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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 

Current Issue

Volume 2, Issue 2, Winter 2017


Screening Bodies Here and Now
Brian Bergen-Aurand

Research Articles

Handover Bodies in a Feminist Frame: Two Hong Kong Women Filmmakers’ Perspectives on Sex after 1997
Gina Marchetti

Objet a(ffect) and Che(www) Vuoi: The Fleshy Horror of the Unknowable Other in Spring and Honeymoon
Dewey Musante

A Cinema of Movement
Michele Barker

Screen Shot: Screening the Middle East and North Africa

Transitions within Queer North African Cinema: Nouri Bouzid, Abdellah Taïa, and the Transnational Tourist
Walter S. Temple

Falling Apart Together: On Experiencing Ali Atassi’s Our Terrible Country from Beirut
Ira Allen


Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering 
edited by Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Colleen Glenn
Celebricities: Media Culture and the Phenomenology of Gadget Commodity Life
by Anthony Curtis Adler 
Reviewed by Linda Howell

Cinema’s Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating 
by Scott C. Richmond
Reviewed by Ryan Bell

Disposable Passions: Vintage Pornography and the Material Legacies of Adult Cinema 
by David Church
Reviewed by Laura Helen Marks

Inhuman Networks: Social Media and the Archaeology of Connection
by Grant Bollmer
Reviewed by Jennifer L. Lieberman

Feminist Perspectives on Orange Is the New Black: Thirteen Critical Essays 
edited by April Kalogeropoulos Householder and Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
Reviewed by Joseph Christopher Schaub

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