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Theatre & Performance in Small Nations

by Steve Blandford Intellect (January 28, 2013)

Many commentators have routinely referred to theatre and, to an extent, all forms of live performance as particularly appropriate to the discussion of national identity. Put simply, the act of live performance...


by Susan Lehman Intellect (January 28, 2013)

The interviews contained in Directors: From Stage to Screen and Back Again demonstrate the myriad ways in which a theater background can engender innovative and stimulating work in film. As unique and idiosyncratic...

Transglobal Fashion Narratives

by Anne Peirson-Smith & Joseph H. Ii Hancock Intellect (June 22, 2018)

Everywhere we look, people are using fashion to communicate self and society—who they are, and where they belong. Transglobal Fashion Narratives presents an international, interdisciplinary analysis of those...

Dance, Disability and Law

by Sarah Whatley, Charlotte Waelde & Shawn Harmon Intellect (June 01, 2018)

This edited collection is the first book to that focus on the intersection between dance, disability and law. Bringing together a range of writers from different disciplines, this volume considers the question...

Understanding Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey

by James Fenwick Intellect (April 01, 2018)

This edited volume seeks to bring to light the impact of the ‘new’ Kubrick studies upon the ‘old’ Kubrick studies and collate together original insights, and textual and interpretative analyses of 2001:...

The Global Road Movie

by José Duarte & Timothy Corrigan Intellect (April 09, 2018)

This edited volume looks at the cinematic travel motif from different perspectives and nations, focusing on movements and flows and how these narratives (re)imagine the contemporary global world. Primarily an...

Performing Exile

by Judith Rudakoff Intellect (November 01, 2017)

Bringing together a range of perspectives to examine the full impact of political, socio-economic, or psychological experiences of exile, Performing Exile: Foreign Bodies presents an inclusive mix of voices...

The Making of an Artist

by Kristin G. Congdon Intellect (March 01, 2018)

What drives an artist to create? And are there common traits that successful artists possess? In The Making of an Artist, Kristin G. Congdon draws on her years of studying and teaching art at all levels –...

Across the Art/Life Divide

by Martin Patrick Intellect (February 01, 2018)

Martin Patrick explores the ways in which contemporary artists across media continue to reinvent art that straddles both public and private spheres. Examining the impact of various art movements on notions of...

One Hundred Years of Futurism

by John London Intellect (January 01, 2018)

One hundred years after the publication of the founding manifesto of Futurism, there is a need to reassess the whole movement from its Italian roots to its international ramifications. In wide-ranging essays...

Australian Film Theory and Criticism Vol 3

by Deane Williams & Constantine Verevis Intellect (January 01, 2018)

The third part of a three-volume work devoted to mapping the transnational history of Australian film studies, Australian Film Theory and Criticism, Volume 3 concludes the project by gathering together the 'Documents'...

Personal Style Blogs

by Rosie Findlay Intellect (September 01, 2017)

From Style Rookie to Style Bubble, personal style blogs exploded onto the scene in the mid-2000s giving voice to young and stylish writers who had their own unique take on the seasonal fashion cycle and how...

Picturing the Cosmos

by Iina Kohonen Intellect (July 01, 2017)

Picturing the Cosmos elucidates the complex relationship between visual propaganda and censorship in the Soviet Union in the Cold War period, focusing on the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing from a comprehensive corpus...

Film Studies in China

by Contemporary Cinema Intellect (October 01, 2017)

Film Studies in China is a collection of specially selected articles chosen from issues of the Contemporary Cinema journal published throughout the year. Contemporary Cinema is one of the most prestigious academic...

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960–2000

by Christian Long Intellect (October 05, 2017)

The Imaginary Geography of Hollywood Cinema 1960-2000 combines digital cartography with close readings of representative films to write a history of twentieth century Hollywood narrative cinema at the intersection...

The Hollywood War Film

by Daniel Binns Intellect (July 01, 2017)

Considering selected films representing three periods in history – World Wars I and II and their interim, the Vietnam War, and the major conflicts in the Middle East – The Hollywood War Film reflects on...

The Sensible Stage

by Bridget Crone Intellect (July 01, 2017)

The Sensible Stage is a collection of essays exploring the use of live performance and moving image in contemporary art practice. It engages with a global phenomenon in which elements from theatre and cinema...

