Friday, 30 May 2008

From Shakespeare to Seinfeld – new book reflects on the past 40 years of TV culture

Solange Davin and Rhona Jackson's new edited volume, Television and Criticism unites a distinguished body of scholars to challenge the traditional boundaries between high and low TV culture. Through a theoretical lens, this volume addresses such topics as the blurring of genres, television and identity, and the sophistication of television audiences by examining examples from soap operas, televised adaptations of classic novels, film noir, and popular shows like Queer as Folk, Seinfeld, and Ally McBeal. Ranging from Shakespeare to Dragnet, this comprehensive study will interest all those with an interest in the history of TV culture.

* Our Common Cultural Heritage: Classic Novels and English Television (Len Platt)
* Aspects of the Soap Opera and Other Stories (Dorothy Hobson)
* Shakespeare on American Television and the Special Relationship between the UK & the USA (Curtis Breight)
* Television as History: History as Television (Ann Wales)
* ‘The story you are about to see is true’: Dragnet, Film Noir and Postwar Realism (R. Barton Palmer)
* The Skilled Viewer (Rhona Jackson)
* The Culture of Post-Narcissism: Post-Teenage, Pre-Midlife Singles Culture in Seinfeld, Ally McBeal and Friends (Michael Skovmand)
* Television’s Vanishing Terms? Traditional Aesthetics and Television Drama in the Age of Reality TV (Felix Thompson)
* ‘I’ve been searching my soul tonight’: the Ally McBeal Effect (Jill Barker)

Title Info: Television and Criticism
Editors: Solange Davin and Rhona Jackson
ISBN: 9781841501475
Paperback: 230x174mm
Price: £19.95 / $40

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Tuesday, 27 May 2008

2009 Journals

We have now finalized our list of journals for 2009, and we are pleased to announce the following upcoming journals:

Journal of African Cinemas ISSN 1754-9221
Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema ISSN 1756-4905
Studies in South Asian Film & Media ISSN 1756-4921

Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices ISSN 1757-1871
Performing Ethos ISSN 1757-1979

Journal of Arts & Communities ISSN 1757-1936

Catalan Journal of Communication & Cultural Studies ISSN 1757-1898Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication ISSN 1757-1952
Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture ISSN 1757-2681
Journal of African Media Studies ISSN-17517974
Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds ISSN 1757-191X

Intellect is seeking editors to start new journals. We commission journals that strengthen our existing portfolio in the arts and humanities. We look for editors with exceptional leadership qualities. The most successful editors are those who encourage and inspire their community to submit articles, conduct peer reviews and help in the day-to-day development of the journal. Committed, passionate editors who dedicate time and thought, produce the best journals. Please visit this link: to download a Journal Editor Questionnaire.

We are of course also accepting book proposals, especially in the subject areas covered by our new journals. Please visit this link: to download an Author/Editor Questionnaire.

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Monday, 19 May 2008

Free online access for Developing Countries

Intellect now offers universities and educational institutions in developing countries free online access to its journals portfolio. The list below has been drawn-up using a study of less economically developed countries published by the World Bank. We have also added a number of South American countries, Palestine and Iraq.

All educational institutions in the following countries are eligible for this offer:

Afghanistan Guinea Papua New Guinea
Bangladesh Guinea-Bissau Rwanda
Benin Honduras São Tomé
Bhutan Iraq Senegal
Burkina Faso Kazakhstan Sierra Leone
Burundi Republic of Kenya Solomon Islands
Cambodia Kyrgyz Republic Somalia
Central African Republic Lao PDR Sudan
Chad Liberia Tajikistan
Comoros Madagascar Tanzania
Congo, Dem. Rep Malawi Timor-Leste
Côte d'Ivoire Mali Mauritania Togo
Eritrea Mongolia Uganda
El Salvador Mozambique Uruguay
Ethiopia Myanmar Uzbekistan
Gambia Nepal Yemen, Rep
Ghana Niger Zambia
Guatemala Palestine Zimbabwe

Please go to:
and complete the Intellect journals online registration form, ensuring all details are entered correctly. Any request originating from outside the countries listed will not be processed. If your claim is valid, it will be processed and online access set up via Atypon Link.

