The COVID Files


The COVID Files
A Conversation with...

The COVID Files

The COVID-19 crisis has profoundly shaken up every aspect of our lives, accelerating many changes that were already under way and bringing up unexpected challenges. Some things we are used to taking for granted may be gone for ever, but at the same time there are opportunities for new ways of thinking, working and living. In this new series of short posts, Intellect authors, editors, collaborators and staff reflect on the situation, as it unfolds. If you have a story to share, please get in touch -

Alenka Barber-Kersovan and Volker Kirchberg of Urban Music Studies series reflect on struggles - and community and digital revival - of classical music of the past few months. Read more

James Fenwick, editor of the forthcoming Unmade Film and Television book series, misses the bleary eyes and sore wrists of archive research – and considers the alternatives that opened up during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

Anneke Smelik and Susan B. Kaiser, new editors of Critical Studies in Fashion & Beauty, consider the piece of cloth that polarized opinions in the western world.  Read more

Marcia Allison considers the ecofascism of the lockdown dolphins. The piece was originally published in the special free COVID supplement of the Journal of Environmental Media. Read more

A Conversation With...

Intellects James Campbell has been holding weekly Instragram live conversations with our authors and editors, discussing all current topics from BLM, Covid-19 and their current research. 

A conversation with Joe Hancock, Editor of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture.

In Conversation with Prof Sarah Whatley, Sarah is the author of Dance, Disability and Law and editor of Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices

In Conversation with Charlie Athill & J McCauley Bowstead Men's style

In conversation with C Lou Hamilton Veganism, Sex and Politics

In conversation with Sharon Louden, Author of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life Series

In conversation with Daniel Binns

In Conversation with Dr Griff Rollefson, editor of Global Hip Hop Studies