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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 102–123.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Tara McPherson Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 Disregarding Romance and Refashioning Femininity: Getting Down and Dirty with the Designing Women‘ Tara McPherson Female communities are united by their necessary...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 148–157.
Published: 01 September 1985
...Jane Weinstock No Essential Femininity: A Conversation between Mary Kelly and Paul Smith Introduction Mary Kelly, an American living in London, resists definition. An artist, a teacher, a curator, a writer, and a filmmaker, a socialist and a feminist, she inhabits an...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 102–131.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Pamela Wilson Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd Upscale Feminine Angst: Molly Dodd, the Lifetime Cable Network and Gender Marketing Pamela Wilson The narrative in the trade press about the TV series The Days and Nights of...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 42–75.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Eithne Johnson Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 Theresa Saldana in Confessions of Crime. Lifetime’s Feminine Psychographic Space and the “Mystery Loves Company” Series Eitbne Johnson Since its debut in 1984, Lifetime Television has been carving a niche in...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 29–55.
Published: 01 May 2018
... manifest as unreadable noise, interventions on the print page that produce a technological feminine. Situated alongside ANT (actor-network theory), media theory, and cyborg feminism, the technological feminine gestures at the limits of these attempts to de–black box media, insisting on an irreducible noise...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Jessica Brent The Lodger (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, UK, 1926) Beyond the Gaze: Visual Fascination and the Feminine Image in Silent Hitchcock Jessica Brent Are not the traits which I indicated (the make-up, the whiteness, the wig, etc.) just like the blunting of a meaning too clear...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 135–150.
Published: 01 May 1979
...Jacquelyn Suter Feminine Discourse in Christopher Strong Jacquelyn Suter Feminine discourse :What is it? Who speaks it? How is it spoken? First, by discourse, I shall mean an ideological position from which a subject “speaks” (actshnteracts) within the social order. Delineating para...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... theorists are able to explore and realign the long-contested relationships between nationalism and feminism and between individual and communal agency. Despite this possibility, the article finally posits that while Khleifi's and Suleiman's films both construct transgressive models of femininity, the...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... deliberately decentering sensory saturation as a novel and poignant cinematic enactment of feminine difference. Fruit 's vivid multidimensional expressive modality, we posit, provides a curiously fecund opening beyond the margins of the conventional symbolic order, pursuing through its feminine-feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 157–167.
Published: 01 December 2019
... nods to the cultural significance of the theme song and recording artist Angie Stone for black women. Opening Statements: Theme Singing and Shifting Paradigms for Voicing Feminine Subjectivities as Television Music Alyxandra Vesey Camera Obscura 102, Volume 34, Number 3 doi 10.1215/02705346-7772431...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... The female protagonists in these films are, accordingly, associated with Julia Kristeva's notion of abjection (in particular, the construction of the maternal figure as abject through the imagery of parturition and the primal scene) and depicted in various guises as the monstrous-feminine, a potent...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Melissa Phruksachart This article studies Breakfast at Tiffany’s (dir. Blake Edwards, US, 1961) to examine the constitutive role Mickey Rooney’s yellowface performance of Mr. Yunioshi plays in shoring up the infamous brand of white femininity embodied by Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly. In...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
... experiences in her art practice and building on the tradition of artists who play with the construction of identity. Radha May's work explores forgotten and hidden histories, peripheral sites, and feminine myths. The interview explores her latest project, When the Towel Drops, Volume 1, Italy (2015), which...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... recuperates the femininity of the brand according to masculine values and cultures. The femininity of the thirty-year-old series is placed in historical and theoretical context, illustrating parallels between current and earlier incarnations of the franchise and its continuities with other women-centered...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Melissa Bradshaw “Devouring the Diva” explores the drives that push us to pursue, consume, and destroy the diva, arguing for a reading of the diva as a figure of feminine gendering and as a stand-in for the fetishized mother whom we ambivalently adore, mourn, and hate. Through an analysis of the...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Heidi Brevik-Zender Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette (US, 2006) is about fashion and the construction of feminine identity — but not those of ancien-régime France. Rather, it is a modern consideration of contemporary sartorial networks that reflects an ironic twenty-first-century attitude that...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
... contemporary sociocultural notions about marriage, which receives its most charged expression in the film's figuration of femininity (the femme fatale) and homosexuality (the queer “commie”). Just as Diego Rivera's painting The Flower Carrier (1935) illustrates the ideological ambiguity of The Woman on Pier 13...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... obscenities of US empire during the early Cold War period. While Linda embodies and enacts the pleasures of feminine spectacle, Mei Li offers an alternative, premodern method of looking that brings into relief the traumatic elements of national modernity. This study first provides an account of how...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the feminine associations of the disintegrating power of music. However, despite the integrating impulses of journalistic criticism and aesthetic theory—which continue even today—the ideology of integration lost some of its allure during the 1970s, when a number of older stars began to star in...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... offers a critical reading of Everybody Dies but Me and School , specifically exploring how discourses of femininity and adolescence intersect in relation to Germanika and her work. Julia Vassilieva teaches film and television studies at Monash University. Her research interests include historical...