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.

Link to the article:

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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.

For more information about the book, go to:

To find out more about the conference, go to:

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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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