Intensities is an online journal first launched at Cardiff University in 2001 under the editorship of Matt Hills and Sara Gwenllian Jones. It later moved to Brunel University, where it was edited by David Lavery, and is currently edited (still at Brunel) by Leon Hunt. Intensities will publish two issues a year. The journal addresses all aspects of cult media including cult television, cult film, cult radio, cult comics, literary cults and cult authors, new media cults, cult figures and celebrities, cult icons, musical cults, cult geographies, historical studies of media cults and their fandoms, cult genres (e.g. science fiction, horror, fantasy, pulp fiction, Manga, anime, Hong Kong film etc.), non-generic modes of cultishness, theorisations of cult media, relevant audience and readership studies, and work that addresses the cult media industry.
In addition to publishing refereed essays (of between 6000 and 8000 words), Intensities also features a non-refereed Cult Media Review section which will carry shorter speculative reviews, reviews of cult phenomena (e.g. cult TV series, cult films, cult novels, science fiction, comics), short critical essays, interview transcripts, conference and convention reviews and articles about aspects of industry, fan culture, production and authorship.
Editor: Leon Hunt
Editor, Cult Media Review: Adrian Smith
Assistant Editors: Sarah Harman, Mark Adams, Erin Pearson
Editorial Advisory Board:
Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton), Harry Benshoff (University of North Texas), Mark Betz (King’s College, London), Mark Bould (University of the West of England), Will Brooker (Kingston University, London), Brigid Cherry (St Mary’s University College), Rayna Denison (University of East Anglia), David Desser (University of Illinois), Kay Dickinson (Goldsmiths University, London), David Scott Diffrient (Colorado State University), Kate Egan (University of Aberystwyth), Mark Gallagher (University of Nottingham), Mark Goodall (University of Bradford), Mike Chopra Gant (London Metropolitan University), Matt Hills (University of Aberystwyth), Joanne Hollows (Nottingham Trent University), Peter Hutchings (University of Northumbria), Mark Jancovich (University of East Anglia), Geoff King (Brunel University), Adam Knee (University of Nottingham Ningbo China), Tanya Krzywinska (Brunel University), Lorna Jowett (University of Northampton) Marcia Landy (University of Pittsburgh), Antonio Lazaro-Reboll (University of Kent), Leung Wing Fai (University College Cork), Gina Marchetti (University of Hong Kong), Alan McKee (Queensland University of Technology), Xavier Mendik (Brighton University), Gary Needham (Nottingham Trent University), Bill Osgerby (London Metropolitan University), Bernard Perron (University of Montreal), Alison Peirse (University of Northumbria), Julian Petley (Brunel University), Roger Sabin (Central St Martin’s), Jeffrey Sconce (Northwestern University), Iain Robert Smith (Roehampton University), Peter Stanfield (University of Kent), Helen Wheatley (Warwick University), Rebecca Williams (University of Glamorgan), Milly Williamson (Brunel University), Andrew Willis (University of Salford).