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Intellect is exhibiting at the PCA/ACA 2023 Conference

PCA/ACA 2023 will take place 4-9 April in San Antonio, Texas. More information about the conference can be found here.

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We publish a range of popular culture journals, including Queer Studies in Media & Popular Culture, Horror Studies, Journal of Fandom Studies, East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, Journal of Gaming & Virtual WorldsStudies in Comics and many more.

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Spotlight titles


The first book to comprehensively engage with Disney fans and the company's relationship with them, spanning theme parks, film, television, stage productions and novels, as well as a variety of fannish interventions. It addresses timely issues such as race and queerness, the Covid- 19 pandemic and the advent of Disney+. 20 b&w illus.   New Books Network (New Books in Film) interview with Sabrina Mittermeier

The Systemic Revolution

Fashion Education maps out a praxis of inclusive fashion pedagogy. In this collection of 16 essays, fashion educators from Australia, Canada, the US and the UK recount their experiences, struggles and strategies of radically redesigning fashion curriculum to centre Black, Indigenous, brown, fat, disabled, queer and trans bodies. 59 b/w illus.

A Primer of Case Studies, Theories, and Analyses for the Player-Academic

This collection of essays addresses the fascinating intersection between nostalgia and videogame music. From Nintendo to PlayStation, Zelda to Bioshock, and cult to classic games – this anthology takes readers on a musical journey into personal, historical and virtual pasts. 15 b/w illus.

He/She/They Could Have Danced All Night
Edited by Kelly Kessler

This new collection brings together the romance, love, and lust encompassing the musical genre. Established and emergent scholars wrestle with gender, sex, and sexuality across methodologies, periods, identities, and nations as they dig into a cultural site many have framed as one of the most culturally conservative theatrical forms. 10 b&w illus.

Perspectives from the Field

Edited collection including contributions from scholars and popular music educators in response to the question “what are the place and purpose of popular music education?” The book aims to broaden and diversify the conversation and community around popular music education globally. 7 b&w illus.

Edited by Richard Anatone

This is the first book-length study of the music of Nobuo Uematsu, and focuses on his Final Fantasy soundtracks, exploring the dynamic relationship between the music and the stories behind the beloved video game series. Contributors are music and game scholars, based in the USA and UK. Foreword by William Gibbons. 95 b/w illus.

Material Culture and the Reproduction of Medical Knowledge
Edited by John Nott and Anna Harris

Leading historians, anthropologists, educators and designers explore the role of materiality in medical education. With a broad focus, international scope and experimental format, this is the first book to seriously reflect on the material relationship between the medical school and reproduction of medical knowledge. 81 col. and 34 b&w illus.

Essays & Interviews on Caribbean Visual Culture

Essays about and interviews with contemporary caribbean writers, scholars and curators. Includes work by trained visual artists and vernacular artists with emphasis on the works of vernacular decorative and ornamental needle workers. Speaks to both indigenous traditions of the region and more globalised contemporary expressions. 27 col, 2b/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.

An Exploration of Impossible Encounters

This book explores a selection of artistic representations of animals. Positioned within contemporary debates around the animal question, it challenges anthropocentric beliefs about the all-knowing, rational and speaking human subject and argues that the irrationality of animal worlds marks the very limits of human thinking. 42 b&w photographs.

Disruptions and Connections

This edited collection develops existing work on punk pedagogy by connecting theory and practices whilst simultaneously disrupting current accepted approaches to pedagogy in post-16 education. This globally focused text takes an interdisciplinary approach that can be applied to a wide range of contexts and educational settings. 5 b/w illus.