Please circulate widely. Apologies for cross-listings
Flow: A critical forum for television and media culture launched its first
issue on Friday, October 8, 2004. The Flow web address is
Flow’s mission is to provide a space where researchers, teachers, students,
and the public can read about and discuss the changing landscape of
contemporary media at the speed that media moves.
The first issue will feature columns from Anna McCarthy, Michael Curtin,
Cynthia Fuchs, and Robert Schrag as well as a guest column by Henry Jenkins.
Other regular columnists include Eileen Meehan, Mary Beth Haralovich, Mimi
White, Jim McGuigan, Doug Kellner, Tom Streeter, Frederick Wasser, Anna
Everett, Chris Anderson, Brian Ott, Heather Hendershot, John Sinclair, Faye
Ginsburg, Allison McCracken, and L.S. Kim. In addition, each issue will
feature a guest column from a leading scholar in media studies (upcoming
guest columnists include Tom Schatz, Horace Newcomb, Sharon Strover, Michele
Hilmes, Toby Miller, Shanti Kumar, Tara McPherson, Laurie Ouellette, and
Will Brooker), as well as an ever-expanding set of resources including
syllabi, bibliographies, links, and news. There are also opportunities to
contribute one-shot columns on specific topics for any interested parties.
Please print out the flier available at the following URL:
and circulate it amongst your peers and students.
Flow is organized around short, topical columns written by respected media
scholars on a bi-weekly schedule. These columns invite response from the
critical community by asking provocative questions that are significant to
the study and experience of media. Visitors are welcome to use Flow as a
community forum, a site of pedagogical engagement and classroom discussion
or as a space for philosophical debate about our daily experiences of media.
These columns will engage with current television programs and viewing
practices while posing critical questions about representation (race,
gender, class, sexuality, etc), reception (fandom, international audiences,
etc.), industry practice (network branding, product placement, scheduling,
etc), technology (interactive television, internet/ television convergence,
etc), and modes of address(genres, narrative conventions, etc).
Responses to columns are encouraged as part of Flow's mission to generate
more dialogue amongst media scholars.
Flow is a project of the Department of Radio-TV-Film at the University of
Texas at Austin. Flow is coordinated and edited by graduate students in the
Department of Radio-Television-Film. Flow is sponsored by the UT RTF
Department and the University of Texas Press.
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