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Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

Editor: Brian Bergen-Aurand, Bellevue College, Washington

Volume 3 / 2018, 2 issues per volume (summer, winter)

Subjects: Film Studies, Gender Studies

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Table of contents

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

Aims & Scope

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.


Brian Bergen-Aurand, Bellevue College, Washington

Assistant Editors
Sim Jiaying, University of Glasgow
Alexandra Sastre, University of Pennsylvania
Danielle Zorbas, Macquarie University

Editorial Board
Olivia Banner, University of Texas at Dallas
Lisa Downing, University of Birmingham
Antke Engel, Institute for Queer Theory, Berlin
Gabriel Cid de Garcia, Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Carmela Garritano, Texas A&M University
Sarah Godfrey, University of East Anglia
Sara Hall, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sophia Harvey, Vassar College
Ari Larissa Heinrich, UC San Diego
Daniel Humphrey, Texas A & M University
Katrien Jacobs, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Jihoon Kim, Chung-ang University
Katharina Lindner, University of Stirling
Laura U. Marks, Simon Fraser University
Fran Martin, University of Melbourne
Robert McRuer, The George Washington University
Anna Munster, University of New South Wales
Joseph C. Schaub, University of Notre Dame Baltimore
Nicholas de Villiers, University of North Florida
Michele White, Tulane University


Manuscript Submission

Please review the submission and style guidelines carefully before submitting.

Screen Bodies is a peer-reviewed journal focusing on the intersection of screen studies and body studies across disciplines, institutions, and media. The editors welcome contributions. Authors should submit articles as attachments by e-mail, formatted as Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files. Electronic submissions are preferred, but mailed contributions will be reviewed. Please note that all correspondence will be transmitted via e-mail. Submissions without complete and properly formatted reference lists may be rejected. Manuscripts accepted for publication that do not conform to the Screen Bodies style guide will be returned to the author for amendment.

Article submissions should be sent to the editor, Brian Bergen-Aurand, at

Those interested in submitting materials for review or in writing reviews or review essays should contact the review editors, Nicholas de Villiers ( or Gabriel Cid de Garcia (

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Ethics Statement

Authors published in Screen Bodies certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary, have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete Screen Bodies ethics statement.

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