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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Aviva Briefel This essay contends that Jennifer Kent's The Babadook (2014) expands the subgenre of maternal horror by exploring reassurance as a fraught motherly act, one that is imbricated with the trauma of having to believe in the child's monsters. The film dissects the rituals that have...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
...K K Seet The rarely analyzed Asian horror film, which has had great impact on international film audiences recently as a result of Hollywood remakes, is increasingly mired in the milieu of home and hearth, leading to a new Asian variation of the domestic gothic. With specific reference to Japan's...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Linda Liu Many US horror films made within the last thirty years feature haunted real estate narratives involving histories of land usurpation, territorial displacement, and other violence inflicted on socially marginalized groups. Insofar as the aftereffects of these histories recurrently manifest...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ewan Kirkland This article explores construction and representation of masculinity in the “survival horror” video-game series Silent Hill . Noting the dominance of traditional male characters and masculine themes within the video-game medium, the Silent Hill franchise is seen as deviating from this...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... First, I address knowledge production, authorship, witnessing, and representation. The film manipulates the trope of blindness as a means to see what cannot be seen, to picture unrepresentable horrors found at the point of memory's failure. Second, I argue that this film uses blindness both to narrate...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Shadows fan cultures, blaxploitation horror films, Hollywood LSD films, and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). He is the author of Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film (1997). With Sean Griffin he coauthored America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (3 (27)): 36–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
... know it, died in 1963 when Hannah Arendt published her “Report on the Banality of Evil” entitled Eichmann in Jerusalem. Adolf Eichmann, as the representative of a system of un- speakable horror, stood trial for “Crimes committed Against Hu- manity.” Arendt refused, in her report, to grant...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1996) 13 (1 (37)): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 1996
... restricting the representation of fear or anxiety to figures we immediately recognize as privileged, the past two decades of horror and slasher films suggest that being frightened is paradoxically a sign of empowerment. Victims in these films are consistently white, suburban residents engaged in the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 6–35.
Published: 01 December 1986
... Kubrick’s. One was born in a horror film, the other in a science fiction film. One stared up from a cradle toward its earthly mother, the other down from space toward Mother Earth. Nonetheless, both the “devil’s spawn” and the “starchild” condensed the visible sight of cultural difference, social...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 292–293.
Published: 01 January 1992
..., Bogart, Garfield by Robert Sklar. Princeton University Press, 1992. Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover. Princeton University Press, 1992. Cultural Studies as Critical Theory by Ben Agger. The Falmer Press, 1992. The Male Nude in Contemporary...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1996) 13 (1 (37)): 238–239.
Published: 01 January 1996
... development of the American horror film in the early nineties. Harun Farocki is a Berlin-based filmmaker, who makes primarily experimental documentary and "essay" films. He has made over seventy films, including Images ofthe World and the Inscription ofWar, Videograms ofa...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2000) 15 (1 (43)): 192–193.
Published: 01 May 2000
.... Freccero, Carla. Popular Culture: An Introduction. New York: New York University Press, 1999. Freeland, Cynthia A. The Naked and the Undead: Evil and the Appeal of Horror. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000. Gagneur, Louise M. The Nihilist...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 16 (3 (48)): 264–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Mississippi, 2001. Gelder, Ken, ed. The Horror Reader. New York: Routledge, 2000. Gordon, Rae Beth. Why the French Love Jerry Lewis: From Cabaret to Early Cinema. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. Journal of Scholarly Publishing. North York, ON: University of Toronto Press, April...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 3–5.
Published: 01 December 1986
... account of a crisis in patriarchy and paternity as it is developed in the horror film and family melo- drama and ingeniously “resolved” in contemporary science fiction film. She carefully documents the tendency toward mixing genres in 1970s and 80s American films, as they attempt to redefine a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2004) 19 (3 (57)): 93–123.
Published: 01 December 2004
... away, a neighbor describes an episode in which Richie entered her backyard naked and “made a BM” right before her eyes, submitting her to a humiliating spectacle that was also a theatrical display of his own abjection. And in “Horror,” the black- and-white sci-fi segment, scientist Dr. Thomas Graves...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2000) 15 (1 (43)): 1–43.
Published: 01 May 2000
... fascination not nec- essarily with sensationalized violence, but with the terror of a more subtly poignant nature: the horror of enclosed spaces that create an intense mood of claustrophobia. Even though Polanski himself has always refused to discuss the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 15 (3 (45)): 266–268.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Lang: Allegories of Vision and Modernity. London: British Film Institute, 2000. Hawkins, Joan. Cutting Edge: Art-Horror and the Avant-Garde. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000. Hershfield, Joanne. The Invention of Dolores...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2002) 17 (3 (51)): 180–182.
Published: 01 December 2002
...., and Kyung Hyun Kim, eds. Im Kwon-Taek: The Making of Korean National Cinema. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2002. Jancovich, Mark, ed. Horror: The Film Reader. New York: Routledge, 2002. Leff, Leonard J., and Jerold L. Simmons. Dame in the Kimono: Hollywood...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2003) 18 (2 (53)): 125–151.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Halberstam, the film’s monster is every- where and everyone. Lecter and Bill again function as the pri- mary sites of monstrosity, although in Bill’s case, this is precisely because he foregrounds the fact that “horror resides at the level of skin itself.”6 However, Buffalo Bill and Hannibal Lecter...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2002) 17 (3 (51)): 149–179.
Published: 01 December 2002
... Lacan, Four Fundamental Concepts The logic of the horror which functions as a screen masking the void can also be illustrated by the uncanny power of the motif of a ship drifting along alone, without a captain or any living crew to steer it. This is the ultimate horror: not the proverbial ghost...