Research round-up – 25 September

We hope you’re enjoying our new research videos; there are more to come so keep an eye out. Here’s the news from this week:


Cine Excess

The newly-released first issue of e-journal Cine-Excess, joint edited by John Mercer from the School of Media has already received high praise.

The issue, also edited by Mikita Brottman of the Maryland Institute College of Art, was described by Janet Staiger of the University of Texas as ‘excellent’. The special issue is called Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess and you can read it here.

In addition, the Cine-Excess International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions will take place at the MAC Birmingham on 15-17 November.

This weekend John is also talking at the A Weekend with Doris event at the University of Kent (27th-29th September). John will be talking about Rock Hudson’s breakthrough role in Magnificent Obsession (above). Find out more here.

BSBE blog post 

Beck Collins has written a new post for the Built Environment (BSBE) blog, which argues that the responsibility for energy saving should not be placed on the behaviour of individual people.

Also from BSBE, this policy and practice note from Mark Reed, titled Does payment for ecosystem services offer a new opportunity for natural resource management and what is the current state of development?

AHRC Follow On Fund for Impact and Engagement

The AHRC Follow On Fund Commercialisation highlight call is designed to encourage entrepreneurial researchers from across the UK, find successful routes to market and develop the exploitation and commercialisation aspects of their previously funded research.

The closing date is 31st October 2013.

From Tweet to Journal Article


An interesting post on the LSE Blog: From Tweet to Blog Post to Peer-Reviewed Article: How to be a Scholar Now. The author writes about how a tweet she posted at a conference led to a blog post, then a series of blog posts, then a peer-reviewed article (just as the title suggests).

Have you (or anyone you know) had a similar experience? Do you think it’s the future? Leave a comment and start the discussion.