About Flow’s Special Features

From its initial conception, one of Flow’s primary goals has been to promote interactive and ongoing discussions on contemporary and historically relevant media issues. The core of the publication consists of our regular columnists, as well as our invited guest columnists, whose insightful work has certainly generated substantial interest and comments on the website.

In addition to our regular and guest columns, we also reserve space in each issue for a Special Features column — a vital segment of our publication. As Flow enters into its 4th volume, we wish to foreground our commitment to engaging topics of interest from as many areas of media scholarship as possible, not just from our invited columnists but also from other interested authors.

If you have yet to discover Special Features, we invite you to do so. In the last volume, we had articles submitted and published on a wide variety of topics, including Muslim Televangelists (in 3.5), IMAX (in 3.4), and Transgeneration (in 3.6), just to name a few. As might be evident from these topics, we seek Special Features articles as compliments to the inquiries raised by other columnists, in order to expand the range of discussions open at any given time on Flow.

Over the next volume, we remain committed to publishing topical one-time columns. If you are interested in submitting a column for review, please read through our latest suggested calls. Even if your work does not match the specific calls, we invite short, topical pieces of 800-1000 words for review. As with regular columns, Special Features are expected to fall somewhere in between academic and journalistic discourses with the aim of spurring discussion on message boards. For submissions or questions, please contact Jean Lauer at jalauer@mail.utexas.edu.

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