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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... called “Engaging the Eighties.” © 2011 by Camera Obscura 2011 Darth Vader and Marilyn Monroe: icons of air. Courtesy of PhotoFest Panting in the Dark: The Ambivalence of Air in Cinema Kevin L. Ferguson Here is a strange riddle, almost the start of a bad joke: What do Darth...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 103–123.
Published: 01 September 2007
...” and “Gossip's Stages: Theatre, Scandal, and Sexuality.” Publicity still of Joan Van Ark On the Bubble: The Soap Opera Diva’s Ambivalent Orbit Nick Salvato “To Be Fabulous” In a 2006 phone interview with two of her fans, the actress Joan Van Ark gestured, quite unintentionally...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... This article focuses on one of the most commercially successful Hollywood films of 1946, John M. Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven, arguing that the film's spectacular Technicolor landscapes function as a melodramatic device for mediating ambivalence about the social role of women at that time. In this film...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Melissa Bradshaw “Devouring the Diva” explores the drives that push us to pursue, consume, and destroy the diva, arguing for a reading of the diva as a figure of feminine gendering and as a stand-in for the fetishized mother whom we ambivalently adore, mourn, and hate. Through an analysis of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and dispersed in ambivalent representations and interpretations across the mediascape. Due to its combinatory nature and gendered valences, we call this concept the transmediated grotesque . We build this discussion around three reality celebrity case studies: Kate Gosselin, star of TLC's Jon and Kate...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... misunderstood, Gelley contends, not primarily because of the transgressive nature of their subject matter but, more importantly, for the negativity and ambivalence of their critique and the way in which they reinvent the conventional cinematic language of heterosexual intimacy. Fat Girl is one instance of a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Banks and the Mary Poppins suffrage subplot might be more productively understood as offering an ambivalent—even anti-suffrage—representation of the Anglo-American suffragette. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 Mary Poppins transatlantic suffrage film postcards feminism women’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... visibility of what Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri term “the flesh of the multitude” that offers opportunities for new forms of recognition and political alliance. Sleep Dealer provides an ambivalent theory of visibility and the production of collective memory within a neoliberal frame that sheds light on...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... argues that Ma's videos explore the Chinese diaspora as a space where desire and estrangement from landscape are articulated in narrative form. Since queer sexuality problematizes nationalistic identification, queer diasporic narratives express a profound ambivalence toward space. Feng concludes that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
...), Savage Grace (dir. Tom Kalin, Spain/US/France, 2007), and A Single Man (dir. Tom Ford, US, 2009). Released at a historical conjuncture when queer debates about marriage and conjugal life are deeply polarized, these works share an ambivalent and stylized fascination with the white bourgeois family...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in a contradictory manner throughout her lifetime — from poet, to political activist, to filmmaker, to anthropologist, and so on. Third, it investigates Deren's ethnicity — her status as a Russian immigrant Jew, a characterization about which she had great ambivalence. Fourth, it examines her early...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... significantly to the implementation of Hollywood's star system. This article also analyzes the ambivalent modes of representation and address journalists directed at girl spectators and how such modes evidenced the film industry's growing dependence on young female audiences, as well as the broader patriarchal...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2018
... abandoning the importance of its ambitions in today’s increasingly demanding political climate. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 love cosmopolitanism Sally Potter idealization ambivalence ...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 7–11.
Published: 01 December 1982
... paradoxically, along the two parallel tracks of difference and language which meet in this film in a peculiarly ambivalent notion ofpavole defemme. Sauve quipeut (la vie) opens with a shot of Denise riding her bicycle in the country. This image and those associated with it-writing at the window-seat...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 20–31.
Published: 01 December 1982
..., modulated editing effects. What we see, quite literally, is the produc- tion of ambivalence, aesthetically stunning, yet horrific in its implica- tions because the editing reduplicates formally-generates-both vio- lence and eroticism through the cut. We have a film that binds an...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 174–175.
Published: 01 December 1986
... American silent film. Her most recent article, “Pleasure, Ambivalence, Identification: Valentino and Female Spectatorship,” appeared in Cinema Journal (Summer 1986). Enno Patalas is a critic who became a curator. He was the founder and editor of Filmkritik from 1957...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2007) 22 (1 (64)): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2007
... artist whose vision is different from anything the students have ever seen. As a feminist, however, I watch this film with great ambivalence, wondering how  Jane might have felt there, sprawled out before her husband’s camera, and later across thou- sands of movie screens. Is she painfully...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1993) 11 (2 (32)): 124–160.
Published: 01 September 1993
... its embrace of such an approach to subjectivity in the language of ambivalence. It is important to recognize in making a case for psycho- analysis that recent claims for its usefulness are frequently tempered by acknowledgment of the discipline’s historical levelling of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 192–211.
Published: 01 May 1994
... discount potentially resistant and empowering readings of the episode (and the series in general) by queer spectators-I will, in fact, complicate matters later by addressing both the liberatory potential and the extreme ambivalence of possible queer readings-but I do want to stress the ways in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1988) 6 (2 (17)): 194–205.
Published: 01 May 1988
... system for the expression and legitimation of that desire, might be perversely adapted to describe the disruptive polylingualism of the Lewis Jerry, taking on the persona of the female hysteric, acts out his own ambivalence towards an inscribed and proscribed social...