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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... anxiety over girls' 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...
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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 (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 (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 206.
Published: 01 May 1990
... 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. Lauren Rabinovitz is an Associate Professor...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... girls (typically described in time-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...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... 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 / throughout the land” and ending with the...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 166–172.
Published: 01 September 2007
... trials 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 (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
... the visual and ideological workings of a particular media text, succinctly examining larger cultural patterns and sociopolitical issues. “The Future Stops Here” was my first attempt to use vidding in a way that would do the work of metaanalysis with regard not just to fandom but to...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 33–37.
Published: 01 May 2006
... DeAngelis, Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001). 5. Mary Desjardins, Recycled Stars: Female Stardom in the Age of Television and Video (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, forthcoming). Mary...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 1996
... 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 the program to exert a corrupting influence on...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 58–75.
Published: 01 May 1992
... operates, especially in terms of female fandom or fan culture. Misery points an accusing finger at 63 the female population of romance readers whose uncontrollable con- sumer desires prove to be so dangerous to male authorship. Misery clearly urges the necessity for containing such desires...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
... fandom, in which members of a subculture associated with a particular text engage in activities surrounding their shared enjoyment, often producing their own artwork and commentary inspired by the text. By and large, television studies has rewarded — and perhaps fetishized, through the sybaritic...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
... 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...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
... decisively, in adulthood—springs directly from 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...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the radar of The Powers That Be helps keep fandom alive. Thank you.”3 So rather than create centralized archives, as fans had for fan fiction, vidders discreetly offered their vids on individual passwordprotected sites.4 They adopted pseudonyms, gathered on mailing lists rather...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
... can be queered by the machinations of reception and fandom. The archive of lesbian emotion must include materials such as Mabel Hampton’s pulp fiction collection, and it is crucially supplemented by videos such as Not Just Passing Through, in which Hampton’s oral testimony explains the...
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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 (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... in an “all-Negro” show, La revue nègre (1925 – 27). Caroline Dudley Reagan, a liberal white New Yorker and socialite, conceived this show as a Harlem export for Europe. Arriving in Paris at the height of la vogue nègre, Baker achieved a status, fandom, and recognition that she was...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 1988
... one and the same spectator. Rather, Ang wants to un• derstand fandom as a pure activity of pleasure and high-cultural critique as a pure demonstration of displeasure. For example, with almost the same degree of certainty as highbrow critics who condemn mass culture, Ang rnatter-of-factly declares...