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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 91–113.
Published: 01 May 2022
... that it often reveals a sort of repressed wanting. 8 Rist strategically tools the dialectic of desire and disgust as a feminist strategy, rendering the abject—be it menstrual blood or garish color—tolerable, and even popular. I argue against widely held views that Rist's conventionally grosser work...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 65–97.
Published: 01 December 2016
... recent literary collaborations that have taken place online between writers who have never met each other in real life and who have never cooperated before. It argues that these cases of collective creation often rest on a specific dialectic between the promises or expectations of these crowdsourced...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 173–201.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., and, beyond, undoing a certain idea of self — as a notion and as a practice. Indeed, Lovely Andrea proposes a Hegelian‐inspired dialectics of selfhood and medium: suspending, undoing, dissolving these notions in telescopic scenes of framing. Moving across frames to discuss their specific function at various...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
... that mediation plays in this so-called cinema of immediacy. Furthermore, this missed encounter between the films of the NFE and the critical discourse about them raises a larger set of questions regarding the status of theory in the field of contemporary film studies, particularly in the dialectical relationship...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 155–186.
Published: 01 January 1996
... strangeness? The answers I wish to suggest here operate less by way of flourishes in the direction of "conditions of possibility" (a phrase that owes its own familiarity to the currency of Foucault's genealogical method) and more in terms of elaborating a dialectical argument...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2002
... was expected on earth. Like every generation that pre- ceded us, we have been endowed with a weak Messianic power, a power to which the past has a claim” (254; emphasis in original). We experience a moment of the past in the guise of the “now” through what Benjamin calls the “dialectical image...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... around this subterranean persistence of essence concealed beneath necessary analyses of appearance, of the concrete, lived experiences of classed and gen- dered bodies, but this claim might also allow another approach to these issues. Theodor Adorno’s Negative Dialectics and Aesthetic Theory...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... It is something we have constructed, and if we have constructed it one way, we could also construct it some other way.5 Female Desire and Patriarchy as Unresolved Dialectic As if to test how an alternative to the prevailing patriarchal reality could be constructed, each of the films in Martel’s...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 3–10.
Published: 01 May 1976
... and the social context which determines and is represented in that text. This dialectical interaction is the process of signification. The study of film as a signifying practice (through rigorous analysis of films as texts) contri- butes to an understanding ofhow ideology determines and is determined...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
... to Hitchcock’s early films, which are still typically viewed as mere forerunners for his later style. This article will instead focus on the formal and historical peculiarities of his silent films, exploring an optical dialectic that will take us beyond the gaze. Ironically, a close look at Hitchcock’s...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 93–104.
Published: 01 September 1977
... of the inflection of the film-text resulting from the director's intervention in the dialectics of the look in the diege- sis of the film, and between the characters and the spectators, delineate a new space of investigation for film theory. Both studies deal with what is perhaps the most inaccessible...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... overall dialectical schemata: Hell — golden age Keywords for hell: ennui, gambling, pauperism A canon of this dialectic: fashion . . . Dialectic of the newest and oldest Fashion is a canon for this dialectic also (906 – 7) Thus, in a passage seen as pivotal to defining...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 209–212.
Published: 01 December 1989
... (and still does today) with debates in the philosophy of science. Here even the empirical objectivism of the hard sciences was under historical- critical attack, supporting from an unexpected direction the Frankfurt debates about Horkheimer and Adorno’s rediscovered Dialectic...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
... limits of his own nineteenth-century episteme-was that capitalism itself mu- tates, radically mutates, so much so that in postmodern capitalism, the dialectic between labor and leisure takes on a different, heightened significance-at least in the First World. In other words...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
... a “dialectic at a standstill” out of this impossibility, enabling the present to be understood in a meaningful and “urgent conjunction with the past.”7 As I shall demonstrate in this article, Meshkini also uses allegory as a very powerful mode of expression to highlight the limits of cinematic...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 163–191.
Published: 01 May 2000
... invading neighbor- ing others, which come together through the filmic montage in a dialectical constellation depicting Iran’s irreducible hybridity. Modabber, who in an earlier scene could not respond to Hagh- Negar’s query about the status of the antique...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 131–136.
Published: 01 September 1977
... to vision: the dialectic of seeing and knowing, the structuring function of vision in subjectivity, the differences between the masculine and feminine positions oflooking, and childhood as a point-of-view. Both could, also, hypothetically agree with]acques Lacan's notion of vision- 'The main thing...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
.../disclosure dialectic. This dialectic in turn helps to explain the film’s generic affiliations with melodrama, which, as Mary Ann Doane observes, has a special affinity with narratives of passing because of its asso- ciation with scenes of recognition and misrecognition. As opposed...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 112–137.
Published: 01 May 1992
...- lating from my earlier citation of Just Above My Head, I want to suggest that white masculinity is not the seamless, naturally dominant social agency many have come to imagine, but a dialectically consti- tuted identity marked for both gender and race.4 In the two films I...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... with the art deco aesthetic, delivered exoticism that verged on the fantastic and the impossible, whereas Wong’s pres- ence (in her Chinese costumes and interlacing her lines with a few words of the Taishan dialect from south China) supplied an exoti- cism associated with the authentic and the plausible...