Screen Bodies

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display

Interim Editor: Andrew Ball, Harvard University, USA

Founding Editor Brian Bergen-Aurand, Bellevue College, Washington

Subjects: Film Studies, Gender Studies

Screen Bodies Upcoming Issues

Call for Papers: Queer Sinofuturisms

Screen Bodies
Volume 5, Issue 1

Editor’s Introduction
Andrew J. Ball

General Articles

Shadows, Screens, Bodies, and Light: Reading the Discursive Shadow in the Age of American Silent Cinema
Amy E. Borden

Close to You: Karen Carpenter and the Body-Martyr in Queer Memory
Julian Binder

Groped and Gutted: Hollywood’s Hegemonic Reimagining of Counterculture
Samantha Eddy

Screen Shot: Screening Nonbinary Bodies
edited by Wibke Straube

Introduction: Visibility and Screen Politics after the Transgender Tipping Point
Wibke Straube

Toxic Representation and the Politics of Care for Antiracist Queer and Trans History
Jess Dorrance

Los Roldán and the Inclusion of Travesti Narratives: Representations of Gender-Nonconforming Identities in Argentinian Telenovelas
Martín Ponti

Anxious Breath: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Nonbinary Queerness, Vulnerability, and Recognition in Step Out
Lara Bochmann and Erin Hampson


Eliza Steinbock, Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change
Reviewed by Lieke Hettinga

Jian Neo Chen, Trans Exploits: Trans of Color Cultures and Technologies of Movement
Reviewed by Terrance Wooten

Volume 5 / 2020, 2 issues per volume (summer, winter)

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.

Interim Editor
Andrew Ball, Harvard University, USA

Founding Editor

Brian Bergen-Aurand, Bellevue College, USA

Managing Editor
Mani Saravanan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Assistant Editors
Ira Allen, Northern Arizona University, USA
Jiaying Sim, Digipen Institute of Technology, Singapore

Reviews Editors
Nicholas de Villiers, University of North Florida, USA
Steen Ledet Christiansen, Aalborg University, Denmark

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


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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. 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.

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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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