Friday, 31 October 2008

EBL Ebook promotion

Save up to 60% on Intellect Books titles on EBL

We are offering a range of special discounts on titles purchased through EBL. This special limited promotion offers a wide range of selection choices and the more titles you purchase, the more you save.

Full Title List Discount
Receive substantial discount when you purchase the entire list of Intellect Books’ titles.

  • 60% off list price when purchasing Intellect's entire list - 149 titles

Select Subject List Discount:

Purchase any of Intellect Books’ select subject lists at half price.

  • 50% off list price when purchasing any complete subject list (subjects listed below).
Film Studies: 33 titles
Art& Design: 20 titles
Theatre & Music: 26 titles
Media & Culture: 44 titles

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You can choose to ‘pick-mix’ from the 149 titles and save. The more titles you select, the more you save.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Frankfurt Book Fair

The world's biggest book fair took place between 15-19th October 2008 in Frankfurt. This year's guest of honour at the fair was Turkey.

Our Book Publishing Assistant, Melanie Harrison, attended the fair on behalf of Intellect. She met with distributors and ebooks providers as well as prospective clients and authors, and the fair proved to be a great success. Intellect were situated on the shared IPG stand in Hall 8.0 amongst all the international publishers. We displayed the book: Art, Community and Environment on one shelf of the stand.

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Upcoming Conference

BPB 2008 Conference
Saturday 15th November 2008
A one day conference programmed by Julian Stallabrass, Curator BPB 2008, organised by BPB 2008 and with support from the University of Brighton explores the production, distribution and engagement with images of war through photojournalism, contemporary art photography, architecture and the media through referencing newsprint, publishing and online spaces and the art gallery.
A range of international speakers will present including:
Julian Stallabrass – BPB 2008 Curator and Courtauld Institute of Art lecturer
Eyal Weizman – Architectural theorist and Writer
Iain Boal – Historian of Technics and the Commons and member of Retort Collective
Stefaan Decostere – multi-media and online producer for CARGO, curator and artist
Hilary Roberts – Head of Collections Management including photography at Imperial War Museum
Simon Norfolk – artist and photojournalist exhibiting as part of BPB2008 at De La Warr Pavilion
Broomberg and Chanarin – artists exhibiting as part of BPB 2008 at De La Warr Pavilion
Harriet Logan – artist and photojournalist exhibiting as part of BPB2008 at Independent
Photographers’ Gallery
Tom Hickey – Course Leader for the Cultural and Critical MA at the University of Brighton

The day includes in-depth academic papers, artist presentations and in-conversation style dialogues. This is a serious opportunity to explore BPB 2008 through a range of related disciplines and with a focus on photojournalism and contemporary art photographic practice.

Intellect’s Journal of War and Culture Studies is concerned with the way that cultural histories and cultural productions, such as war photography, act as significant forces that shape
experiences, representations and memories of war. Copies of the journal will be available for
delegates to view at this event.

Please see and look up ‘conference’ for full programme details and downloadable pdf.
Conference Venue:
SallisBenney Theatre
University of Brighton
Grand Parade

Date: Saturday 15th November
Time: 09.30am – 5.45pm
Admission: £30 £15 (concessions) includes tea/coffee
To book contact: Dome Box Office, 29 New Road, Brighton
T: 01273 709 709. W:

(Image: Photograph by Franco Pagetti
An explosion rocks a building in Saddam Hussein’s palace complex in Baghdad, March 21, 2003, during the American ‘Shock and Awe’ air raids that marked the beginning of the occupation of Iraq. The complex on the banks of the Tigris later became what is now known as the Green Zone and houses both the Iraqi legislation as well as key American installations.
© Franco Pagetti / VII From Iraq Through the Lens of Vietnam (University of Brighton Gallery).

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Thursday, 23 October 2008

Mark Browning, author of David Cronenberg: Author or Filmmaker?, has contributed one of the text commentaries to a special exhibition, forming part of the 2008 Rome Film Festival. Chromosomes, features fifty specially-enhanced close-ups, all with accompanying commentary, from a range of Cronenberg’s work, spanning over 30 years. It follows previous exhibitions on the work of Peter Greenaway, Michael Nyman and Atom Egoyan, all initiated by Volumina, a cultural body concerned with bringing Art and Film together in new and surprising ways. In 2005, they organised an exhibition to accompany Cronenberg’s lushly-illustrated, limited edition book, Red Cars, featuring a screenplay about the Ferrari dynasty and the battle for the 1961 Formula One championship.