Plays in Time

by Karen Malpede Intellect (October 01, 2017)

This is an anthology of four plays set during seminal events from the late 20th Century to the present: the Bosnian war and rape camps; the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Israel’s 2006 bombardment of...

Building Successful and Sustainable Film and Television Businesses

by Eva Bakoy Intellect (October 01, 2017)

This edited collection focuses on the production cultures of successful small and medium-sized (SME) film and television companies in Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK, based on a three-year research...

Artistic Research in the Future Academy

by Daniel Butt Intellect (July 01, 2017)

The rapid growth of doctoral-level art education provides both a challenge to traditional conceptions of university knowledge and, Danny Butt argues, a blueprint for the university’s future. Synthesizing institutional...

Saudade in Brazilian Cinema

by Jack A. Draper Intellect (September 01, 2017)

Saudade has received much attention, at times celebratory and at times more critical, from artists and other intellectuals. As a powerful ‘sister emotion’ of nostalgia, the affective structure of the sentiment...


by Elizabeth Grierson Intellect (July 01, 2017)

Critically challenging the notion of cities as hegemonic spaces, Transformations: Art and the City explores interactions between the human subject and their urban surroundings through site-specific art and creative...

Cultural Quarters

by Simon Roodhouse Intellect (September 01, 2010)

This definitive book provides a conceptual context for cultural quarters through a detailed discussion concerning the principles of urban design and planning. To examine these issues, the book presents several...

Street Fashion Moscow

by Elena Siemens Intellect (February 01, 2017)

Few cities in the world offer the diversity of stunning visuals that can be found on the streets of Moscow, from famous landmarks like Red Square to the Boulevard Ring and Kamergersky Lane and the residential...

Magnet Theatre: Three Decades of Making Space

by Mark Lewis Intellect (February 15, 2016)

Cape Town’s Magnet Theatre has been a positive force in South African theatre for three decades, a crucial space for theatre, education, performance, and community throughout a turbulent period in South African...

Don't Look Now

by Paul Newland Intellect (January 01, 2010)

While postwar British cinema and the British new wave have received much scholarly attention, the misunderstood period of the 1970s has been comparatively ignored. Don’t Look Now uncovers forgotten but richly...

The Film Paintings of David Lynch

by Allister Mactaggart Intellect (May 14, 2014)

One of the most distinguished ?lmmakers working today, David Lynch is a director whose vision of cinema is ?rmly rooted in ?ne art. He was motivated to make his ?rst ?lm as a student because he wanted a painting...

The Grey Zone of Health and Illness

by Alan Blum Intellect (September 01, 2010)

With The Grey Zone of Health and Illness, Alan Blum offers a new perspective, outlining a highly nuanced theoretical approach to health, illness, suffering and disease and the ethical and aesthetic implications...

Zapolska’s Women

by Teresa Murjas Intellect (January 01, 2009)

This groundbreaking book contains the first English language translations of three plays by Polish playwright, actress and journalist Gabriela Zapolska. They were initially performed in fin-de-siecle, partitioned...

Readings in Primary Art Education

by Steve Herne, Sue Cox & Robert Watts Intellect (May 14, 2014)

With approximately 16,000 students beginning primary teacher education in the UK each year, and each of those being expected to teach art and design, this pioneering volume provides a renewed emphasis on ideas,...

Walking, Writing and Performance

by Roberta Mock Intellect (January 01, 2009)

This collection charts three projects by performance-makers who generate autobiographical writing by taking walks. It includes performance texts and photographs, as well as essays by the artists that discuss...

Diasporas of Australian Cinema

by Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska & Anthony Lambert Intellect (May 14, 2014)

Diasporas of Australian Cinema is the first volume to focus exclusively on diasporic hybridity and cultural diversity in Australian filmmaking over the past century.Topics include post-war documentaries and...

Cinema and Landscape

by Graeme Harper & Jonathan Rayner Intellect (January 01, 2010)

While the consideration of landscape on film has been growing in currency over the past four to five years, as yet no single publication has attempted to embrace the multitude of nationalities, cinematic examples...

Theatre, Time and Temporality: Melting Clocks and Snapped Elastics

by David Ian Rabey Intellect (September 01, 2016)

Theatre, Time and Temporality is the first book-length exploration of the subject of temporality within theatre and performance. David Ian Rabey brings in sources ranging from medieval and Renaissance theatre...

