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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

Aims & Scope

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Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of Screen Studies and Body Studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. It is a forum promoting research on various aspects of embodiment on and in front of screens through articles, reviews, and interviews. The journal considers moving and still images, whether from the entertainment industry, information technologies, or news and media outlets, including cinema, television, the internet, and gallery spaces. It investigates the private experiences of portable and personal devices and the institutional ones of medical and surveillance imaging. Screen Bodies addresses the portrayal, function, and reception of bodies on and in front of screens from the perspectives of gender and sexuality, feminism and masculinity, trans* studies, queer theory, critical race theory, cyborg studies, and dis/ability studies.

Subjects: Film Studies, Gender Studies 

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 2, Issue 1, Summer 2017

Introduction: “Screening Vulnerability”
Brian Bergen-Aurand


“There’s Nothing Makeup Cannot Do”: Women Beauty Vloggers’ Self-Representations and #thepowerofmakeup
Michele White

Before and After Ghostcatching: Animation, Primitivism, and the Choreography of Vitality
Heather Warren-Crow

Passing for Children in Cate Shortland’s Lore
Andrew Webber

On Shock Therapy: Modernist Aesthetics and American Underground Film
William Solomon


“A Compassionate Look”: A Journey Inside
Ryan Schowen


The Afterglow of Women’s Pornography in Post-Digital China
By Katrien Jacobs
Reviewed by Ling Tang

Queer Nostalgia in Cinema and Pop Culture
By Gilad Padva
Reviewed by Jun Zubillaga-Pow

Recycled Stars: Female Film Stardom in the Age of Television and Video. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.
By Mary R. Desjardins
Reviewed by Hans Rollman

Virtual Intimacies: Media, Affect, and Queer Sociality. New York: SUNY Press, 2016.
By Shaka McGlotten
Reviewed by Amber Jamilla Musser

Hitchcock’s Objects as Subjects: The Significance of Things on Screen. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2016.
By Marc Raymond Strauss
Reviewed by Shannon Scott

Explicit Utopias: Rewriting The Sexual in Women’s Pornography. Albany: SUNY Press, 2015.
By Amalia Ziv
Reviewed by Kristen Sollée

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