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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 186–193.
Published: 01 May 2007
... The Archive, the Phallus, and the Future Karen Beckman I was delighted to read Camera Obscura’s call for submissions to an archive for the future and was especially interested to see “the phallus (a dead object on the list of possible contributions. I was caught by the potential for comedy...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 132–160.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Mary T. Conway Inhabiting the Phallus: Reading Safe Is Desire Mary T. Conway Allie: I'm a city girl. Dionne: You don't camp? Allie: Unhuh Dionne: Oh No Allie: Why, do you...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 101–124.
Published: 01 September 1991
... is to have a phallus, to be male literally or empowered ‘as’ male in culture and ~ociety Garber makes this remark while questioning the logic of the term “male subjectivity.” She argues that “male subjectivity” is a “phallic redundancy,” which, as in the case of those who would expose mas...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 1988
... through the paradigms of a psychoanalysis which has chronically revolved around and devolved onto the central metaphor of the phallus-and then predictably have to disown masculine sexuality as “phallocentriAll too easy to guiltily take to heart the often repeated feminist charge...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 14–20.
Published: 01 May 1979
... theory of the Oedipus complex and its corollaries of penis envy and fear of castration, and Lacan’s re-reading of Freud in terms of the phallus and the notion of lack. In using psychoanalytic concepts, it is imperative for women to situate themselves critically in relation to these concepts...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
... cut off your Johnson!” We might read this as entailing that the Dude acknowledge the lack of the other — that is, admit to being a fetishist, fascinated by a substitute for the mother’s missing phallus; join in the circuit of symbolic exchange with its promises of even- tual...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 296–320.
Published: 01 September 1991
... sterilization makes a certain logical sense- 305 as an action motivated by the desire of a mature woman who has already had one child to obtain greater sexual freedom. l5 Ironically, this removal of reproductive capabilities, Polhemus’s anatomical lack, provisionally endows her with the phallus...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 233–237.
Published: 01 May 1979
... and, as Parveen Adams points out, it is precisely this kind of work which has been lacking at a theoretical level. She goes on to discuss the limitations of Montrelay’s text in terms of the “difficulty of defining the exact status of the phallus and the differential relation...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 148–157.
Published: 01 September 1985
... of woman in relation to the phallus. Also, there is in your work a sort of recourse to rational structures (diagrams, graphs, theoretical discourse etc.) which I’d characterize here as patriarchal, as male. Do you accept, on the one hand, that there is this recourse to rationality as an authority...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 1988
... the importance of the symbolic-the “femininity” and “masculinity” that Freud is concerned with are positions taken up through different relations to the phallus. But there is another account of femininity tied up with that differentiation. The article which follows extricates this second account...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 1991
... or his representatives such as older, male professional colleagues, express their love for her even after she has displayed her phallic mastery, they implicitly give her the phallus and her guilt is absolved. For Riviere, then, the masquerade also sim- ulates lack...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
... in the primal scene can hardly be overstated): a rigid metallic form, the robot, and a soft, feminine envelope of lovely flesh, extorted by Rot- wang from Maria’s body. In other words-to reduce it to the simplest possible conceptual terms-the robot is part phallus, indeed a sort...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
... lack of conflict, confusion, and doubt about her body and its pleasures and desires—a statement that seemed to declare her experience of what Jacques Lacan might describe as feminine jouissance , “a jouissance beyond the phallus,” or what Schneemann called the “sacred.” 4 Lacan cited the visions...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 54–85.
Published: 01 January 1989
... between eye and gaze is thus analogous in certain ways to that which links penis and phallus; the former can stand in for the latter, but can never approximate it. Lacan makes this point with particular force when he situates the gaze outside the voyeuristic transaction...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 169.
Published: 01 December 2007
...: women’s film practices, ideal teaching encounters, feminist affect, political activism, Laura Mulvey’s legacy, narrative televi- sion, everyday practice, the phallus as a dead object, the closet . . . and more. Our hope is that these reflections will provide for a conjuncture between our historical...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
... opposition phallus/castra- tion functions to conceal a third term: the circumcised penis.38 This explains why the Jew (like the black, albeit differently) is sex- ually constituted as deviant and demonstrates that both homo- phobia and anti-Semitism are founded on misogyny.39 Not only...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., and who, the rhetorical question would run, has more castration anxiety than the male homosexual, the one who, in Freud’s own terms, cannot bear the absence of the phallus in the love object?5 In a certain sense, this excuse cannot be refused. The question must be rhetorical because its answer...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 154–155.
Published: 01 September 1996
.... Conway, Mary T. Inhabiting the Phallus: Reading Safe is Desire. No. 38; pp. 133-162. Curry, Ramona and Angharad Valdivia Xuxu at the Borders of Global TV: The Institutionalization and Margin- alization of Brazil's Blonde Ambition. No. 38; pp. 31-60. Del...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 50–66.
Published: 01 September 1977
..., in the man- ner ofrepresentations ofthe Egyptian goddess Mut;' this vulture-headed mother goddess was usually represented by the Egyptians with a phallus; her body was female, as the breasts indicated, butit also had a male organin astateoferection. '22 The Cleavage ofthe Him...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
.... That is to become the phallus through castration . . . [She is] . . . turning the knife against castration.* Orlan has engineered art projects around nine operations which re- make her appearance, and the series as a whole is entitled The Rein- carnation...