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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the 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...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 77–105.
Published: 01 December 2023
... to the world of fantastical nonhuman creatures. For me, a non-Indigenous viewer and scholar working with queer theory and Indigenous media studies, these themes seemed so obvious, existing on the surface level of the film, not hidden beneath it. Yet most authors referred to the two main characters, Tina...
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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 (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 7–33.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... Although he declares near the start that he is “a homosexual,” Green's sexuality is evacuated from the mystery narrative in a way that no other character's is. Drawing on the insights of queer theory and fan studies from Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick to Juno Jill Richards, the essay argues that Clue is structured...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lucas Hilderbrand This essay draws from queer theory and sound studies in an analysis of two sexually explicit 1960s underground films that refused synchronization: Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth (US, 1963), which is intended to be screened with a live radio sound track, and Andy Warhol's Couch...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... qualities of countercinema. These practices draw on disparate value systems, but both reject decorative composition. Likewise, while feminist and queer theories have often valued spectacle and surface, a structuring iconophobia can still underwrite even radical accounts of representation. By tracing...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Lilia Kilburn This article responds to the call, long latent in queer theory, for more nuanced portrayals of vocality. As Andrew Anastasia writes in the introductory issue of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly , accounts of vocality that consider only the voice’s discursive or linguistic qualities...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... visible borders in space, the film illustrates how psychoanalytically and phenomenologically informed, expansive notions of the body and perceptual field matter for understanding transgender and other forms of gender dissonance. Drawing on disability studies, queer theory, and transgender theory...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2016
... with the sound of her voice—gives us a unique model for rethinking the pairings of film sound and image and documentary subject and object not as irrevocably divided but as operating alongside one another, albeit in an uneven and instable manner. Taking inspiration from feminist and queer theories...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to queer gamers, game designers, and games critics and scholars. This introduction frames queer game studies as both a theory and practice, beginning a special In Practice section of Camera Obscura that profiles the Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), the first conference explicitly dedicated...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Woolf's modernist “moment of being”; the performativity of gender and kinship (Judith Butler, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick); and theories of queer time and affect (Judith Halberstam, Elizabeth Freeman, Lauren Berlant). These readings probe The Hours 's return to mediated cultural ideals of white conjugal...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 149–153.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as an expansive theory, politics, and aesthetics that works against the totalizing gaze of global surveillance and also demands a place for the nonhuman in feminist and queer thought. Zach Blas is an artist and lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. His artwork...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., these currents have met with a good deal of criticism within queer spaces. One of the main targets of Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Sub- version of Identity, which helped to de ne the eld of queer theory, was the falsely homogenous and static category of “woman” as it had developed...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in various times and places. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. collaboration media collective transnational media activism technology feminist and queer theory Collectivity: Part...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and places. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. collaboration media collective transnational media activism technology feminist and queer theory Collectivity: Part 1...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2000
... rise to the Comedy Wave. I will then take up the analytic tools afforded us by queer theory, which will provide an approach to the dynamic of sexuality at work here if we push beyond the sur- face representations. To conclude, I will turn to an examination...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and into the less defined — potentially more public — terrains of collectivity, friendship, and, in the case of Year of the Dog, inter- species affinities.5 On the one hand, using the methodologies of queer film studies and queer theory at large to study asexuality — certainly a queer identity...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... with those populations whose lives are not considered liveable. That’s a kind of alliance that I would understand as a queer alliance. So that explains why I would — as someone who elaborated a queer theory — be very concerned with the situation in Palestine.”4 Haneen Maikey, Al-Qaws’s director...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... on “Gay Shame” at the University of Michigan in 2003: “I remain unpersuaded . . . that shame can bear the burden of becoming a master term of queer theory, for its interpretive and explanatory powers remain limited, and its imprecision risks obscuring as it illuminates.” 5 In her approach...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 186–193.
Published: 01 May 2007
... at the very moment in her discussion that is of most importance to feminist and queer theory, the moment that delineates the mobility and transferability of the phallus (397). 4. Judith Halberstam, In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (New York...