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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...' newfound public autonomy, spectatorial pleasure, and homoerotic identification. Figure 1. A photo submitted by Mary Curtin to Motion Picture Magazine, published in November 1916 Made in Movieland: Imitation, Agency, and Girl Movie Fandom in the 1910s Diana W. Anselmo In 1916, Motion...
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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
...Ewan Kirkland The recent generation of My Little Pony has received popular and academic attention due to its visible following of young male enthusiasts. This article explores this so-called Brony phenomenon in terms of gender and age, cult spectator practices, fandom, masculinities, and the kinds...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
...-honored pejorative tradition as “screaming”) in the audience. When Wicked opened, critics who did not like the show used girls’ fandom to justify their own negative appraisal, arguing that girls, who could not distinguish between good and bad theater, were the obvious intended audience...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... defiance against plot develop- ments that displeased fans (“We know Spock’s not dead / If they will not bring him back / We’ll make Kahn films in~teadPlayfully evok- ing religious imagery, Ecklar treats Trek fandom as a “faith,” calling upon other fans to “spread the word...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... © 2017 by Camera Obscura 2017 video games queer feminist film theory fandom conference Figure 1. QGCon organizers Bonnie Ruberg, Diana Pozo, Zoya Street, Dietrich Squinkifer, and Chris Goetz at QGCon 2015 in Berkeley, CA. Photograph by Dominic Dagradi...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Characters like Battlestar Galactica’s Kara (Starbuck) Thrace and Farscape’s Aeryn Sun have 126  •  Camera Obscura their devotees, and both Xena: Warrior Princess  a nd Buffy the Vam- pire Slayer  are popular vidding fandoms (and both are, not acci- dentally, about female warriors). But in general...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of metaanalysis with regard not just to fandom but to larger critical concerns.5 Using three science fiction film sources, the vid depicts a complex intersection between desire, violence, reproductivity, and futurity, played out in moments from Children of Men, V for Ven- detta, and 28 Days Later...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 1996
... favorite TV program of US children aged twelve to seventeen, and the fourth favorite of those aged six to eleven.' Yet just as quickly as it developed a loyal following, which included many adults as well as kids, The Simpsons also devel- oped a harshly critical anti-fandom whose members found...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 166–172.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of her chameleonesque coif — or because of the gender-transgressive leadership role of which it was a symptom — Janeway became an early luminary of online lesbian fandom, inspiring vast amounts of creative work devoted to her relationship with the buxom cyborg Seven of Nine, among others...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 206.
Published: 01 May 1990
... at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published articles on film and television in Cinema Journal, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Camera Obscura, and the Journal of Popular Film and Television. He is currently writing a book on fandom for Routledge...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 58–75.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Chastaine) and star (Paul Sheldon) as does the media. Part of the anachronism of Misery’s system of identification may be accounted for by examining the ways in which gender operates, especially in terms of female fandom or fan culture. Misery points an accusing finger at 63 the female...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 7–33.
Published: 01 December 2023
... creative fandoms have qualities that seem to invite the reimaginations of fan fiction. As Sara Gwenllian Jones has written, “Cult television's serial and segmented forms, its familiar formulae, its accumulated multiple storylines, its metatextuality, its ubiquitous intertextuality and intratextuality...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
... of the female teen body by medical discourses. Her current project examines representations of adolescent spectatorship, fandom, and fantasy in postwar literature and teen films. Sissy Spacek as Holly Sargis in Badlands (Courtesy Warner Bros/Photofest) Coming of Age in the 1970s: Revision, Fantasy...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
... the gendering of both addiction and reality television. Primarily, such media gluttony is enveloped in the dis- courses of good and bad consumption and of “quality” and “trash” television. Obsessively bingeing on television is not so dissimilar from practices of fandom, in which members of a subculture...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the reparative performances to which this particular star has been cast in the playhouse of my own imaginary. To wit: a cherished ritual from childhood. In the days when I was growing up, the days before VCRs and cable television, my Andrews fandom was of necessity organized less around her films than...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 33–37.
Published: 01 May 2006
...). 3. Williams, Playing the Race Card, 112. 4. See Patricia White, Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999); and Michael DeAngelis, Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 176–205.
Published: 01 May 1990
... fandom in the world-to keep the memory of Elvis alive (there are now about 272 fan clubs worldwide). For those who worship this King of Kings, Elvis serves as a means through which to reinvent their personal history and to participate in a community of shared cultural values...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
... it is recognized as evidence of lesbian existence for consumers in the fifties and sixties who had no access to a lesbian public culture. It resembles celebrity cul- ture, whose ostensible heteronormativity can be queered by the machinations of reception and fandom. The archive of lesbian emotion must...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
... fandom prominently gured. Men played a central role in the publicity for these girl stars because men’s love for little girls was imagined to be socially productive rather than perverse; men’s child loving signaled their willingness to indulge in sentimental pleasures rather than sexual ones...