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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1977) 1 (2 (2)): 93–104.
Published: 01 September 1977
...Bertrand Augst © 1977 by Camera Obscura 1977 The Defilement Into the Look. Bertrand Augst Thierry Kuntzel's' closescrutiny of the effect produced by the defilement of a series of still images passing through the gates of a projector, and Raymond Bellour's- analysis of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1989) 7 (1 (19)): 54–85.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Kaja Silverman Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Fassbinder and Lacan: A Reconsideration of Gaze, Look and Image Kaja Silverman Although the descriptive phrase “aesthetics of pessimism” derives from Fassbinder himself,l it might well have been...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 88–115.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Margaret Ganahl; R. S. Hamilton Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 One Plus One: A Look at Six Fois Deux Margaret Ganahl and R. S. Hamilton No one really knows Or cares whether this is the whole of which...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2003) 18 (2 (53)): 125–151.
Published: 01 September 2003
... the Look”: Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs Andrew Schopp Much of the initial reaction to Jonathan Demme’s film adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs (US, 1991)1 centered on the film’s prob- lematic depiction of serial killer Buffalo Bill (Ted Levine), as this depiction...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Obscura 2013 in practice: women make movies at forty Looking Back and Forward: A Conversation about Women Make Movies Debra Zimmerman and Patricia White In the summer of 1984 I interned at Women Make Movies, work- ing closely with Debra Zimmerman, the organization’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 59–83.
Published: 01 September 2014
... transgressively intimate mode of looking at bodies. At the same time, the shame involved in this act of looking animates a sense of social connectedness and feelings of relatedness to others that are also pleasurably intimate. The viewer's pleasure in this intimacy can be understood in relation to the traditional...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 155–165.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of visibility in an age of pervasive surveillance, Blas and Gaboury look to the work of artists and critical thinkers who offer alternate modes of veiled, obscured, or otherwise negotiated being in the world. Focusing on Blas's own work, the conversation interrogates what Blas terms “informatic...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sandra Percival This essay brings to the fore the voice of composer and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton, who was Chantal Akerman’s collaborator and life partner for over thirty years. This dialogue was initiated in 2016 by Sandra Percival, founding director of Zena Zezza, who curated LOOKING, REALLY...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
... these discussions and explore their interrelations, by looking at the film through a history and analysis of cinematic reflexivity. As a metacinematic work both by and about an African American lesbian director, the film has much to say about the means of its own production and, even further, about the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kenneth Chan By first looking at the gay consumption of melodrama, this essay presents the notion of tears as a political trope to negotiate the reclamation of crying from being a signifier of gendered/sexual “weakness” to one of tactical empowerment, a tactics of tears. Gay political readings of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Ani Maitra In a conversation with the queer South Asian independent filmmaker and video artist Hima B. and through an analysis of her cinema verité work-in-progress And I Do Survive , this interview-article looks at the relationship between televisual discourse and “citizenship” as a form of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., there is a danger of underplaying, reifying, or of just not looking at the spaces of belonging and inhabitance that are also characteristic of an era of transnational migration. As a result, theories of transnational and diasporic cinema run the risk of closing down spaces for considering the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., industrial, and transnational levels. In the Twilight series, Pattinson's highly flexible star image appeals to audiences with different kinds of sexual or romantic desires, for if we look carefully at the way Edward Cullen is represented, and how Pattinson is marketed in the media, he is portrayed as both...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
... pleasure operates in occult melodrama we must look beyond visual pleasure and toward a type of pleasure that is intimately bound to the multiple forms of anxieties and invisibilities on which the films are predicated and which they register through the inherently mutable and unstable technology of video...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... conflict continues to shadow any vision of what a peaceful reality might look like. Thus it is increasingly difficult to speak of sexual politics without reference to grander institutional schemas. Omar Kholeif is an Egyptian-born, UK-based writer and curator. He is currently curator at FACT...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
... article looks at these documentaries to explore black female subjectivity, with the trope of adoption acting as an organizing narrative principle. Adoption is treated as a metaphor of sorts, and one that might dislocate the primacy of traditional moralizing about what it means (not) to be a mother. In...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
.... This article thus draws out the ways in which Bechdel represents the visual field as a source of both restriction and queer pleasure, the family as a site of both normalizing and queer looks, and the inevitable partiality of what she is able to see. Sam McBean recently completed her PhD in the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Chang's films seem rather too insistent on positioning her within the bounds of propriety, we need only look to their extreme dependence upon modes of corporeal display that push those very bounds for the reason why. More than any other performer of her time, Chang was identified with new, unfamiliar...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tania Modleski This article looks at theories of melancholia to analyze “bromantic” comedies of the kind often associated with film producer, director, and writer Judd Apatow. Taking its title from the references to the film An Affair to Remember (dir. Leo McCarey, US, 1957) that run through the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... obscenities of US empire during the early Cold War period. While Linda embodies and enacts the pleasures of feminine spectacle, Mei Li offers an alternative, premodern method of looking that brings into relief the traumatic elements of national modernity. This study first provides an account of how...