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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2015
... voyeuristic interest in Lola’s sex life, in her affairs with famous historical figures, resem- bles their own, and we, like them, are cut off from the Romantic The Commodification of Romanticism  • 21 era that she represents. Our only access to it is through the illu...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 7–33.
Published: 01 December 2023
... Frazer Lamb and Diana L. Veith, “Romantic Myth, Transcendence, and Star Trek Zines,” in Hellekson and Busse, Fan Fiction Studies Reader , 97–115. More recent work on slash fiction has extended its potential well past this early framework, considering issues of consent, queerness, gender nonconformity...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... by bringing new meaning to such terms as intimacy, affection, longing, desire, companionship, friendship, 30  •  Camera Obscura and, of course, love. This is not a return to, or a romanticizing of, ambiguous relations of historically situated phenomena such as Boston marriages among women...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
...) is using reflexivity not to deconstruct itself but in a conservative mode, to create new romantic Histories of   The Watermelon Woman  •  65 myths about the cinema even as it exposes others to ridicule. With Dunye’s film, on the other hand, we can see...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106–128.
Published: 01 May 1995
... with German tradition and culture. As B. Ruby Rich, who finds German Romantic painting influential in Triumph, understands: "the principles of Romanticism [were] subju- gated to the Nazi ideology by means of specifically Romantic pictorial devices."47 The concept of the nature...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., sym- bolizing the rational order, can be read as the political subtext of Carmen’s tragico- romantic story.”4 Thus Carmen represents not only the other for white- identi ed countries like France, but also an internal other within Spain. In the Carmen narrative, the central con ict...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
... with a reminder of the true talent behind the masterpiece, Malick, who remains “clear-eyed and mostly without any romantic notions,” in contrast, of course, to his addled, sentimental female narrator. While many critics, such as Brian Henderson, continue to highlight an ironic distance between...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
... Dashwood in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (1811) In this essay, I treat Jan de Bont’s film Twister (US, 1996) as a proof text of one of our most venerable laws of etiquette, made lucid by Jane Austen’s impetuous romantic character in Sense and Sensibil- ity, Marianne Dashwood. Talking...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 102–123.
Published: 01 September 1993
... their relationship “as southern-romantic and deep-rooted, the opposite of what Linda calls ‘this Hollywood love”’ (52). “Linda talks about Harry the way she might take a long drink of champagne” and “Harry’s personal mission is to shield his wife from business blows” (53).Hollywood...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 275–276.
Published: 01 May 1997
... specialty in film and television studies and science fiction. The article published in this volume is part of a book she is writing on The Learned Man’s Android, about the myth of the historical male scientist and his illicit reproductions. Higley (as “Caves”) writes fiction, and is best known...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... in Mass Communication 5.2 (1988) : 85-107; Patricia Frazier Lamb and Diane L. Veith, “Romantic Myth, Transcendence, and Star Trek Zines,” Erotic Universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature, ed. Donald Palumbo (New York: Greenwood, 198 6) 235-56; Constance Penley, “Feminism...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 1996
..., Helen seems unaware or ignorant of the fact that this myth is one she has extracted from two white sources: the academic's romanticized narrative and the teenager's generic ghost story. Though Helen smirks (not surprisingly) after hear- ing the latter, she immediately assumes...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 158–160.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Me Now. No. 36; pp. 67-84 D’Acci, Julie Introduction to Lifetime: A Cable Network “For Women.” No. 33-34; pp. 7-12. Dassanows ky ,Robert “Wherever you may run, you cannot escape him”: Leni Riefenstahl’s Self- Reflection and Romantic...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 9–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... show and married Dorothy Varda, with whom he had a daughter named Dominica. It was the first of five committed romantic relationships he had throughout his life, many of them contentious due to Yanco's self-proclaimed nature as “a cat who walks by himself” (108). In his final years he would surround...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 66–85.
Published: 01 December 1984
... is a lie, students turn to a lyrical mode as a path to truth, not realizing that this simply makes subjectivity the site of a new ideology of objectivity; Romanticism and rationality join as two sides of the same aesthetic. Ropars searches then for a language and activity...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... include media history, media culture and technology development, media and gender norms, and the interaction between media industries and other social issues in a globalizing world. Her current research focuses on representations of romantic love and their cultural implications in Chinese television...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-determined young woman, suggesting that her life in the dorm has contributed to her emancipation, but the film stops short of questioning what Kollontai believed was the other side of the sexual question: its predatory individualism, its romanticized investments, and its moralistic monogamy...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... looking at, eroticizing, and ideal- izing of the child body.6 Certainly, Fox capitalized on the diminu- tive star’s “sexy little body” by insistently showing off Temple’s pre- cocious physical charms through costume, framing, lighting, and camerawork more appropriate to a leading romantic interest...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2007
... describes a historical list of female directors as “little more than a ladies’ auxiliary.”23 In its crudest applications, this first moment of auteur the- ory occasioned charges of naive romanticism, shrewdly countered by Wollen in Signs and Meaning in the Cinema. Wollen cloaked auteur theory...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 108–133.
Published: 01 January 1989
... in the representation of woman as Other. The two films share critical narrative and iconographic elements and yet belong to entirely different genres. Both are centered upon romance, but while Splash is at once a romantic comedy and a fable, Children of a Lesser God is a “message...