COVID-19 has changed every facet of life around the world. As we live
through this moment of historic change, we offer *Flow* as a space to parse
out issues affecting the pedagogies and research interests of film and
media studies scholars across the globe. Many instructors in cinema and
media studies will be teaching online over the next few months; some may
want to discuss the coronavirus with students as well as responses to the
pandemic from students, their communities, the press, and the public. Close
analyses of informational, political, memorable, touching, and humorous
clips should be helpful for classes and the larger community. Content made
by contributors from underrepresented groups worldwide will be especially

The editors of *Flow*—in collaboration with *Film Criticism
<>* and *Film International
<>*—invite scholars to participate in conversations that
are generated here and discussed across the platforms in a consortium of
COVID-19 Conversations. As the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on
societies continue over the next several weeks and months, this
conversation portal will remain open, accepting and publishing submissions
on COVID-19 on a rolling basis. Note that while *Flow* is not a
peer-reviewed journal, submissions may be subject to review by the
organizers and editors for curatorial purposes.

This cross-platform consortium of conversations and contributions
surrounding COVID-19 and the effects it has had is organized and edited by
Carol Vernallis and the editorial team at *Flow* (Selena Dickey, Rusty
Hatchell, Nathan Rossi), with responses and contributions from the
editorial teams at *Film Criticism*, *Film International*, and *Journal of
Cinema and Media Studies (JCMS)*.

For access to published conversations and for more information on
submitting your own conversation starters, please check out the Over*Flow:
COVID-19 Conversations portal here


*Flow* <> is a critical forum on television and
media culture published by the Department of Radio-Television-Film
<> at the University of Texas at Austin. *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

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