Book Series

series editors: Darren Kerr & Donna Peberdy

screening sex

a new Edinburgh University Press book series

now inviting proposals

We are now inviting proposals for the new Screening Sex book series to be published by Edinburgh University Press. Monographs and edited collections in the series will explore the relationship between sex, culture, politics, identity and screen representation.

The series aims to be a public-facing academic collection that is aware of the value of accessible discourse and debate when exploring the politics of sex on screen. The series builds on and extends the valuable work undertaken by the Screening Sex network, while also supporting the development of original work and perspectives on familiar topics from early career researchers and new writers.

The series scope and approach encourages a broad range of critical, contextual and cultural methodologies relating to sex on screen, drawing on cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research as well as encouraging intersectional observations and approaches. The range of critical approaches covered across the series will often be determined by the proposed theme. Besides analytical considerations of representational strategies, the series also gives space to examine the scope and change seen in industry practice, spanning production techniques, changing modes of exhibition and new strategies of distribution. The central argument throughout the series is to address the importance of confronting, examining, challenging and re-framing social and cultural perceptions of sex in a meaningful and engaging way.


Titles in the series will be between 60,000 and 80,000 words.


Both monographs and edited collections will be considered for the series. Books in the series will be somewhere between a textbook and a monograph in that they will introduce, synthesise and intervene in relevant yet accessible ways in a subject area. They will be aimed at students with little or no prior knowledge of the subject, whilst being based on original scholarly research that makes a notable contribution to the subject.

Editorial Board:

  • Peter Alilunas, University of Oregon
  • Clara Bradbury-Rance, King’s College London
  • Lynn Comella, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Elena Gorfinkel, King’s College London
  • John Mercer, Birmingham City University
  • Mireille Miller-Young, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Gary Needham, University of Liverpool
  • Hoang Tan Nguyen, University of California San Diego
  • Susanna Paasonen, University of Turku
  • Julian Petley, Brunel University
  • Clarissa Smith, University of Sunderland
  • Whitney Strub, Rutgers University
  • Linda Williams, University of California Berkeley

Submit your proposal:

Please draft your proposal in line with the Edinburgh University Press guidelines.

We would love to discuss your proposal before submission. Please email the series editors:

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forthcoming titles:

screening sex: THE SEX SCENE