Dr Sam Vale, Programme Director of Photography at Canterbury Christ Church University, is about to publish a book on British Cherry blossom.
Dr Chris Pallant of the School of MAD will reflect upon the publication lifecycle of one of his publications.
Senior Lecturer in Photography, Rob Ball, has a new book of photographs of Coney Island coming out in June, with an essay by Dr Mark Rawlinson.
Dr Andy Birtwistle, Reader in Film and Sound, has had a new article published in FKW // Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung und visuelle Kultur.
Research Seminar: 1.00pm-2.15pm, 23 November 2016 – Refereeing and Peer Review: A Roundtable Discussion
A session discussing the intricacies of peer review and refereeing — the gatekeeping of academic publication.
Canterbury Christ Church University
School of Media Art and Design
Research Seminars 2016-2017
23 November 2016
Refereeing and Peer Review: A Roundtable Discussion
Speakers: Professor Shane Blackman, Dr Andrew M. Butler and Dr Agnes Gulyas (Canterbury Christ Church University)
One of the key things that underlies academic publication is the process of peer review – your fabulous manuscript is sent off to other probably overworked academics who will read your work for no money and help decide whether it will be published, will need to be revised or will end up somewhere else for to gain your intellectual glory.
How does this process work? How should you deal with it? And more to the point, how do you become a gatekeeper too? Come along to find out and share your own experiences.
Professor Shane Blackman is an associate editor of Journal of Youth Studies and is on the editorial board of Sociology, among many others. Dr Andrew M. Butler is an editor of Extrapolation, has peer reviewed for several journals and is still smarting from the report on his last book. Dr Agnes Gulyas is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and of the Executive Committee of the Media, Communication and Cultural Association (MeCCSA).
Powell Building – Pf06
North Holmes Road Campus, Canterbury
Email Dr Andrew Butler – Andrew.Butler@canterbury.ac.uk – for further details
— All welcome —
Feel free to bring your lunch!
On 30th June 2016, James Frost published his first peer-reviewed article, ‘The Serious Game: Towards a Hermeneutic Understanding of the Tarot’, in The International Journal of the Image, Volume 7, Issue 2.
In parts of Europe the tarot is still played as a game; in Britain and the United States it is used for divination. Particular attention is given to the writings of Antoine Court de Gebelin and Jean-Baptiste Alliette in the eighteenth century, as key turning points in the use of the cards from gaming to fortune-telling or cartomancy. As the practice of visual interpretation and the disclosure of truth are central to divination with the tarot, he refers to the philosophical hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer as an appropriate way of understanding the practice. He utilizes Gadamer’s notions of play, festival and symbol to explain the relationship between gaming and reading the cards. From this he is able to formulate an understanding of cartomancy as a form of serious play, related to but differing from game play in the nature of its encounter with the symbol.
Dr Chris Pallant, a member of the School of Media, Art and Design since 2010, has been busy working on two book publications. To ensure the scholarly rigour of these works, Dr Pallant undertook an extended period of primary research, visiting archives in the United States (the Margaret Herrick Library in Los Angeles and the Bobst Library in New York), France (the Cinémathèque Française), Germany (the Deutsche Kinemathek), and in the UK (the British Film Institute, The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation, and the London Film Museum), to name but a few. Extensive interviews were also conducted with practitioners from a range of media backgrounds. Much of this activity was made possible by funding received from the British Academy.
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