Flow 2016 Conference Schedule and Roundtables

The Flow 2016 organizers are proud to present 29 roundtable panels for this year’s conference along with receptions, screenings 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 room location, organizing question, and the names of moderators, respondents, and conveners (denoted by *).

To view roundtable position papers, click on the corresponding author’s name to open the paper as a PDF.

2016 Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 15, 2016

1:45 – 3 p.m. – Session 1

‪1A: Investigating True Crime Television

1B: Teaching & Technology in Media Studies

1C: What about TV Acting?

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 2

2A: Media Pandering: The Good, the Bad, and the… Inclusive?

2B: Questions of Scale, Structure, and Agency in Media Industries Research

2C: Religion and/on American Television

5 – 7 p.m.  – Screening of Ethan Thompson’s TV FAMILY, BMC 2.106 (Belo Center for New Media – Moody Auditorium)

7 – 9 p.m. – Opening Reception for conference badgeholders, BMC 2nd floor foyer (Belo Center for New Media)

Friday, September 16, 2016

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Flow 10th Anniversary Panel, UNB 2.228 (Texas Union Theater)

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Session 3

3A: Audience Generations, part 1 (industry)

3B: Methods for Studying Non-U.S. Television

3C: Reality Bites: Consuming Food Television

3D: Theorizing Place and Space in Television

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:45 – 3 p.m. – Session 4

4A: Piracy & Media Studies

4B: Race, Gender & Sexuality in Production Studies

4C: Television Form: Past, Present, Future

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 5

5A: Podcasts and Convergent Digital Media, part 1 (industry)

5B: The Politics of Media Coverage

5C: Resisting Presentism, Reviving the Past: Feminist TV History

Saturday, September 17, 2016

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. – Session 6

6A: Live Spectacles, Paratexts, and Ancillary Outlets

6B: Making TV and Video Games Play Nicely

6C: Television\'s Transgender Tipping Point

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Session 7

7A: Examining the Trans-media/-national Networks

7B: The Past, Present, and Future of TV: Sports, Right(s)?

7C: Social Media Influencers: Creators, Celebrity, Content, Audiences, Brands

7D: TV Genre, Political Allegory, and New Distribution Platforms

12:15 – 1:45 p.m. – Lunch Break

1:45 – 3 p.m. – Session 8

8A: Audience Generations, part 2 (audiences)

8B: Clearing the Distortion: TV History & Local Archives

8C: Considering the Convergent Award Show

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Session 9

9A: Music Video in the Digital Age

9B: Podcasts and Convergent Digital Media, part 2 (audiences/fans)

9C: Teaching Broadcast History

5 p.m. – Closing Screening and Reception (See Conference Program for more details!)


The Flow Conference is planned and run by the Flow Conference Committee Registered Student Organization (RSO)