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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 1990
.... Long-time friends, their collaboration began in the early 1960s when they wrote their first poetry together. Tanikawa has worked with such traditional forms as “renga” (the linked poem) and “haiku” since the 19.50~~as well as with sonnets and free verse. His writing has also been closely...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... person account of Yar’s death in the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. While early verses suggest that Yar is a real woman who is “tough” and “clever” and who will miss the crewmates she leaves behind, later verses cannot resist noting that her final episode provided her more...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 124–130.
Published: 01 December 1982
..., the court re- versed his action and he was forced to rehire the young woman. All the workers then went on strike in favor of the boss and against the union woman. After several days of humiliation, she agreed to abandon the cause in return for a large...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
...” by Adrienne Rich.53 This mashup reminds us that Deren, too, was a poet. As she told former Geneva classmate Shirley Lyons, “I have been writing poetry lately, and have begun to think in verse.”54 Though in Deren’s youth she seemed confident of her talent...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 187–219.
Published: 01 December 2004
... a language with which to express a particular identity (whether a consumer, aesthetic, or fan identity)—a film producing semiotic and epistemological cues for recognition (and indeed, achieving the status of keyword cue on eBay is clearly one sign of approving recognition in today’s mediated uni- verse...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 12–19.
Published: 01 December 1982
... reply (“NoPaul complains that it’s not fair that mothers can touch their children more easily than fathers. By thus framing Is Paul’s question, the film suggests not that men want to touch their daughters because they have perverse desires, but that they have per- verse desires because...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 128–135.
Published: 01 May 1981
...” as well as homeopathy-which asserts that the uni- verse is homogeneous, at all points interrelated “primal matter.” Here the therapeutic implication is that there is one drug (a panacea), therapy, or even lifestyle which can cure all disease. These flawed...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 125–138.
Published: 01 September 1990
... with a voice” to (dis)cover “their” text (tracks) within a self-reflexive mental terrain of (th)ree-(de)con- struction. Is a phenomenological experience of thinking possible? Tra- versing the fold between consciousness and self-consciousness, the viewer reads as helshe writes in the shadows...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1977
..., a dream she realized in many forms at different periods 139 -in the Thirties as a reporter for young socialistjournals; in the Forties as a champion for avant-garde ideas in film; in the Fifties as an interpreter of religion and art in Haiti. Always she spoke as a poet, sometimes for- mally in verse...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 185–197.
Published: 01 September 2021
... navigate a range of sensory effects built not as a static installation but “evolved,” in “The Nerve Ends Room,” “as a free flowing self-perpetuating, self-destroying energy environment.” 2 The text features fragments of sentences in passive prescriptive form. The verses evoke instructions that dilate...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 4–14.
Published: 01 May 1997
... his perspective on what truth is and on humans’ position in the uni- verse: “ 1500 years ago, everybody ‘knew’ that the earth was the center of the universe. 500 years ago, everybody ‘knew’ that the Earth was flat. And 15 minutes ago, you ‘knew’ that humans were alone...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 151–193.
Published: 01 December 2001
... to explain his condemnation of homosexuality. He quotes a verse commanding the death penalty for a man lying with another man and follows that verse with these words: “This may seem cruel and inhuman treatment by today’s standards, but our leniency has caused today’s...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., who are these people?” Jo asks when she looks up and sees herself threatened on all sides by rusting farm equipment. “These people” might be Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People,” crude but conniving rustics who arrange per- 208 • Camera Obscura verse sexual assignations in barns to collect...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 30–41.
Published: 01 May 1981
... a homological relationship be- tween them. What is important is that Jakobson regrouped under these super figures two major types of figures, the figures of similar- ity and those of contiguity. Metz then proceeds to discuss Lacan’s famous analysis of Hugo’s verse [“Booz endormi...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., times of worship at the on-­site mosque, and medicine being dis- pensed are accompanied by a soundtrack that alternates between Farrokhzad’s voice-­over, in which she reads her own poetry as well as verses from the Quran and the Hebrew Bible, and the voice of a male narrator (Ebrahim Golestan...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-century iconoclasm echoes its religious predecessors by figuring the false idol as feminine, fetishistic, and sexually per- verse.33 These echoes are not limited to deliberately iconoclastic readers of Marx. Rather, the retention of anti-image structures of thought within postclassical...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
..., elements which corresponded absolutely with that uni- verse that was peculiar to him. . . . Placing the imaginary above all else, he seems to have ex- perienced a much stronger attraction for every...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 86–105.
Published: 01 May 1995
... to another pupil, Mary Tilford, a proven liar and troublemaker. The news fuels Mary's per- verse and already ardent curiosity about her teachers' affairs. More advanced than her classmates, particularly in matters of sexuality- Mary is responsible for procuring a dirty book, identified as Theophile...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 180–198.
Published: 01 May 1997
... chameleons. If you produce the right stimuli you can get anyone to change their colour.”26 The dominant mind vampire in Simmons’ novel, Melanie, is well versed in these techniques. Depriving her conditioned assistants access to television, and cohabiting with them...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... we start,” and then builds to the following final verses: As your last breath begins Contently take it in Cause we all get it in The end And as your last breath begins You find your demon’s your best friend And we all get it in The end While Bond’s performance initially evokes...