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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
... questions of desire and identification: (1) it displaces same-sex desire into the past (I used to desire Hercules, but now I identify with him); (2) identification is displaced from its proper target (the skinny and helpless adolescent sidekick) to a much more flattering one (Hercules); (3) the peplum...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 52–76.
Published: 01 September 1996
...Grant Farred Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Feasting On Foreman: The Problematics of Postcolonial Identification Grant Farred Being a Black heavyweight champion in the sec- ond half of the twentieth century...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Henry Jenkins Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 “If I Could Speak With Your Sound”: Fan Music, Textual Proximity, and Liminal Identification Henry Jenkins I was with the Midwest crowd Who stood in line...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., without collapsing, significant differences between the women whose lives are at stake in these documentaries and the women who make and watch such films? The delicate balance that makes possible a transnational feminist ethics of identification in these films exists in the management of the tension...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the temporal underpinnings of After Life 's evocation of photogénie , seasonal passing, memory, identification, and gendered experience to show the sensual gravity of benevolent attention. I argue that After Life illustrates the way in which film can enable our taking the time to learn a sensual and sensitive...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in two seminal contributions to Palestinian cinema, Michel Khleifi's Wedding in Galilee and Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention . Paying close attention to the contested structures of nation, postcoloniality, gender, and identification within the films, the article examines the extent to which Khleifi...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of melodrama, in identification with feminist reclamations of the genre, mobilize the subversive potentialities of tears, and hence of melodrama itself, to transcend the conservative limits of the gender relational and heteronormative familial values of the genre's traditional form. This theoretical turn...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... media technologies. Technophilic television programs like 24 , which create pleasure out of paranoia and dramas out of identification, employ digital special effects sequences like FRSs to demonstrate the power of both cinema and science to reveal hidden identities. These identities are often racialized...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... illusion of the cinema and disrupt the viewer's identification with the screen—especially the male spectator's—and the construction of his (or her) coherent subjectivity. This “wounding” of the cinematic apparatus leads to the traumatization of viewers, who are forced to confront what they would prefer...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... argues that Ma's videos explore the Chinese diaspora as a space where desire and estrangement from landscape are articulated in narrative form. Since queer sexuality problematizes nationalistic identification, queer diasporic narratives express a profound ambivalence toward space. Feng concludes...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
...) and considering the psychic consequences of forgetting that relate to a repudiation of, and simultaneously disavowed identification with, the feminine that characterizes the heterosexual male's melancholia. A coda examines Bridesmaids (dir. Paul Feig, US, 2011), a film about female-female relations...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...' newfound public autonomy, spectatorial pleasure, and homoerotic identification. Diana W. Anselmo is a postdoctoral fellow in film studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently working on a book examining the fan practices and personal archives of the first generation of movie-loving...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 47–67.
Published: 01 May 2008
... to the recurrent loner figure of his pre-Hollywood film roles, where he is presented as vulnerable and accessible to audience identification because he is incomplete and always developing. Crowe's work in L.A. Confidential sustains his star emergence by negotiating violent temperament and vulnerable authenticity...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... bodies. This integration seems to be invested with limiting the potential positions from which spectators can approach the musical performance—most crucially, in preventing identification with singers' bodies. In this way, the integration of Oklahoma! participates in the tradition of the Wagnerian...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Claire Perkins At first glance, the US indie sector appears to defy Manohla Dargis's 2008 identification of a “new, post-female American cinema.” A significant number of women directors develop female-driven films in the industrial and aesthetic space between mainstream and avant-garde...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 165–173.
Published: 01 May 2016
... censorship efforts around the world through the formation of peer-sharing networks. Each of these animated works speaks in turn to the power of community and collective action grounded in a willed identification with the distant other. Donna Kornhaber is an assistant professor in the Department...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of ethnicity, gender, and nation, it argues that the lesbian sex scenes encode and eroticize latent anxieties and tensions surrounding Japan-Korea relations, making explicit the ambivalent longing and lingering identification shared between the colonizers and the colonized. Furthermore, through intertextual...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 1988
... on the implications of Mikkel Borch-JacobsenS questioning of the relation between object choice and identification in Freud’s texts, I began to see that a number of feminine characteristics, passivity in particular, did emerge from Freud‘s account of the Oedipus complex. I do‘ not dispute...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 168–194.
Published: 01 September 1990
..., picturing sociality as a fundamental condition of (feminine) subjectivity, and from there, reviewing the position of both social identification and feminine sexuality for psychoanalysis. In this, these photographs and my reading of them remap some familiar territory...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 177–229.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of psychoanalytically informed inquiry into the complex relationship between identification and desire. The role of this relationship in the production of gendered and sexed modes of spectatorship became the predominant issue of feminist film theory in the 1970s and 1980s. Thus, like popular “woman’s films...