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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 (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lindsey Green-Simms This essay examines the aesthetic dimensions of the “occult melodramas” of West African video-films by discussing how filmmakers use the technology of video to recreate the sensuous impact of daily rumors that speak to spiritual and socioeconomic anxieties. Given...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
... of the Meiji period in which playwrights began to use contemporary settings and "added the new dramatic subject of social and political struggle.t"" The "moral occult" of most japanese melodrama, "the domain of operative spir- itual values which is both indicated within...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 181–183.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Voice. No. 81: pp. 69 – 99 181 182  •  Camera Obscura Lindsey Green-­Simms Occult Melodramas: Spectral Affect and West African Video-Film.­ No. 80: pp. 25 – 59 John Greyson Pinkface. No. 80: pp. 145 – 153 Kelly Hankin LUNAFEST on Campus. No. 81: pp. 159 – 167 Kristen Hatch...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Linda Liu Occult Anxieties and the Recessionary Imaginary in the Paranormal Activity Franchise. No. 90: pp. 61 – 91 Diana Adesola Mafe Race and the First-Person Shooter: Challenging the Video Gamer in BioShock Infinite. No. 89: pp. 89 – 123 Mauro Resmini Reframing the New French...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 4–14.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., The Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (New York: Crescent Books, 1985). 9. Reiss writes, “The production of discourse, its objects, and its relation 14 by the Z of enunciation that originated it, in secret, in power, and with the complicity of a knowing elite, was gradually occulted...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of the Pentecostal Melodrama: Religion, Media, and Gender in Kinshasa (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012). On the “occult melodrama,” see Lindsey Green-­Simms, “Occult Melodramas: Spectral Affect and West African Video-­Film,” AIDS in the City  • 57...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and suffering/sympathy, effectively impeding any more profound interrogation of how injustice is sanctioned and institutionalized. The revaluation of melodrama as a discourse of moral and racial legibilities “occult[ed]” by its very ordinariness — hidden in plain sight like Edgar...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 120–147.
Published: 01 May 1993
...- the misplaced children of the patriarch, the patriarch’s own occulted identity as persecutor of the dead father, the outlaw in disguise at the banquet, and the final darkness in which “everybody got hold of everybody else and took them for somebody besides.” Although...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 176–192.
Published: 01 May 1979
... - M: In terms of mythologizing, I think VeVk made the point that had to be made, that someone can tell you a story about Maya, some mumbo jumbo thing, and what it does is reinforce everyone’s stereotypes of her, or of anyone or anything that is occult, or left, or new...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 161–179.
Published: 01 May 1997
... symptom of the waning of our historicity, of our lived possibil- ity of experiencing history in some active way. It cannot therefore be said to produce this occultation of the present by its own formal power, but rather merely to demonstrate . . . the enormity of a situation in which we...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 180–198.
Published: 01 May 1997
... But it is equally applicable to our New Age, which, on the one hand, exhibits a renewed interest in the occult, and, on the other, maintains a sceptical outlook. It is precisely this crack between faith and despair which Rice’s vampire narratives exploit. At one and the same time...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Adrienne Rich calls “malign occult influences . . . vulnerable to or emanating evil” to the phe- nomenon of female reproduction.12 Just as parturition is construed as a “ritual state” necessitating the intervention of priests, shamans, and the like because the mother is necessarily impure...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 157–187.
Published: 01 September 2015
... lie to the committee? To all of these questions the answer is maybe, but probably not. Hayden did complain to HUAC that Commu- nist Party members believe that “they have the key, by some occult power, to know what is best for people,” and that “when I learned about this and began to digest...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., on- and off-­line, by means of copious, redundant hyperlinks to works he has researched and to his own exhibitions, performances, and written texts. His interest in and research on obscure works by the historical avant-­garde, alterna- tive music groups, and esoteric occult practitioners are navigated...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106–128.
Published: 01 May 1995
..., Tiefland's concept of transcendence is a simplistic and personal one, not the occult manifesto of Das blaue Licht. Indeed, Renata Berg-Pan finds Tiefland to be weak because "Riefenstahl no longer had the same relationship to the topic which had compelled her to take it up in 1934. She had outgrown...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 149–179.
Published: 01 December 2002
... and effect onto events constitutes its occulting power: if the “antagonism” itself, whatever it may be, exists or occurs precisely as a traumatic rupture of the symbolic order, narrative’s secondary revision reorganizes the rupture within the terms of the very symbolic that it disturbed...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 141–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
... from those early experiences.” In fact, Eva’s charac- ter in Shoes, Weber claimed, had been “drawn directly from a life filled with the keenest sort of drama and pathos.”13 By occulting her script’s genealogy in Jane Addams’s mission, pointing instead toward its origins in her own lived experience...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 150–176.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., the transsexuals for whom gender identity is something different from and perhaps irrelevant to physical genitalia are occulted by those for whom the power of the medicaUpsychologica1 establishments, and their ability to act as gate- keepers for cultural norms, is the final authority for what counts...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 4–33.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., then the cinema is lauded for its ability to occult those strategies, thus enabling the spectator to overlook, if not fully disre- gard, their existence. Continuing her discourse on forgetfulness in an article called “Captions,” Richardson addresses the silent film’s em- ployment of written...