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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 154–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Anuj Vaidya; Tejal Shah In this performative co-interview, the unicorn (Tejal Shah) and the larva (Anuj Vaidya) reflect on their artistic practice, and the trajectory of their work from addressing issues of queer sexuality to those of queer ecology. Anuj and Tejal met at the School of the Art...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of ecological crisis at the hands of deforestation and porn studies with two aims. First, it highlights the fraught relationship a pornographic video aggregator like Pornhub might share with feminist and queer epistemologies. Second, it emphasizes the ecosexual nature of environmental justice by way...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Heather Davis Plastic is a seemingly ubiquitous material, one that is both all too visible and, as such, opaque. Beginning with the use of plastic for sex toys, this essay tracks some of the strange convergences between plastic, as a material, and queer theory. In particular, it follows how...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., it should come as no surprise that the trope of remar- riage might be revived and put to the task of realigning marriage with queer-inflected expectations around intimacy. For all the generic similarities shared by Cholodenko s serial retellings of the story of detachment and reattachment, they are also...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 61–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... “stoppages and obstacles,” she argues, encrypt a queer “political aesthetic” and extend the anti-patriarchal ethos of Denis's oeuvre by connecting the economic underpinnings of everyday life and social relations to the long history of colonial empire. 4 The film's dissident murmurs unfold on a variety...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 125–155.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Susan Potter Camera Obscura 2004 Susan Potter is a postgraduate student and tutor in the Film, Television, and Media Studies Department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. A former lawyer and queer film festival programmer, she also works part-time as production manager...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and as a unit of mon- tage. Second, I highlight lesbian traces in the film, in tandem with recent scholarly initiatives that link queer cinema studies to Deleuz- ian theory via the figure ofthe minor as a herald of nascent, collective coming-into-­ being.­ Third, I read what lesbian theorists have...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 123–151.
Published: 01 May 2016
... of the New Queer Cinema, which had been feverishly inventing narrative forms for looking into such matters since the late 1980s, often in direct dialogue with ACT UP New York’s efforts. France’s film derives from, pays homage to, and attempts to revive or extend that energy, restituting...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 93–123.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of the so-called women’s films as it is of his more explicitly queer works. The release of Far from Heaven (US/France, 2002), in fact, makes it possible (if it was not so before) to discern in Haynes’s oeuvre a pattern of alterna- Copyright © 2004 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 57, Volume 19...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 124–159.
Published: 01 September 1999
... retrieves honeycomb from a beehive in what has been widely understood in queer readings as the first love scene of the film. In a secretive manner at the end of the film, this honey resurfaces immediately after Ninny has recounted the cannibalistic cover-up of Bennett's murder and corpse, a story she...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
... plagues with ecological col- lapse, encouraging us to imagine that our own lives are already cor- rupted by a death we unwittingly produce ourselves. And what of the most visible industry that flourishes by substituting life with the simu- lation of life-the celebrity industry? Like...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
... are subject to queer and queer-­of-­color critiques). Responding to the negations that arise when solidarity movements are premised on identity categories implicitly under- stood as unified and stable — so that “the category ‘woman’ negated all nonwhite women; [and the category] ‘black’ negated all non...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... In this regard, vlogging about queerness evokes the “archive of feelings” that Ann Cvetkovich so deftly describes.51 Cvetkovich argues that the struggle to preserve the history of gay and lesbian lives means turning attention to the ephemera of the everyday and the traumas that may or may...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
... introduces new types of Deleuzian “machines” that turn the breakdowns in the ecologies of the self into opportunities for tending to subjectivity aside from the con- fines of power.12 The care of the self becomes the purview of both the individual and the creative collective. Collaborative...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 4–33.
Published: 01 September 1996
... (New York: Penguin Books, 1971), it is Mary Daly who is best-known for her analysis of patriarchal violence that includes "Indian" suttee, "Chinese" footbinding, and "African" genital mutilation. See Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism (Bos...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 157–187.
Published: 01 September 2015
...- mittee (HISC) — and not ending until his death three decades later. It was a fear of the state, of nonstate political elements, and of himself that drove Hayden’s writing, film performances, and public persona. Like any emotions, Hayden’s take shape within an emotional ecology. Hayden’s...