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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Farshid Kazemi Though proscriptions on the gaze in the New Iranian Cinema have been analyzed to some degree, similar proscriptions on the female voice have remained a virtual terra incognita. This article theorizes the unique structure of the voice operative in the New Iranian Cinema through what...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Sarah Kessler As an audiovisual medium rooted in processes of synchronization, film has sometimes been metaphorized as ventriloquism. At the levels of film genre and form, documentary cinema in particular has also been called ventriloquial, owing to its frequent emphasis on giving voice to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... daughters and sisters describe their profound grief; and each filmmaker includes herself either in the frame or in the voice-over of the film—sometimes in both. Despite their distinct aesthetic investments, these three films share common thematic preoccupations with gender-based violence and filmically...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jennifer Fleeger This article argues that each new development in sound technology is accompanied by a mismatched woman — a figure with a voice that fails to gel with the image of her body. Because they are famous for having singing voices that startle listeners with their beauty and dexterity and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Edward Baron Turk Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 I Married an Angel (W. S. Van Dyke, MGM, 1942) Deriding the Voice of Jeanette MacDonald: Notes on Psychoanalysis and The American Film Musical Edward Baron Turk I...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 105–137.
Published: 01 September 2018
... media networks. Redressing the absence of an explicitly feminist media archaeology, the essay focuses on the medium of the gendered telephonic voice and the method of voicing. The former is inspired by the extraordinary prevalence of feminine voices deployed in media old and new, while voicing is...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1990) 8 (1 (22)): 130–137.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Dana Polan Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 eviews History in the Battle of Voices Dana Polan In the diversity of methods and objects of analysis it offers, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method, a collection of essays by Carlo Ginzburg, offers a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 135–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
... a Man, dir. Valeria Sarmiento, France, 1982) in practice: women make movies at forty Remembering “Punto de Vista: Latina” in Two Voices Catherine L. Benamou and Bienvenida Matías A Call to Rememberance In the early 1980s, Women Make Movies (WMM) became home to a...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Tupac Shakur masculinity African Americans digital cinematography performance studies sound studies Figure 1. Digital Domain Media Group, Virtual 2Pac, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, 15 April 2012, 2D digital projection Voices from Beyond the Grave: Virtual Tupac’s Live...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Sandra Percival This essay brings to the fore the voice of composer and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton, who was Chantal Akerman’s collaborator and life partner for over thirty years. This dialogue was initiated in 2016 by Sandra Percival, founding director of Zena Zezza, who curated LOOKING, REALLY...
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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 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 137–147.
Published: 01 December 2012
... that support experimental art practices. However, one surprising continuity emerged in discussion at the 2010 congress: namely, the still fraught question of what constitutes adequate representation of minority voices. Despite the widespread tendency to assume that identity politics and representation...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., multidimensional site. Though often peripheral to the miniseries's major plot arcs, the female characters upend the interpretive authority of the voice-over. Their presence unsettles the voice-over's construction of a somewhat monolithic, omniscient, and in many ways melodramatic historical imagination of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... order to give voice to mainstream culture's worries about interpersonal economic relationships and to protect dominant values regarding love and sex, Dwelling Narrowness ultimately punished those of its protagonists who challenged conventional views on the family. Therefore, despite all the controversy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
... collectivity emerges as the voice of the “general intellect,” disembodied and mediated by the machines. The collective resurfaces as a ghost in the machine, a spectral presence that haunts the network to offer a glimpse of hope of liberation and autonomy for the disaffected human multitude. Alla...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 197–207.
Published: 01 September 2018
... live amateur eyewitness, and first-person conventions of “coming to voice.” Story takes up Rangan’s question, “What do immediations do ?” in relation to the tropes of the prison documentary genre, which she attempts to move past in her film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (US, 2016). Story argues that...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 139–161.
Published: 01 May 2019
... cappella performances, and full-fledged production numbers, Akerman employs the female singing voice to signify human connection, but also destruction and dysfunction. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 song cinema Chantal Akerman ...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
... cinematic forms of alienation, repetition, and permutation; in inventing shots that point to the lacking and the missing; in transmitting unexpected voices and sounds; and in creating hybrid forms of unadaptable identities, Akerman unflinchingly produces forms of persistent memories. The following short...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... programming of the early 1970s and the flashy “jiggle television” of the last years of the decade, Mary Hartman was able to bring subtlety and compassion to television content, but it also told viewers that they had a voice in industry conversations about the meaning and potential of television; it did so by...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Matt Delmont This essay examines how housewife and political activist Irene McCabe drew national television news coverage to protests against busing for school desegregation. While thousands of parents across the nation raised their voices against busing, none received the same level of national...