Rome, Open City

Content:  

  • Rome, Open City: Before and after Neorealism
  • The reception of Rome, Open City in France (1946–68): Realism for the elites, revolution for the people
  • Death and the gaze in Rome, Open City
  • Re-reading Marina: Sexuality, materialism and the construction of Italy
  • Notes on the end of Rome, Open City
  • Popular culture, performance, persona: Anna Magnani between Rome, Open City and The Rose Tattoo
  • (Un)dressing authenticity: Neorealist stardom and Anna Magnani in the postwar era (1945–48)
Film Reviews

Libere, Rossella Schillaci (2017), National Film Archive of the Resistance, with the support of Compagnia di San Paolo; City of Turin; and Piemonte Doc Film Fund in association with Azulfilm
Student films from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinema, class of 2017

Book Reviews
  • A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd ed., Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni (2017)
  • Marvelous Bodies: Italy’s New Migrant Cinema, Vetri Nathan (2017)
  • Muscoli e frac: Il divismo maschile nel cinema muto italiano, 1910–1929, Denis Lotti (2016)
  • Peplum: Il cinema italiano alle prese col mondo antico, Francesco Di Chiara (2016)
  • Italian Style: Fashion and Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age, Eugenia Paulicelli (2016)
  • Imagining: Serialità, narrazioni cinematografiche e fotografia nella pubblicità contemporanea, Stefania Antonioni (2016)
  • Pasolini Requiem, 2nd ed., Barth David Schwartz (2016)
  • La musica alla radio 1924–1954: Storia, effetti, contesti in prospettiva europea, Angela Ida De Benedictis and Franco Monteleone (eds) (2015)
  • Pasolini: Cinema e antropologia, Donatella Maraschin (2014)
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Design Ecologies 7 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Design Ecologies 7 is now available! To find out more about the volume, click here >> https://bit.ly/2NaK1ke

Content

  • Radical foundations Strand city: A report from the future
  • A journey through modern foundations: Re-imagining modernity in the work of Photolanguage
  • Towards a taxonometric architecture: D-con: an
  • A new wild: Reimagining the potential of indigenous biodiversity in Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • Radical foundations in Bloomsbury
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Citizenship, Teaching, Learning 13.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that Citizenship, Teaching, Learning 13.2 is now available. For the full article list, click here >> https://bit.ly/2xatvqc

Content

  • Global citizenship education: An understanding of citizenship education around the globe
  • China: Liberal economic power abroad, politically authoritarian at home
  • Chinese students’ perceptions of the ‘good citizen’: Obedience to an authoritarian regime
  • Good person, good citizen? The discourses that Chinese youth invoke to make civic and moral meaning
  • The attitudes of mainland Chinese secondary students towards democracy and equality: Being a young citizen in twenty-first-century
  • China Religiosity and citizenship values in Chinese language textbooks
  • Chinese international students in New Zealand: Views of citizenship and democracy
  • A new virtue-centred education for democratic citizenship
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Studies in South Asian Film & Media 9.1 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that Studies in South Asian Film & Media 9.1 is now available! To find out more about the journal issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2NExl4g

 
Content
 
Articles
  • Iconic imagination: Listening to, and looking back at, the piano in early Hindi cinema
  • Of goddesses and women: Towards a super-empowered female hero
  • ‘Lonely night watchman’s art’: Circuits of exclusion, C-grade film and hybrid aesthetics of Miss Lovely
Book Reviews
  • Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema, Ruth Vanita (2018)
  • NAYAR (2017)
  • New Feminisms in South Asia: Disrupting the Discourse Through Social Media, Film, and Literature, Sonora Jha and Alka Kurian (eds) (2018)
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Dance, Movement & Spiritualities 5.1 is now available
 
Intellect is delighted to announce that Dance, Movement & Spiritualities 5.1 is now available! To find out more about the journal, click here >> https://bit.ly/2CNB1MX
 
Content:
  • Image, imagination and the social imaginary: Solo improvisational dances of North Africa and the Middle East
  • Talking to tremors: Somatics in dance, dialogics and silence
  • Shamanic striptease
  • Be still and know: Authentic Movement, witness and embodied testimony
  • From expressions to ecstasy: Understanding the phenomenon of experiential interaction between the performer and audience in dance
  • Let the bird fly: Somatic practice and Sufi hadra performance, the embodied experience
  • ‘No mind’: A Zen Buddhist perspective on embodied consciousness
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Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 7.2 is now available

Intellect is excited to announce that the Australasian Journal of Popular Culture 7.2 is now available! For the full article list, click here >> https://bit.ly/2NaIbQt

