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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of the female teen body by medical discourses. Her current project examines representations of adolescent spectatorship, fandom, and fantasy in postwar literature and teen films. Sissy Spacek as Holly Sargis in Badlands (Courtesy Warner Bros/Photofest) Coming of Age in the 1970s: Revision, Fantasy...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sam McBean Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel, Fun Home (2006), intricately weaves together the author's coming-out story with her family's history, particularly the story of her father's closeted queer sexuality and possible suicide. In its exploration of family history, queer desires...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... but then rewritten, as Jeff Bridge's “Dude” comes to abjure both the imaginary and the symbolic dimensions of paternity in favor of more material and yet less oppressive and monolithic construals of paternity and masculinity. Third, I examine the consequences of the Dude's refusal of phallic mastery for the viewer...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that is expressed in both the film's narrative and in its cinematic apparatus. The Mizrahi woman's unceasing daily encounters with class and gender oppression, which she comes to internalize, constitute an ongoing trauma. The chronic nature of this trauma does not allow her to turn it into post-traumatic memory...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... that the filmmaker has come herself to represent. It is the modern rather than the historical qualities of the film that have captured the attention of most reviewers; but what, precisely, is “modern” about Marie Antoinette , and how is the film's modernity distinguishable from the labels of “postmodern...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., in the words of Judith Butler, as “ungrievable and unacknowledged losses.” Same-sex desire becomes “an affair to forget.” In the bromance Superbad (dir. Greg Mottola, US, 2007), however, homosexual possibility comes to the fore, so that melancholia actually turns into mourning for the lost male object...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and archive, and death and the image. This essay traces the ghostliness of entertainers speaking from beyond the grave and the new interpretive problems that come to the fore when the performance is “live” but the performer isn't. Bringing together star discourse, media ontology, and sound studies...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
... relations between sound and image corresponds with the projection of a collectivity to come. The article argues that the film does not seek to humanize the members of the leper colony but rather to radically rethink the relation between the filmmaker and the subjects of the film. This new relationship...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 165–175.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Liz Clarke; S. Topiary Landberg In this article, the authors argue that the 2013 omnibus film Valencia: The Movie/s (US) presents a unique approach to collective filmmaking in its adaptation of Michelle Tea's queer coming-of-age memoir Valencia (2000). This approach creates a sense of cultural...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Elisa Giardina Papa; Nupur Mathur; Bathsheba Okwenje This article features an interview with the artist Radha May, a global, artist collective working under a single female identity. Radha May, whose members come from India, Italy, and Uganda, talks about merging three different perspectives...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... filmmakers to actively engage with each other's work within and across the region, and how this minor transnational network is redefining how we might come to understand the figure of the individual auteur of women's filmmaking. Olivia Khoo is a senior lecturer in film and television studies...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... that inflect popular culture in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Germanika's work casts light on the contemporary terrain of Russian filmmaking and its relationship to the site occupied by Russian youth, who find themselves caught between the communist past and the yet-to-come postcommunist future. This article...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2017
... conventionally been assigned to mothers—in this case, to single mothers—to demonstrate the precariousness of maternal authority. Maternal reassurance in particular comes to embody the terrible tension between the imperative to comfort, or, as Henry James puts it at the beginning of The Turn of the Screw (1899...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ana Stevenson The women’s suffrage subplot in Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (dir. Robert Stevenson, US, 1964) has come to dominate the popular memory of the history of the turn-of- the- century women’s movement. This essay examines how the film’s imaginative portrayal of women’s suffrage, especially...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
..., the live amateur eyewitness, and first-person conventions of “coming to voice.” Story takes up Rangan’s question, “What do immediations do ?” in relation to the tropes of the prison documentary genre, which she attempts to move past in her film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (US, 2016). Story argues...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2020
... a sustained engagement with archives concerning Cher and her transgender son, Chaz Bono, including the documentary Becoming Chaz (dir. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, US, 2011) and memoirs and coming- out guides written by Chaz, and with a particular focus on an exchange concerning an answering machine...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
... fantasies” in Schneemann's work, the essay proposes a shift in feminist art historiography and its projections on Schneemann the artist. The essay asserts Schneemann's tale as a cautionary and self-reflexive one for those who come after, the would-be-daughters, who would negate the body, the struggle...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of experiencing the work, has come at the expense of attention to Schneemann's voice. The essay reflects on the work of evoking Schneemann's voice through limited records in relation to the process of grief following the artist's death. Schneemann's “sonic shadow,” the essay argues, emerges through affirmative...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
... a transformative role? What history of travesti tears does Loxoro offer? What forms of travesti loss and kinship imagine the film as deserving to mobilize tears? Can travesti tears foretell transfeminist futures to come? Copyright © 2021 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 2021 gender...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 112–119.
Published: 01 December 1980
... Camera. Vertov, in particular, comes to mind because of his double attention to hssubject of observation and to the special nature of hsrole as creative observer, the magician’s delight in revealing the magical properties of filmmahng. In The Dancing Soul ofthe Walking People, the magc...