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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
... be that the film is substantially more open to the fluctuations and even deconstructions of the Oedipal relation, working through it while never, in fact, buttressing it. In noting that film texts provide (for) fantasy scenarios in which spectators are placed, however ambiguously, and through which they roam...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of New Yorker Films. 05-Mennel&Onigiri 150-175=26pgs 1/25/01 1:47 PM Page 151 In a Desert Somewhere between Disney and Las Vegas: The Fantasy of Interracial Harmony and American Multiculturalism in Percy Adlon’s...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... collective Tiqqun (Semiotext[e], 2010). © 2013 by Camera Obscura 2013 Figure 1. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, US, 1941) The Bachelor’s Fantasy: Autoimmunity in Theory Alexander R. Galloway A few years ago it was the schizophrenics, all those people walk- ing...
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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 (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 108–133.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Susan Felleman Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Fluid Fantasies: Splash and Children of a Lesser God Susan Fellernan “Talk about beauty and the beast. . . she’s both”’ The representation of the feminine as Other has been a commonplace focus...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 134–141.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Jane Weinstock Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar, 1988) Out of Her Mind: Fantasies of the 26th New York Film Festival by Jane Weinstock You could say it was the Year of the Other at the New...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and Suleiman manage to reconcile postcolonial and feminist commitments in visual terms. In particular, the article examines the directors' visual construction of space, division, and connection, which it argues can be interpreted as a codification of the paradigms of gender, desire, and fantasy present within...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 215–234.
Published: 01 September 1985
...Lynn Spigel Copyright © 1985 by Camera Obscura 1985 Detours in the Search For Tomorrow: Tania Modleski’s Loving with a Engeance: Mass-Prodgced Fantasies for Women Lynn S’igel Loving With a Vengeance’ is an attempt to locate a collective feminine fantasy in ‘mass-produced...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Juliana Chang This essay explicates how Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and Linda Low (Nancy Kwan), the Asian migrant and Asian American female leading characters in the film Flower Drum Song (dir. Henry Koster, US, 1961), oscillate between embodying the fantasies of American modernity and exposing...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... dolls, IRENE to Apple’s Siri, it argues that media archaeology should have as one of its essential conditions feminist critique. Media archaeology would do well not to repress this critique, considering the no less gendered fantasy of a neutral thinking of objects stripped of desire, a fantasy likewise...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 133–161.
Published: 01 September 2019
...E. L. McCallum This essay argues that twenty-first-century melodrama films by female directors rework the core components of classic melodrama form—not only its timing, but also narrative form, agnition, and the underlying fantasy of union. While they retain a focus on objects and setting...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 115–143.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... In both films, these images, the author argues, reveal cinema's fantasies of weightlessness and containment, ableist fantasies that are always steeped in the desire to preserve the spectator's imagined bodily integrity. But these metaphors also reveal cinema's ability to confound space and visibility...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 41–59.
Published: 01 May 2021
... part of Varda's film corpus and of her feminist investigations of different subjectivities and desires, of the affective worlds of contemporary women and children. It takes shape in her tenderness for Jane Birkin, but also in light of her own clearer thinking about childhood, nostalgia, and fantasy...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in these films, Osterweil reads these texts as attempts to reconcile the trauma of interracial desire as represented in D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet while these films superimpose their own utopian fantasies of interracial, intergenerational romance over the vision of racial violence “written...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... invisible in (but nonetheless constitutive of) the fantasies fashion tells. Minh-Ha T. Pham is currently a research fellow at the Beatrice Bains Center for Critical Gender and Women Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her writings on the political economies of fashion, popular culture...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... The masturbatory quality of performance documentation and porn is characterized by self-pleasure and a plentitude of affect. It also involves the structuring of a present performance in relation to the fantasy of a previous performance that is viewed in a technologically mediated form of documentation...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... both a past and a future imbued with fantasies of love and being loved in return. Mimi Thi Nguyen is an associate professor of gender and women's studies and Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her first book is The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Dijana Jelača Adoption is often used as a tool, both literally and figuratively, for a fantasy of rescue — and therefore it is a suitable device for normativizing parenting, particularly mothering, as a measure of moral nobility. In this article, the contested nature of prominent cultural...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... This fantasy reflects a fear that the technologies we use to store data about and images of ourselves have effectively become more exhaustive and reliable sources of self-knowledge than our embodied presence. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 new media Jonathan Glazer Under the Skin inanimism...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
... writers’ engagement of psychoanalysis focuses on issues of history, memory, and the response of spectators to historically specific situations. Their theory further suggests that in addition to surrogate fantasy fulfillment, film—in its recurring representation of trauma—might aid in mastering shared...