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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 235–249.
Published: 01 September 1985
...E. Ann Kaplan Copyright © 1985 by Camera Obscura 1985 The Hidden Agenda: Re- Vision: Essays in Feminist Film Criticism E. Ann Kaplan Women in Film is fast becoming a publicly recognized sub-field within Film Studies. The recent spate of books externalizes for the larger academic...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Yvonne Rainer Abstract The essay celebrates Carolee Schneemann, the author's friend and colleague since their first meeting in the early 1960s at Judson Memorial Church, New York. The essay describes the author's and Schneemann's participation in the dance workshops at Judson. The essay cites...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Peggy Phelan Abstract This commemorative essay considers Carolee Schneemann's voice as expressed through performative utterances and written words, with particular focus on Interior Scroll (1975). The essay argues that the performance's documentation in photographs, the primary means...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Alessandra Raengo This essay pursues an understanding of the blackness of black cinema that is unhinged from the body of the maker or the content of the image. It does so by reading blackness through the visual paradigm of the shadow — that is, as a blackness that cannot, other than ideologically...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 163–193.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Arnika Fuhrmann This essay investigates Buddhist-Muslim intimacies and coexistence in Thailand in order to complicate recent discussions of the relation of religion to gender and sexual freedoms. It is concerned with contributing a new, Southeast Asian perspective to a prominent strain...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Soyoung Yoon Abstract This essay attends to the force of aggression in Carolee Schneemann's work, emphasizing the conflicts in the artist's representation of enjoyment, knowledge, and truth in her own body, with a focus on Up To and Including Her Limits (1973–76) and the underexplored text “Anti...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 185–197.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kenneth White Abstract The essay describes Carolee Schneemann's residence, a stone house constructed in 1750 by Huguenot settlers on land of the Munsee Lenape people, and its central role in her life and work from the early 1960s until her death in 2019. The essay gives particular attention...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Catherine Zimmer This essay explores Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman (1997) in the context of reflexive practice in film. The film has been variously approached as queer cinema, women's autobiographical and documentary cinema, and black cinema; this essay emphasizes how one might add to all...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kenneth Chan By first looking at the gay consumption of melodrama, this essay presents the notion of tears as a political trope to negotiate the reclamation of crying from being a signifier of gendered/sexual “weakness” to one of tactical empowerment, a tactics of tears. Gay political readings...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
... documentaries frequently focus on women and children in not only the United Kingdom but also in cultures as diverse as Japan, Iran, and nations in Africa. This essay explores four of her most well-known recent documentaries, Divorce Iranian Style (1998) and Runaway (2001), both made in Tehran and codirected...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Hiram Perez Building on feminist and queer scholarship on the relationship of film spectatorship to subjectivity, this essay conjectures subaltern spectatorships of the two US film adaptations of Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel Imitation of Life as a means of tracing the impossibly entangled discourses...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Paul Flaig This essay offers a feminist critique and correction of media archaeology. Media archaeology has developed over the last two decades as a historiographic response to increasingly advanced contemporary media technologies and, with them, changing accounts and archives of earlier analog...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nick Salvato With an emphasis on the animated special Really Rosie (CBS, 1975), this essay explores the queer capacities of limited cel animation, an artistic and technical mode that provides striking occasions for figuring both queer ’s potential and its circumscriptions. In the process, the essay...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Alison Wielgus This essay considers the role that Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (BBC/SundanceTV, 2013) and Top of the Lake: China Girl (BBC/SundanceTV, 2017) play in the post-network television landscape. Situating the series among the globalized genre of serialized post-network crime shows...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 195–207.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Liz Linden The essay looks at photographs from American photographer Anne Collier’s ongoing series Woman with a Camera (2006–). The essay argues that Collier’s series anticipates and “invents” the selfie by using anachronistic found materials. A number of Collier’s works in Woman with a Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
... more appropriate critical tools and terms to acknowledge black artistic innovations. This essay takes up and reiterates that call, drawing attention to the problems of film interpretation that attend to a version of historical analysis without an understanding of form and medium. Foregrounding film...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Anthea Kraut Abstract This essay revisits the question of credit and debt in the celebrated 1952 film musical Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US) to show how white women's dancing bodies participate in the “talent relocations” that the movie both thematizes and suppresses...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jaime Brunton This essay analyzes The Artist Is Present , Marina Abramović's heavily mediatized 2010 performance at New York's Museum of Modern Art, through the lenses of Freudian and Deleuzian concepts of masochism. It specifically focuses on how the masochistic tendencies of this performance may...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Jennifer González Contemporary digital artists have been exploring the function of the face and its relation to public space for several decades. This essay offers a close reading of artworks by Keith Piper, Nancy Burson, Keith Obadike, and the collective Mongrel that address the relation between...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Eden Osucha This essay explores how the early history of the American right to privacy, first expressed in the law as a right to media privacy, reflects the racialization of concepts of privacy and publicity in nineteenth-century visual culture. Where standard scholarly treatments focus...