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Fri, 3 Dec 2010 13:15:24 -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 features columns from: Harper Cossar, Hannah Hamad, Tama
Leaver, Julia Lesage, Konrad Ng, Robert Sickels, and Janani Subramanian.

This issue's columns in brief:
"Dan Patrick's Backstage Musical: Watching Production in the Age of
Media Convergence" by Harper Cossar
An examination of the way media convergence is shaping contemporary
sports television.

"A 'Whoniverse' of Runaway Brides" by Hannah Hamad
Hamad examines the "runaway bride" trope and its dialectical
relationship to femininity as depicted in the UK telefantasy series
Doctor Who.

"The Anti-Social Network" by Tama Leaver
Leaver investigates how David Fincher's The Social Network reflects
the nature and sociability of social network users as well as the
communication tool's complex creators.

"Bottlenecks and Flows: Media Scholars Consuming Electronic and
Televisual Media" by Julia Lesage
A call to media scholars to begin open and productive conversation
about how media are consumed, streamlined, archived, and pedagogically

"'Asian Enough': Race, Nation and Misrepresentation" by Konrad Ng
An exploration of Asian American and Canadian representations in
popular discourse and Justin Lin's Better Luck Tomorrow.

"Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Glee and Pastiche" by Robert Sickels
The once-breathlessly pleasurable practice of inserting sly
intertextual references may be reaching the point of oversaturation as
evidenced by the current season of Fox's Glee.

"Fairly Normal Activity: Horror and the Static Camera" by Janani Subramanian
When "nothing is happening" in Paranormal Activity 1 and 2, the empty
room scenes as captured by static cameras in the franchise become
suspenseful moments of audience reflexivity.

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