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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

Aims & Scope

New in 2016!

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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 1, Issue 2, Winter 2016

Introduction: Screened Women
Brian Bergen-Aurand


Ruined Abjection and Allegory in Deadgirl
Sol Neely

Pain and the Cinesthetic Subject in Black Swan
Steen Ledet Christiansen

Monstrous Genres: Inverting the Romantic Poetics in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl
Eliza Deac

Whose Club Is It Anyway? The Problematic of Trans Representation in Mainstream Films, “Rayon,” and Dallas Buyers Club as a Case Study
Akkadia Ford


Genital Call and Genitals on Trial by Giegold & Weiß (nGbk, 2014)
Karen Fiss

Embodying Counter-Public Space and Performing Queer Culture: The Inaugural Scottish Queer International Film Festival 2015
Allison Macleod


The Cinema and Its Shadow: Race and Technology in Early Cinema
By Alice Maurice
Reviewed by Peter Lurie

Hitchcock à la Carte
By Jan Olsson
Reviewed by Antonio Sanna

The Geek’s Chihuahua: Living with Apple
By Ian Bogost
Reviewed by Hansen Hsu

A Comparative Book Review: Gestures and Into the Universe of Technical Images
By Vilém Flusser
Reviewed by Ella Houston

Dance the Image Away: A Philosophical Reading of Michiel Vandeveldes’s Antithesis: The Future of the Image
By Michiel Vandevelde
Reviewed by Kristof van Baerle

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