*Submissions for the 2024 issue are now closed. A new call for submissions will be announced in early 2025.*

Oakland University’s Film Studies and Production program is eager to announce a call for papers for our seventh volume of our annual academic journal, Screen Culture.

Screen Culture Journal is a peer reviewed academic journal edited by undergraduate students in the Film Studies and Production program. SCJ is dedicated to publishing scholarly works concerning film, television, and all forms of screen media. SCJ aims to reach an audience of both media studies enthusiasts and academics with a desire to expand their knowledge of film and other related forms of media. Every student, regardless of major or minor, is encouraged to submit. Just remember to bring your unique perspective and masterful analysis of media!

Although historically Screen Culture Journal was dedicated to essays on film and film culture, over time we have seen how film studies has evolved into an all-encompassing media culture that includes film, television, and video games. Media gives people the courage to start conversations about new topics, sometimes challenging and controversial. This journal is a space where we can talk about those topics and deliver them to the readers who are interested in them.

Possible essay topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of technical elements of filmmaking
  • Gender and racial representation in popular media
  • Political messages present in film and television
  • The explosive rise of streaming services and its effect on media industries
  • How COVID-19 has affected the distribution of Hollywood films
  • Other topics in film, television, and media studies

Submissions should be written essays or video essays by OU students completed during an OU course within calendar years 2021-2023. Students should be advised that any submissions may be requested to be revised or shortened upon being reviewed by the editorial board. Submissions should include name, OU major, and the course for which the essay was written. Video essays must be no longer than 10 minutes. If possible, include an abstract, outline, or description along with the video essay. In-text citations and the works cited page must be formatted in MLA, APA, or Chicago style.

*Submissions for the 2024 issue are now closed. A new call for submissions will be announced in early 2025.*