New Issue of Flow Is Live!

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Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Journalism and Media Studies, Popular Culture Studies

The journal is proud to announce the publication of issue 26.03! This month's articles:


Kathleen Loock, "'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year': Christmas Classics Old and New"

Kathleen Loock compares definitive Christmas classics It's a Wonderful Life and Drei Haselnüsse für Aschenbrödel to contemporary holiday movie releases from Netflix, exploring how the streaming service is using the niche genre to create Christmas movies for a global audience.

Cáel M. Keegan, "In Praise of the Bad Transgender Object: Rocky Horror"

The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been the object of ongoing cultural fascination and criticism for its portrayal of transgender stereotypes. Cáel M. Keegan questions whether this “bad object” is redeemable in an exploration of the standards of representation in the transgender media archive.


Sarah T. Roberts, "Section 230 as American Tech's 'Soft Power' Secret Weapon"
Analyzing recent Congressional testimony of social media and internet content firms, Sarah T. Roberts reveals the expanding "soft power" reach of Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act of 1996.

Brian Fauteux, "Advocating on Behalf of Independent Musicians: Copyright Reform and Corporate Consolidation"
Brian Fauteux takes readers through his experience participating in Canada's copyright review process, particularly highlighting how the current state of the market grants large companies a great deal of control over artists.
Helen Morgan-Parmett, "Gender, Place, and Nostalgia in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Analyzing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Helen Morgan-Parmett discusses the intersections of gender and urban crisis in nostalgic discourses surrounding New York's past, present, and future.
Deborah L. Jaramillo, "Finding the 'TV' in TV News"
Deborah L. Jaramillo contemplates television studies' limited analysis of TV news and issues an important call for the re-examination of such texts as a genre.
Finley Freibert, "A Public Records Request Rabbit Hole in the Study of Nontheatrical Distribution"
Finley Freibert reveals the challenges of accessing public records and telling the history of gay, nontheatrical film distributor, John Samuel Bridges, in 1960s San Francisco.
Travis Warren Cooper, "Terrence Malick's Architecture of the Domestic"
Through a close reading of Malick's Tree of Life, Travis Warren Cooper offers up a comparative analysis of architectural style found in Hollywood films.


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 media.

Contact Info: 

Selena Dickey & Rusty Hatchell, Co-Managing Editors, Flow Journal