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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 68–81.
Published: 01 December 1989
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of the schoolgirl — for the collocation of chronological and nonchronological times with the heterogeneous spaces of diaspora. But the diasporic archive that is this calendar also illumines for us certain media for ensuring a beloved body's continued presence, the photograph and also the calendar being formal...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Kristen J. Warner This article explores the interstitial spaces between positive and negative representations of black womanhood on reality television. It argues that regardless of the presence of supposedly positive images in media, if audiences choose to see black women as “loud,” the symbolic...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... collectivity emerges as the voice of the “general intellect,” disembodied and mediated by the machines. The collective resurfaces as a ghost in the machine, a spectral presence that haunts the network to offer a glimpse of hope of liberation and autonomy for the disaffected human multitude. Alla...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 183–195.
Published: 01 September 2010
...” Michelle, and the limits of what it can convey to its audience. Maitra shows how the diffused, “middling” presence of Hima's camera locates Lopez in the middle of her contradictory emotions, and gives viewers a sense of her statelessness, of the unnerving position of being both contained and dispossessed...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... liminal. Through close readings of The Seven Year Itch, Blue Velvet, Three Little Pigs , and The Empire Strikes Back , I track the range of meaning found in cinematic breathing, from the figurative presence of erotic breath in pornography to the literal associations of air and environment in animation...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-sponsored event, LUNAFEST poses significant problems that should concern any teacher worried about corporate influence in educational institutions. As LUNAFEST increases its campus presence, an analysis of the role it plays in students' education is critical. Figure . Luna’s instruction manual requires...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., multidimensional site. Though often peripheral to the miniseries's major plot arcs, the female characters upend the interpretive authority of the voice-over. Their presence unsettles the voice-over's construction of a somewhat monolithic, omniscient, and in many ways melodramatic historical imagination...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
...-reaching shift wherein the goings-on of the dance floor began to influence screen culture to a greater degree than in the past, and choreography itself assumed a more emphatic presence in film's musical lexicon. In Chang's performances, we discover a seismograph of the process by which dance is recoded...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... This fantasy reflects a fear that the technologies we use to store data about and images of ourselves have effectively become more exhaustive and reliable sources of self-knowledge than our embodied presence. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 new media Jonathan Glazer Under the Skin inanimism...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
... they do not seek to discard patriarchal social structures; rather, in the mode of anti-suffrage media, their presence ultimately works to reinforce these very hierarchies and endorse bourgeois respectability. Despite such tensions, many popular commemorations of Mary Poppins assume the film’s...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... is inspired by Jacques Derrida’s turn from phonocentric presence to telephonic writing. The essay elaborates this concept of voicing by contrasting Derrida and other philosophers of voice with the desexualizing approach taken by media archaeologists, focusing on Wolfgang Ernst’s version of media archaeology...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
... by the participants in the symposium condense their contributions, their thoughts, and the sometimes contradictory positions that surfaced after the viewing of Akerman’s films. Films served as spaces of resistance, reconsidering the boundaries of history and presence, of fiction and document, and of biography...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
... heart is an established couple whose seemingly secure erotic bond is marked by deep ambivalence. This bond is stretched beyond recognition as it bends to the presence of the sexual outsider, who is first incorporated into, then ejected from, the pseudofamilial world. Though irreparably altered...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
... credibility enabled Reynolds to conceal her intercorporeal and multiracial debts. Finally, the essay argues that the presence of dancers of color in the film, most notably Rita Moreno, haunts the chains of white corporeal debt that bind Reynolds to Haney and Coyne. Copyright © 2021 by Camera Obscura...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 61–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... felt presence in 35 Shots also extends to multiple extradiegetic allusions the film pursues with a casual commitment—what this article calls the film's loitering cadence—an endless flirtation with various artistic forefathers that undermines patrilinear genealogy as a unified or coherent origin...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2021
... with an unusual and intentional online presence, culminating in substantial coverage from new types of outlets when JR traveled to the Academy Awards luncheon with cardboard cutouts of Varda. After Visages Villages and the special events involved in its awards campaign, the second notable topic in her...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
... charisma: Judith Thurman of the New Yorker  writes that even “at sixty-­ three,” “Abramovi´c radiates vitality and seduction.”3 However, as Abramovi´c has noted, “charisma” alone does not a performance make. A performance is about “presence”: the act of committing “one hundred percent” to being...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... This idea concretizes Toni Morrison’s call for a literary criticism that would detect the labor that American literature has historically performed in order to disavow the way in which the African- ist presence provides both the spark and the language for the (implicitly white) American literary...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 123–161.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Lawrence’s disappearance in order to secure additional publicity and, in so doing, inadvertently began the star system is not unfamiliar. Likewise, the notion that presence and absence might converge in a relation of mutual implication...