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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 that these...
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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 (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 (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
... melodrama preceded the cinema, including the mixed japanese-Western shimpa theater 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...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 4–14.
Published: 01 May 1997
... 14 by the Z of enunciation that originated it, in secret, in power, and with the complicity of a knowing elite, was gradually occulted: discourse became the common, transparent, and objective property of all, while the enunciating Z was hypostatized...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 176–192.
Published: 01 May 1979
... stereotypes of her, or of anyone or anything that is occult, or left, or new, or different; that is, anything that is beyond the immediate marshmallow culture. It’s ghettoizing. It reinforces racial stereotypes, too. When we heard the plausible story about how Maya may have been...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 120–147.
Published: 01 May 1993
... the outlaw’s own crimes. The plot summarized in Nicholas Nickleby is also complicated by a large number of misrecognitions- the misplaced children of the patriarch, the patriarch’s own occulted identity as persecutor of the dead father, the outlaw in disguise at the...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... ultimately the self-same rhetoric of villain/victim 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...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
... of a fetus in an ultrasound scan. These images of parturition reinforce the conventional assignation of what 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...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106–128.
Published: 01 May 1995
... of sympathy and human- ism not martyrdom or utopianism. Similarly, 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...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 161–179.
Published: 01 May 1997
... 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 seem increasingly incapable of fashioning...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 180–198.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., Marius, ascribes to the epochs in which he and Lestat were born.I0 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...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
... 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 (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 141–169.
Published: 01 September 2004
... few of my stories have been suggested by inci- dents recalled 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...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... film audiences about the “impoverished” tableaus of sexploitation films — with their scenarios of female autonomy and unleashed sexual desire, threadbare plots, occulted mise-­en-­scène, stark cinematography, and often leaden acting —  is precisely this shunted melancholia of...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the Characters of Celestial Writing, which correspond to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet (149, 158). Thus as Legend of Maya Deren observes, Deren seems to have “had at least a passing familiarity with the Cabala” (159). This interest in Jewish occultism relates to Deren’s later fascination...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 105–149.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Islam as a moral and ethical organizing force as to mythologize it and relegate it to the realm of superstition and the occult, the scene does come to evince the Gramscian line of reasoning in which “myth and folklore” serve as erratic strategies for resistance...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2002
...—along its vast, occulted network—as a less direct agent of persecution, though one complicit with other antagonists. The threatening potential of the telephone has been a dominant and long-running theme in its fictional cultural repre- sentation. Wes Craven’s recent Scream movies use the...