A new issue of *Flow* is live!
The journal is proud to announce the publication of issue 26.02. We are
excited to have contributions from authors Katherine Morrissey, Ryan
Stoldt, Laurel Westrup, Matthew Dewey, Kit Hughes, Danielle Williams,
Taylor Cole Miller, and Jennifer Hessler. Please see below for more details
about the authors' respective columns.
As always, be sure to join the conversation at www.flowjournal.org or on
Twitter using #FlowJournal26 <https://twitter.com/hashtag/FlowJournal26>.
Katherine Morrissey, "From Crazy Rich Asians to Netflix: The "Rebirth" of
Romantic Comedies" // Katherine E. Morrissey explores the evolution of the
romantic comedy and its audience since the 1980s in order to understand the
contemporary “rebirth” of these films.
Ryan Stoldt, "The Gamification of Television? Bandersnatch, Video Games,
and Human-Machine Interaction" // Ryan Stoldt compares and contrasts
interactive television film *Black Mirror: Bandersnatch* and video game *Until
Dawn* to draw out how the formal elements of seemingly similar media can
result in different types of audience engagement.
Laurel Westrup, "Getting in Synch with Music Videos" // Rather than
policing the boundaries of what constitutes a visual album, Laurel Westrup
examines what is quintessential to the music video form using The
Lumineers’ “Gloria” as a key text.
Matthew Dewey, "Cord-Cutting Here, Untethering There: One Social
Consequence of Cord-Cutting" // While the industry frames cord-cutting as a
“life hack,” Matthew Dewey considers the social consequences that
cord-cutting has on a city’s cable franchise fee.
Kit Hughes, "Market Commentary: Teaching Capitalism" // Kit Hughes explores
the influence and implications of midcentury NYSE-sponsored training films
for everyday stock market investors.
Danielle Williams, "From Catchphrase to Single: Examining Megan Thee
Stallion's 'Hot Girl Summer'" // As “Hot Girl Summer” has officially come
to a close, Danielle Williams traces the evolution of a catchphrase into a
branding strategy for freshman rapper Megan Thee Stallion.
Taylor Cole Miller, "Syndication 201: Syndication is Dead. Long Live
Syndication." // In the first installment of a three-part series, Taylor
Miller breaks down the intertwined economic and industrial practices of TV
Jennifer Hessler, "To Each Their Own Ad: Nielsen and the Addressable Future
of Linear TV" // Jennifer Hessler discusses how Nielsen’s new machine
learning systems are leading the drive to make linear TV addressable and
what this means for the future of broadcasting.
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of Texas at Austin <http://www.utexas.edu/>. *Flow*'s mission is to provide
a space where scholars and the public can discuss media histories, media
studies, and the changing landscape of contemporary media.
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