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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 7–33.
Published: 01 December 2023
... by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 2023 Clue queer theory fan studies slash fiction In the lavishly furnished study of a big old house in New England, a man rises from a sofa and confesses to a crime ( fig. 2 ). He has floppy straw hair and wears a three-piece suit...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
... fan authors of slash fiction in which presumably straight male TV protagonists (Star Trek’s Kirk and Spock; Smallville’s Clark and Lex) express new levels of emotional and sexual intimacy with each other. Although slash imagines a world of alternative mas- culinities and sexual relations...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... and their fans compete with Star Trek for a central place within a more broadly-defined fan culture. In its original context (either as part of one of Ecklar’s science fiction con- vention performances or on her semi-professional Genesis tape), “Born Again Trek” would be heard...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as a playground for the player but also as a proving ground where social mores are repeatedly tested. Practices such as lynching, segregation, and phrenology are woven into the narrative and the player must sometimes literally decide whether to endorse or oppose the racism modeled in the game. The hack-and-slash...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 20–31.
Published: 01 December 1982
... (masculine/feminine). This is so, at the least, diegetically, but I think that a large part of the sense of frustration and loss generated by the film comes from the way it extends beyond the usual boundaries of fiction. Godard is surely meant to be closely identified with his protagonist...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
... damaging binaries: “gay malehtraight male” and “gay male/lesbian.” In this sense, The Silence ofthe Lambs truly becomes a “slasher” film, slashing diacritically against allegiances between different modes of critique, those that address gender and those that address sexuality. The film’s...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 63–93.
Published: 01 May 2024
... boundaries are best challenged: most notably, in the Gothic's closely related genre, crime fiction. Indeed, much of the existing antiheroine research analyzes the figure in the context of crime or prison dramas, which certainly speaks to the limited ways complex female characters can be understood. 19...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 3–27.
Published: 01 September 1985
... with a formal emphasis on artifice, theatricality, fiction, and the act of looking cluster around ambivalent and ambiguous characters indelibly in- scribed with the gestures and language of hesitation.12 The title itself is charged with the sense of ambivalence that constitutes a major psycho- dramatic...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2022
...” to practices that engage with the archive as a site of representing and producing fiction and fabulation. 7 To put it differently, this essay understands “truth effects” as those pertaining to the archive's conception as a repository where truthful pasts could be rendered knowable. Here, I primarily work...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2007
... breadth and scope, it became clear that discrete weaponry is only one of many markers in science fiction cinema of a humanness that persists. Within the rather limited world of Hollywood sci-fi imagin- ings, a variety of factors — much like the absence of integrated weap- onry — consistently...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 77–105.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., the Sámi started to be conflated with trolls in Nordic non-Indigenous folk mythology. 19 Examining the trend of troll fiction in Nordic countries in the 2010s as connected to the increased attention to Sámi issues, Höglund argues that films such as the Norwegian horror movies Trolljegeren ( Troll...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 4–29.
Published: 01 September 1999
... and imagery of Hollywood cinema, but the Clintons themselves were the subjects of Mike Nichols's 1997 film Primary Colors, a thinly• fictionalized narrative about the Presidential campaign of 1992. A far cry from the hard bodies of the Reagan Revolution, Primary Colors stars John Travolta...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., depth of space is conveyed by an oblong box of light high on the rear wall and by a staircase that creates a diagonal slash from right to left against a large rectangle of light in the background. Although this shot does not appear in the script, it captures what the screenplay describes...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 1996
... government added an average of 290,000 new families each year to the list of those receiving housing assistance. However, after ousting Carter from the White House in 1980, Reagan slashed federal housing allocations from $30 billion 74 in fiscal year 1981 to barely $8 billion in 1986...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars. For more information, visit www.daisyrock.com. Pink Technology: Mediamaking Gear for Girls Mary Celeste Kearney In December 1997 the US comedy showcase Saturday Night Live featured a fictional commercial introducing a new board game for girls. As the skit...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 212–241.
Published: 01 May 1994
.... The channel’s staff members know this firsthand, since they frequently take calls from viewers who seek 215 help for the real-life problems that are fictionalized on the network’s programs. One employee in the public affairs department has referred viewers to shelters for battered women and rape crisis...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 1–43.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the abject as a porous bar itself—a wavering slash— between subject and object, destabilizing this conventional split. Given the fact that Trelkovsky, a somewhat shy and lonely for- eigner, is continually confronted with a hostile, aggressive, and xenophobic...