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International Screen Studies Conference 2022

We are excited to have virtual presence at the International Screen Studies Conference 2022 July 1-3. Please stop by our virtual booth and explore our offerings, below.

To celebrate the Screen Studies Conference, we are offering a 35% discount on all Film and Television Studies titles through the end of July 2022. Use discount code SCREEN22 on print and eBooks ordered through our website. In addition, we are offering FREE ACCESS to our core film journals; scroll down for details.

Although we cannot meet you in person this year, we are offering many ways to connect. If you are interested in learning more about Berghahn's publishing program or have a project to discuss, please contact our editor Amanda Horn ( to arrange for a virtual meeting.

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Featured Titles

Soho on Screen

Cinematic Spaces of Bohemia and Cosmopolitanism, 1948-1963

Puzzling Stories

The Aesthetic Appeal of Cognitive Challenge in Film, Television and Literature

Peter Lilienthal

A Cinema of Exile and Resistance

Pepsi and the Pill

Motherhood, Politics and Film in Britain and France, 1958–1969

Moving Frames

Photographs in German Cinema

Hotbeds of Licentiousness

The British Glamour Film and the Permissive Society

The Cinematic Language of Theo Angelopoulos

In Paperback

Spanish Lessons

Cinema and Television in Contemporary Spain

Sofia Coppola

The Politics of Visual Pleasure

Organic Cinema

Film, Architecture, and the Work of Béla Tarr

One More for the Road

A Director’s Notes on Exile, Family, and Film

French Film in Britain

Sex, Art and Cinephilia

Emotions, Ethics, and Cinematic Experience

New Phenomenological and Cognitivist Perspectives

Cinemas of Boyhood

Masculinity, Sexuality, Nationality

Books for Courses

Berghahn Books offers resources for both remote and in-person teaching situations and provides practical and inexpensive ways to access our eBook library. Learn more here.

Featured Open Access Titles in Film

Berghahn Books supports practical open access policies that help make scholarship available to a broader audience in a sustainable way. We have a growing number of Open Access texts (many offered in both ePub and pdf format) available for direct download from our website. View the complete list of OA eBooks here.

Screening Nature

Cinema beyond the Human

Lessons in Perception

The Avant-Garde Filmmaker as Practical Psychologist

Transactions with the World

Ecocriticism and the Environmental Sensibility of New Hollywood

From Self-fulfilment to Survival of the Fittest

Work in European Cinema from the 1960s to the Present

A Foreign Affair

Billy Wilder's American Films

Berghahn Film Journals

Featured Journals

Use promo code Screen22 to our core film studies journals until July 10, 2022.
View redemption details.


The Journal for Movies and Mind

Published in association with The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image

Screen Bodies

The Journal of Embodiment, Media Arts, and Technology

Special Issues and Featured Articles

Receive free access to these featured articles and special issues until July 10, 2022.

Boyhood Studies

Journal of Educational Media, Memory, and Society

Girlhood Studies


Salon B

Salon B is an aural gathering of scholars across disciplines, hosted by Berghahn Books—an award-winning academic press.

Episode 2: Youth

The study of youth transcends traditional disciplinary bounds. On this episode of Salon B, we discuss the reshaping of social relations among young males in post-Socialist Kyrgyzstan, the reinforcement of ideology through East German comic books, and how boyhood is represented in contemporary film. Guests of the salon include Timothy Shary (author of Cinemas of Boyhood), Philipp Schröder (author of Bishkek Boys), Sean Eedy (author of Four-Color Communism), and the editors of Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Episode 5: Transmissions

This month’s theme, appropriately enough, is transmission. We consider transmission in its many forms, from television transcending boundaries between West and East Germany, to the passing on of Aboriginal ceremonies in Australia. History speaks to us through the words of an Irish poet, and we look towards the future with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

Latest Film Studies Blog Articles

Clothes, Men, Instagram – suits you sir

by Joshua M. Bluteau, author of Dressing Up: Menswear in the Age of Social Media Dressing Up is about suits, tailoring, menswear, and social media. It moves from the bespoke tailor’s shops of London’s Savile Row through to the social media platform Instagram, and casts an anthropological lens on men, their clothes, social media use, […]

Of Soldiers and Dreamers: Peter Lilienthal in Latin America

by Claudia Sandberg  Claudia Sandberg is the author of Peter Lilienthal : A Cinema of Exile and Resistance. Sitting at a wooden bench, the young woman Marcela follows the teacher attentively. She has decided to take part in the literacy campaign that was launched by the Unidad Popular government. In a group with other woman, they have gathered in the meeting place and school of the shanty town community La Victoria, situated at the fringes of the Chilean capital, to get […]

Most Popular Film Articles

We are excited to have virtual presence at the International Screen Studies Conference 2021 June 25-27. Please stop by our virtual booth and explore our offerings. To celebrate the Screen Studies Conference, we are offering a 35% discount on all Film and Television Studies titles through the end of July 2021. Use discount code SCREEN21 […]

Celebrate Pride Month with free access to LGBTQ articles and chapters

In celebration of Pride Month in June, enjoy free access to the following articles and chapters from Berghahn. Berghahn Journals ASPASIA Secret Years: Hungarian Lesbian Herstory, 1950s–2000sAnna Borgos (Vol. 9) BOYHOOD STUDIES Boyz2Men: Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with ItKatarzyna Wojnicka (Vol. 13, Issue 2) GERMAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY LGBTI Rights and the 2017 […]

The 75th anniversary of the founding of the East German film studio DEFA

Elizabeth Ward On 17 May 1946, the Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA) was officially founded. Over the course of the following four decades, the studio produced nearly 700 feature films, as well as hundred of animation and documentary films. By the time it was finally privatised and sold following German reunification, DEFA was one of Europe’s largest […]

Sofia Coppola: The Surface of The Image is Political

In the spirit of esteemed director Sofia Coppola’s fiftieth birthday on 14 May, 2021, we are delighted to share an excerpt of the introduction to Anna Backman Rogers’ award-winning title Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual Pleasure. Purchase Sofia Coppola: The Politics of Visual Pleasure in eBook format via our website for 20% off with […]

Commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Read an excerpt from Marek Haltof’s POLISH FILM AND THE HOLOCAUST: Politics and Memory. On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. Learn more about the history of this fierce act of resistance by reading the entry in the USHMM’s Holocaust […]

International Translation Day

According to the United Nations, International Translation Day is “an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation.” This International Translation Day, we’d like to celebrate the language professionals who translated the following works into English, bridging academic communities […]

German Language Day

German Language Day occurs every 12 September, commemorating the language of many of the world’s renowned artists and thinkers. To encourage the speaking of German across the globe, this commemorative day was created in 2001. It is observed every second Saturday in September. Celebrate the German language with us by browsing a selection of Berghahn […]

Texts for Teaching

Our textbooks and paperbacks are perfectly suited for teaching beyond the traditional classroom, in remote learning environments and with large class sizes. View our list of recent and featured titles suitable for courses below (available in eBook and paperback) and visit the title links for format options and freely available introductions. Subject KeyAnthropologyAnthropology of Religion […]