Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 3.2 is now available

Intellect is happy to announce that Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture 3.2 is now available. For more information about QSMPC 3.2 including how to subscribe, please click here or email tessa@intellectbooks.com

Articles within this issue include (partial list):

The Influence of RuPaul and Her Girls on Culture and Gender

RuPaul’s Drag Race has steadily increased its audience share and jumpstarted the careers of dozens of drag performers. It’s not simply a contest to be declared “America’s Next Drag Superstar,” but a platform for each queen to shape their brand, promote different forms drag, and start conversations on a number of cultural questions (i.e.

Queerness and Television in the 21st Century (Turku, Finland, November 22-24, 2018)


This workshop call for papers invites presentation proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of queerness in contemporary television during the period from 2000 to the present. Topics pertaining to cultural and/or television studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines. Contributors are encouraged to interpret and explore this topic broadly and innovatively.

FAILED CINEMA conference

At what point can an artistic endeavor be defined as a failure? If a film achieves critical acclaim and countless accolades, yet disappoints in its returns at the box office, has it failed? Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was the second highest-grossing film in the US and Canada as well as the bestselling home media release of 2009. However, the film was panned critically, holding a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes and winning three Razzies for Worst Picture, Worst Director and Worst Screenplay at the 30t? h? Annual Golden Raspberry Awards.

CFP for Images, Cinema, Theory, Media. Vol. 19, Issue 2/2018

Call for papers Ekphrasis. Images, Cinema, Theory, Media. Vol. 19, Issue 2/2018

Ekphrasis is a peer-reviewed academic journal, edited by the Faculty of Theatre and Television, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, indexed by Clarivate Analytics Emerging Sources Citation Index, ERIH +, EBSCO, CEEOL

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit: http://ekphrasisjournal.ro


Cinema, Cognition and Art

CALL FOR PAPERS special issue ‘Tropical Gothic’



Submission Deadline: 30 December 2018



‘The Gothic’ is undergoing a resurgence in academic and popular cultures. Propelled by fears produced by globalization, the neoliberal order, networked technologies, post-truth and environmental uncertainty – tropes of ‘the gothic’ resonate. The gothic allows us to delve into the unknown. It calls up unspoken truths and secret desires.


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