Over*Flow: COVID-19 Conversations

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 valuable.

Flow presents two options for contributing to conversations surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:

COVID-19 Conversations:

In collaboration with Film Criticism and Film International, COVID-19 Conversations allows for ongoing conversations on a number of COVID-19-related topics on Flow and across media studies platforms.

Comprised of responses to breaking TV and media news, Over*Flow is a new space for authors to submit 1,000-1,500-word, time-sensitive essays on a particular media text or issue.
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Sample Submission

COVID-19 Conversations:

Plandemic and the Spread of Misinformation” (published 5/25/20) — Madison Hill / Independent Scholar

“Air and Breath as Elemental Media, Masks, and Datasets” (published 5/8/20) — Aaron Tucker / University of York

“COVID-19 Credibility Memes” (published 5/8/20) — LaKesha N. Anderson / Johns Hopkins University

“Locked Down Listening / Communal Re-imagination” (published 4/27/20) — Holly Rogers / Goldsmiths, University of London

“Minimum Viable Cinema (Criticism)” (published 4/25/20) — Alexandra Juhasz / Brooklyn College, CUNY

“#FrontLineMessages” (published 4/14/20) — Patricia Pisters / University of Amsterdam

“Teaching Music Video in the Pandemic” (published 4/12/20) — Carol Vernallis / Stanford University

COVID-19 Over*Flow:

“It’s a F***ing Lockdown: The Branding Responses of the UK’s Public Service Broadcasters” (published 5/23/20) — Melissa Morton / University of Edinburgh

(cross-posted from Flow 26, no. 7): “COVID-19: Teaching Solidarity” (published 5/4/20) — Kit Hughes / Colorado State University

“Coronavirus: How Online Video Platforms Are Responding” (published 4/21/20) — Roderik Smits / Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

They Are Risen: Drive-In Distractions and Hollowed Ground Under Lockdown (published 4/16/20) — David Church / Indiana University

“Digital Humanity: Social Media Content Moderation and the Global Tech Workforce in the COVID-19 Era” (published 3/19/20) — Sarah Roberts / University of California, Los Angeles