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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Scott D. Paulin 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 three terms that would presumably be useful...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2005
.... Courtesy Kawakita Memorial Film Institute Imaging Modern Girls in the Japanese Woman’s Film Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano In Japan during the 1920s and early 1930s, the true other of modernity was not so much the worker but woman.  — Harry Harootunian, Overcome by Modernity: History, Culture...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of participatory culture with which the new series is associated. Despite the apparent transgression of men enjoying a television show clearly coded as being for young girls, the article argues that Brony practices reproduce many male-centered aspects of fan media consumption in a manner that recuperates...
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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...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. The Young Girls of Rochefort ( Les demoiselles de Rochefort , dir. Jacques Demy, France, 1966) pressbook created by Ciné-Tamaris on the occasion of the DCP restoration of the film in 2013. The booklet contains an explanation of the restoration process, excerpts of the photo comic More
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jean Ma In the 1950s and 1960s, film songs were a ubiquitous feature of Hong Kong cinema, and their performance was the exclusive domain of singing actresses. One of the biggest screen stars and recording artists of this era was Grace Chang. Chang made her debut in Mambo Girl (dir. Evan Yang [Yi...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and multilayered network of mutual dependency and interactive/interpassive reconfigurations. The article asks in what ways the Twilight films construct or imagine their targeted audience — teenage girls, Twilight moms, and gay men — and how such desires are then consumed, multiplied, and circulated on textual...