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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Thomas Foster This essay analyzes a postcyberpunk science fiction story by Ted Chiang, an Asian American writer. The story speculates on the technological manipulation of visual perception through the direct modification of visual processing structures in the human brain. It focuses...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Research Center postdoctoral fellow and a research associate in the Department of Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape (2007) DVD menu The Black Visual Experience: Hendrix, Porn, and Authenticity Ariane Cruz Since 29 April 2008, when Vivid...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 49–65.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Noliwe Rooks By Any Other Name: SweetJustice, Cicely Tyson, and Contemporary Visual Politics Noliwe Rooks The opening credits of NBC’s short lived series, Sweet Justice, almost succeed in visually explicating the show’s conclusions about the mean- ing and function of socially...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Lisbeth Gant-Britton Molzday’s Girls (Ngozi Onwurah, 1993) African Women and Visual Culture: A Sample Syllabus Lis beth Gant-Britton Go to any cinema in the United States-or other western country for that matter-and the odds are extremely slim that you will see any...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 187–237.
Published: 01 January 1996
...William Anthony Nericcio Autopsy of a Rat: Odd, Sundry Parables of Freddy Lopez, Speedy Gonzales, and Other Chicano/Latino Marionettes Prancing About Our First World Visual Emporium William Anthony Nericcio...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 132–141.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jasmine Nichole Cobb In this interview, artist and scholar Deborah Willis describes the work of excavating and organizing the history of Black photography. Willis’s groundbreaking scholarship helped to formally establish an archive of Black visual practice before libraries and cultural institutions...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Jessica Brent Camera Obscura 2004 Jessica Brent recently received her Ph.D. in English from Columbia University, where she completed her dissertation on narrative and visual experience in nineteenth-century texts and early film. The Lodger (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, UK, 1926) Beyond...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 105–149.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Page 105 Turkish Cinema in the New Europe: Visualizing Ethnic Conflict in Sinan Çetin’s Berlin in Berlin Angelica Fenner The Turkish media landscape underwent sweeping changes in the 1990s...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 1–45.
Published: 01 September 2004
... was transgender identities and modernism. Figure 1. Romaine Brooks, Una, Lady Troubridge (1924). Courtesy Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Artist Peter (A Young English Girl) : Visualizing Transgender Masculinities Melanie Taylor “To be myself . . . I need...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 155–186.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Keya Ganguly Carnal Knowledge: Visuality and the Modern in Charulata Keya Ganguly There is such a thing as a special subject for the cmema. Satyajit Ray, quoted in the New York Times...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Strategies in Palestinian Queer and Women's Filmmaking” uniquely focused on questions of queerness and Palestine through a program of eight new Palestinian visual productions. The program brought together Palestinian film scholars, filmmakers, visual artists, and curators for a discussion of queer...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Alessandra Raengo This essay pursues an understanding of the blackness of black cinema that is unhinged from the body of the maker or the content of the image. It does so by reading blackness through the visual paradigm of the shadow — that is, as a blackness that cannot, other than ideologically...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
... domains of war and political machinations. While one film takes on a serious ethical polemic (the innocent lives of civilians caught in the visual crosshairs of drone cameras) and the latter is a romantic comedy following the adventures of a journalist in Afghanistan, both visually capture important...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... in relation to feminist politics, on one hand, and popular culture, on the other? When does self-representation overstep the boundary between sexual valorization and prurient commodification? How, in turn, should a female viewer respond to erotic visual material produced by a woman? In order to understand...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Eden Osucha This essay explores how the early history of the American right to privacy, first expressed in the law as a right to media privacy, reflects the racialization of concepts of privacy and publicity in nineteenth-century visual culture. Where standard scholarly treatments focus...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of the protagonist's desire. In Knocked Up (dir. Judd Apatow, US, 2007), the film's visuals and its staging of visuality work against the rom-com conventions that the film draws upon, resisting the plot's forward movement into heteronormativity. The article ends by examining The Hangover (dir. Todd Phillips, US, 2009...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... and Suleiman manage to reconcile postcolonial and feminist commitments in visual terms. In particular, the article examines the directors' visual construction of space, division, and connection, which it argues can be interpreted as a codification of the paradigms of gender, desire, and fantasy present within...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... race discourse and the visual representation (or elision) of the face. As the most reproduced visual sign on the Internet, the face continues to operate as a threshold to public space. Facebook, the largest social networking site with more than 80 million registered members, has uploaded more than 4...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... BeautifulAgony.com , a site exclusively focusing on the face of orgasm. Using Tom Gunning's research on the gnostic impulse of cinema, or the drive to reveal “new visual knowledge” through technology, I interrogate hard-core representation in the context of visual media and knowledge production. Beautiful Agony's...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and 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 visual...