Monday, 18 January 2010

You may have noticed that we seldom post to this blog anymore...

That is because we have a new blog. To keep up-to -date with all things Intellect related please go to:,name=News/

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Roof top films

Intellect recently attended a Rooftop Films event in New York. The organisation was profiled in the latest issue of The Big Picture...

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Read Gorezone's review of Stephen King on the Big Screen

Gorezone is the world's No.1 monthly horror entertainment magazine and in their latest issue regular contributor Andrew McQuade reviewed Mark Browning's seminal investigation into Stephen King, genre and adaptation: Stephen King on the Big Screen

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Stephen King was among the first generation of horror writers to be overtly influenced by cinematic horror as well as literary, so it’s hardly surprising that he is the most widely adapted horror novelist there is. These adaptations are, as Mark Browning observes in this excellent work, very hit-and-miss. Indeed, a great plus of this book is its blatant non-fanboyism. It is a meticulously critical work; scholarly but not pretentious, giving both praise and scorn where it’s due, and acknowledging the greatnesses and flaws of the films as adaptations, suggesting some interesting viewing strategies along the way. Films are divided into theme, e.g. prison movies, rite of passage, telekinesis etc., and analysed from various intelligent positions. An excellent study of why adaptations work/fail, and for any King fan it’s definitive.

– Andrew McQuade, Gorezone

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Intellect are using Scribd

We are now uploading selected content to Scribd, the “social publishing site” which allows content to be read and downloaded for free.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Intellect launch their new website

Intellect is proud to announce the launch of their interactive new website. Through a range of Web 2.0 facilities, users can contribute, share ideas, and obtain useful resources on publishing and academia.

Authors, editors, contributors and general users are able to update their profiles, and post links, comments and ideas.The new interactive conference calendar is also a fantastic resource for the academic community, providing detailed information on all events related to creative practice and popular culture.

The website offers an easily navigable, comprehensive catalogue of Intellect's publications. All this, and you can still buy books, journals and e-books through the newly developed online order system.

Go to: today and click on 'register' to access forums, blogs, ideas repository, comments area, multimedia and interactive content, latest news, and much much more!

If you are currently an Intellect author, editor or contributor we have already created an account for you. Please follow this link to activate your account:

If you encounter any problems, please get in touch at We hope that you will enjoy browsing the site and be inspired to share, debate and comment. Regards, Intellect

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Film Matters Launches Call For Submissions

Film Matters, a new magazine published by Intellect in partnership with the Department of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, seeks papers written by undergraduate film scholars for its inaugural issue. This call is open to any undergraduate student, currently enrolled at an institution of higher learning worldwide and working towards a bachelor’s degree in any field. Any original piece of written scholarship, involving film criticism, history, or theory will be considered for publication.

About the magazine

Film Matters is an exciting new film magazine, celebrating the work of undergraduate film scholars. Published twice a year, by students and for students, each issue will contain feature articles, as well as a healthy review section. In addition, with an undergraduate audience in mind, Film Matters will include occasional service-oriented pieces, such as: profiles of film studies departments, articles that engage the undergraduate film studies community and prepare students for graduate study in this field, and resources and opportunities that undergraduate scholars can pursue. In an effort to give undergraduate scholars real-world, applied learning experiences, all Film Matters feature submissions will undergo a peer review process.

Call for submissions
Submissions should be written in English and formatted either in MLA or Chicago style. The target word count for pieces should be no more than 5,000. After a prescreening, submissions will undergo a peer review process, typical of scholarly journals. Referee comments will be returned to those authors who progress beyond the prescreening process. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to work closely with the FM editorial board to revise their pieces prior to publication. Please include a cover sheet, which includes the author’s name, title of essay, institutional affiliation, and contact information (particularly email address); all other identifying information should be removed from the body of the text, in order to aid the blind peer review process.

Please email submissions as Microsoft Word email attachments to Liza Palmer ( Submissions should be received by September 1, 2009. Questions should be referred to Liza Palmer.

