Screen Bodies 3.2 engages with a wide variety of topics—fat studies, contemporary queer cinema, (pre)posterity, puzzle films, grief and truth in filmmaking, feminist materialism, digitized bodies, food and horror, and Maghrebi cinema. As well, the selection of articles in this issue represents studies of several media—tv programs, films, publicity stills, and photographs—from a number of locations around the globe—North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. What holds this general issue together, though, is a concern over expectation, assumption, and supposition: what we suppose screens and bodies do and what we suppose they do not do. As usual, with this journal, the focus of this consideration is doublehanded: screen as projection and screen as prohibition. The articles below explore the duality of screens and our responses to them. They engage screening expectation as showing, exposing, divulging, and, at the same time, as testing, partitioning, and withholding. To screen expectation is to reveal and conceal it, and, as these articles argue—each in their own way—this process is what we all engage in when we engage with screening.
, scientists and commercial companies have been collaborating to synthesize cultured meat with an eye toward ameliorating the worldwide food shortage crisis. So it seems feasible to use these same technologies to produce “artificial tiger penis.” But the idea
Toward a Queer Sinofuturism
Ari Heinrich, Howard Chiang, and Ta-wei Chi
to LGBT-friendly education (including the right to legalized gay marriage, a model that extends, rather than revolutionizes, existing marriage structures), while, on the other, he was being threatened by (perceived) exposure to irradiated food from
Bodies, Sexualities, and Masculinities in the Time of Coronavirus
Jonathan A. Allan, Chris Haywood, and Frank G. Karioris
workers saw their incomes disappear overnight when the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread in Canada. Now many are in desperate situations in need of food, rent, basic necessities. Some are now homeless and without any income” ( Wright 2020 ). The Guardian
Resisting Techno-Orientalism in Understanding Kuaishou, Douyin, and Chinese A.I.
Orwell's 1984” ( Robson 2017 ). Outside characterizations pay excessive attention to the sovereignty of China, and assume young Chinese are “too preoccupied with the internet playing games, ordering food, writing or reading, conducting business, etc., to
film, he still sleeps in the room between his mother, sisters, and baby brother and also helps with traditionally gendered chores such as preparing food, washing clothes, and taking bread to the baker. It is only as he grows that his nonstereotypical