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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2007) 22 (3 (66)): 171–178.
Published: 01 December 2007
...-winning books, Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice, and the Law (1991) and Fire and Desire: Mixed-Race Movies in the Silent Era (2001). Currently she is working on a manuscript entitled “Fictioning Histories: Women Film Pioneers,” on the difficulties of historical writing. Rosa Porten Courtesy of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ewan Kirkland This article explores construction and representation of masculinity in the “survival horror” video-game series Silent Hill . Noting the dominance of traditional male characters and masculine themes within the video-game medium, the Silent Hill franchise is seen as deviating from this...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2004) 19 (1 (55)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
...: Visual Fascination and the Feminine Image in Silent Hitchcock Jessica Brent Are not the traits which I indicated (the make-up, the whiteness, the wig, etc.) just like the blunting of a meaning too clear, too violent? Do they not give the obvious signified a kind of difficultly prehensible...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre , and Sunrise . She is currently at work on Designing Women: Art Deco, Cinema, and the Female Form , forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Greta Garbo and Silent Cinema: The Actress As Art Deco Icon Lucy Fischer The stuff [shown at the 1925 Paris...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2005
... in the Tokyo Kinema movie theater. The actors pictured are Okada Yoshiko, right, and Tanaka Kinuyo, left. Reprinted from Toyo Cinema Weekly, 9 February 1933. New Women of the Silent Screen: China, Japan, Hollywood Catherine Russell The movie screen here is not simply the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 57–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: The Work of Film in the Age of Video (1999). She has also published numerous articles on video art, Canadian film, and Japanese cinema. See www.cinema.concordia.ca/russell/ . Chiba Sachiko in Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Tsuma yo bara no yo ni) (dir. Naruse Mikio, Japan, 1935) Naruse Mikio’s Silent...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 91–127.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Acting in Mizoguchi Films,” was published in Screening the Past . Shiraito (Irie Takako) looks at her absent lover’s desk in The Water Magician (dir. Mizoguchi Kenji, Japan, 1933). Courtesy Tokyo National Film Center In the Twilight of Modernity and the Silent Film: Irie Takako in The Water...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
... culture up to 1945. Pearl White portrait. Yingxi zazhi 1, no. 1, 1921 From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of Nüxia in Chinese Silent Cinema, 1927 – 1931 Weihong Bao A prominently placed picture of Pearl (shown opposite) White appeared in the first issue of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Akiko Mizoguchi Midori Sawato has become the top benshi in Japan since her debut in 1973, having performed at numerous venues in and outside of her country. A benshi is a performer who provides both the expository narration and the voices for on-screen characters for silent films. When Sawato...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... (US, 1964), which is typically shown silently. These films are queer in that they present a series of erotic encounters that vary in gender, sexuality, and number; significantly, these works are also nonsynchronous or silent in their image-sound relations. They are recombinant in their structure...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Maggie Hennefeld This article rethinks the emergence of narrative film syntax through the comedy genre, focusing on slapstick films that depict female unruliness. I discuss films featuring Mabel Normand, Florence Turner, Marie Dressler, Sarah Duhamel, and other forgotten silent comediennes, arguing...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...' Economies: Work and Play Cultures (2016). © 2017 by Camera Obscura 2017 adolescent girls American silent cinema imitation movie fans psychology Figure 1. A photo submitted by Mary Curtin to Motion Picture Magazine, published in November 1916 Made in Movieland: Imitation, Agency, and Girl Movie...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2003) 18 (1 (52)): 188–190.
Published: 01 May 2003
... 2003 Books Received Alter, Nora M. Projecting History: German Nonfiction Cinema, 1967–2000. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. Bachman, Gregg, and Thomas J. Slater, eds. American Silent Film: Discovering Marginalized Voices. Carbondale: Southern Illinois...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1989) 7 (1 (19)): 142.
Published: 01 January 1989
..., Dis- course, and Wide Angle. Kino and the Woman Question: Feminism and Soviet Silent Film will appear in 1989. Kaja Silverman teaches English and Film Studies at the University of Rochester. She is the author of The Subject of Semiotics and The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 31–71.
Published: 01 May 2002
.... Copyright © 2002 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 49, Volume 17, Number 1 Published by Duke University Press 31 32 • Camera Obscura While African American performers had a long history in the silent cinema, their opportunities in Hollywood multiplied dur- ing the first years of sound. Short and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2004) 19 (2 (56)): 170–171.
Published: 01 September 2004
... Bible and Film. Religion/Culture/Critique Series. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. Smith, Andrew Brodie. Shooting Cowboys and Indians: Silent Western Films, American Culture, and the Birth of Hollywood. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2003. Sterritt, David. Screening the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1976) 1 (1 (1)): 39–41.
Published: 01 May 1976
... ~ 2: A woman in corner of a • 26 bare room silently screams, rns f,m + ~ M,N writhes, urinates. A woman lying on couch, m,m, • 27 rncu...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2001) 16 (3 (48)): 264–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
... 2001 Books Received Ashby, Justine, and Andrew Higson, eds. British Cinema: Past and Present. New York: Routledge, 2000. Bernardi, Joanne. Writing in Light: The Silent Scenario and the Japanese Pure Film Movement. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University, 2001. Buhle, Paul, and Dave...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1992) 10 (3 (30)): 4–33.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., their existence. Continuing her discourse on forgetfulness in an article called “Captions,” Richardson addresses the silent film’s em- ployment of written intertitles; claiming that “the direct giving of information in captions is the mark of a weak film,” Richardson goes on to proclaim...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1996) 13 (3 (39)): 152–153.
Published: 01 September 1996
... University Press, 1998. Resolutions: Contemporary Video Practices edited by Michael Renov and Erika Suderburg. University of Minnesota Press, 1996. The Road Movie Book edited by Steven Cohan and Ina Rae Hark. Routledge, 1997. Silent Witnesses: Representations of Working-class Women in the United...