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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that the two parts poetically echo each other—one focuses on her writing displayed sculpturally, and the other on an interview with her mother about her grandmother’s diary—and features a projection doubled not only by side-by-side images but also by an additional intervening scrim bearing images of the diary...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Street as a case study to analyze the ways in which theories of trauma can be effectively brought to bear on melodramas of the post–World War I era and, in the process, demonstrate the appeal Pabst’s works held for the Close Up editors, who shared his interest in trauma, psychoanalysis, and healing...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 59–89.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Frames per Century (Italy, 2013), Chevalier (Greece, 2015), and Trigonometry (BBC, 2020), reveals Tsangari's authorial signature and how Tsangari's films ambivalently bene fit from “wave” marketing even as their reception bears out the costs of that uncomfortable fit. Paradoxically, Tsangari's auteur...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 50–72.
Published: 01 January 1990
... the live prize fights with their male homosocial clientele, the cinematic The Teddy” Bears (Edwin S. Porter, 1907) 52 mediation of the event gave women access to a public sphere from which they had traditionally been excluded. To be sure, this access was not the same...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 4–7.
Published: 01 January 1990
... contexts. In an essay on Edwin S. Porter’s The “Teddy” Bears (1907),Miriam Hansen discusses film spectatorship not only as a function of film style and structure, but also as a function of particular exhibition practices. Referring to the opposition between public and private spheres, she...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 6–41.
Published: 01 December 1980
...-enters and sits down near Anne-Marie Stretter and Michael kchardson on the floor. The Beethoven variation continues. V2: [She] can’t bear it. V1: No, she can’t bear it . . . can’t bear India. The voices are silent. V1: She’s sleeping. V2: He loved her more than anything in the world...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 162–167.
Published: 01 September 1990
.... Of this time-these years-the tapes, all of them, bear the mark. This time-these years-the tapes, all of them, have tried to take up, to say silently while assigning the spectator, in part, to my place-the strange place of the watchman. Nostos I (1979) Three...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 53–70.
Published: 01 May 1976
... does" object" continue to function "as object", and to what extent does object become meaning-bearing? Texts function very much like the objects I have used in that they keep reappearing in a new work (e.g. the red ball, the stairs, the suit- case, etc.) As my interests change, I find...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
....” These and other examples privilege memory’s cinematic contours, such that light’s shifting meaningfully affects (and saves) lives. In addition to the light’s photogenic enhancement of the film and the world, After Life also heralds the privileges and luxu- ries of cinematic time, which bears...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 169–177.
Published: 01 January 1988
..., is noticeable in this respect. This shift, not surprisingly, is having a major effect on the articula• tion of social relations within the family, not least those which bear upon the balance of power over gender differences. In Family Television, David Morley sets out...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...) in which a former New York City mayor (Alan Mandell), who bears a striking resemblance to Ed Koch, and a man several decades his junior, Ceth (Jay Brannan), meet at the underground salon for which the film is named — a place that plays host to everything from performance art, film screenings...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
... but is also informed by what Wendy Brown refers to as the “fiction of the autonomous, willing, reasoning, 48  •  Camera Obscura rights-bearing subject convened by modernity,” an individual who is structured through discourses of the fulfillment of the self.11 In Divorce Iranian Style...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Identification It was my nineteenth or twentieth birthday — I can’t remember which. I was contemplating coming out to my parents when I received a birthday card in the mail from my mother. My mother never sends cards bearing preprinted messages specific to the occasion. She always sends a card...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Some immigrants were even sprayed with DDT on their arrival to Israel to “purify” them of the infections they brought with them from their Arab countries of origin.8 “The displaced  Jews from Muslim countries,” Shohat writes, “became victims of logics of progress, bearing the marks of its...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 127–132.
Published: 01 December 1989
... problems of entry for women into tradi- tionally male-dominated cultural and industrial spheres, it has had to bear the additional burden of working alongside the paralyzing paradigms of a feminist cultural theory in which historical diagnoses have tended to harden...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 5–6.
Published: 01 December 1982
...) in order to give readers a sense not only of the importance that we afford to Godard’s work, but also the complexity of our relation to that work as it bears on our own project, namely, the examination of women and representation in film and the other arts. Although the American release title...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 69–107.
Published: 01 September 2002
...-to- be is hailed or “interpellated” into, inscribed within, a network of relations governed by the symbolic order. “Everyone knows how much and in what way an unborn child is expected,” Althusser notes. They may assume as a matter of course, for example, that the child “will bear its Father’s Name...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Berlin. Invented to fill out the setting and the story, none of these characters develops through their own narratives; they are perfunctory and even superficial figures who simply bear witness to and facilitate Esty's escape and transition from ultra-Orthodox life. Perhaps the blithest of all is Yael...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 57–90.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., in an editorial, attention was drawn to the fact that endometriosis was increasing in frequency and that there was probably some reason for it. It was felt that the increase might be due to delayed marriages and the lack of early and frequent child-bearing, and suggested...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... [The Swamp] and its environs. Located ninety kilometers away is the town of Rey Muerto [Dead King] and close by the estate called La Mandrágora [Mandrake]. Mandrágora is a plant that was used as a sedative before ether and morphine replaced it, when it was necessary to bear painful experiences...