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Intellect is exhibiting at the MAPACA 2021 Virtual Conference

MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association) 2021 is occurring 10-13th of November 2021 and more information about the conference can be found here.To obtain 30% off selected books, please use the code MAPACA30 at the checkout when purchasing books online. Books will be eligible for a 30% discount between 3rd of November and 3rd of December 2021. Click here for the full list of discounted books.You can also see our related journals Journal of Fandom Studies, Journal of Science & Popular Culture, Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, Studies in Comics, European Journal of American Culture and many more.We are looking to contract new books and reach out to new journal contributors within the subject areas of popular culture, American studies, film, television and much more. For more information on publishing with us click here.Please contact james@intellectbooks.com if you'd like to discuss a proposal or would like to link up at the conference. See our latest catalogues and collections, and sign up to our newsletters here.Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with new publications!

Spotlight titles

A Cultural History of the Disneyland Theme Parks  | Discounted price: £16.80

The Return of Twin Peaks: Squaring the Circle  | Discounted price: £21.00

American Presidents and Oliver Stone | Discounted price: £14.00

How Belfast Got the Blues | Discounted price: £20.30

Interpreting and Experiencing Disney: Mediating the Mouse | Discounted price: £59.50

Lesbians on Television | Discounted price: £56.00

Shiny Things: Reflective Surfaces and Their Mixed Meanings | Discounted price: £15.40

The Cultural Impact of RuPaul’s Drag Race | Discounted price: £56.00

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time | Discounted price: £59.50

The Traumatic Screen | Discounted price: £14.00

Middle Class Kingdoms

The first comparative historical study of the six Disneyland theme parks around the world in five distinct cultures: the USA, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Sets the parks in the historic contexts at their opening, discusses cross- and trans-cultural understandings of the parks and the part that class plays.   A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access: A Cultural History of the Disneyland Theme Parks. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and is part of Knowledge Unlatched.   New Books Network (New Books in Critical Theory) interview with Sabrina Mittermeier   Book Launch

Squaring the Circle

Franck Boulègue's latest book about David Lynch and Mark Frost's famous television series focuses on the eighteen new episodes directed by Lynch for season 3, screened in 2017. Analyses the season with special importance given to readings from an intertextual, ontological and spiritual perspectives. Now in paperback and with 81 colour illus.

Kennedy, Nixon, and Bush between History and Cinema

Synthesizing detailed film criticism with thorough political and historical analysis, examines the Oliver Stone films JFK, Nixon and W. that transmute these presidencies into works of historical fiction. Wide-ranging, accessible and highly original, this book will fascinate everyone interested in the intersection of American politics and cinema.

A Cultural History of Popular Music in the 1960s

Highly original and fascinating cultural and political history told through Belfast’s popular music scene in the 1960s in the context of Northern Ireland’s sociopolitical milieu. With particular emphasis on Van Morrison, Them, and Ottilie Patterson; also features the Peter Whitehead film of The Rolling Stones. 15 b/w illus.

New Queer Visibility & The Lesbian Normal

In Lesbians on Television, Kate McNicholas Smith maps concurrent contemporary shifts in lesbian visibility within popular media, focusing on the small screens of Europe and North America. Central to these shifts has been a re-imagining of queer lives – or a 'new queer visibility' – as LGBTQ+ characters have become increasingly visible within popular culture.   A PDF version of this book is available for free in Open Access: Lesbians on Television. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and is part of Knowledge Unlatched.

Reflective Surfaces and Their Mixed Meanings

Discusses meanings of shininess in art and in culture generally. Shininess is physically and metaphorically present in the construction of concepts such as utopia, the sublime, and camp; and the way its affects, rooted in excess produce irony, anxiety, pleasure and kitsch. A compelling subject that instantly attracts and fascinates. 54 b/w illus.

Why Are We All Gagging?

Insightful and provocative, and new in paperback. Examines the social, cultural, political and commercial implications of RuPaul’s Drag Race, from its groundbreaking, subversive entry into the reality television arena, to a now mainstream, increasingly non-LGBTQ+, audience reach and relationship with fans. International contributors. 40 b/w illus.   New Books Network (New Books in Popular Culture) interview with Cameron Crookston

A Game Music Companion

Discusses the use of music in a well-loved and culturally significant game – Ocarina of Time. Examining music in different contexts, it identifies music’s role and function within the game and in gameplay overall, and uses this to investigate wider issues in music and media studies and fan cultures. New in paperback. 119 b/w illus.

The Films of Christopher Nolan

The Traumatic Screen is a psychoanalytic study that considers the function and presentation of trauma in Christopher Nolan’s films. Using a methodological framework with references to Freud and Lacan, the author argues that Nolan’s films highlight the ways in which the cinema can provide specific insights into the nature of human consciousness.

Mediating the Mouse
Edited by Priscilla Hobbs

The name 'Disney' is synonymous with its expansive franchises, from princesses to theme parks. The power of the Disney brand is its role as a cultural influencer across multiple generations across the globe. This collection of essays takes a look at Disney beyond its behemoth corporate presents and into the threads of the Disney experience. b/w illus.

A Game Music Companion

Discusses the use of music in a well-loved and culturally significant game – Ocarina of Time. Examining music in different contexts, it identifies music’s role and function within the game and in gameplay overall, and uses this to investigate wider issues in music and media studies and fan cultures. New in paperback. 119 b/w illus.