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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 21–31.
Published: 01 May 1979
...Janet Bergstrom Rereading the Work of Claire Johnston Janet Bergstrom There is an argument running throughout Claire Johnston’s work which has to do with the relationship of the “progressive classical film” and a potential feminist counter-cinema. It is striking, on rereading...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Ruth D. Johnston Camera Obscura 2003 Ruth D. Johnston is professor of English at Pace University, New York City, where she teaches and writes about film, literature, and critical theory. Her current project, which includes this article, is a study of masquerade structures...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 8–27.
Published: 01 January 1990
.... Appearing in 197.5, only a year after the pub- lication of From Reverence to Rape, Claire Johnston’s and Pam Cook’s 15 essays on Dorothy Arzner effectively redefined the terms of traditional auteur criticism by submitting the concept of film authorship to posts- tructuralist revision...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2006
... C H I V E F O R T H E F U T U R E The Last Days of Women’s Cinema Patricia White Claire Johnston’s “Women’s Cinema as Counter Cinema,” with its injunction that “women’s cinema . . . embody the working through...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... and, later, as the Little Colonel. Namesakes: The Genealogy of Our Little Colonels Through her series, The Little Colonel, Annie Fellows  Johnston (born in 1853 in Indiana) became one of the most popular South- ern writers at the turn of the century. Like Griffith,  Johnston was nostalgic...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 1–23.
Published: 01 December 2007
... syllabi, and the moving image (aside from a brief footnoted reference) from Suleiman’s avant-garde. Similarly, feminist film histories neglect the import of the manifesto form employed not only by Mulvey but also by her con- temporaries in the 1970s — for example, Claire Johnston’s rejec...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 4–7.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Lea Jacobs; Patrice Petro Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Editorial In her important and oft-cited introduction to The Work of Dorothy Arzner, Claire Johnston asked: “DO feminist critics simply want to introduce women into film history?” Johnston...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of sexual difference. In fact, Wise already points us in this direction, claiming that Hawks is concerned with “the shedding of sexual roles in both men and women for the creation of a single, human role” (118; emphasis original). Claire Johnston, by contrast, suggests that such a transformation...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 138–149.
Published: 01 January 1990
... the 1977 Edinburgh Film Festival Special Event “History/Production//Memory,” Claire Johnston argued the necessity for film historians to address Foucault’s work on history.11 In the announcement for the 1981 conference on “Cinema HistorieslCinema Practices,” moreover, Patricia...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 185–191.
Published: 01 December 2007
... bobbing together in the water on a lake), rather than in hierarchical or so-called progressive order. So if I wanted, as I often do, to revisit Claire Johnston’s work because it is useful for a current Althusserian and psychoanalytic project, I could.8 Johnston’s work would be in my...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 14–20.
Published: 01 May 1979
... and feminine discourse, are also characteristic of some early feminist film criticism, and it is in this context that the work of French psychoanalyst Luce Irigaray and some of Claire Johnston’s early work will be discussed. Another direction in theorizing feminine specificity from psychoanalysis has...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 53–67.
Published: 01 December 1989
... of Cultures.” Third Cinema: Theories and Practices , edited by Pines, Jim, and Paul Willemen (London: British Film Institute, 1989 ). Johnston , Claire . “Towards a Feminist Film Practice: Some Theses.” Edinburgh Magazine 1 ( 1975 ): 50 –59. Kay , Shelley . “Confessions of a Splatter Girl...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Johnston's tragic death, in London. Claire was one of the pioneers of feminist film theory. Her essay,"Women's Cinema as Counter-Cinema," which appeared in the influential pamphlet that she edited, "Notes on Women's Cinema," published in 1973, set the tone for all later feminist...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 52–66.
Published: 01 September 1988
... of the contradictory text is clearly indebted to Claire Johnston's formulations, among others." But rather than focusing on the subversive potential of the contradictory text, as Johnston does, Doane uses the concept to explain the fragmentary and partial nature of Hollywood's constructions of femininity...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 190–194.
Published: 01 December 1989
... found to be important to my own work. Theorists who have discussed the female spectator in ways that I have found particularly useful include Teresa de Lauretis, Mary Ann Doane, Claire Johnston, Judith Mayne, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, Kaja Silverman and Linda...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 143.
Published: 01 May 1976
... Screen, vol. 14, no. 3 (Autumn 1973). "The Narrative Text of Shock Corridor", Screen, vol. 15, no. 4 (Winter 1974/5). ] ohnston,Claire. "Femininityand the Masquerade: AnneoftheIndies' '. jacques Tourneur. Claire Johnston and Paul Willeman, eds., London: Edinburgh Film Festival, 1975...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 194–199.
Published: 01 December 1989
... have found to be important to my own work. Theorists who have discussed the female spectator in ways that I have found particularly useful include Teresa de Lauretis, Mary Ann Doane, Claire Johnston, Judith Mayne, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, Kaja Silverman...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
... counterparts from the arena of the male auteur (think Fellini or François Truffaut). The terms of the opposition between “women’s voices” and intervention at the level of representation were set early on, notably by Claire Johnston, in her 1974 discussion of the pos- sibilities of a women’s...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 3–4.
Published: 01 May 1979
... about in terms of specific films? Janet Bergstrom’s discussion of the seminal work of Claire John- ston in feminist film theory outlined several points from which to reevaluate Johnston’s proposals for a theoretical basis for a feminist counter -cinem a. Constance...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2012
... studies and the director of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands. She is the author of Girls in the Back Room: Looking at the Lesbian Bar (University of Minnesota Press, 2002) and numerous essays that explore the intersections between women, sexuality, and cinema...