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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 157–167.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., to identify an emerging pattern within contemporary television production of shifting the tonal and thematic properties of theme singing onto licensing by dispensing with original theme music altogether while potentially amplifying more women’s voices as source music. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
... by the state. Drawing on contemporary television studies that link the genre of courtroom television to neoliberal governance, the article finally suggests that if (reality) television takes legal citizenship of its citizen-subjects for granted, And I Do Survive articulates precisely the gap between...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 63–93.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Eleanore Gardner; Alyson Miller Abstract While complex women in contemporary television are, as Svenja Hohenstein and Katharina Thalmann contend, “no longer a niche phenomenon,” the antiheroine continues to be defined by her relationship to motherhood, sexuality, and violence. This essay contrasts...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 6–11.
Published: 01 September 1995
... floating signifier of race. That she functions in this way, Rooks argues, has everything to do with the ways in which class, in addition to race, is represented in contemporary television. In “See Me Now Bridget Cooks examines the work of Black women visual artists Betty Saar...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 191–217.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., Complex TV: The Poetics of Contemporary Television Storytelling (New York: New York University Press, 2015). 22. John Fiske, Television Culture , 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge, 2011), 241. Lynne Joyrich challenges this fallacy in terms of postmodern form—in particular, how contemporary television...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
... published articles on contemporary television in the journals Television and New Media, Communication Review , and Feminist Media Studies and numerous essays and reviews on film, performance, photography, and video for Afterimage, Art Lies, exposure, High Performance, Springerin , and Texte zur Kunst...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Huike Wen Dwelling Narrowness ( Wo ju , translated literally as “snail dwelling”) became Chinese netizens' “favorite TV drama” in 2009. In this paper, I focus on a complex of issues in contemporary Chinese society about which Dwelling Narrowness provoked extensive discussion: love, sex...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Everybody Dies but Me ( Vse umrut, a ya ostanus , 2008); and sixty-part TV series School ( Shkola , Channel One Russia, 2010). These works deal with the issues that contemporary Russian youth face in such a confrontational manner that they have been the subject of a special debate in the Russian parliament...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... lyrics are clever and contemporary. Winnie Holzman, the creator of the short-lived and vocally mourned ABC television series My So-Called Life, wrote the libretto.5 The tone of the show is at once clever and sweet, earnest and witty, sentimental and perky; its message is humanist and feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 107–139.
Published: 01 December 2023
... and suggestions. Further, I wish to thank Lynn Spigel for her invaluable feedback on an early version of this article. 1. Svenja Hohenstein and Katharina Thalmann, “Difficult Women: Changing Representations of Female Characters in Contemporary Television Series,” Zeitschrift für Anglistik und...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
... in America”), Lucas was a pioneer and potentially powerful role model. Given this profile, however, she was an anachronism and out of sync with the majority of contemporary women and home cooks. She was likewise out of sync with her television peers, as most homemaking programs were hosted by home economists...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 145–177.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Clara Bradbury-Rance Abstract Across her body of work in film, television, and digital media, Desiree Akhavan has captured the awkward politics of cultural production for female filmmakers and media-makers. Yet she has also refused to straightforwardly align her work with feminist critiques...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Therese Davis; Belinda Smaill This introduction to the special issue titled “The Place of the Contemporary Female Director” outlines the genesis of the issue and aims of the editors. Building on a workshop that took place in Film and Television Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, in 2011...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
.... The made-for-TV movie, for example, is often marketed as a form particularly suited for dealing with contemporary social issues. Yet like the fifties film melodrama, it manages these issues by inserting them into a domestic framework in which the family functions as the sole...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
... tempering the claims of novelty often emphasized in contemporary studies of television. Objections to the aesthetic turn in media studies risk con- flating formal criticism with formalism. The aim of formal criticism is not, as some critics suggest, to fetishize the text outside of its cul- tural...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 42–75.
Published: 01 May 1994
... an extensive segmentation survey in 1993 that also divided women into five different categories: “Contemporaries,” professionals with high incomes who are concerned with women’s issues; “Com- panions,” with more time to spend at home, who use television as a “companion...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
... As a landmark in the development of quality TV, multiplatform- ing, and pop culture’s dialogue with ongoing political events, Battlestar Galactica offered one glimpse of the way forward for contemporary television. Yet its vision remains riddled with the ideological detritus of past calamities...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
... contemporary television), Oz eroticizes the ambiguity, uncertainty, fear, and even danger that have typically marked closeted sexuality both in and out of the televisual realm. I want to suggest that the pleasures of Oz for women and gay male audiences—not to mention the anxieties that the pro...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
... (such as temporal and spatial continuities). 33. For an interesting discussion of the aesthetics and ideology of "liveness" in contemporary TV programming see Jane Feuer, "The Concept of Live Tele• vision: Ontology as Ideology," in Regarding Television, ed. E. Ann Kaplan...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 170–176.
Published: 01 September 2006
... scholarship. Though gender studies has developed in an effort to acknowledge the pleasures of popular culture, it is important to question and critique both the celebratory and the misogynist aspects of contemporary cinema and television directed at women. This involves recognizing the complexity...