Research & Beanbags

We’ve just subscribed to a range of academic/research print journals on your behalf… you’ll find the current issues on the journal rack, so why not pop down & take a look?

And for those who want to browse the journals in comfort there is a comfy new beanbag in the journal stacks… how we spoil you!

Body, Movement & Dance in Psychotherapy

An international, peer-reviewed journal exploring the relationship between body and mind whilst focusing on the significance of the body and movement in clinical therapeutic settings. It is the only scholarly journal wholly dedicated to the growing fields of body psychotherapy, somatic psychology and dance movement psychotherapy. The importance of the role of the body and movement in manifesting expression, insight and change and in promoting recovery is increasingly being recognized in fields such as neuro and cognitive sciences and psychology. The journal encourages broad and in-depth discussion of issues relating to research activities, theory, clinical practice, professional development and personal reflections.

Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology

Aims to encourage and promote research in aesthetics that draws inspiration from the phenomenological tradition as broadly understood, where “phenomenology” is inclusive of, but goes beyond the limits of, intellectual practices associated with the tradition and its well-known representative thinkers. Unique in the English speaking world, the journal welcomes scholarly articles written in a phenomenological vein as well as analyses of aesthetic phenomena by researchers working on phenomenology within analytic philosophy. It provides a platform for new innovative ideas crossing the boundaries of both philosophical traditions and traditionally accepted fields of research in aesthetics.

International Journal of Performing Arts & Digital Media


This journal draws its contributions from academics and practitioner-researchers at the interface of new media technologies and performance.  It acts as a forum for critical scholarship, innovative practice, and creative pedagogy, addressing themes that may be domain-specific (e.g. theatre, dance, music, live art, computer science) or situated at the convergence of two or more disciplines.

The journal invites original, significant, and rigorous inquiry into all subjects within or across disciplines related to performance and digital media. It encourages debate and cross-disciplinary exchange across a broad range of approaches. The spectrum of topics include: 

  • cultural mediatization
  • distributed non-linear performance
  • virtual/physical bodies
  • interactive performative installation
  • realtime music performance interfaces

These topics are addressed in full-length academic articles, critical statements on current issues, developmental practice, and reviews of books and live/media-based performances.

The journal presents an innovative platform for researchers, students, practitioners and educators to both learn from and contribute to the field. Furthermore, it allows software/hardware researchers and developers with an interest in the performance arts to be fully engaged in the critical debates surrounding their work.

Visual Culture in Britain

Appearing three times a year, Visual Culture in Britain publishes original work that places a broadly defined visual culture encompassing painting and sculpture, architecture and design, print, film, photography and the performing arts in relation to its wider geographical and historical contexts. The journal seeks material engaged with the period from the 18 th century to the present day and addresses a range of debates involving constructions of racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identities, nationality and internationalism, imperialism and colonialism, high, low and consensus cultures, the role of institutions and cultural groupings, and models of production and consumption. Submissions which consider theoretical and interpretive issues as well as those concerned with empirical research in relation to cultural production and representation are encouraged. Material which is methodologically and historiographically innovative and significant and will stimulate discussion and demonstrate connections across relevant disciplines is particularly welcome.

If you want to know more about these journal titles or the journal collection in general please speak to Sam or Jade