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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
..."" The "moral occult" of most japanese melodrama, "the domain of operative spir- itual values which is both indicated within and masked by the surface of reality" 15 consists of the symbiotic principles of giri and ninja. Definitions of these terms vary somewhat according...
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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 (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 (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 (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106-128.
Published: 01 May 1995
... first a very human opportunist with no lofty qualities or notions. Her eventual desire to help those oppressed by her "Fuhrer" speaks 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...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35-63.
Published: 01 December 2016
... music groups, and esoteric occult practitioners are navigated Aesthetic Process of Trans-­Subjectivity  • 53 through the connections he makes among them and to the photo-­ documentation of his own body at art events as an art object and as a collaborative practitioner...
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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 (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 161-179.
Published: 01 May 1997
... elaborated 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...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 180-198.
Published: 01 May 1997
...,” which Rice’s character, 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...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137-164.
Published: 01 December 1986
... emblematically in- scribed in what we see as the label or trademark of occultism and the esoteric tradition, the five-pointed star or pentacle, which appears on the entrance to the house, on various inner doors, and, in a more monumental way, on the wall against which the robot’s...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 4-33.
Published: 01 May 1992
... art, cinema in the Ctose Up columns is increasingly valued for its role as a technology of forgetfulness. If the stage play is rejected for its foregrounding of representational strategies, then the cinema is lauded for its ability to occult those strategies, thus enabling the...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 155-186.
Published: 01 January 1996
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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
... passing familiarity with the Cabala” (159). This interest in Jewish occultism relates to Deren’s later fascination with voo- doo, if only peripherally and unconsciously. In various interviews that the Legend of Maya Deren editors conducted, Deren’s friends and associates, to a person, say...