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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 (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in the queer games community. By combining scholarly analysis and fan perspectives, the LGBTQ Video Game Archive offers new possibilities for thinking about how the work of queer game studies is done. Bonnie Ruberg is a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Interactive Media and Games Division...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... Interlacing early twentieth-century psychological literature, sociological studies, and materials published in film fan magazines, industry trade publications, and general newspapers with girls' own fan letters and photographs, the author maps the ways in which imitation became a source of agency and pleasure...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and edited collections challeng- ing how scholars view queerness, games, diversity, and representa- tion. Adrienne Shaw’s Gaming at the Edge uses an ethnographic study of queer and otherwise marginalized game fans to show that queer players do not necessarily need to see queer characters to enjoy...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
... images revealing the labor of their own con- struction.”1 Faden’s own popular remix, “A Fair(y) Use Tale,” exem- plifies this mode of scholarly media production.2 But to academics studying and participating in media fan cultures — ­or to anyone who has read Francesca Coppa’s essay in this dossier...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and powerful demographic. Ewan Kirkland teaches screen studies at the University of Brighton. As well as attending academic conferences, since 2013 he has been a regular speaker at the UK Ponycon and other fan events. In addition to work on children's media, Ewan has also published on horror video...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the fan, such that fan studies in and of itself has come to compose a large and important subsection of Addictive Spectatorship and Recovery TV  • 75 exciting television studies scholarship. The act of binge watching quality or even cult television texts is to valorize...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... from Trek fan culture. An expanding body of literature within Cultural Studies has focused attention on Trekkers as emblematic of the semiotic and cultural pro- ductivity of television viewers. Researchers have examined both oral discourse surrounding the collective...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
... a fandom of a novel or a television show would be), using One Direction as a case study in this article clarifies that fan storytelling practices on Tumblr occur irrespective of the narrativity of the source text. In other words, the One Direction fandom points more directly to the ways that platforms...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
...-first cen- tury, perhaps especially youth fan cultures, are easily accessible on Web sites, fan sites, home pages, and Web-based discussion boards. While Matt Hills cautions those of us who study reception to not take such easily accessible and plentiful (read overwhelming) mate- rial at face...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 176–205.
Published: 01 May 1990
... for his fans. That’s what bonds us all together: the love that he showed for humanity. He’s quite a religious man. He changed my life quite a lot. I’m a religious woman. I didn’t have that before I really studied Elvis the man.” Waite’s revived faith in God is symptomatic of the more general...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 1990
...) processes involved in spectatorship than in the micro- processes of perception and response involved in viewing and listening to mass media forms. Reception studies, such as the ones included here, examine both social and reading practices through methods of critical interpretation...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of English and the codirector of the Film Studies Program at Muhlenberg College, where she teaches courses in dramatic literature, performance studies, and massmedia storytelling. A founder of the Organization for Transformative Works, she has recently been writing about fan vidding both...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
... and mass circulation magazines.' Hollywood Stars and Female Fans The privileged relationship between the motion picture industry and the female fan at the turn of the century has been charted in several social histories as well as in theoretical studies such as Miriam Hansen's recent analysis...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Soap Opera and Melodrama,” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 14 (1992): 103–24. 30. Ang, Watching Dallas, 41–50. I borrow the term “emotional realism” from Ang’s landmark study of Dallas and its audiences. As Ang explains, for most fans of Dallas, realistic plot...
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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 (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 166–172.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Julie Levin Russo Camera Obscura 2007 Julie Levin Russo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. Her primary research interests include TV/Internet convergence, online fan communities, and cybersexuality. Hairgate! TV’s Coiffure...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
.... Anne Kustritz is an assistant professor in media studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her teaching focuses on convergence culture and queer and feminist theory. Her work deals with creative fan communities and representational politics. She also serves on the editorial board of Transformative...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
... eighty years since they established their celebrity, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy still have an impres- sive fan base. Collectively known as the Sons of the Desert, this network consists of various local clubs called “tents” — with dozens of tents adopting the names of different Laurel...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 103–123.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Nick Salvato Camera Obscura 2007 Nick Salvato is an assistant professor of theater studies at Cornell University. He received his PhD from Yale University's Department of English in spring 2006. He is currently working on two book projects, “Uncloseting Drama: Modernism's Queer Theatres...