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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Rebecca Wanzo Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011–13), initially posted on YouTube, and Lena Dunham's Girls (HBO, 2012–) are examples of the precarious-girl comedy in the new millennium. These sitcoms depict women experiencing a prolonged girlhood produced not only...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Da llas The Danny Thomas Show My Friend Irma Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama and Serial Drama, 1946-1970 UCLA Film and Television Archive: Dan Einstein and Nina Leibman...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
... alleged Satanic worship in West Memphis, Arkansas. A Star Is Porn: Corpulence, Comedy, and the Homosocial Cult of Adult Film Star Ron Jeremy Emily Shelton In a 1995 episode of MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, “Career Day,” the eponymous, flatulent, nose-picking adolescent duo take their...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Scott Balcerzak Known as the Sons of the Desert, the official Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appreciation society is unique in that its very structures lampoon the rank-and-file maleness promoted by “legitimate” fraternal orders such as the Freemasons. To understand the comedy duo's lasting cultural...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tania Modleski This article looks at theories of melancholia to analyze “bromantic” comedies of the kind often associated with film producer, director, and writer Judd Apatow. Taking its title from the references to the film An Affair to Remember (dir. Leo McCarey, US, 1957) that run through the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2000) 15 (2 (44)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2000
... production of film in Germany. 01-Halle iv-39=40pgs 1/25/01 1:43 PM Page iv 01-Halle iv-39=40pgs 1/25/01 1:43 PM Page 1 “Happy Ends” to Crises of Heterosexual Desire: Toward a Social Psychology of Recent German Comedies...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Maggie Hennefeld This article rethinks the emergence of narrative film syntax through the comedy genre, focusing on slapstick films that depict female unruliness. I discuss films featuring Mabel Normand, Florence Turner, Marie Dressler, Sarah Duhamel, and other forgotten silent comediennes, arguing...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2018
... production. Although Turkish film producers first adapted European exploitation films (particularly Italian erotic comedies), in time they created a trashy and irregular film practice addressing the specific needs of its assumed audience: young, unemployed, underclass men with rural backgrounds. The article...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
... intersections of race, gender, television, and the South between 1950 and 1980. © 2015 by Camera Obscura 2015 television history southern rehabilitation The Andy Griffith Show comedy and race Figure 1. “Andy Discovers America,” season 3, episode 23 of The Andy Griffith Show (CBS, 1960 – 68...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1988) 6 (3 (18)): 157–159.
Published: 01 September 1988
... Xiaolian. No.18; pp. 26-31. Interview with Hu MeL No.18; pp. 32-41. Berry, Sarah Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama and Serial Drama, 1946• 1970: Museum of Broadcasting (New York). No.16; pp. 205-225. Bukatman, Scott Paralysis in Motion: Jerry Lewis's Life as a Man. No.17; pp. 195-205...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 321–322.
Published: 01 September 1991
... the author of “What Made Pistachio Nuts Anarchistic Comedy and the Vaudeville Aesthetic (forthcoming, Columbia University Press) and Textual Poachers: Television Fans and Participatory Culture (forthcoming, Routledge). With 322 Kristine Karnick (Indiana University), he is currently...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2001) 16 (1 (46)): 180–181.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., 2000. Lewis, Jon. Hollywood v. Hardcore: How the Struggle Over Censorship Created the Modern Film Industry. New York: New York University Press, 2000. Limon, John. Stand-up Comedy in Theory, or Abjection in America...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
... angrily, and shouts into the telephone, “This isn’t a hotel! This is a madhouse!” This opening sequence from So Long Letty (Warner Brothers, 1929) seems characteristic of the anarchistic tradition within early sound comedy. Reduced to its simplest outline, “anarchistic comedy” explores the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 137–141.
Published: 01 December 1989
.... It also means to situate the distinction between male and female in Italian film history, by mapping the representation of gender roles across the historical film, melodrama and comedy. These genres are the most important ones in Italian cinema, because they tap two do...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1996) 13 (2 (38)): 188–189.
Published: 01 May 1996
.... Twayne, 1997. British National Cinema by Sarah Street. Routledge, 1997. $65.00. Chinese Modernism in the Era of Reforms: Cultural Fever, Avante-Garde Fiction, and the New Chinese Cinema by Xudong Zhang. Duke University Press, 1997. The Comedy of Survival: Literary...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2001) 16 (2 (47)): 230–231.
Published: 01 September 2001
... 2001 Books Received Dale, Alan. Comedy Is a Man in Trouble: Slapstick in American Movies. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000. Darley, Andrew. Visual Digital Culture: Surface Play and Spectacle in New Media Genres. New York: Routledge, 2000. Elsaesser...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 184–185.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... 87: pp. 117 – 147 Tania Modleski An Affair to Forget: Melancholia in Bromantic Comedy. No. 86: pp. 119 – 47 Claire Perkins Beyond Indiewood: The Everyday Ethics of Nicole Holofcener. No. 85: pp. 137 – 59 Anthony Reed The Only Way Out Is In: Girl 6, Sex Work, and the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
... seem determined in significant measure by primal oral affect: commentators generally extol the first phase of the career, the Paramount Lubitsch/Mamoulian-Chevalier sex comedies, in which MacDonald’s operatic tendencies are curbed; and they denigrate the second phase...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2006) 21 (2 (62)): 170–176.
Published: 01 September 2006
... feminization of popular media” and the “accumulation of ambivalent, fearful responses” to feminism that is such a prominent characteristic of the early 2000s.1 The romantic comedy that flourished since the Camera Obscura 62, Volume 21, Number 2 doi 10.1215/02705346-2006-006  © 2006 by Camera...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
..., and it retained high ratings for the duration of its prime-time run. I The show's popularity coincided with that of other situation comedies based on ethnic working-class family life-The Goldbergs, depicting the experiences of Jews in the Bronx; Amos 'n Andy, blacks in Harlem; The Honeymooners...