Flow 2018 Conference Schedule & Roundtables

The Flow 2018 organizers are proud to present our preliminary conference schedule featuring 31 roundtable panels. Check back later for more details about our receptions and other events.

This year’s conference roundtables will take place at the Texas Union (UNB) and the Belo Media Center (BMC) on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Please see our conference location page for more information about these buildings.

Click on any of the roundtable titles below to view the organizing question and the names of panelists.

2018 Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 27, 2018

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Session 1

‪1A: Precarious Pedagogies: Responding to Current Events in Media Studies Classrooms

1B: Remakes and Reboots: The Value of Mining Television’s Past

1C: Instability/Stability: Catalogue Titles, Streaming Services, and Physical Media

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 2

2A: Media(ted) Archives: The Politics of Saving & Making Media Histories

2B: In Data We Trust: The Limits of Algorithmic Culture

2C: Media Discourses: The Cultural Forum of School Shootings

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. – Session 3

3A: Preserving Pornographic Media

3B: Digital Production Cultures

3C: Theorizing TV Sound: Listening to TV Now and Later

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Opening Reception (Stay tuned for more details!)

Friday, September 28, 2018

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Session 4

‪4A: Flowing Forms, Pt. 1: Real Bodies

4B: Rethinking Labor Histories and Production Cultures in #MeToo and #TimesUp Hollywood

4C: The Growing Intersection of the Indie Film Business, Streaming Services, and Television

11:00 – 12:15 p.m. – Featured Roundtable

12:15 – 1:45 a.m. – Lunch Break

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Session 5

‪5A: But What About Flow?, Pt. 1: Digital Flows

5B: Transnationalization of Quality Programming

5C: Here Today, Forgotten Tomorrow: Preserving Television & New Media

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 6

6A: Latinx Representation in Hollywood

6B: Research Practices: Praxis and Precarity

6C: The Precarity, Preservation, and Praxis of Sports Media Labor

5:00 – 6:15 p.m. – Session 7

7A: Flowing Forms, Pt. 2: Virtual Bodies

7B: What Would a Television Preservation Task Force Look Like?

Saturday, September 29, 2018

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Session 8

‪8A: Media Law and Policy in the Trump Era

8B: Syndication, Box Sets, & Streaming: Forming the Television Canon

8C: Television Literacy in the Classroom and Beyond

11:00 – 12:15 p.m. – Session 9

9A: The Sports Television Personality

9B: Save Points: Video Games and the Preservation of Play

9C: Aesthetics & Anxieties: Contemporary Dystopian Television

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Session 10

10A: The Political Economy of Digital Platforms

10B: The Past, Present, and Future of Television Commercials

10C: Queer Forms

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 11

11A: But What About Flow?, Pt. 2: Analog Flows

11B: Considering Contemporary Television’s Ideological Power

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Closing Reception (Stay tuned for more details!)