Archive for July, 2011
Wheeler Winston Dixon considers the ubiquity of Redbox kiosks and their implications for the DVD market.
Reality TV, Healthy Lifestyle Messages, and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Heather McIntosh / Boston College
A look at who actually benefits from body-conscious television spectacles like Extreme Makeover.
Dragging Dominicaness: Saturday Night Live and the Creation of a Performative Drag of Latinidad
Keara Goin / FLOW Staff
Considering the representations and constructions of Dominican identity on Saturday Night Live.
Sarah, Scarlett, and Norma Rae, or Unions are as American as Apple Pie!
Hollis Griffin / Colby College
Hollis Griffin examines Sarah Palin’s discourse of conservative Americana.
A discussion of online farming community Free Farm Game and its implications of online and offline agriculture and capitalism.
Reconsidering The Killing as a Feminine Narrative Form
Kristen Warner / University of Alabama and Lisa Schmidt / Independent Scholar
The authors contend that the narrative strategies employed by AMC’s The Killing would be best analysed through a feminist lens.
Controlling the Living Room: Television Viewing on Game Consoles
Steven Boyer / University of Glasgow
Steven Boyer explores the ways in which television is being changed by gaming consoles. Boyer examines the ways television is remaining the same, but asserts that it’s the way we’re watching is that is changing.
Performing Glee: Gay Resistance to Gay Representations and a New Slumpy Class
Taylor Cole Miller / FLOW Senior Editor
Taylor Cole Miller’s article explores the ways in which a small sample of Glee viewers interact with the text and make sense of Kurt, the show’s gay character. He explores the ways in which heterosexual women are drawn to Kurt while homosexual men resist him largely based on the notion that he subscribes to well-worn stereotypes of gay men in media.