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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 63–93.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Adair Rounthwaite This article develops the concept of “the masturbatory” as a way of theorizing performance art and performance studies' recent turn to reperformance. In reperformance, previous performance artworks — often from performance art's “classic” era of the 1970s — are reenacted, creating...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and archive, and death and the image. This essay traces the ghostliness of entertainers speaking from beyond the grave and the new interpretive problems that come to the fore when the performance is “live” but the performer isn't. Bringing together star discourse, media ontology, and sound studies...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2003) 18 (3 (54)): 99–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
... body of documentation not only disseminates her projects, but also forms its own aesthetic. Acts of ritual violence and self-sacrifice figure in Abra- movic´’s 1975 two-hour performance “Thomas Lips” for the Krin- zinger Gallery, Innsbruck, where they are coupled with a studied performance of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... yellow yellowface performance, which is simultaneously occasioned and occluded by Orientalist modes of representation and reception. To clarify further Wong’s paradoxical agency, I refer to Josephine Lee’s analysis of Asian American actors’ stage acting and to Susan Sontag’s study of the camp...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Henry Jenkins Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 “Don’t Become Too Intimate With That Terrible Woman Unruly Wives, Female Comic Performance and So Long Letty Henry Ienkins The somber Mr. Davis (Claude Gillingwater) checks into the Ardmore...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
... protest against gendered and racial inequalities prevalent in postcolonial Cuba. This article highlights the film's feminism, which is inextricably linked to the representation of performance that is fundamental to all versions of Carmen . Revolving around the figure of the racialized female Cuban rumba...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... project of which they were a part. The article develops a notion of performing essentialism through which to understand the work of the films. Performativity and essentialism are critical terms that, within the fields of queer and feminist studies, are often understood as oppositional to each other. Yet...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1996) 13 (1 (37)): 124–154.
Published: 01 January 1996
...John Michael Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 Science Friction and Cultural Studies: Intellectuals, Interdisciplinarity, and the Profession of Truth John Michael Albert Einstein Meets the Nutty Professor The recent "science wars" between...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 39–67.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Invisible (Intellect, 2012). © 2012 by Camera Obscura 2012 Figure . Bad Father. Invaders from Mars (dir. William Cameron Menzies, US, On Film Studies and the Unconscious Chris Dumas I always had the impression, when I was very small, that my father was two people, one good...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... practices. These performances produce a common affective understanding of the present and a shared envisioning of the future as the overlapping temporalities of collectivity. Jihoon Kim is an assistant professor of cinema and media studies at Chungang University, South Korea. He is the author of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shilyh Warren This article analyzes Performing the Border (dir. Ursula Biemann, Switzerland and Mexico, 1999), Señorita extraviada ( Missing Young Woman , dir. Lourdes Portillo, Mexico, 2001), and The Price of Sex (dir. Mimi Chakarova, US, 2011), three documentaries that focus on the ways that poor...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2000) 15 (1 (43)): 1–43.
Published: 01 May 2000
... cultural logic of purity and feminist studies of the body in the contemporary literature and cinema of exile. CO 43-1, 1-43 6/6/00 2:47 PM Page 1 Cinematic Exile: Performing the Foreign Body on Screen in Roman Polanski’s The Tenant...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Boaz Hagin The article examines the trope of the crying male in contemporary Israeli fiction films as it appears near the end of the 2004 feature film Walk on Water , written by Gal Uchovsky and directed by Eytan Fox. It suggests, employing various accounts of crying, melodrama, and performative...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Jaime Brunton This essay analyzes The Artist Is Present , Marina Abramović's heavily mediatized 2010 performance at New York's Museum of Modern Art, through the lenses of Freudian and Deleuzian concepts of masochism. It specifically focuses on how the masochistic tendencies of this performance may...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Shane Vogel This essay examines Lena Horne's reputation in the first half of her career as a reserved, refined, and affectively distant diva. Approaching her performance of aloofness—communicated and enacted both on film and in live cabaret shows—as an acute response to the interracial intimacy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 155–165.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Zach Blas; Jacob Gaboury This conversation between scholar Jacob Gaboury and artist Zach Blas explores the unique challenges posed by contemporary digital media technology to the political projects of queer, feminist, critical race, and disability studies. Asking how we might negotiate the politics...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David A. Gerstner This article presents a study of Philippe Vallois's 1976 gay film Johan: Mon été 75 , the only French film from the period that directly and explicitly represents gay male sexuality and its urban milieu, Paris. Johan tells the story of a filmmaker (played by Vallois) who intends...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
... LOOKING ! The Films of Chantal Akerman 1968–2015 (2016–17) in Portland, Oregon, and culminated with CHANTAL? Dialogue between a movie, a cello, and a text , conceived and performed by Sonia Wieder-Atherton in 2018. This essay foregrounds films, installations, and performances that portray the interplay of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Akiko Mizoguchi Midori Sawato has become the top benshi in Japan since her debut in 1973, having performed at numerous venues in and outside of her country. A benshi is a performer who provides both the expository narration and the voices for on-screen characters for silent films. When Sawato...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jean Ma In the 1950s and 1960s, film songs were a ubiquitous feature of Hong Kong cinema, and their performance was the exclusive domain of singing actresses. One of the biggest screen stars and recording artists of this era was Grace Chang. Chang made her debut in Mambo Girl (dir. Evan Yang [Yi...