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The Trustus Plays – An article by James Hartley in the Columbia Free Times

Read James Hartley's interesting article about The Trustus Plays, Jon Tuttle's exciting new playtext:

Perhaps unknown to many locals, Columbia’s Trustus Theatre hosts an internationally recognized annual Playwright’s Festival. Coming from all over the country, winners of this event have gone on to write major motion pictures, receive Tony Awards and even the Pulitzer Prize. The festival has also significantly enhanced the career of many local playwrights, including Jon Tuttle, a professor of English at Francis Marion University, whose winning works are now being published by Intellect Books through the University of Chicago Press.

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Monica Prendergast and Juliana Saxton will be presenting a paper at IDIERI

Monica Prendergast and Juliana Saxton, editors of the forthcoming book Applied Theatre: International Case Studies and Challenges for Practice will be presenting a paper based on the book at IDIERI, the International Drama in Education Research Institute conference, in Sydney Australia next week.

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Issue 3 of The Big Picture Magazine is now available to download for free!

Download your free copy of the latest issue of The Big Picture magazine...

As well as all the regular sections, this issue is packed full of more special features than a Lord of the Rings box set, including an article on the Cabinet of Dr Caligari and a 'spotlight' on future visions of the world as presented by the movies.


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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Intellect in Japan!

Despite the cancellation of the annual SCMS (Society for Cinema and Media Studies) conference, Intellect still travelled the hefty 26 hour door-to-door journey to the bright lights of Tokyo. Armed with the latest up-to-date info on publications including the forthcoming Directory of World Cinema: Japan, and the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema, we met with a host of organisations to showcase our publishing programme, and continue to raise the profile for Intellect internationally. We also met with Gilles Fauveau, a representative for our North American distributor the University of Chicago Press, who was busily preparing for Book Expo in New York.

Even though the intended conference programme was cancelled, Josai International University impressively managed to arrange a lively one day programme of panel discussion and debate, held on the Saturday. This was a great opportunity for us to offer information about our titles for those attending the sessions, and to keep film and media academics updated about our latest books and journals. We also showcased the first issue of our new visually-focussed film mag, The Big Picture.

Here are some pictures of sights along the way, including bookshops, film institutes and a few visual tastes of this dramatic metropolis; where tradition and trend, ancient culture and cutting-edge industry co-exist in fabulous extremes.

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7th ISCHIA GLOBAL FILM & MUSIC FEST: from July 12th to 19th 2009

Music-icon Sting and Italian-director Francesca Archibugi will join Angela Bassett, Heather Graham, Joel Schumacher, Paul Haggis, Citto Maselli, and Matt Dillon among others at the 7th Ischia Global Film & Music Fest® which will take place from July 12th to 19th on the magnificent Green Island.

For the third year, the chairman of the event will be film director and producer Paul Haggis supported by Marina Cicogna, Franco Nero and – for the music section - Tony Renis whereas actress Malin Akerman and Martina Stella will host the event.

This year’s edition will re-launch the project to help international film productions in Italy: Chaired by Luciano Sovena (Cinecittà – Luce Spa), the 2nd Global Production Summit® that will involve many of the most influential film producers in the world.

the South African Film critic and Film Historian Prof Martin Botha will attend the festival. Prof Botha is not a stranger in Italy as he was awarded the Bronze Gripphon in 1994 in Italy and also contributed to the book on South African Film Industry “The new face of South Africa film ten years after apartheid” by Itala Vivan. He is also busy finalizing a dictionary on South African Films from 1910 up to date.

Ischia Global Fest 2009 will also include several international premieres, a retrospective on the best Italian films of the past season, concerts, awarding ceremonies and meetings with the stars and the audience in the movie theatres of Ischia Porto and Forio as well as in the spectacular arena prepared at the Regina Isabella bay in Lacco Ameno.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Cargo Review Allegorical Images: Tableau, Time and Gesture in the Cinema of Werner Schroeter

For all you German speaking Werner Schroeter fans out there, follow the link below and have a look at a recent review published in Cargo magazine discussing Allegorical Images: Tableau, Time and Gesture in the Cinema of Werner Schroeter (Intellect 2006) by Michelle Langford.

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For more information about Allergorical Images check out our website:,id=4541/

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