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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 179–184.
Published: 01 December 2007
....” ARCHIVE FOR THE FUTURE The Imaginary Archive: Current Practice Tess L. Takahashi The term archive usually connotes an officially sanctioned reposi- tory of objects and documents that reinforce a group or nation’s identity and origins. What then can be made of the deluge of...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 2–33.
Published: 01 September 1977
... , Colin , ‘Realism and the Cinema: Notes on some Brechtian theses’, Screen , vol. 15 , 2 , Summer 1974 . 19. Metz , Christian , ‘Le signifiant imaginaire’, Communications , no. 23, May 1975 , 3 –55. Translated in English by Ben Brewster as 'The Imaginary Signifier' in Screen, vol. 16, no. 2...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... imaginary and constitutes a contemporary horror subcycle wherein the well-worn idiom of trauma is replaced by more abstract and disembodied threats. In dialogue with Jean Comaroff and John L. Comaroff's concept of “occult economies,” this article explores the ways in which the franchise's found-footage...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 42–65.
Published: 01 May 1981
... English as The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and Cinema (London and Basingstoke: Macmillan, forthcoming 1981). It will be available in the United States from Indiana University Press in late 1981. The other sections of Psychoanalysis and Cinema have been published previously in English: “The...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Constance Penley © 1981 by Camera Obscura 1981 La jetle (Chris Marker, 1963) Introduction to “Metaphor/Metonymy, or the Imaginary Referent” Constance Penley Roland Barthes once described Christian Metz’s style as one of “rabid exactitude,” embodying the jouissance of the language...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... critique but then rewritten, as Jeff Bridge's “Dude” comes to abjure both the imaginary and the symbolic dimensions of paternity in favor of more material and yet less oppressive and monolithic construals of paternity and masculinity. Third, I examine the consequences of the Dude's refusal of phallic...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 101–141.
Published: 01 December 2011
... impossible to read it without referencing the cinematic lexicon of scopophilia, fetishism, voyeurism, the sadistic male gaze, objectification of the female body, mental images, relational images, thought cinema, the imaginary Real, the symbolic Real, and the “Real Real.” This essay traces how critical...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... its filmic remediation, emerging as a critical part of the imaginary of postwar Chinese modernity. Jean Ma is an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University, where she teaches in the Film and Media Studies Program. She is the author of Melancholy Drift...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Sandberg's ongoing Lean In project to a longer genealogy of cybernetic imaginaries, capitalist economism, and governmentality, the author questions the assumptions and occlusions that result when sociality and digitality are conflated. Seb Franklin is a lecturer in contemporary literature in the...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... article demonstrates how the program's interest in staging the excess of racialized gender is structured through a white racial imaginary, which is contested by cast members in each season's reunion episode. The article ends with a consideration of the way in which queer of color camp affectively...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 168–169.
Published: 01 September 2006
... feminism, culture, and media. These pieces began to appear in issue 61 and will continue throughout the year of our anniversary volume and beyond. We have invited feminist scholars to fantasize about what they would place in this imaginary archive, existing in print rather than in a material...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 135.
Published: 01 December 2006
... feminism, culture, and media. These pieces began to appear in issue 61 and will continue throughout the year of our anniversary volume and beyond. We have invited feminist scholars to fantasize about what they would place in this imaginary archive, existing in print rather than in a material...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 179.
Published: 01 May 2007
... feminism, culture, and media. These pieces began to appear in issue 61 and will continue throughout the year of our anniversary volume and beyond. We have invited feminist scholars to fantasize about what they would place in this imaginary archive, existing in print rather than in a material...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 169.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., culture, and media. These pieces began in issue 61 and continued for two volume years. This is our last “archive” issue. We invite you to read back over these issues and see how feminist scholars have fantasized about what they would place in this imaginary archive for present and future work...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 1988
.... This essay will try, not to displace that metaphorical mechanism of the phallus, but to provisionally work alongside it in order to try to explore -heuristically at least -another idea and another emphasis: the articulation of the male body and male imaginary in the construc- tion of a...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 186–191.
Published: 01 December 1982
.... Godard cannot speak without engaging this filter of images which render him as an echo of the imaginary and contradictory totality of his work, a production of his productions. Godard knaws, I think, that his figure is unable to absorb or re- spond to the variety...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 242–243.
Published: 01 December 1982
..., Bruce and Stephen Grosz Self-Health and Healthcarirg. Vol. 3, no. 7; pp. 129-135 Metz, Christian Metaphor/Metonymy, or the Imaginary Referent. Vol. 3, no. 7; pp. 43-65 Mieville, Anne-Marie and Jean-Luc Godard Frarrcr/Tour/Detour/Two/ChildvPrr.Vol. 3, no. 89-10; pp. 61-72...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 1979
..., “The Avant-Garde and Its Imaginary We see them as separate articles but, together, as a kind of editorial statement because they say a lot about our past work together, our backgrounds, how we came to be doing this kind of specialized film analysis from a feminist perspective, why we have...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 230–231.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., Thomas. Weimar Cinema and After: Germany’s Historical Imaginary. New York: Routledge, 2000. Farmer, Brett. Spectacular Passions: Cinema, Fantasy, Gay Male Spectatorships. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000. Gifford, Barry. Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir. Jackson...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 146–147.
Published: 01 September 1983
..., and is presently engaged in research on the social history of German film. Annwyl Williams teaches in the Department ofFrench Studies, University 147 of Reading, England. She is a co-translator of Christian Metz, The Imaginary Signifier: Psychoanalysis and Cinema, and is currently trans...