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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... relationships. Specifically, I consider two facets of the series. One is its appropriation of controversial issues in popular discourse. The second is the public response to Dwelling Narrowness , ranging from netizens' and public authorities' reactions to the controversial issues it depicted to Chinese scholars...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Dietrich Squinkifer Coffee: A Misunderstanding is a mobile device–assisted interactive play that explores a fan/creator relationship and the many twists and turns such a relationship can take. The two protagonists, always played by audience members, are Twitter acquaintances who first meet in...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Anna Ball One of the many astonishing traits of Palestinian cinema is the way in which it has embraced the complex relationship between gender and nation as a central concern in its filmmaking. This article explores the ways in which gendered and national identity are negotiated and refigured in...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 91–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
... relationship must be formed between the Muslim female subject, hair, and existing codes of modesty. I examine the extent to which the veil, a visual signifier of modesty, is both upheld and evaded in the construction of the Muslim female subject, exploring the intricate and multivalent ways in which different...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
... the author's relationship to him, and instead insists on piecing together the past from a variety of angles. This article focuses on how the queer qualities of contingency and partiality that Fun Home produces around sexuality and the Bechdel family's history is an effect of the author's use of the...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 39–75.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Cristina Albu Through her versatile use of video technology, Nina Sobell explores nonverbal means of communication that interfere with normative modes of behavior and closely regulated interpersonal relationships. Deeply informed by the pursuit of intimate connections, her practice fosters...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... 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 of...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Katherine Fusco This article argues that Virtual 2Pac , created in 2012 by Digital Domain Media Group in collaboration with Dr. Dre for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, represents an important twenty-first-century challenge to the relationships between performance and performer, film...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2015
...John Belton This essay looks at the relationship between the two narrative registers of Max Ophüls's Lola Montès (France, 1955)—the staging of circus attractions in the present and the repeated flashbacks to the past—in terms of the way in which the circus exploits Lola's associations with...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
... relationship between theory and its object. Figure 1. A New Life (La vie nouvelle, dir. Philippe Grandrieux, France, 2002) Reframing the New French Extremity: Cinema, Theory, Mediation Mauro Resmini Revelations It starts with a promise — touching the real beyond the image, looking...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
... relations between sound and image corresponds with the projection of a collectivity to come. The article argues that the film does not seek to humanize the members of the leper colony but rather to radically rethink the relation between the filmmaker and the subjects of the film. This new relationship as a...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., France, 1945). Adopting Marcel Mauss's categories of the human mind, the author maintains that the relationship between Arletty's person, her star persona, and her function as a personnage (character) constitutes a unique form of aesthetic selfhood recognized by her contemporaries but largely...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Diana W. Anselmo This article employs the concept of imitation as a lens through which the author explores the complex relationship established between the fledgling Hollywood film industry and the first generation of girls to be culturally construed as “adolescent” and “movie fans” in the US...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
... filmmaking—and, indeed, in Hollywood—through her professional and personal ideology, her relationship with Roger Corman, and her marginalized place in film history. In so doing, this article provides an interventional model for the reconceptualization of film histories and archives through a feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2017
... mother/son relationship in unexpected ways. Aviva Briefel is professor of English and cinema studies at Bowdoin College. She is the author of The Deceivers: Art Forgery and Identity in the Nineteenth Century (2006) and The Racial Hand in the Victorian Imagination (2015), and coeditor of...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... theoretical arguments and practices across independent and industry game design, queer video game theory and criticism, and queer game pedagogy. By introducing readers of Camera Obscura to QGCon and the emergent field of queer game studies, this introduction seeks to expand the relationship between feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Elisabeth Windle Douglas McGrath’s 2006 film Infamous recounts Truman Capote’s research travels to Kansas in the late 1950s. In opposition to the “effemiphobic” rhetoric of many contemporary gay cultures, Infamous highlights Capote’s effeminacy and relationships with women as creatively and...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... transformation, it was also often the precondition for varieties of hostility, alienation, violation, and surveillance. I conclude with Horne's self-revision of these aloof performances as she articulated a new relationship with her audiences during the civil rights movement and after. Camera Obscura 2008...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Hiram Perez Building on feminist and queer scholarship on the relationship of film spectatorship to subjectivity, this essay conjectures subaltern spectatorships of the two US film adaptations of Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel Imitation of Life as a means of tracing the impossibly entangled discourses...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... inflect popular culture in postcommunist Eastern Europe. Germanika's work casts light on the contemporary terrain of Russian filmmaking and its relationship to the site occupied by Russian youth, who find themselves caught between the communist past and the yet-to-come postcommunist future. This article...