New Titles in Cinema and Media Studies

We wish we could be meeting authors and readers in-person at the SCMS Annual Conference. We know that many of you look forward to stocking up on new titles at special discounts at our conferences, so we are pleased to offer a 40% discount on all in-stock books and journal issues with coupon code SCMS21 until April 30, 2021. You can also explore all of our books and journals in media studies on dukeupress.edu. Since we cannot take photos of authors with their new books in our booth, this year, we instead offer an album of book selfies they have taken from home.

Don’t forget to check out our booth in the Virtual SCMS Exhibit Hall, where you can find author interviews and make an appointment to meet with Executive Editor Courtney Berger in one of these time slots:

Wednesday 1:00 pm-3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm -2:00 pm CT
Thursday 3/18, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am-11:00 am CT
Friday 3/19, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET/9:00 am-11:00 am CT

Join DUP author Paula J. Massood for the virtual SCMS kick-off! Wednesday, March 17 at 10:45am EST. You can also check out an interview with the editors of liquid blackness: journal of aesthetics and black studies, an open-access journal whose first issue with Duke University Press will publish this spring. And, below, read Courtney Berger’s welcome to SCMS attendees.


Executive Editor Courtney Berger

Greetings, SCMSers. I am looking forward to this year’s virtual conference and to the opportunity to connect with folks. Like many of you, at this time last year, I had canceled my trip to Denver (as well as plans for several other spring conferences), and I was adjusting to pandemic life. I had no idea that a year later that I’d still be at home, that virtual conferences would be standard fare, and that the loss and grief associated with this pandemic would stretch into a second year. But here we are, and I am grateful that we have this forum for sharing ideas and scholarship and for the friendship and camaraderie of the SCMS community.

As always, we have a stellar line up of new books in film and media studies for you to check out–including several new books in the Elements and Sign, Storage, Transmission series. I will be attending panels to get a glimpse at what folks are working on right now, and I’m especially excited for the strong line up of panels on environmental media, media technologies, queer and trans* media, and on race and media. Also, I have a new book series in the works with Jen Malkowski and TreaAndrea Russworm called Power Play: Games, Politics, Culture, and so I will be taking a deeper dive into the world of games and gaming studies.

If you would like to connect in person to discuss a book project, I will be holding virtual office hours through our online exhibit on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (3/17- 3/19). Please go to our exhibit page to sign up for a time. You can also submit a proposal through our online portal or send me an email.


If you were hoping to connect with another of our editors about your book project at SCMS, please reach out to them by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines here.

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