Media Studies

New Titles in Cinema and Media Studies

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We look forward to joining authors, editors, and friends of the press virtually at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference. Until May 9, save 40% on books and journal issues with coupon code SCMS22 when you order on our website. Customers in the UK and Europe can order books with this code from our UK partner, Combined Academic Publishers.

Registered attendees can find our listing on the conference website. Check out our conference landing page to see all our newest titles in media studies, or browse our complete list of books and journals in media studies here.

Executive Editor Courtney Berger is attending the virtual conference and welcomes submissions for projects in media studies. You can connect with Courtney or any of our other editors about your book project by email. See our editors’ specialties and contact information here and our online submissions guidelines and submission portal here.

Duke University Press is pleased to welcome Trans Asia Photography to our journals publishing program beginning this spring. Trans Asia Photography, edited by Deepali Dewan, Yi Gu, and Thy Phu, is the first and only open-access international peer-reviewed journal devoted to the interdisciplinary exploration of historic and contemporary photography from Asia and across the Asian diaspora. Learn more about the journal here.

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 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.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Cultural Politics

Cultural Politics seeks papers for issue on Affective Landscapes

About the special issue:

Issue editors Christine Berberich, Neil Campbell, and Robert Hudson seek exciting disciplinary and transdisciplinary proposals from scholars working in fields such as cultural studies, literary studies, cultural politics/history, creative writing, film and media studies, area studies, photography, and fine art who are interested in examining the different ways in which human beings respond and relate to, as well as debate and interact with, landscape.

Please submit essays of around 6,000 words or creative pieces combining images and words of around 2,000 words by November 16, 2012.

About Cultural Politics

Moving beyond the boundaries of race, gender, and class, the journal examines the political ramifications of global cultural productions across artistic and academic disciplines. The journal explores precisely what is cultural about politics and what is political about culture by bringing together text and visual art that offer diverse modes of engagement with theory, cultural production, and politics.

To submit a manuscript, please contact Neil Campbell at
For a list of indexers, visit
For a style guide and instructions for authors, please visit