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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
... questions of desire and identification: (1) it displaces same-sex desire into the past (I used to desire Hercules, but now I identify with him); (2) identification is displaced from its proper target (the skinny and helpless adolescent sidekick) to a much more flattering one (Hercules); (3) the peplum...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Obscura 2010 From Blade Runner (dir. Ridley Scott, US, 1982) Affects of the Gaze: Post-Oedipal Desire and the Traversal of Fantasy in Blade Runner Richard Pope Despite the vagaries of the film and its reception, within the uni- versity a consensus interpretation of Blade Runner (dir...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... by Camera Obscura 2013 Figure 1. Johan: Mon été 75 (dir. Philippe Vallois, France, 1976) Choreographing Homosexual Desire in Philippe Vallois’s Johan David A. Gerstner After seeing Philippe Vallois’s Johan: Mon été 75 (France, 1976) for the first time, I was surprised to discover how...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Margaret Iversen Copyright © 1992 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Interim, (Mary Kelly, 1984-89). Installation view. Shaped by Discourse, Dispersed by Desire: Masquerade and Mary Kelly’s Interim Margaret lversen In Julia Kristeva’s indispensable essay “Women’s...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2000
... and 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 (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... kung fu movie is Yuen Woo Ping's Tai Chi Master . Jet Li in Romeo Must Die (dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak, US, 2000) The Legend of the White-and-Yellow Black Man: Global Containment and Triangulated Racial Desire in Romeo Must Die James Kim How may I touch you across this chasm of flown...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 130–143.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Lynne Kirby © 1984 by Camera Obscura 1984 Linda Williams (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981) L'Age d'Or (Luis Bunuel, 1930) Book Reviews Figures of Desire: A Theory and Analysis of Surrealist Film by Linda WiUzams (Urbana: University of Iiiinois Press, 1981) Lynne...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 66–85.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Dana Polan © 1984 by Camera Obscura 1984 ‘ ‘Desire Shifts the DZferance’’ : Figural Poetics and Figural Politics in the Film Theory of Marie-Claire Ropars Dana Polan Polymorphous and perverse the cinema explodes the sign...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 89–106.
Published: 01 December 1984
... Bible of Saint-Martial, Limoges, 1 lth century Desire in Art and Politics: The Theories of Jean-FranCois Lyotard Maureen Turim When one mentions the juncture of semiotics, psychoanalysis and ideology in French theory, certain names circulate in the American con- sciousness: Roland...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Ien Ang ." Z Feminist Desire and Female Pleasure: On Janice Radway's Reading the Romance: Women~ Patriarchy and Popular Literature (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1984) len Ang Janice Radway's Reading the Romance does...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 132–160.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Mary T. Conway Inhabiting the Phallus: Reading Safe Is Desire Mary T. Conway Allie: I'm a city girl. Dionne: You don't camp? Allie: Unhuh Dionne: Oh No Allie: Why, do you...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Molly Anne Rothenberg Original design by Tom Pribyl, from a photo by Thomas DiPiero The “Newer Angels” and the Living Dead: The Ethics of Screening Obsessional Desire Molly Anne Rothenberg . Apparently, we have no shortage of ways to represent our enchant...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2018
... investigates how Turkish sex films identify and discuss the social oppositions upon which desire is manufactured. It also engages these films’ repercussions, whether in terms of cinematic and social influence or how they affected moral codes regarding female sexuality. Moving from Alan Soble’s Marxist analysis...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 54–89.
Published: 01 December 1980
...D.N. Rodowick Vision, Desire, and the Fib-Text D. N,Rodowick The task confronting this analysis is to try to define more precisely the relationship between the enunciation of desire and its representations in the fiction film. The problem as such is localizable in two...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 91–113.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Immanuel Kant to Julia Kristeva to Sianne Ngai—have long understood seduction and disgust as intricately bound. The reception of Rist's work shows that the pretty and the gross in fact share many formal characteristics, and that desire and disgust often go hand in hand. watlingtonemily@gmail.com...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2021
... how the dance world will emerge from the coronavirus, I will continue to teach Schneemann's work in whatever way that I can, hopeful that it will provide insight into how we might find each other again after so much isolation. As Schneemann explained, presaging my own current desires, “I wanted things...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... as a strategy for the containment of desire, since desire itself is already constituted through imitation. In other words, one cannot fail to become—if only in a partial, incomplete way—what one imitates. Frank's “becoming gay” would appear to drive his violent acting out against men, women, and music...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... contracts to repeat and return to the object of desire. In arguing that the ao dai (long dress) photograph as a copy-image of a lost or disappearing referent is central to a contemporary diasporic erotic — a feeling-state of disrupted history rendered (and recovered) in mythical terms through love...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the classic romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle (dir. Nora Ephron, US, 1993), this article suggests that in fact romantic comedy may itself be considered a melancholy genre. Insofar as the heterosexual coupling that typically ends romantic comedies forecloses same-sex desire, the foreclosed objects exist...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... Aniruddha Maitra analyzes Lopez's condition through his reading of Hima's video, not to privilege representative realism, but to begin to theorize a more reflexive ethics of representation. Maitra argues that it is Hima's self-conscious verité style that articulates at once its own desire to “represent...