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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 68–81.
Published: 01 December 1989
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
... the film sound theorist Michel Chion calls the acousmêtre , or the acousmatic voice. By bringing together Chion, Lacan, and feminist film theory, the article analyzes the acousmatization of the male voice in Gabbeh (dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran/France, 1996) and Banoo-ye ordibehesht ( The May Lady...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2018
... study for considering women’s filmmaking in neoliberal times because of its centrality to the development of feminist film theory at an earlier historical moment in the 1970s. Reframing the history of the West German feminist film movement, the introduction considers the unfolding of new practices of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... conversation covers the growth of the organization since the 1970s, the close connection between feminist film theory and independent filmmaking in the 1980s, changes in the culture of documentary, gender inequities in film directing and in financing of films about women, the impact of digital culture on...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... film theory and practice and feminist and queer video game culture and criticism. Diana Pozo organizes the Queerness and Games Conference and taught the Queerness and Games Design Workshop at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2015. Pozo recently graduated from the University of California...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
... person during a fictional convention called AwesomeCon; during the course of a single playthrough they can become friends, get into heated arguments, or simply have an awkward conversation and leave. In a similar tradition to ideas advanced in feminist film theory such as Kaja Silverman's Subject of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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 with...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1983) 4 (2 (11)): 60–71.
Published: 01 September 1983
... in connection with other images, and with respect to the spectator's gaze. These considerations are neglected in the reviews which describe Keller's films as "feminist." This gap between personal film criticism and feminist film theory is reinforced by Keller's own definition of feminist...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 235–249.
Published: 01 September 1985
... the degree to which they intendedtheir book to embody conflicting approaches that have characterized the decade or so of feminist film theory.2 For, as we’ll see, they seem both to recognize and deny the differences represented. The essentialist /anti-essentialist debate is important...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2005) 20 (1 (58)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2005
... . If 6 Was 9 (dir. Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Finland, 1995). Copyright Crystal Eye Ltd., Helsinki Feminist Film in the Gallery: If 6 Was 9 Alison Butler Eija-Liisa Ahtila’s fi lms and DVD installations have been described by the artist herself and others as “human dramas,” although many...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1981) 3 (1 (7)): 136–143.
Published: 01 May 1981
... together “to give each other intellectual and emotional support and to confront institutional sexism in our department,” through a com- mitment to feminism which sought the “integration of theory and practice.” The genesis of a conference specifically in the area of feminist film criticism...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., particularly from feminist and queer theoretical approaches that I will later discuss — but the suspicion of “prettiness” nonetheless remains strangely resilient. We might think, for example, of the commonplace of “empty spectacle” as a figure of critique in film writing from journalism to theory.3 I...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... ascent of queer theory. I want to ask: what are the continuing responsibilities of a gay and/or queer film critic today? Wood’s methodology, adopted from the feminist imperative that the personal is political, was to Is Film Theory Queer Theory?  • 161...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... film to celebrate Morocco's cultural history and to trace out a feminist trajectory that embraces the country's Islamic heritage. More specifically, it conveys its protagonist's embrace of Sufism simultaneously through a narrative influenced by Sufi poetics and a Sufi-influenced visual aesthetics. Yet...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
... conceptions of identity and political praxis; and the complex connections among feminist, gay male, and lesbian theories of difference. The film’s ideological narratives, moreover, enable us to assess key issues in feminist film theory, offering a self-reflexive com- mentary upon the psychoanalytic...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 78–99.
Published: 01 January 1992
...Katie King Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 Masami Teraoka, 1992, New Wave Series1 Female Condom Tale, watercolor on paper Local and Global: AIDS Activism and Feminist Theory Katie King The juncture between all of these interests is...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 25 (3 (75)): 101–141.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., space, and perspective make it difficult to recreate. A very different picture emerges when we look at the place of Vertigo in film theory, where it has played a role unmatched by any other film. It has inspired theories of auteurship (Chabrol and Rohmer, Rothman), feminist film theory...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1984) 4 (3 (12)): 130–143.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Lynne Kirby Linda Williams (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1981) © 1984 by Camera Obscura 1984 L'Age d'Or (Luis Bunuel, 1930) Book Reviews Figures of Desire: A Theory and Analysis of Surrealist Film by Linda WiUzams (Urbana: University of Iiiinois Press, 1981) Lynne Kirby...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2018) 33 (3 (99)): 49–73.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Mary Hennessy This article retraces a genealogy from the contemporary Berlin School back to German feminist film culture of the 1970s. It focuses on two films with female protagonists: Helke Sander’s watershed feminist film of the New German Cinema, Die allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit—Redupers...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2019
... composer Sonia Wieder-Atherton; and pieces by curators Michael Mazière and Sandra Percival. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Camera Obscura Chantal Akerman feminist film theory and...