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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 110–136.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Raymond Bellour © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 Edison’s phonographic talking doll (1890) Ideal Hadaly Raymortd Bellour The New Eve, an electro-human machine (almost an animal! . . . ), offering a replica of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Jackie Stacey Sally Potter’s film Yes (UK/US, 2004) stages the political possibilities of cosmopolitanism through the aesthetics of a heterosexual love story whose failures reveal the limit points of such a vision. Read psychoanalytically, cosmopolitan aspirations share with love an idealizing...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
... ideas of racial progress and recombines them with different narratives and ideologies so that audiences may receive them as new and cut off from history. By centering its finale on the survival of one genetically idealized child, Battlestar constructs a new narrative context for an old story that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of race and sexuality, as well as of formulating “queer of color” as a kind of critical modality. Much like Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin functions, according to Sigmund Freud, as a cultural artifact prized in the form of an idealized beating fantasy by the Victorian (white) child...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 41–69.
Published: 01 May 2015
... overidentified with the particularly racialized, classed, and gendered figure of the couch potato has been remade in recent years as an engine of “leaner” citizenship? Situating this turn in genre and address against the backdrop of shifting corporeal ideals in late liberalism as well as developments in media...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “exotic.” The production insisted on her embodiment of the Hollywood beauty ideal during World War II and defined feminine beauty in terms that would not offend soldiers overseas. Fox went as far as to excise a montage sequence in which the influential columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) helps make...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Woolf's modernist “moment of being”; the performativity of gender and kinship (Judith Butler, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick); and theories of queer time and affect (Judith Halberstam, Elizabeth Freeman, Lauren Berlant). These readings probe The Hours 's return to mediated cultural ideals of white conjugal and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 125–133.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and alternative exhibition scenarios realized feminist ideals during an immensely formative moment for feminist media. The essay concludes by attempting to assess WMM's unique position in independent film. Kristen Fallica is completing her dissertation on the history of Women Make Movies in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to make a movie starring his lover, Johan. Unfortunately, Johan is imprisoned for various reasons and is unavailable to perform in the movie. The film thus becomes Vallois's search for the ideal Johan, rendered through a range of men whom he auditions to play the role. We meet the multiple Johans...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... heteronormative ideals. Linda Liu is a lecturer of film, media, and cultural studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. She writes and teaches about film history, aesthetics, and intersectional cultural studies. Her current research focuses on cultural memory, contemporary cinema, and precarity...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 3–5.
Published: 01 December 1986
... place for the father, given the “disintegration and transfiguration of the ‘traditional’ American bourgeois family.” Raymond Bellour’s “Ideal Hadaly” (on The Future Eve by Villiers de 1’Isle-Adam) analyzes the collusion of technology and male fantasy in the representation of the ideal...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2007) 22 (3 (66)): 169.
Published: 01 December 2007
...: women’s film practices, ideal teaching encounters, feminist affect, political activism, Laura Mulvey’s legacy, narrative televi- sion, everyday practice, the phallus as a dead object, the closet . . . and more. Our hope is that these reflections will provide for a conjuncture between our historical...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 7–11.
Published: 01 December 1982
..., telling Denise that Duras has decided to take an early plane. In the ensuing argument (witnessed by Ckcile sitting in the car) Denise accuses Paul of always wanting to think for her, an accusation which turns GodardlGodavd’s idealized appropriation of women’s de- sire (Duras and the idea ofpavole...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1999) 14 (3 (42)): 160.
Published: 01 September 1999
... books include Primitive Passions (on contemporary Chinese cinema) and Ethics After Idealism: Theory-Culture-Ethnicity-Reading. Begining in 2000 she will be Professor of Modern Culture and Media, and Comparative Literature, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 292–293.
Published: 01 January 1992
... and the Family Ideal in Postwar America by Lynn Spigel. University of Chicago Press, 1992. Forbidden Journeys: Fairy Tales and Fantasies by Victorian Women Writers edited by Nina Auerbach and U. C. Knoepflmacher. University of Chicago Press, 1992. $27.50. Reflexivity in Film and Literature...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 180–181.
Published: 01 December 1986
...-14; pp. 163-193. Bellour, Raymond Ideal Hadaly. No.15; pp. 111-135. Bergstrom, Janet Androids and Androgyny. No.15; pp. 37- 65. Dadoun, Roger Metropolis: Mother-City-“Mitt1er”-Hitler. No. 15; pp. 137- 163. Duguet, Anne-Marie...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2006) 21 (1 (61)): 105–145.
Published: 01 May 2006
... material bodies, time, and trauma.5 Nevertheless, creating a clear binary between transcendence and materiality, symbolic ideals and the body, in which the transcendental ideal inherently and oppressively avoids the material body, leads to an impasse that impedes our ability to theorize the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 137–141.
Published: 01 December 1989
... difference to an abstract notion of national identity, to an ideal body politic which functions as a site of negotiation, homogenization and containment of difference? This question has led me to the discovery that the Italian body politic on the screen is assumed to be male. This is so because...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
...Anne Balsamo Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 \ Figure 1. This line drawing illustrates the angles and proportions of the ideal female face. The drawing appears in the “Glossary of Terms,” in Nelson Powell, DDS, MD and Brian Humphreys, MD, Proportions of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2001) 16 (2 (47)): 177–229.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of an idealized femininity (white, middle- class, heterosexual) and a bad or threatening, working-class, and putatively lesbian one, embodied respectively in the figures of Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) and Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Single White Female inspired numerous feminist...