13 March 2020 The board regrets to announce that the Screen Studies Conference scheduled for June 2020 has been cancelled in the light of the Coronavirus public health crisis and resulting uncertainty around travel restrictions and venue closures. The editors are considering the feasibility of rearranging the conference, and will update speakers and recipients of the mailing list at the earliest opportunity.
- 6 Dec 2019 Screen and its editors mourn and remember their longstanding friend and colleague Thomas Elsaesser (1943-2019) who unexpectedly died in Beijing on 4 December. One of the most influential figures in international film, media, and screen studies for more than half a century, Elsaesser defined and helped to establish multiple fields, from Hollywood to European and global art film, and from early cinema to the age of Netflix. He delivered the keynote at Screen's Other Cinemas conference in 2012, and published in the journal most recently in 2017 (The Hollywood Turn: Persistence, Reflexivity, Feedback; 58:2, 237-47). His legacy of advancing foundational pedagogies and generating innovative lines of research enquiry is immense.
15 Oct 2019 The Annette Kuhn Essay Prize is now open for debut essay submissions published in 2018 and 2019. More details.
The 30th Screen Studies Conference will take place in Glasgow, 26-28 June 2020. See our conference page to submit papers.
2 Oct 2018. The 29th Screen Studies Conference will take place in Glasgow, 28-30 June 2019. Read more.
1 July 2018. The Annette Kuhn Essay Prize has been awarded to Sasha Crawford-Holland of the University of Southern California. Read more.
26 March 2018. Screen 58:4 author Marks Stevens writes about 'Communist Laughter' for the OUP blog. https://blog.oup.com/2018/01/communist-laughter/
26 February 2018. Due to strike action as part of the UCU's campaign to defend the right of academic staff to a fair pension, proposal decisions (originally due end February) will be delayed by a couple of days, but will be circulated by week ending Friday 2 March. For further information on the issues at stake, see https://www.ucu.org.uk/why-we-are-taking-action-over-USS
3 November 2017 The Annette Kuhn Essay Award is now open. Screen invites submissions of debut articles in screen studies published in 2017. More details.
19 Oct 2017. View the Autumn programme of screen seminars organised by the University of Glasgow and funded by Screen.
5 October 2017. The call for papers for the 2018 Screen conference (29 June - 1 July) is open. Please visit our Conference page to submit a proposal. The deadline is Sunday 7 January 2018.
- 18 July 2017: As Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk reaches cinemas, read four articles on the war film from Screen's archive for free, in Screen's second virtual issue of 2017.
The Annette Kuhn Debut Essay Prize 2017 has been awarded to Marc Francis. Read more.
Our congratulations to our Screen studentship recipients, Anna Batori and Akshaya Kumar, who have now both been awarded their PhDs. In her thesis Enclosed spatial formations: space and place in the socialist and post-socialist Romanian and Hungarian cinema, Anna argues that spatial enclosures within the examined narratives reveals and alludes to the oppressive policy of the Hungarian and Romanian socialist regimes. Akshaya, who graduated in 2015, submitted Provincialising Bollywood: Bhojpuri cinema and the vernacularisation of North Indian media which investigated of the explosive growth of Bhojpuri cinema alongside the vernacularisation of north Indian media in the last decade.
18 May 2017. Screen's first free, virtual issue focuses on the work of David Lynch. This collection of four articles from the Screen archive has been curated by Screen's intern Oliver Kroener, and of course coincides with the release of Twin Peaks 2017 in a few days' time. Read issue.
13 April 2017: Congratulations to Shelley Stamp, winner of the 2017 IAMHIST-Michael Nelson Prize for her book Lois Weber in Early Hollywood. Shelley's article Is any girl safe?' Female spectators at the white slave films was joint winner of the Screen Award for best article submitted to the journal in 1994. Published in Spring 1996, the article also received an Honourable Mention in the 1998 SCMS Katherine Singer Kovács Essay Award.
7 Nov 2016: The editors now invite submissions for the Annette Kuhn Debut Essay Award, which offers £1,000 to the best debut essay in screen studies. Please visit the Essay Award link in the menu for further details about eligibility and how to enter.
- 30 Sept 2016: The organisers of the 2017 Screen Studies Conference are now accepting proposals. Please visit our conference page for further details.
- Screen notes with great sadness the news that Professor V.F. Perkins, co-founder of the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, died on Friday 15th July. Victor Perkins made an immeasurable contribution to the development of Film Studies in the UK and the English speaking world. His 1972 book, Film as Film, remains a foundational text in the discipline. For further information: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/vfperkins/
- 24 June 2016. The 2016 Annette Kuhn Essay Prize organised by Screen has been awarded to Helen Haswell for To Infinity and Back Again: Hand-drawn Aesthetic and Affection for the Past in Pixar's Pioneering Animation. Read what our panel said.