We hope that this scheme will prove useful for scholars in the developing world. Intellect wishes to thank our editors and authors for making this offer possible.

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Friday, 16 May 2008

Art education, Science, Technology and Culture collide in a new book from Intellect

The future of art and education is evolving, propelling artists into unknown territory in the new media age.

Educating Artists for the Future edited by Mel Alexenberg offers ground-breaking guidelines for higher art-education, focusing on the way that contemporary education must accept and reflect changes in digital and cultural systems. This is the first book concerned with educating artists for the post-digital age, and presents dynamic teaching strategies from a culturally diverse range of artists, researchers and teachers, focusing on student-concentrated, interactive learning. Alexenberg’s volume provides imaginative discussion for teaching the relationships between art and technology, recognising the complex balance between cultural pride and global awareness. Educating Artists for the Future charts the dissolving boundaries between science, technology, culture and art, redefining higher art-education.

Title Info:
Educating Artists for the Future: Learning at the Intersections of Art, Science, Technology and Culture.
Editor: Mel Alexenberg
ISBN: 9781841501918
Paperback: 230x174mm
Published: 01 April 08
Price: £29.95 / $60

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JMP Symposium 2008

We will be attending the fourth
Journal of Media Practice Symposium 2008: ‘Media Practice and its field’
on Friday 20th June 2008 at University of Leeds.

This is supported by MeCCSA Practice section.

Call for registration:

The JMP symposium is now an annual event for all media practitioners teaching or researching in HE and FE. The theme this year is our context – how we interact with our field. This is about how we teach media practice, how researchers and educators relate to professional and conventional practice (and vice versa), and how our practice-based research relates to other research methods and activity. Particularly welcome are postgraduate students, whether as researchers or teachers entering the field.

A sub-theme emerging from submissions this year is how professional norms affect both practice in general and practice as it is researched and taught in HE. Papers on this subject have already been confirmed from documentary producer Paul Kerr (London Metropolitan), documentary producer Florence Ayisi (Newport), PhD student Anna Zoellner (Leeds) and radio producer Rozina Breen (Trinity and All Saints).

Registrations are available from Monday May 12th. Delegate fees are £40 standard rate (£50 for registrations after June 13th). They expect to offer free places for postgraduate students (tbc
shortly). Registration includes lunch and refreshments. To register please complete form available at and send with fee to:

Portia Forbes-Rawlins
Research Officer
Institute of Communications Studies
Tel: +44 (113) 343 5805

Enquiries about bookings to Portia. Other enquiries to Ian Macdonald at:

Tel: +44 (113) 343 5816

Organised by the Louis Le Prince Centre for Cinema, Photography and Television, Institute of Communication Studies, University of Leeds.

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When you subscribe to any of Intellect’s journals until 31st May 2008 you receive the book of your choice from our extensive range of titles, absolutely FREE!! Why not subscribe to one of our latest journals?

The Soundtrack
is an exciting new journal exploring the aural elements, which combine with moving images. It regards the sounds which accompany the visuals not as a combination of disparate disciplines, but as a unified and coherent entity. Issue 1 (Feb 2008) includes an article about the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers' comedy Raising Arizona, which might make for interesting comparison with the brothers' latest release No Country for Old Men.

Journal of Community Music

For readers who wish for a basic starting point, we suggest that Community Music may be thought of as music teaching-learning interactions and transactions that occur ‘outside’ traditional music institutions (e.g., university music departments, public schools, conservatories) and/or music teaching-learning interactions and transactions that operate in relation to traditional institutions.

Creative Industries Journal

The Creative Industries Journal is primarily aimed at those studying and practising activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent, and which have a potential for wealth creation. These activities primarily take place in advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, the performing arts, publishing, television and radio. The journal provides a forum to challenge definitional assumptions, advance the social, economic, cultural, and political understanding and engagement with the creative industries. Why not have a look at the other journals available from Intellect at:

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