Browning’s commentary complements a still from Spider, one of Cronenberg’s more underrated works. Links between Cronenberg and literature, the focus of Browning’s book, are particularly pertinent, not just in the light of Red Cars but Cronenberg’s keenly-awaited debut as a novelist, due for publication next year, provisionally entitled Consumed.
The exhibition is at the Palazzo della Esposizioni, Via Milano 9A, 00184, Rome and after a premiere on October 21st, is open to the public until November 16th. You can get a taste of it at

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Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Iris Prize Festival

The book launch for Queer Cinema in Europe edited by Robin Griffiths took place on Friday 3rd October at The Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff's International Gay and Lesbian Short Film Prize 2008.

The launch was a great success. Here is a photo from the evening of the book's editor Robin Griffiths (centre) pictured with our representative at the festival, Freya Morris, Journals Assistant (right) and Ceri Sherlock from BBC Wales (left).

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Monday, 6 October 2008

African Media Studies

Subscriptions to the exciting new Journal of African Media Studies (JAMS) are now available from Intellect here. For more information about the journal and how to submit articles and reviews, visit the journal's webpage.

The Journal of African Media Studies is an new interdisciplinary journal published three times a year. It aims to contribute to the on-going re-positioning of media and cultural studies outside the Anglo-American axis. The journal provides new theoretical debates grounded in empirical work and academic literature. It interprets media in a broad sense, incorporating not only formal media such as radio, television, print, internet and mobile telephony but also considers articles on 'informal', 'small' or 'indigenous' media such as music, jokes and theatre. JAMS is revolutionary in its thinking, including colour images, photographs and a book and film review section. The journal is edited by Winston Mano, Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Westminster.

In its first issue, JAMS looks to assess the past and future of African Media Studies in relation to the effects colonialism. It also examines the relationship between media and power, corruption, feminism and capitalism. Music is also a key topic, as lyrics often mirror politics and are an important communication tool in a continent with high levels of illiteracy. Volume 1. Issue 1 features articles such as: 'Music advocacy, the media and the Malawi political public sphere, 1958–2007' by John Lwanda and 'The politics of corruption and the media in Africa' by Helge Rønning.

If you are considering an institutional subscription, email for a free sample copy.

Free online access
is available for the first issue here.

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Author of 'Performing the Dark Arts: A Cultural History of Conjuring' speaks at film festival

As part of the Compass of Mystery Festival in Bristol, author of Intellect's book Performing the Dark Arts: A Cultural History Michael Mangan is concluding an exciting evening of magic and illusion events by discussing and introducing Christopher Nolan's film The Prestige:

Screening of The Prestige (12)
(Nolan, 2006, 130min) & Introduction
A dark drama about two rival magicians (Christian Bale & Hugh Jackman), so committed to their art that they will fight for supremacy to the death, or so it seems... This adaptation of Christopher Priest‘s novel is a murky and mysterious tale that twists and meanders through the dark streets of late-19th Century London, skirting stranger horizons before winding back to its perplexing, terrifying finale. The film will be introduced by Michael Mangan, academic expert on magic, magicianship and conjury.

This event takes place on Saturday 11 October, 18.30–22.30, £4 / £3 at Mivart Street Studios, Mivart Street, Easton, Bristol.

Directions can be found here:

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Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Book Launch

The Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff's International Gay and Lesbian Short Film Prize 2008, takes place this week (2nd – 4th October).

As part of the proceedings, Friday 3rd October at 17.30 sees the long-awaited launch of our new title Queer Cinema in Europe. The launch takes place at the Atrium, Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2XF (click here for directions).

During the course of the launch, Robin Griffiths will discuss his new edited book, Queer Cinema in Europe with Ceri Sherlock, Commissioning Executive, Arts BBC Wales in a one hour Q & A session. Copies of the book will be available to buy from Intellect's stand at the event - there will also be information about Intellect and promotional material at the stand - so come and say hello!

The new book, edited by Griffiths, draws together a number of accessible and insightful essays that explore, for the first time, an exciting new area of academic analysis and debate. Through case studies of key films and film-makers, the contributors to this volume resituate discussions of queer representation and desire within a diverse and divergent European context. The book raises many provocative questions about understandings of gender, sexuality and identity in film that spill across a variety of national borders, cultures and traditions.

For more information about the event, go to:

(If you attended this event, tell us what you thought by posting a comment on the blog!)

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