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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Foundation's 2018 documentary film The Girl and the Picture , featuring the well‐known Nanjing Massacre female survivor Xia Shuqin. It argues that the cinematic rendition of Xia's family stories serves as a piercing incision into Nanjing Massacre historical memories and weaves together the personal...
Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 165–195.
Published: 01 May 2023
... shared image of a young woman holding a sign with the phrase at a rally in Texas, I discuss the communal charge of what I call tough girl affect—a politically saturated vibe, touting a notably youthful, right-wing femininity that is deliberately feisty, fun, and provocative, yet compliant with the hetero...
Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Diana W. Anselmo This article employs the concept of imitation as a lens through which the author explores the complex relationship established between the fledgling Hollywood film industry and the first generation of girls to be culturally construed as “adolescent” and “movie fans” in the US...
Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 166–191.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Laura Stempel Mumford Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 thirtysomething Stripping on the Girl Channel: Lifetime, thirtysomething, and Television Form Laura Stempel Mumford Television drama texts are defined as much...
Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by Breillat's portrayal in À ma sœur! ( Fat Girl , France, 2001) and her other films of nonnormative, even taboo subjects—the depiction of childhood and adolescent sexuality, of unsimulated sex, and of statutory rape—writings on her work have focused largely on the director's public persona and the polemics...
Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Oz in the musical Wicked. Photo courtesy of Joan Marcus Wicked Divas, Musical Theater, and Internet Girl Fans Stacy Wolf Voice [of the “Diva”] is important, but like the scent of a flower it must be attached to beauty to be complete. And beauty is that undefinable charm...
Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Julia Vassilieva This article explores the work of young Russian female director Valeria Gai Germanika. Germanika has gained a public profile over the last ten years through documentary shorts such as Sisters ( Syostry , 2005), Girls ( Devochki , 2005), and Boys ( Malchiki , 2007); feature film...
Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 184–193.
Published: 01 May 2008
... is working on a book about the material and textual histories of colonialism and cinema in the former British Empire. “The Stallion Who Became a Gelding Who Became a Mayor”: Georgie Girl Peter Limbrick “She’s got grace and she’s got just something exquisite about her that’s really woman...
Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Rebecca Wanzo Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011–13), initially posted on YouTube, and Lena Dunham's Girls (HBO, 2012–) are examples of the precarious-girl comedy in the new millennium. These sitcoms depict women experiencing a prolonged girlhood produced not only...
Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 1–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... was transgender identities and modernism. Figure 1. Romaine Brooks, Una, Lady Troubridge (1924). Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Artist Peter (A Young English Girl) : Visualizing Transgender Masculinities Melanie Taylor “To be myself . . . I need...
Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 141–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Shelley Stamp Camera Obscura 2004 Shelley Stamp is the author of Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture after the Nickelodeon (2000) and coeditor of two anthologies: American Cinema's Transitional Era: Audiences, Institutions, Practices , with Charlie Keil (2004...
Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 63–101.
Published: 01 December 2006
... networks in recent American fiction. “her” (frontispiece to title page) from Patchwork Girl; or, A Modern Monster. Courtesy of Eastgate Systems Subject to Change: The Monstrosity of Media in Shelley Jackson’s Patchwork Girl; or, A Modern Monster and Other Posthumanist Critiques...
Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., and Rage in the Teen-Girl Badlands Barbara Jane Brickman Partway through Terrence Malick’s Badlands (US, 1973), the teen- age narrator of the film, Holly (Sissy Spacek), enters into a kind of daydream, triggered by images in her father’s stereopticon and advanced by her voice-over. From...
Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Anthony Reed This article situates Spike Lee's neglected collaboration with Suzan-Lori Parks, Girl 6 (US, 1996), as part of a broader shift in Lee's understandings of race in the neoliberal era. Its main character, simply called Girl 6 (Theresa Randle), aspires to be an actress, but after...
Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Scott D. Paulin Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 Sex and the Singled Girl: Queer Representation and Containment in Single White Female Scott D. Paulin The title of Barbet Schroeder's 1992 film Single White Female im- mediately suggests...
Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 70–95.
Published: 01 September 1999
...E. L. McCallum Copyright © 1999 by Indiana University Press 1999 Mother Talk: Maternal Masquerade and the Problem of the Single Girl E. L. McCallum With the advent and spread of cyberspace technologies, much has been made of how sexual differences play out...
in Female Surrogate Labor and White Corporeal Debt in Singin’ in the Rain > Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 5. Our first introduction to Rita Moreno as the “Zip girl” starlet Zelda Zanders, a nod to the 1920s white “It” girl Clara Bow. Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US, 1952) More
in Pretty Gross: Dialectics of Desire and Disgust in the Reception of Pipilotti Rist > Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies
Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 1. Pipilotti Rist, I'm Not the Girl Who Misses Much ( Ich bin nicht das Mädchen, das viel vermisst ), 1986, video still. © Pipilotti Rist. Courtesy of the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York, and Hauser & Wirth More
Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Mary Celeste Kearney Despite feminists' criticisms of “girl games'” gender essentialism in the 1990s, many contemporary manufacturers of children's goods are still relying on traditional gender norms to reach female youth. In an effort to better understand this phenomenon, this article focuses...
Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the pulse of Black life; the role of digital media in the lives of twenty‐first‐century Black Americans mirrors that of Black magazines and newspapers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Of particular note is the way that Black youth, especially Black girls, use digital media spaces to make...