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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Julie Levin Russo This article returns to Sigmund Freud's and Jacques Lacan's theories of scopophilia to intervene in a pessimistic thread of new media criticism. By complicating doomsday scenarios, it unpacks the complexities of exhibitionism iterated as online self-display, including aspects...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 57–91.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., it gestures toward Joan’s identification (for lack of a better word) with Christ. In this, it is a principle support for the film’s manifest narrative, and it subtends a model of passion cen- tered on the eros of narrative resolution. Second, it subjects Joan to what Jacques Lacan calls the passion...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... con- solidate itself without the contingent object, which thus shares something with Jacques Derrida’s supplement or Lacan’s objet petit a above and beyond its ideological or symptomatic description —  beyond even the minimal utopian function evoked above. From this perspective, all...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... From a psychoanalytic perspective, the shoot is a self- conscious presentation of the fantasy of seeing one- self see oneself, described by Jacques Lacan, that lies at the heart of egoic experiences of subjectivity.4 It highlights the insistent and always failed attempts of the subject to establish...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 199–225.
Published: 01 May 1997
... in which it appears. Of the father Jacques Lacan has written that “the most hidden relationship, and as Freud says, the least natural one, the most purely symbolic one, is the relationship of father to son.”2 He also argues that “the entire Freudian inquiry boils down...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that prevents even a rigorous com- mentator like Williams from detecting, let alone critically examin- ing, crucial issues of subjectivity and feminine sexuality that the film raises. Lacanian psychoanalysis offers the ideal critical frame- work to address such questions. For Jacques Lacan...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
... lack of conflict, confusion, and doubt about her body and its pleasures and desires—a statement that seemed to declare her experience of what Jacques Lacan might describe as feminine jouissance , “a jouissance beyond the phallus,” or what Schneemann called the “sacred.” 4 Lacan cited the visions...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 72–79.
Published: 01 September 1980
...) but the site of the discourse of Others. Jacques Lacan, discussing this case history, said that the pregnancy manifests his formulation, “desire is the desire of the Other,”g and that the desire to have a child was Breuer’s. Perhaps Breuer was the hysteric. (The film, by having Anna 0. read Breuer’s...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the disembodied voice (i.e., the acousmatic voice and voice-off) is almost always male. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 New Iranian Cinema acousmatic voice female voice feminist film theory Jacques Lacan ...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 227–231.
Published: 01 May 1979
... to it, in the universal, its function as subject. Jacques Lacan; Ecrits, Norton, p. 2.) At a later stage, the child will assume his image {as a totality), and the image of his counterpart as being different from his own image. Self-knowledge dates from the time when he...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 2–33.
Published: 01 September 1977
..., May 1975 , 136 –189. 16. Lacan , Jacques , ‘Le stade du miroir comme formateur de la fonction de Je’, Ecrits , 1966 , 93 –100 (Seuil). Translated in English as 'The Mirror Phase as Formative of the Function of the “I”', New Left Review, no. 51, Sept.-Oct. 1968. Lacan , Jacques , ‘Du...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 1980
... to the frozen frame. See Jacques Lacan, “Aggressivity in Psychoanalysis,” in Ecrits, trans. Alan Sheridan (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 1977), p. 17. 4. Laffont also slips from identity to identity by changing her pronouns. For a discussion of the implications of a slippery “she...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 156.
Published: 01 September 1988
... Kaplan. Methuen, 1987. $11.95. Marguerite Duras by Marguerite Duras, Jacques Lacan, Maurice Blanchot and others. City Lights, 1988. $9.95. Policing Desire: Pornography, AIDS and the Media by Simon Watney. Uni• versity of Minnesota Press, 1987. $14.95. Discerning...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 1991
... version is in Montrelay, L‘Ombre et le nom (Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1977). 8. Michitle Montrelay, “Inquiry into Femininity” 93. 9. Joan Riviere, “Womanliness as a Masquerade,” Formations of Fantasy, eds. V. Burgin et al. (London: Methuen, 1986). 10. Jacques Lacan...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 264–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Marita, and Lisa Cartwright. Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Zˇizˇek, Slavoj. Enjoy Your Symptom! Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out. 2d ed. New York: Routledge, 2001. ...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 39–67.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., equipped with a sophisticated mind- control system with which he enslaves the family. He is one particular historical iteration of what Slavoj Žižek (reportedly after Jacques Lacan) calls “the anal father” or “the secret father of enjoyment,” whose excess of desire — and whose blockage against...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 39–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... responds to a long line of male interpreters (from G. W. F. Hegel Against House Arrest  •  43 to Jacques Lacan and Slavoj Žižek) and questions the very limits of the order that frames their interpretations.8 The force of Anti- gone’s claim, which Butler...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 30–49.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Prerequisite to any Subject Whatever," Jacques Lacan puts across a notion of structure that would henceforth have significant ramifications on the way iden• tity is theorized across the human sciences. This was during the late 1960s, when structuralism, having been an intellectual trend in Europe for some...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2005
...; rather, the film has come alive and desires to mark its own journey through time. Of the film and yet outside it, neither fictional nor functional, the warning gestures toward the normally offscreen space of unat- tributable cinematic desire. Like Jacques Lacan’s account of the gaze...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., Butler’s emphasis. Shoshana Felman’s reading of Jacques Lacan’s “Seminar on the ‘Purloined Letter’” also suggests a way of linking intertextuality and identity insofar as both depend on structural repetition. Lacan’s reading of Poe’s story relies on the double meaning of letter...