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  • 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:
  • 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 here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Click here for links to staff pages.
  • 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 read 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 reviewBuy issue.
  • View a slideshow of selected Screen covers from 1959 onwards.