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May 2007, Week 4


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Wed, 23 May 2007 10:18:57 -0500
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We just wanted to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is out. This issue features columns by Jonathan
Gray, Kim Akass and Janet McCabe, Hector Amaya, Daniel Chamberlain, Alan McKee,
and Anna Beatrice Scott.

Please visit the journal at to read these columns and
contribute responses to them.

This issue's columns in brief:

"Mommy, Is That a Boy Text or a Girl Text?" by Jonathan Gray:
How do audiences come to understand a text as having a gender, and/or a gendered

"Adieu to The Sopranos; What Next for HBO?" by Kim Akass and Janet McCabe:
Exploring whether the series finale of The Sopranos will be the nail in the
coffin for the company that defines itself as not TV, but rather HBO.

"Hutto's Children: Maddening Structures of Absence" by Hector Amaya:
YouTube allows unseen detained children the chance to be witnessed, but is
anyone watching?

"Everything is Under Control" by Daniel Chamberlain:
Celebrations of viewer control display a marked historical shortsightedness,
reveal a familiar deployment of gendered discourse, and raise questions about
inequality of access in a rapidly tiering television environment.

"The Edwardian Country House: an exegesis" by Alan McKee:
In the 2002 British reality series The Edwardian Country House 21 people live
just as they would have done in the first decade of the twentieth century. Six
of them take the role of the family who own the house while fifteen take the
role of the servants. And they live those Edwardian lives - strictly - for
three months.

"Dancing in the Distraction Factory: CGI, Captured Feet, and Box Office Magic"
by Anna Beatrice Scott:
Dancing is a central component to today's CGI blockbusters. What happens in the
transformation from the physical to the digital? What effects has dance had on
animation and animation on dance? And how does dancing in the digital realm
shape our perception of reality?

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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