Call for Submissions: Screen Bodies

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Screen Bodies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Experience, Perception, and Display
contact email: 

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.

 

The journal seeks submissions related to any of the areas and methodologies outlined above. In particular, we encourage scholars to submit work that focuses on matters of embodiment in the digital humanities, medical humanities, new media, and popular culture. 

 

We ask that contributors submit 5,000 - 8,000 word essays (or thereabouts), an abstract, and 5 to 8 keywords. We also welcome authors to submit 3-6 images with their articles. 

 

Please send submissions and questions to Andrew Ball (ball@math.harvard.edu).