- The editors were saddened to hear of the death of Professor Sam Rohdie, who passed away at his home in Florida on 3 April, 2015. Sam was editor of Screen, 1971-1974, initiating the transformation of a teachers’ journal into a journal of film theory. This transformation, and the orientation of the journal towards what was regarded as ‘French theory’, met with heated controversy, and Sam left the journal in 1974 to take up influential posts in Australia, Hong Kong, Belfast and the US.
- 20 April 2015: “Taking it to the Street: Screening the Weimar Advertising Film” by Michael Cowan (Screen 54:4, 2013) has won the 2015 British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies Best Article Prize. The article examines new ideas about portable film screens that emerged in conjunction with the institutionalization of advertising film in the 1920s, as well as their traces in canonical Weimar film. You can read the article for free until end July.
- One of our SSC2015 keynotes, Michael Lawrence, writes about digital dogs in cinema for the Screen Animals dossier appearing in our Spring 2015 issue. He has contributed a piece to the OUP blog that includes free access to his article for a limited period. Michael's article was picked up widely by the media, with related pieces appearing in the Express, Telegraph and Independent newspapers.
- 2014: Ashgate have published an edited collection of essays in honour of Simon Frith, who served on the editorial board of Screen from 1978 to 2009 . Popular Music Matters is edited by Lee Marshall and Dave Laing. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781472421791
- In recognition of Professor Kuhn’s outstanding contribution to Screen and her wider commitment to the development of screen studies and screen theory, the editors are delighted to announce the inauguration of the Annette Kuhn Essay Award. £1,000 will be awarded annually to the author of the best debut article in film and television studies, as judged by the Screen editors and members of the journal’s editorial advisory board. For selection criteria and entry details please visit Essay Award link in the navigation menu.
- The editors welcome the following new members to Screen's advisory board: Prof Chris Berry, Prof John Caughie, Prof David Martin-Jones, Dr Laura Rascaroli, Dr Miriam Ross and Dr Belén Vidal. Full advisory board list.
- Screen takes a supporting role in major motion picture: the film and TV aesthetics special issue (vol. 53, no.2), edited by Annette Kuhn with guest co-editor Andrew Klevan, makes a prominent (and fully credited) appearance in a scene in Joanne Hogg’s recent film, Exhibition. Its star Viv Albertine, formerly of female punk band The Slits, studied film at the London College of Printing.
- Film and television composer Lindsay Cooper died on 18 September 2013. Former Screen editor Mandy Merck has written a new introduction to her 1984 interview that appeared in Screen 25-3. . 1984 interview with Lindsay Cooper.
- Autumn 2013: Screen student Akshaya Kumar was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York for two months, conducting research, supported by Glasgow University's Early Career Mobility Fund. His aim was to gain methodological insights for fieldwork informed by non-western ethnographies and engage with the wide-ranging south Asian scholarship available in New York.
- October 2012: Screen offered two three-year studentships within the University of Glasgow's Theatre, Film and Television department. The successful candidates were Anna Batori and Akshaya Kumar. Their research topics are Reflections on the Communist Past: narrative structure and the space of narrative in contemporary Romanian cinema (Batori) and Provincialising Bollywood: Bhojpuri Cinema, Decrepit Theatres and ‘The Performative Turn’ (Kumar).
- 2012: Screen welcomed three new editors on board - Alison Butler, Dimitris Eleftheriotis and Alastair Phillips - as well as six new advisory board members - Elizabeth Cowie, Paul Grainge, Lee Grieveson, Amy Holdsworth, Helen Piper and Richard Rushton. .
- 2012: Michael Cowan received Honourable Mention in the 2012 Katherine Kovács essay award for his article, Moving Picture Puzzles: training urban perception in the Weimar 'rebus' films, originally published in Screen 51:3. Download and essay for free.
- November 2011: Leo Robson has written a review of Screen and two other film journals for the TLS. Read TLS review.
- Screen hosted Richard Dyer's keynote address at the 5th NECS conference, 23-26 June 2011. See NECS website.
- June 2010: BAFTA hosted an exhibition about early film theorist Bela Balazs and launched the first English translation of his work. Click here for more about this Screen-supported event, including the podcast of the lecture delivered on the night by Professor Erica Carter.
- 2009: Screen's 50th year was marked by a bumper anniversary issue edited by Annette Kuhn. Textual Practice said, "The essays in this special issue make a strong case for Screen's continued and historical importance in the present, complex moment of cultural and medium transformation." Read full review. Read Senses of Cinema review. Buy issue.
- View a slideshow of selected Screen covers from 1959 onwards.