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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... collectivity emerges as the voice of the “general intellect,” disembodied and mediated by the machines. The collective resurfaces as a ghost in the machine, a spectral presence that haunts the network to offer a glimpse of hope of liberation and autonomy for the disaffected human multitude. Alla...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 129–160.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Sarah L. Higley Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 From Descarte’s Trait6 de f’homme Alien Intellect and the Roboticization of the Scientist Sarah L. Higley Reproduction is diabolical in its very essence. It makes...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and, even more important, for engaging affectively with the film. I believe that despite its apparently simple and modest appearance, The Day I Became a Woman is an enormously significant film from a feminist perspective, not so much because of the representations of women it generates but because...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 36–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., the monster is everywhere and everyone and the monster’s story is not distinguishable from other textual productions validated within the film. The Silence ofthe Lambs skillfully pits Jodie Foster as FBI agent Clarice Starling against the charismatic intellect of ex...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of Chinese Cinema: Technologies and Temporalities in Chinese Screen Cultures (Intellect, 2009) and, with Audrey Yue, of Sinophone Cinemas (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). © 2014 by Camera Obscura 2014 Figure 1. Theatrical poster for Dirty Bitch (Tu Nu dir. Sun Koh, Singapore, 2009) The Minor...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2004
... moment of violence in Richie Beacon’s life). It is Poison, in fact, that intertwines most explicitly the discourses of the I with the anonymous discourses of generic conventions: the insistent though diffuse I of the “Homo” section with the voice of pseudoscience in the sci-fi hor- ror film...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 144–153.
Published: 01 September 2007
... stars feted as objects of cult devotion in Anglo-American queer cultures, possibly none is more curious than Julie Andrews. Her image is richer than generally credited, to be sure, but it possesses few of the attributes regarded as intrinsic to the standard gay icon (excessive emotionalism, camp...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 177–211.
Published: 01 December 2003
... to the heart of the issue that I want to discuss in this essay, that of the “translatability” of feminism in general and feminist film theory in particular into Eastern European terms. It is becoming increasingly obvious that feminism is not going to permeate postsocialist cultures naturally, despite...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2012
... LUNAFEST on Campus • Of course, this situation was not without its teachable moment. The concerns raised by this student generated questions about the selected lms, the politics of programming, and the cura- torial vision of LUNAFEST. We argued over whether LUNAFEST is a feminist lm...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 149–159.
Published: 01 September 2022
... these films in midsize to large movie houses in Toronto to sold-out crowds of feminists that span several generations (largely Gen X to Gen Z). Acknowledging that “all our faves are problematic,” the DFF collective are self-described “feminists who would rather laugh than cry their way through representations...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 81–109.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., Recognition, and Spectatorship (Intellect, 2004) and coauthor, with Felicity Collins, of Australian Cinema after Mabo (Cambridge University Press, 2004). She has published articles on Australian Indigenous film and television in Studies in Australasian Cinema, Screening the Past, Continuum, Senses...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 4–14.
Published: 01 May 1997
... signifying system within another system, a system gener- ally referred to as “dominant.” We are consequently not particularly interested in the specific traumatic aspects that their recognition repre- sents, but in the competing or corollary logics that their discursive existence...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2002
.... This opposition resurfaces in feminist film theory’s attempt to both theorize cinema’s relationship to women in general and attend to the particular details of a given film. Additionally, the epigraphs point to the importance of modern decor, or “surface glamour,” in contributing to a disunified, frag- mented...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 39–67.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Rowland, US), Robot Monster (dir. Phil Tucker, US), and possibly oth- ers unknown to this writer. Peter Pan opened on February; Invad- ers from Mars had its premiere on April and went into general release the next month. Most interesting, Robot Monster and The Fingers of Dr. T were released...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 110–136.
Published: 01 December 1986
... prepares the ground for the hegemony of metaphor, which will govern the novel and catalyze its enunciatory desire. He focuses on what is generated by the image of Woman: The Future Eve is at once the magical object of science and the transcenden- tal subject of this fiction. When woman becomes...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 177–201.
Published: 01 September 2000
... that “cultural, ethnic, and racial difference will be contin- ually commodified and offered up as new dishes to enhance the white palate—that the Other will be eaten, consumed, and for- gotten.”9 Invoking Marianna Torgovnick’s Gone Primitive: Savage Intellects...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 75–102.
Published: 01 May 1997
... of every subject”-the belief in a method or system that is indistinguishable from the search for meaning, order, and coherence.8 Paranoia thus leaves us in uncomfortable double binds: we want to believe in the coherence of the world and in the explanatory power of human intellect, but our...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 104–126.
Published: 01 May 1976
.... Plato's myth evidently functions as a metaphor for an analogy on which he him- self insists before dealing with the myth: namely that what can be known through the sensesis in the same relationship to that which can be known through the intellect as projection in the cave is to experience...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 34–49.
Published: 01 September 1977
... recognition, or generalized into a European fear of the Nazis; and the audience would be given the security of a historical distance which simply affirms that 'we know better today, but what a pity the great artists couldn't work unharried by such political pressures.' It is of course...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 57–91.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Tragic Drama: Eros follows [the brilliance of beauty] in its flight, but as its lover, not as its pursuer; so that for the sake of its outward appearance beauty will always flee: in dread before the intellect, in fear before the lover. . . . But can truth do justice to beauty? . . . Plato’s answer...