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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1990) 8 (3 (24)): 7–10.
Published: 01 September 1990
...Raymond Bellour; Elisabeth Lyon Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 The Power of Words, The Power of Images Raymond Bellour Depending on one’s choice of chronology and emphasis, two essential things have been happening for ten, twenty, thirty years...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
... diary. Writing her personal history in images and words, Aker-man explores the meaning of Jewishness and other ethnicities threatened by death while reaching out to her mother as a daughter whose being has always been shadowed by legacy and history. The essay explores intertextual resonances of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
...), interwoven with Chantal’s voice from her novel A Family in Brussels (1998) in what Sonia describes as “when I played and Chantal wrote, the images mingled with the words, and the words with the music.” Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 Chantal Akerman Sonia Wieder-Atherton music and film...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... homosexual desire, I espouse a narrative about the dualities of representing Palestinian queerness. I argue that the very nature of Palestinian daily life is queer. That is, if we utilize the word in the now anachronistic adjectival sense whereby the word queer describes a sense of strange(ness) or even the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2017) 32 (3 (96)): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2017
... homosexuality that it evidences, it simultaneously renders race invisible. The figure of Truman Capote thus becomes a kind of historical shorthand for the nexus of whiteness, male homosexuality, and effeminacy. In other words, the depiction of Capote’s midcentury gay effeminacy in Infamous functions to...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2018) 33 (2 (98)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2018
... animation’s reallyism : a nonce word meant to signal, through the prosthetic addition of a cheeky syllable, the both/and of genuine realism as augmented by ly rical (or sil ly ) escapes from it. Where the “reallyism” of limited cel animation is more particularly concerned, formal repetition and banality make...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 91–97.
Published: 01 May 2019
... working, especially on documentary and installation pieces; her preference for frontal shots; her lack of interest in rules, realism, and character psychology; and her humor. The tribute closes with the filmmaker’s own words on her last film, No Home Movie (Belgium/France, 2015). Copyright © 2019 Camera...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... strategy for the containment of desire, since desire itself is already constituted through imitation. In other words, one cannot fail to become—if only in a partial, incomplete way—what one imitates. Frank's “becoming gay” would appear to drive his violent acting out against men, women, and music. It...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., a return to Austinian speech-act theory reminds us that the performative act strives to make real what is not yet real, to conjure forth and to confirm a new reality. In other words, the performative seeks to essentialize, to assert new truths at the level of the self and make them stick. In...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Iveta Jusová; Dan Reyes Stylized, irreverent, and iconographically ambiguous, the 1969 Czech New Wave film The Fruit of Paradise ( Ovoce stromů rajských jíme , dir. Věra Chytilová) has frequently left even admiring audiences at a loss for words. In our reading, we take this film's intense but...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
... the words of Judith Butler, as “ungrievable and unacknowledged losses.” Same-sex desire becomes “an affair to forget.” In the bromance Superbad (dir. Greg Mottola, US, 2007), however, homosexual possibility comes to the fore, so that melancholia actually turns into mourning for the lost male object of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 125.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Camera Obscura 2007 Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (dir. Billy Wilder, US, 1950) APPRECIATIONS A diva’s image is worth more than a thousand words, but a thousand words can evoke the peculiar fascination of the diva for the devotee. Seven devotees (who...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 145.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Camera Obscura 2008 Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (dir. Billy Wilder, US, 1950) APPRECIATIONS A diva’s image is worth more than a thousand words, but a thousand words can evoke the peculiar fascination of the diva for the devotee. Seven devotees (who...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1990) 8 (3 (24)): 204–205.
Published: 01 September 1990
... into words everything appears rather too neat, don’t you think? Vol. 2. Terayama to Tanikawa Sounds of piano playing are heard. September 10th Thank you for your video letter. Mr. Tanikawa, you say that everything becomes neat when put into words. But sometimes things just...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2006) 21 (1 (61)): 183–184.
Published: 01 May 2006
...?) is larger than life and carries with her the cultural and psychic baggage of individuals, communities, and nations. We are looking for essays (5,000–6,000 words) and shorter “appreciations” (500–1,400 words) that consider the intersection of film, television, or music divas with gender...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2012) 27 (1 (79)): 192.
Published: 01 May 2012
... 2012 Call for Submissions: In Practice: Feminism/Culture/Media Camera Obscura invites the submission of short essays (750–2,500 words) on current media practices, practitioners, resources, events, or issues for the section “In Practice: Feminism/Culture/Media.” “In Practice...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 166.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 2011 Call for Submissions: In Practice: Feminism/Culture/Media Camera Obscura invites the submission of short essays (750–2,500 words) on current media practices, practitioners, resources, events, or issues for the section “In Practice: Feminism/Culture/Media.” “In Practice...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 176.
Published: 01 September 2012
... 2012 Call for Submissions: In Practice: Feminism/Culture/Media Camera Obscura invites the submission of short essays (750–2,500 words) on current media practices, practitioners, resources, events, or issues for the section “In Practice: Feminism/Culture/Media.” “In Practice...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 161–163.
Published: 01 September 2012
... — and an IDF soldier on my back.1 With every shudder, I laughed, recalling Tori Amos, and how she had exploited her victimhood in a song. (Similar to the way I am attempting now — will you indulge in my catharsis?) I mimed “bismallah bismallah” as he pulled down my pants. Repeating the words...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 195–196.
Published: 01 December 2008
... those previous subjects and subjectivities, textual forms, and cultural events. We invite the submission of short essays (750 – 2,000 words maximum) on current media prac- tices, practitioners, projects, resources, events, or issues — particu- larly those that highlight new work, fresh...