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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Henry Jenkins Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 “If I Could Speak With Your Sound”: Fan Music, Textual Proximity, and Liminal Identification Henry Jenkins I was with the Midwest crowd Who stood in line...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Anne-Charlotte Mecklenburg Abstract The English/Irish boy band One Direction (2010–16) was one of the first major artists to capitalize on social media's potential for building and maintaining a dedicated fan base over time. The One Direction fandom was particularly pervasive on the blogging site...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of participatory culture with which the new series is associated. Despite the apparent transgression of men enjoying a television show clearly coded as being for young girls, the article argues that Brony practices reproduce many male-centered aspects of fan media consumption in a manner that recuperates...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Denise Mann Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 30 (Feb. 1952 ), p. 154 The Martha Raye Show The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows Denise Mann...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Oz in the musical Wicked. Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus Wicked Divas, Musical Theater, and Internet Girl Fans Stacy Wolf Voice [of the “Diva”] is important, but like the scent of a flower it must be attached to beauty to be complete. And beauty is that undefinable charm...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Victor Fan This article studies the success of the Twilight franchise in relation to the stardom of Robert Pattinson by proposing a model of interpretation called “the poetics of addiction.” The term addiction is used in this essay not as a top-down form of dependency but as a multilateral...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Diana W. Anselmo This article employs the concept of imitation as a lens through which the author explores the complex relationship established between the fledgling Hollywood film industry and the first generation of girls to be culturally construed as “adolescent” and “movie fans” in the US...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Francesca Coppa Vidding is a thirty-year-old remix practice in which predominantly female media fans reedit television or film into music videos. Vidding is important not only as an art form in its own right but also as a subcultural — and often feminist — reinterpretation of and confrontation...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Francesca Coppa; Rebecca Tushnet Vidding is a thirty-year-old remix practice in which predominantly female media fans reedit television or film into music videos. Vidding is important not only as an art form in its own right but also as a subcultural — and often feminist — reinterpretation...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Kristina Busse; Alexis Lothian Vidding is a thirty-year-old remix practice in which predominantly female media fans reedit television or film into music videos. Vidding is important not only as an art form in its own right but also as a subcultural — and often feminist — reinterpretation...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
... terms. Two pieces of fan video art, “Unnatural Selection” and “Battlestar Redactica,” clarify Battlestar 's complicity in eugenic violence and history, while offering alternative solutions to the moral and narrative impasses of the series. By refusing the genetic stasis Battlestar proposes, these fan...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
... LGBTQ content and often its queer interpretation by fans. The archive represents a massive undertaking, and Shaw encourages those who use it to help by contributing content. As Shaw discusses in the interview, the expansiveness of the archive format reflects an ethos of inclusivity and breadth...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Dietrich Squinkifer Coffee: A Misunderstanding is a mobile device–assisted interactive play that explores a fan/creator relationship and the many twists and turns such a relationship can take. The two protagonists, always played by audience members, are Twitter acquaintances who first meet...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 7–33.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... Although he declares near the start that he is “a homosexual,” Green's sexuality is evacuated from the mystery narrative in a way that no other character's is. Drawing on the insights of queer theory and fan studies from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick to Juno Jill Richards, the essay argues that Clue is structured...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kristen Hatch This essay explores the role that men played — as costars and fans — in Shirley Temple's film career, arguing that Temple's stardom stood at the juncture of two paradigms. It was built upon the fairly stable understanding that male child loving signified men's discipline and restraint...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
... operatic ingenue with European roots who remains a child in spite of her mature vocal skill. After the beginning of the war, however, her films unsuccessfully attempted to transform Durbin into an American seductress capable of performing in a range of styles even as the studio and her fans were...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Diana Pozo; Bonnie Ruberg; Chris Goetz Queer gamers have always been a part of video game culture. However, since the mid-2000s, the growing importance of fans to media consumption and the rise to prominence of the independent game industry have helped bring public recognition and awareness...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 176–205.
Published: 01 May 1990
...- christ. Only that historian will have the gift of fanning the spark of hope in the past who is firmly convinced that even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins. Walter Benjamin, “Theses...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... As one male fan admitted: “Although I still love the show, the male nudity creeps me out. Whenever someone is sent to the hole, I flinch.”3 Such anxiousness stems in part from the many ways that Oz destabilizes hegemonic masculinity and forces its viewers to confront the complexities...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 1990
... “ ‘If I Could Speak With Your Sound’: Fan Music, Textual Proximity, and Liminal Identification” provides a more con- textually situated example of how a television text can exceed its commercial function to become a form of popular culture. Through participant observation and interviews...