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Mary Celeste Kearney <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 31 May 2008 22:49:19 -0500
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Call for Responses

FLOW Conference 2008

October 9-11, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin

Deadline for 150-word abstracts: June 15, 2008

Flow Conference 2008 is the 2nd biannual conference for, a 
University of Texas at Austin graduate student-run, online academic 
journal focusing on television and media culture.

Flow Conference 2008 will resemble traditional academic meetings in 
name only: There will be no panels, no papers, and no plenary 
sessions. Instead, the event will feature a series of roundtables, 
each organized around a compelling question. Respondents are asked to 
submit a 150-word abstract addressing one of the roundtable questions 
as listed on our conference Web site: 

Some roundtable topics include:

New Formations of Stardom in Contemporary Media Culture
Viral Videos and Political Participation
Online and Offline Fan Communities
TV and the Question of "The Mainstream"
Televised Religion
Music Fans and Copy Protection
The DTV Conversion
Media Policy, Media Reform, and Media Criticism
Game Studies in The Academy
Electronic Waste and Media Studies
Global Television Flow
Digital Aura and Web 2.0
Feminisms & Feminists in the Public Sphere
Talent-Based Reality Shows and The American Dream

Please visit the conference Web site for a complete list of 
roundtable questions in full detail.

We especially encourage responses that address issues of race, class, 
gender, sexuality, age, and ability, as well as international 

To submit a response, please send a 150-word abstract to 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask] by 
June 15, 2008.  In the subject line of the email, please include the 
title of the roundtable to which you are responding. Be sure to also 
include your full name, e-mail address, and affiliation in the body 
of the e-mail.

Please submit a response to only one roundtable topic. However, we 
imagine that some individuals will have interest in several 
roundtable discussions and thus difficulty choosing between them. We 
want to accommodate as many people and their preferences as possible. 
Therefore, it would be helpful for us to know about those individuals 
who are willing to participate in another roundtable if too many 
responses are submitted for their original question.  If this applies 
to you, please submit one response to one roundtable question AND let 
us know two other roundtable questions in which you're interested. If 
the original question to which you respond produces too many 
responses, we will invite you to submit a response to one of the 
other questions.

We will inform participants of acceptance via e-mail by July 15, 2008.
Upon acceptance, respondents will be asked to expand their abstract 
to a 600-800 word position paper, due by September 15, 2008.

In an effort to include a wide range of participants (i.e., scholars, 
fans, critics, activists, policymakers, industry professionals, 
etc.), we encourage wide distribution of this call. 

If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at 
<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite