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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... media. They consider changing norms, politics, and film practices in relation to technology and the body. They debate how we might know, and what we might need, from feminist-queer pornography given feminist-queer engagements with our bodies and ever more common cyborgian existences. Their informal chat...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., 2011), Suzy Salamy's 1982/2006 (US, 2006), and Moufawad-Paul's Rejoice, O My Heart / يبلق اي حرفا (Canada, 2011) suggest an irreverent queer strategy by undermining the narrative conventions and visual codes of mainstream news media and popular US and Egyptian cinema. Salamy's video, previously...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... changes that have taken place in the field — namely, the rise of queer theory. Indeed, queer theorists may be drawn to film and media, as is evident in a wide range of key works, precisely because film and media are (figurations of) queer theory. One key thinker who understood this early on and...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Feng-Mei Heberer This article explores the possibilities for activist intervention through documentary media at a time when rhetorics of rights and recognition are increasingly appropriated into nationalist state projects, capitalist expansion, and a Northern hemispheric vision of the “good world...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Diana Pozo; Bonnie Ruberg; Chris Goetz Queer gamers have always been a part of video game culture. However, since the mid-2000s, the growing importance of fans to media consumption and the rise to prominence of the independent game industry have helped bring public recognition and awareness to...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2009
... metaphorical sense that I use it here. Lynne Joyrich is associate professor of modern culture and media at Brown University. She is the author of Re-viewing Reception: Television, Gender, and Postmodern Culture (1996) and of a number of articles and book chapters on film, television, feminist, queer...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 65–68.
Published: 01 May 2006
...Vivian Sobchack Camera Obscura 2006 Vivian Sobchack is a professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Digital Media at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. She was the first woman elected president of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and is on the board of...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
... a dumbed-down media form with a low entry threshold for participants, its diminished cultural value rubs off on participants' claim to fame, while its reputation for creating D-list celebrities confirms reality TV's low cultural value.” While this is true of reality TV in general, this article...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 63–101.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Laura Shackelford Camera Obscura 2006 Laura Shackelford is a visiting lecturer of English at Indiana University, Bloomington. She has just completed a manuscript, “Tracking the Human out of Print,” which examines feminist, queer, and subaltern engagements with new media/global capitalist...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Kathleen McHugh Feminism in the latter half of the twentieth century was a global movement with widespread and significant, if incomplete, uneven, and diverse, local effects. This essay considers the impact of feminisms on film and media culture and asks why it has proven difficult to historicize...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Institute of Technology (MIT). In the MIT Media Lab, Maes created various programs, including one that could automatically schedule meetings for users, one for prioritizing and sorting e-mails, one of the first matchmaking programs, and Firefly — one of the first online social networks, if not the very...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 165–173.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Bonnie Ruberg In this interview, Temple University assistant professor of media studies and production Adrienne Shaw discusses her work creating the LGBTQ Video Game Archive. Today, the dynamic interplay between queerness and video games provides scholars with an emerging area of exploration. The...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 185–192.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of accepting loss in contrast to the search for a fairy-tale ending. Claudia Lo is a master's student at the Comparative Media Studies Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her BA in gender and digital culture at Swarthmore College. Her work centers on queer...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 139–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nguyen Tan Hoang The essay examines a tropical manifestation of camp deployed by queer independent filmmakers in Thailand in response to virulent censorship measures. Through close analysis of performances and films produced between 2000 and 2010 by Michael Shaowanasai and Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, the...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 163–193.
Published: 01 September 2019
... notions of gender equality or sexual freedom and religious belonging. Buddhist-Muslim intimacies Southeast Asian Islam Muslim women in Thailand Thai cinema of coexistence queer Islam Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 ...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nick Salvato With an emphasis on the animated special Really Rosie (CBS, 1975), this essay explores the queer capacities of limited cel animation, an artistic and technical mode that provides striking occasions for figuring both queer ’s potential and its circumscriptions. In the process, the essay...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... their adaptation of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella. The film de-queered the novella, erasing its fantasies of white/black miscegenation and funneling these racial and sexual anxieties onto the specter of Asianness. In place of Capote’s original vision, the film preoccupied itself with defining an...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... country. The gospel of Dan Sav- age had become popular among progressive youths who undoubt- edly had encountered a wide array of sexual discourses and media on the Internet (from pornography to blogs to forums). Further, these films were released at a moment when the horizons of queer...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Mitch and Cam, has raised the hackles of audiences who see in it a whitewashing of queer life and queer desire. A strain of television criticism posits a conservatism inherent to the narrative structures of the sitcom, and this dynamic would in some measure account for the tension between the program’s...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Movies (2004) and Queer Images: A History of Gay and Lesbian Film in America (2006). Vincent Price and Me: Imagining the Queer Male Diva Harry M. Benshoff I do not know when I first became aware of Vincent Price, but by the age of ten I had developed an intense fixation on him...