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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 179–190.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Ien Ang ." Z Feminist Desire and Female Pleasure: On Janice Radway's Reading the Romance: Women~ Patriarchy and Popular Literature (Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1984) len Ang Janice Radway's Reading the Romance does...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Editorial: Television and the Female Consumer American broadcasting has systematically attempted to secure female au• diences through marketing strategies and programming designed to attract women. The industry...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 52–66.
Published: 01 September 1988
... Film and the Female Spectator Lea Jacobs Mary Ann Doane, The Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film of the 1940s (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987) While there are real differences in the ways feminists have analyzed the woman's film, there is a surprising degree of consensus...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 90–129.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Ben Singer Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Female Power in the Serial-Queen Melodrama: The Etiology of an Anomaly Ben Singer Few film genres so historically anomalous, and so pertinent to con- temporary discussions of gender and spectatorship, have...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 80–94.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Diane Waldman Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Film Theory and the Gendered Spectator: The Female or the Feminist Reader? Diane Waldman Like literary theory and criticism, film theory has moved from a notion of meaning immanent in the text to a concern...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 70–89.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Lauren Rabinovitz Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Temptations of Pleasure: Nickelodeons, Amusement Parks, and the Sights of Female Sexuality Lauren Rabinovitz In 1912, in a book entitled The Wickedest City in the World, a social reformer...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 40–52.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Zéro 26 (December 1985 ). Tuer , Dot . “An Interview With Kay Armatage.” Cinema Canada 145 (October 1987 ). W5. “Female Spectatorship.” The Independent Eye 10 (Winter 1989 ): 30 –31. As Canadian as Possible: The Female Spectator and the Canadian Context’ Rhona...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 5–27.
Published: 01 December 1989
...Janet Bergstrom; Mary Ann Doane Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 The Female Spectator: Contexts and Directions Janet Bergstrom and Mary Ann Doane “She’s a slippery character, of this we’re all agreed...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 53–67.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Woman,” Flesh , Intervention 21/22 ( 1988 ): 4 8–53. Creed , Barbara . “Pornography and Pleasure: The Female Spectator.” Australian Journal of Screen Theory 15/16 ( 1983 ): 67 –88. Creed , Barbara . “Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection,” Screen 27 , no. 2...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 68–81.
Published: 01 December 1989
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
...). The article looks at these documentaries to explore black female subjectivity, with the trope of adoption acting as an organizing narrative principle. Adoption is treated as a metaphor of sorts, and one that might dislocate the primacy of traditional moralizing about what it means (not) to be a mother...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of Alberta and is completing his dissertation, titled “Postfeminist Technologies: Digital Media and Cultural Industries of Choice.” His work has appeared in Spectator and several anthologies. © 2013 by Camera Obscura 2013 Figure 1. Pattie Maes, 2008. Courtesy of Pattie Maes Female Labor...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
... that feature female detectives, this essay argues that Campion reworks the genre’s fascination with victimized women from her auteurist and Antipodean perspective. While the characterization and actions of the female detective resonate with other programs’ protagonists, Campion challenges dominant discourses...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
... as a chorus girl. It is here that we can most directly glimpse Coyne's influence on Reynolds. In Donald Knox's The Magic Factory (1973), which collects oral histories from players involved in the making of Kelly's 1951 vehicle An American in Paris (dir. Vincente Minnelli, US), the white female star Leslie...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 31–57.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Aniko Bodroghkozy Abstract Both the Martin Luther King Jr.–led Selma voting rights campaign of 1965 and the 2017 “Summer of Hate” in Charlottesville produced a white female martyr. Viola Liuzzo was murdered by KKK members at the end of the Selma‐to‐Montgomery march that culminated the Selma...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2015
... rendered by montage or whip pans. The Snake Pit and Sorry, Wrong Number , like other films of the 1940s centered on female insanity, exploit the language of cinema in order to make spectators partake in their pathologized versions of the sensory world. This restructuring of perception by mental illness has...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 129–159.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Usha Iyer Though popular Hindi cinema is frequently identified by its song-and-dance sequences, little has been written specifically about film dance. This article analyzes film dance and female stardom in Hindi films of the late 1980s and 1990s through an examination of the star text of Madhuri...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Henry Jenkins Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 “Don’t Become Too Intimate With That Terrible Woman Unruly Wives, Female Comic Performance and So Long Letty Henry Ienkins The somber Mr. Davis (Claude Gillingwater) checks into the Ardmore...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2001
... with Francis Ford, is one of many “highly significant early female figures who have received only cursory attention in the histories of cinema.” Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive Introduction: Female Stardom and Early Film History Diane Negra Designed to explore specific...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Bradley Rogers This essay interrogates the popular ideology of integration in American musical theater, arguing that the “integration” of Oklahoma! was less the integration of music and narrative and more a related (and almost equally uneasy) attempt to minimize the eruptive force of female musical...