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December 2007, Week 2


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Mon, 10 Dec 2007 12:51:31 -0600
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We want to let you know that the new issue of Flow: A Critical Forum on
Television and Media Culture is available at

This issue, we feature columns from Bernard Timberg, Erick Green and Hsaio Chu,
Janet Wasko, Miranda Banks and Ellen Seiter, Alisa Perren, and Jane Stadler.

This issue's columns in brief:

First, we feature a special video essay produced by the authors:
"Launch Texts, Rebound Texts and Commentary Montage: Al Gore's Appearance at the
2007 Academy Awards" by Bernard Timberg, Erick Green and Hsaio Chu:
A look at how Al Gore’s appearance at the Academy Awards was reprocessed by
other texts in the twenty-four hour period after it was aired.

"Online Fun Comes with a Cost" by Janet Wasko:
What is the corporate motivation behind Webkinz and Neopets?

"Spoilers at the Digital Utopia Party: The WGA and Students Now" by Miranda
Banks and Ellen Seiter:
Production students’ thoughts on entertainment guilds, and the rhetoric of
digital utopianism, is examined in the context of the WGA strike.

"I Never Promised You A Rose: Exposing the Unreality of the Dating-Reality
Program" by Alisa Perren:
In an age when such kitschy and self-aware programs as Rock of Love, A Shot at
Love with Tila Tequila and Scott Baio is 45…and Single dot the television
landscape, The Bachelor seems ever-more farcical and anachronistic (if not
downright offensive).

"Becoming the Other: Multiculturalism in Joss Whedon's Angel" by Jane Stadler:
Due to both its location and characters, Angel can be viewed as politically
progressive commentary on immigration.

Also, don't forget to vote in this issue's poll question involving our next Flow

We look forward to your visit and encourage your comments.

Best wishes,

Flow Editorial Staff

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