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Here are my current and forthcoming publications. Links are presented to the original sources or to the full-text where available.

Where possible, I have also supplied my own PDFs of the article post-print transcripts for archive. Please cite in the original using the bibliographic information and links supplied below (which is also present in the PDF headers), referring to the pagination of the print version.


Jones, S. (2013) Torture Porn: Popular Horror after Saw. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan. [Click to read extract]

Edited Books

Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (eds.) (2014) Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead. Jefferson: McFarland. [Click to read extract]

Journal Articles

Jones, S. (2018) “Preserved for Posterity?: Present-Bias and the Status of Grindhouse Films in the ‘Home Cinema’ Era”, Journal of Film and Video, 70:1. [Read article]

Jones S, (2017) “The Origin of the Faeces”, Porn Studies, 4:4. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2017) “Cartesianism and Intersubjectivity in Paranormal Activity and the Philosophy of Mind”, Film-Philosophy, 21:1. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2016) “‘Extreme’ Porn?: The Implications of a Label”, Porn Studies, 3:3.  [Read article]

Jones, S. (2015) “Torture Born: Representing Pregnancy and Abortion in Contemporary Survival-Horror”, Sexuality & Culture, 19:3. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2013) “No Pain, No Gain: Strategic Repulsion and The Human Centipede”, Cine-Excess Journal Launch Issue - Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Poetics of Excess. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2013) “Gender Monstrosity: Deadgirl and the Sexual Politics of Zombie-Rape”, Feminist Media Studies, 13:4. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2012) “Video Nasty: The Moral Apocalypse in Koji Suzuki’s Ring”, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, 23:3. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2012) “Mindful violence? The Rambo Series’ Shifting Aesthetic of Aggression”, New Review of Film and Television Studies, 10:4. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2011) “The Pure Moment of Murder: The Symbolic Function of Bodily Interactions in Horror Film”, Projections: The Journal for Movies and Mind, 6:2. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2011) “Death of the Image/The Image of Death: Temporality, Torture and Transience in Yuuri Sunohara and Masami Akita's Harakiri Cycle”, Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema, 3:1. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2011) “Dying to be Seen: Snuff-Fiction’s Problematic Fantasises of ‘Reality’”, Scope, 19. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2010) “Time is Wasting': Con/sequence and S/pace in the Saw Series”, Horror Studies, 1:2. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2010) “‘Implied…or implode?’: The Simpsons' Carnivalesque Treehouse of Horror Specials”, Animation Journal, 18. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2010) “Technologies of Isolation: Apocalypse and Self in Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Kairo”, Japanese Studies, 30:2. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2009) “James Brown, Sample Culture, and the Permanent Distance of Glory”, Fibreculture, 15. [Read article]

Jones, S. and Mowlabocus, S. (2009). “Hard Times and Rough Rides: The Legal and Ethical Impossibilities of Researching 'Shock' Pornographies”, Sexualities, 12:5. [Read article]

Jones, S. (2008) “‘Against what you did': Interpersonal Distances and Morality in Decalogue 5”. Cinemascope: Independent Film Journal, 11. [Read article]

Book Chapters

Jones, S. (2018) “Sex and Horror”, in Attwood, F.,and Smith, C, with McNair, B. (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality. London: Routledge. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. (2016) “A View to a Kill: Perspectives on Faux-Snuff and Self”, in Jackson, N., Kimber, S., Walker, J. and Watson, T. (eds.) Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media. New York: Bloomsbury. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. (2016) “Torture Pornopticon: (In)security Cameras, Self-Governance and Autonomy”, in Aldana Reyes, X. and Blake, L. (eds.) Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon. London: IB Tauris. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. (2014) “Pretty, Dead: Sociosexuality, Rationality and the Transition into Zom-Being”, in Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (eds.) Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead. Jefferson: McFarland. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (2014) “Zombie Sex”, in Jones, S. and McGlotten, S. (eds.) Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead. Jefferson: McFarland.

Jones, S. (2013) “XXXombies: Economies of Desire and Disgust”, in Balaji, M. (ed.) Thinking Dead. New York: Lexington Books. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. (2013) “Twisted Pictures: Morality, Nihilism and Symbolic Suicide in the Saw Series”, in Aston, J. and Wallis, J. (eds.) To See the Saw Movies: Essays on the Saw Franchise. Jefferson: McFarland. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. (2012) “The Lexicon of Offense: The Meanings of Torture, Porn, and ‘Torture Porn”, in Attwood, F., Campbell, V., Hunter, I. Q. and Lockyear, S. (eds.) Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge. London: Palgrave. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. (2011) “Porn of the Dead: Necrophilia, Feminism, and Gendering the Undead”, in Moreman, C. and Rushton, C. (eds.) Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead. Jefferson: McFarland. [Read chapter]

Jones, S. (2010) “Horrorporn/Pornhorror: The Problematic Communities and Contexts of Extreme Online Imagery”, in Attwood, F. (ed.) Porn.com: Making Sense of Online Pornography. New York: Peter Lang. [Read chapter]

Publications in Slovenian

Jones, S. (2018) “Kartezijanstvo in intersubjektivnost v filmski seriji Paranormalno ter v filozofiji duha”, Kino, 36.

Jones, S. (2017) "'Tvoja Zgodba je Resnina in Ljudje to Cutijo': Muenje v Kontekstu", Kino, 31/2.

Pece, M., Egan, K., Hunter, R., Jones, S., Sexton, J., Daris, M., Krajnc, M., Nikolic, P.,  Lovrenov, M. (2017) Kurja Polt: Kulti, Klasike in Zanrski Odpadniki na 35 mm. Ljubljana: Slovenska Kinoteka.