Content

  • The Cardrona Hotel: Creating a New Zealand heritage icon
  • Kabell Mockbell and his coffee empire
  • Margaret Dunn: A life and career biographical study
  • Conflating class, culture and ethnicity: Casual and culinary forms of racism in Alice Pung’s Laurinda
  • ‘Dressing up’ two democratic First Ladies: Fashion as political performance in America
  • Life’s no beach: (Un)popular reality television of the Australian beach
  • Internet rumours with Chinese characteristics
  • Game of Thrones and the hidden apocalypse

Musical Review

Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, Simon Phillips (2018)

Television Review

Safe Harbour, SBS Australia (2018)

Event Report

Tales of the (Un)Popular: Intersections of Narrative, History, and Popular Culture, Popular Culture Research Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, 1 February 2018

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Journal of Screenwriting 9.2 is now available

Intellect is excited to announce that the Journal of Screenwriting 9.2 is now available! To discover more about the journal, click here >> https://bit.ly/2MjtaGs

Theme: SRN New Zealand Conference Issue

Content:

  • Editorial
  • 10 ways to f#ck up your female characters
  • Script development as a ‘wicked problem’
  • Scripting the virtual: Formats and development paths for recent Australian narrative 360-degree virtual reality projects
  • Cinematic virtual reality: Towards the spatialized screenplay
  • Fact and fiction in Jackie (2016): Revisiting a biopic with Paul Ricoeur
  • ‘Screenwriting: Fact and fiction, truth and the real’, 10th SRN Conference, University of Otago, 28–31 August 2017


Reviews

  • The Woman in the Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters in Trouble, in Love, and in Power, 2nd ed., Helen Jacey (2017
  • Transcultural Screenwriting: Telling Stories for a Global World, Carmen Sofia Brenes, Patrick Cattrysse and Margaret McVeigh (eds) (2017) Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 199 pp., ISBN-10: 1443852449, h/bk, £43.52; ISBN-13: 9781443852449, ebook, £53.15
  • Las Guionistas: A Bilingual Anthology of Mexican Women Screenwriters, María Teresa Depaoli and Laura Kanost (eds) (trans. Laura Kanost) (2017)
  • The Writer’s Journey, 3rd ed., Christopher Vogler (2007)

 

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CfP deadline: International Journal of Education Through Art

CfP deadline: International Journal of Education Through Art. For the full call, click here >> https://bit.ly/2KmnJts

 

Special Issue: Disability, arts and education

Guest editor: Mira Kallio-Tavin

IJETA welcomes contributions for the special issue on Disability, arts and education. The call appreciates disability studies approaches, which advocates disability as a cultural identity, as an orientation to life, which brings variations, diversity and richness to the disabled and non-disabled, in different areas of culture and society, in classrooms, museums, visual art practices, communities and in different informal sites of learning, including public spaces. Disability studies scholars have aimed to show how disability is not primarily a biological condition, but at the intersection of society and its discourses, which create and maintain disability through values, conventions and significances. Artists, who identify with disability culture identity, promote first-person accounts of disability, to affirm disability as subjectivity and agency.

The call for the special issue on Disability, arts and education acknowledges the important coalition of three fields: critical disability studies, art and design, and education. The special issue seeks contributions that address disability in visual art practices, experiences, pedagogy, ethics, justice and politics.

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2018.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the Guest Editor, Dr Mira Kallio-Tavin at mira.kallio-tavin@aalto.fi

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International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies 12.2 is now available

Intellect is pleased to announce that the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies 12.2 is now available! For more information about the issue, click here >> https://bit.ly/2O1rPpp

Content:

Articles

  • Special Issue in honour of the Iraqi journalist and author Aziz Sbahi
  • The Iraqi Communist Party 1934–79
  • The Communist Party’s activities among the peasantry
  • The 1948 Wathba revisited: Comrade Fahd and the mass appeal of Iraqi communism
  • From regional politics to street demonstrations: Changes in the Iraqi
  • Communist Party’s political strategies in the post-war era
  • Theatres of blood: Performative violence in Iraq
  • Diaries of Iraqi soldiers: Views from inside Saddam’s army
  • Difficult variations: Saadi Youssef’s impossible returns

Book Reviews

  • The Ba‘thification of Iraq: Saddam Hussein’s Totalitarianism, Aaron M.
  • Faust (2015)
  • Islamic Traditions of Refuge in the Crises of Iraq and Syria, Tahir Zaman (2016)
  • Iraq: A History, John Robertson (2016)
  • The Glubb Reports: Glubb Pasha and Britain’s Empire Project in the
  • Middle East. 1920–1956, Tancred Bradshaw (2016)
  • The Emergence of Modern Shi’ism: Islamic Reform in Iraq and Iran,
  • Zackery M. Heern (2015)
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