New Patterns in Global Television Formats

by Karina Aveyard Intellect (September 08, 2016)

The past twenty years have seen major changes in the ways that television formats and programming are developed and replicated internationally for different markets—with locally focused repackagings of hit...

Research-based Theatre: An Artistic Methodology

by George Belliveau Intellect (September 01, 2016)

Research-based Theatre aims to present research in a way that is compelling and captivating, connecting with viewers on imaginative and intellectual levels at the same time. The editors bring together scholars...

Theatre for Children in Hospital: The Gift of Compassion

by Persephone Sextou Intellect (September 08, 2016)

Recent decades have seen a new appreciation develop for Applied Theatre and the role of art in arts-based activities in healthcare. This book looks specifically at the place of theatre for children who are hospitalized,...

Seamlessness: Making and (Un)Knowing in Fashion Practice

by Yeseung Lee Intellect (September 04, 2016)

Taking the concept of “seamlessness” as her starting point, Yeseung Lee offers an innovative practice-based investigation into the meaning of the handmade in the age of technological revolution and globalized...

Islamic Architecture on the Move

by Christiane Gruber Intellect (August 01, 2016)

Even a casual observer can spy traces of Islamic architecture and design on buildings all over the world, a reminder that artistic traditions and visual culture have never been limited to their region or country...

Irish Drama in Poland

by Barry Keane Intellect (August 01, 2016)

With a forword by Michael Cronin. Irish Drama in Poland is the first book to broadly assess Irish drama’s impact on both Poland’s theatrical world and its cultural and literary heritage in the twentieth...

Memory, Space, Sound

by Johannes Brusila Intellect (September 07, 2016)

Memory, Space, Sound presents a collection of essays from scholars in a range of disciplines that together explore the social, spatial, and temporal contexts that shape different forms of music and sonic practice....

Englishness, Pop and Post-War Britain

by Kari Kallioniemi Intellect (September 01, 2016)

English pop music was a dominant force on the global cultural scene in the decades after World War II—and it served a key role in defining, constructing, and challenging various ideas about Englishness in...

Gay Men at the Movies

by Scott McKinnon Intellect (August 01, 2016)

Cinema has long played a major role in the formation of community among marginalized groups, and this book details that process for gay men in Sydney, Australia from the 1950s to the present. Scott McKinnon...

Precarious Spaces

by Miguel Imas & Katarzyna Kosmala Intellect (August 01, 2016)

Precarious Spaces addresses current concerns around the instrumentality and agency of art in the context of the precarity of daily life. The book offers a survey of socially and community-engaged art practices...

Theatrical Reality: Space, Embodimnet and Empathy in Performance

by Campbell Edinborough Intellect (September 01, 2016)

Performance, dramaturgy, and scenography are often explored in isolation, but in Theatrical Reality, Campbell Edinborough describes their connectedness in order to investigate how the experience of reality is...

Mindful Movement:The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action

by Martha Eddy Intellect (September 10, 2016)

In Mindful Movement, exercise physiologist, somatic therapist, dance educator and advocate Martha Eddy uses original interviews, case studies and practice-led research to define the origins of a new holistic...

Imaging the City

by Edward M. Clift, Kevin O'Brien & Steve Hawley Intellect (June 01, 2016)

Imaging the City brings together the work of designers, artists, dancers, and media specialists to investigate how we perceive the city, how we imagine it, how we experience it, and how we might better design...

Filming the City

by Mirko Guaralda, Ari Mattes & Edward M. Clift Intellect (June 01, 2016)

Filming the City brings together the work of filmmakers, architects, designers, video artists, and media specialists to provide three distinct prisms through which to examine the medium of film in the context...

Fan Phenomena: Supernatural

by Lynn Zubernis & Katherine Larsen Intellect (January 01, 2014)

Supernatural premiered on September 14, 2005, on what was then called the WB Network. Creator Eric Kripke was inspired by Jack Kerouac’s On The Road, putting his heroes, brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, in...

Fan Phenomena: Audrey Hepburn

by Jacqui Miller Intellect (January 01, 2014)

The satirical American newspaper the Onion recently ran a story with the headline "College-Aged Female Finds Unlikely Kindred Spirit In Audrey Hepburn," lampooning modern American girls’ continued fascination...