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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1992) 10 (1 (28)): 100–133.
Published: 01 January 1992
...Jamie Feldman Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 Tom Kalin, Viruses as Nationalism, 1989 Gallo, Montagnier, and the Debate Over HIV: A Narrative Analysis Jamie Feldman Introduction and Theory The title of this article immediately raises two important questions...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... happening on two interconnected fronts. Directors otherwise marginalized within the larger film industry are refiguring narrative conventions by not only allowing for a multiplicity of experiences and perspectives among characters and story lines, but also mobilizing their storytelling structure to be...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1983) 4 (2 (11)): 102–110.
Published: 01 September 1983
...Lea Jacobs Fredric Jameson. The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981) © 1983 by Camera Obscura 1983 Book Reviews Nina and the Book (Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau, 1922) The Political...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1988) 6 (3 (18)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Richard Allen Dana Polan, Power and Paranoia: History, Narrative and the American Cinema, 1940–1950 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1986) Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Brushing Classical Hollywood Narrative Against the Grain of History...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1990) 8 (2 (23)): 132–147.
Published: 01 May 1990
...John Fiske Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Popular Narrative and Commercial Television John Fiske Let me begin with five instances within my recent, somewhat channel- happy television viewing: 1. On America’s Most Wanted a crime is reconstructed...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 146–165.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Sasha Torres Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 Figure 1. War and Remembrance: Televisual Narrative, National Memory, and China Beach Sasha Torres I. Memory: Televisual, Popular, National In “The Gift the last show of China Beach’s third season on ABC...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., Picturing the Nation: The Moving Pictures and American Modernity . Traffic in Souls (US, 1913), directed by George Loane Tucker. Courtesy Library of Congress Motion Picture Reading Room Regulating Mobility: Technology, Modernity, and Feature-Length Narrativity in Traffic in Souls Kristen...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Mitch and Cam, has raised the hackles of audiences who see in it a whitewashing of queer life and queer desire. A strain of television criticism posits a conservatism inherent to the narrative structures of the sitcom, and this dynamic would in some measure account for the tension between the program’s...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 180–198.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Shohini Chaudhuri Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 I Independence Day (Roland Emmerich, 1996) Visit of the Body Snatchers: Alien Invasion Themes in Vampire Narratives Shohini Chaudhuri There...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Despina Kakoudaki While there has been more critical attention on Pedro Almodóvar's films in recent years, his narrative craft has not been extensively studied, even as he is frequently described as one of the most creative and unconventional storytellers of the contemporary screen. This article...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... homosexuality in the Chinese diaspora. The four videos ( Myth(s) of Creation, Mother/Land, Movements East-West , and [os] ) that make up Xin Lu: A Travelogue in Four Parts combine memoir with a meditation on the discursive construction of travel narratives. Building on Ma's earlier work ( Toc Storee and Slanted...
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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 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Diana Adesola Mafe This article argues that the 2013 first-person shooter (FPS) video game BioShock Infinite (2K Games) challenges gamers in its representations of race. Launched in 2007, the BioShock franchise has a reputation for thoughtful dystopian narratives, beautiful retro worlds, and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Middle East. This article examines how Benlyazid's first feature at once engages and resists the burdens of representation that accrue to it as it circulates transnationally. Alternately proposing and withholding insights into Muslim women's lives, Benlyazid's film strives to adapt mainstream narrative...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Nadia Sophia Sanko The story of Carmen (Mérimée 1845, Bizet 1875), the (in)famous Gypsy from Spain, is the second most adapted narrative in the history of world cinema with more than eighty global versions officially recognized to date; however, one significant and critical version has been...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Moufawad-Paul's Nus Enssas / صيصنصن (Canada, 2011) and Raafat Hattab's Hourieh (Palestine, 2011) explore issues ranging from queer diasporic solidarity politics and challenges to out/closeted binaries and to the creative reinscription of nakba narratives. Nadia Awad's Two Adaptations of the Same Novel (US...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... homosexual desire, I espouse a narrative about the dualities of representing Palestinian queerness. I argue that the very nature of Palestinian daily life is queer. That is, if we utilize the word in the now anachronistic adjectival sense whereby the word queer describes a sense of strange(ness) or even the...
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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
..., and larger American historical events, Bechdel's novel deals with themes of trauma, memory, and historical narrative. The novel has been embraced for the queer way in which it approaches her family archive — it refuses to settle on one understanding of the truth of Bechdel's father, his sexuality, and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Maggie Hennefeld This article rethinks the emergence of narrative film syntax through the comedy genre, focusing on slapstick films that depict female unruliness. I discuss films featuring Mabel Normand, Florence Turner, Marie Dressler, Sarah Duhamel, and other forgotten silent comediennes, arguing...