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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hervé Picherit This essay argues that the French actress Arletty, née Léonie Bathiat, engaged in a multifaceted and complex form of selfhood that profoundly influenced her role in the classic film of the French occupation period, Les enfants du paradis ( Children of Paradise , dir. Marcel Carné...
Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 237–244.
Published: 01 May 1979
... The “Subject” of Feminism by Parveen Adams and Jeff Minson Material Arguments and Feminism by Mark Cousins Review: The Patriarchal Puzzle by Judith Ennew Review: “Rethinking Marxism” by Rosalind Coward The Camera Obscura Collective French...
Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kathleen Collins First appearing on the air in 1947, Dione Lucas was one of the earliest television cooking-show hosts. As a business owner, single mother, influential salesperson, and highly respected professional in her field (Julia Child referred to Lucas as “the mother of French cooking in...
Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 27–31.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Obscura . Her book, To Desire Differently: Feminism and the French Cinema , expanded edition (1996), explores the work of three French women directors (Germaine Dulac, Marie Epstein, and Agnes Varda) from the standpoint of feminist film theory. Her coauthored (with Robert Stam and Robert Burgoyne) New...
Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 76–87.
Published: 01 September 1991
... chose to organize them as “neutrally” as possible. Thus I followed a basic chronology, starting with French pornographic da- guerreotypes of masturbation, lesbian sex, “exhibitionism,” hetero- sexual sex, nude tire changing, and even reading (the woman reading, although...
Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
... interpellated by white, US, liberal, capitalist ideology.18 Nurse Colleen McMurphy and Dr. Gerard Bernard argue about the United States's occupation of Vietnam-Colleen from the position of Kennedy-era idealism, Gerard from that of the cynical French expa- triate. He compares the American presence in...
Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 71–95.
Published: 01 May 1993
... Leopold Senghor in the Senegalese context), it is considerably less clear how this interrogation articulates itself in the conflict between French and Wolof-not merely as “tongues,” but more crucially, as foreign film languages. In effect, this paper seeks to delineate the ways Sembene, who...
Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 74–87.
Published: 01 December 1982
... absolutely unbelievable discussions with the current French Minister of Justice whose name is Peyrefitte and who was formerly Minister of Information before becoming Minister of Education in ’68 and earning a fortune at the expense of the Chinese by publishing a book called China AwakeI remember...
Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... children. I hauled a cardboard box from my unheated storage room and looked at the old VHS tape for the first time in decades. I was shocked, not just by the way the images had degraded, but also by the explicitness of our activism, the joyful, grandiose ges- tures of our occupations, and the...
Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 40–65.
Published: 01 December 1984
...-town local library. I also grew up in a small town, with no television to give pictures of an outside world. But I was over twenty before I heard of Katherine Susannah Prichard, finding a novel on a dusty family bookshelf. It looked boring. Soon after, I wrote - in French - a thesis on...
Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 99–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
... his girlfriend as a commodity.44 The historical footage also includes scenes of French women at the end of World War II being publicly humiliated as “collaborators” for having been sexually involved with Germans during the occupation. An interview...
Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... bara (Rose of Versailles), which is set on the eve of the French Revolution.6 The danchi wife lms explore what Pamela Robertson Wojcik calls the “porousness” of domestic relations to urban space. The house- wife’s relation to the built environment in the new postwar design of high- rise...
Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 1–43.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Holocaust. Furthermore, the film’s emphasis on the dynamic of denunciation, voyeurism, inspection, and continual suspicion might certainly be interpreted as a commentary on the French xenophobia and perhaps even on the anti-Semitism that prompted French...
Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 1982
... Enfants was the most widely read and loved of the nineteenth-century “reading books” or primers used in French schools. Madame Alfred Jules Emile Fouilke, writing under the pseudonym “G. Bruno,” tells the story of two orphan boys who travel through every province and major city of France...
Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2003
... read images of the French countryside after viewing images of Paris. Not quite halfway through the ﬁlm, when we ﬁrst encounter images of Cairo and rural Egypt, the scenes of Paris and of the French landscapes become strictly retrospective. Though the different shots do not elaborate the same...
Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of modernism to the naked yet equally haunted body of Josephine Baker. An iconographic “object” of primitivism and an indisputable star of the French burlesque stage, Baker exemplifies the fraught predicaments of modern visuality (and its relations to racialized skin). In 1925 the...
Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... communes that some European and North American feminists advocated not so long ago. Meanwhile, the Islam she embraces is amaterial and atemporal and at times clichéd, as when she directs her visiting French boyfriend to listen to “the timelessness of Islam” in the calls to prayer...
Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 1982
..., and were broadcast on French television over a period of six weeks. Apart from dealing with specific social problems of an individual, such as being unemployed, the programs are intended to provoke speculation about the manner in which television and the professional production of...
Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 64–87.
Published: 01 September 1990
... the spoken language, but by a use of the imparfait restricted to written narrative and, specifically, the novel. This is the tense which, in French, marks the style indirect libre, that style for the representation of consciousness which, under the name of “the third person of...
Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... — in other words, to be read “as such,” the title of an influential French literary journal founded by Philippe Sollers in 1960. Fueled by Martin Hei- degger’s writings on “the world picture,” Chow asserts that “under- standing . . . is now an act inseparable from the act of seeing.”1 But this...