Camp

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Download or read book Camp written by Philip Core and published by Putnam Publishing Group. This book was released on 1984 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Camp style, in behaviour, clothing, artistic output or emotions, has never been properly explored or defined. Jean Cocteau, as camp a figure as Paris has ever produced, said in Vanity Fair in 1922, 'I am a lie that tells the truth.' This paradox is the basis of Philip Core's personal definitions of camp, seen from the inside. His savagely witty depictions of more than two centuries of camp find it embodied in personalities and places, objects and artefacts. He has written a who's who and a what's what of camp, a deceptively descriptive and factual lexicon, allowing the reader to build up a kaleidoscopic picture of camp through the ages. It is complemented with 150 photographs and a vivacious foreword by England's foremost authority on surrealism, eccentric behaviour and hats, jazz singer George Melly.--From publisher description.

The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics

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ISBN 10 : 9781351809511
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Download or read book The Dark Side of Camp Aesthetics written by Ingrid Hotz-Davies and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-22 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Camp" is often associated with glamour, surfaces and an ostentatious display of chic, but as these authors argue, there is an underside to it that has often gone unnoticed: camp’s simultaneous investment in dirt, vulgarity, the discarded and rejected, the abject. This book explores how camp challenges and at the same time celebrates what is arguably the single most important and foundational cultural division, that between the dirty and the clean. In refocusing camp as a phenomenon of the dark underside as much as of the glamorous surface, the collection hopes to offer an important contribution to our understanding of the cultural politics and aesthetics of camp.

Queer Roots for the Diaspora

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ISBN 10 : 9780472053162
Pages : 341 pages
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Download or read book Queer Roots for the Diaspora written by Jarrod Hayes and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2016-08-11 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses comparative narratives to explore the dualism between marginalization and the desire for roots within a rooted identity

Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day

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ISBN 10 : 9781440837531
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Download or read book Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day written by Richard Lindsay and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-06-19 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the only book of its kind to explore biblical epics from an LGBT perspective, studying films from the silent era, to the postwar major studio era, to the present day. In spite of restrictive Hollywood censorship regulations, filmmakers throughout history have pushed the boundaries of sex and violence when making religious films. In this unrivaled text, author and educator Richard Lindsay analyzes the relationship between bible-based epics and "camp"—films with overwrought acting, casts of thousands, and exotic sexuality. Lindsay presents the ways in which camp style identifies films as "biblical" in the mainstream imagination, while undermining their traditional religious messages through the inclusion of sexually diverse subtexts. Viewed through this lens, this provocative book explores topics like the Jazz Age excesses of The King of Kings, the pre-code decadence of The Sign of the Cross, the horror movie tropes of The Passion of the Christ, and comparisons between Ben-Hur and the gay male fantasies of 1960s beefcake magazines. Additional content features the history of biblical epics and a comparison of the pious expectations of filmgoers against the real content of the films. • Considers pre-code films, production code films, and films under the modern MPAA ratings system • Analyzes biblical epics for gay characters and situations • Explores the relationship between biblical content and camp • Addresses the treatment of LGBT subjects in relation to Hollywood censorship regimes

Sontag and the Camp Aesthetic

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ISBN 10 : 9781498537773
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Download or read book Sontag and the Camp Aesthetic written by Bruce E. Drushel and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-02-15 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection uses Susan Sontag’s “Notes on ‘Camp’” as a foundation from which to explore current topics related to camp. It recognizes Sontag’s work as significant in spurring examination of the phenomenon but also limited in its descriptive rather than philosophical, theoretical, and conceptual nature.

Music & Camp

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ISBN 10 : 9780819577832
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Download or read book Music & Camp written by Christopher Moore and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-10 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays provides the first in-depth examination of camp as it relates to a wide variety of twentieth and twenty-first century music and musical performances. Located at the convergence of popular and queer musicology, the book provides new research into camp’s presence, techniques, discourses, and potential meanings across a broad spectrum of musical genres, including: musical theatre, classical music, film music, opera, instrumental music, the Broadway musical, rock, pop, hip-hop, and Christmas carols. This significant contribution to the field of camp studies investigates why and how music has served as an expressive and political vehicle for both the aesthetic characteristics and the receptive modes that have been associated with camp throughout twentieth and twenty-first-century culture.

Camp

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Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
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ISBN 10 : 9781588396686
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Download or read book Camp written by Andrew Bolton and published by Metropolitan Museum of Art. This book was released on 2019-05-06 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Indeed, the essence of Camp is its love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration." —Susan Sontag, 1964 Although an elusive concept, "camp" can be found in most forms of artistic expression, revealing itself to be a complex aesthetic that challenges the status quo. As an expression of the playful dynamics between high art and popular culture, fashion both embraces and flaunts such camp modes as irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration. Drawing from Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'," this multifaceted publication presents the sartorial manifestations of the camp sensibility while contributing new theoretical and conceptual insights to the camp canon through texts and images. Stunning new photography by Johnny Dufort highlights works by exceptional fashion designers including Thom Browne, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Alessandro Michele, Franco Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent, Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Gianni Versace, and Vivienne Westwood.

Englishness Revisited

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ISBN 10 : 9781527561205
Pages : 425 pages
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Download or read book Englishness Revisited written by Floriane Reviron-Piégay and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-10-27 with total page 425 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is Englishness? Is there such a thing as a national temperament, is there a character or an identity which can be claimed to be specifically English? This collection of articles seeks to answer these questions by offering a kaleidoscopic vision of Englishness since the eighteenth century, a vision that acknowledges stereotypes while at the same time challenging them. Englishness is defined in contrast to Britishness, the Celtic fringe—Scotland in particular—Europe and the Continent at large. The effects of the Empire and of its loss are examined together with other socio-economic factors such as the two World Wars, de-industrialization and the different waves of immigration. Through a careful analysis of the arts, literature, philosophy, historiography, cultural and political studies produced in England and on the Continent over the last three centuries, a composite image of Englishness emerges, somewhere between centre and periphery, tradition and innovation, transience and timelessness, rurality and urbanity, commitment and isolation. Englishness is thus revealed as a protean concept, one which, whether it is a historical or political construct, a genuine emanation of a national desire or a simulacrum, retains its fascination and this volume offers keys to understanding its diverse expressions.

Haunted Bodies

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ISBN 10 : 0813917263
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Download or read book Haunted Bodies written by Anne Goodwyn Jones and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 533 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Haunted Bodies, Anne Goodwyn Jones and Susan V. Donaldson have brought together some of our most highly regarded southern historians and literary critics to consider race, gender, and texts through three centuries and from a wealth of vantage points. Works as diversive as eighteenth-century court petitions and lyrics of 1970s rock music demonstrate how definitions of southern masculinity and femininity have been subject to bewildering shifts and disabling contradictions for centuries.

Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage

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ISBN 10 : 9781135303990
Pages : 764 pages
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Download or read book Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage written by Claude J. Summers and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-02-25 with total page 764 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The revised edition of The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage is a reader's companion to this impressive body of work. It provides overviews of gay and lesbian presence in a variety of literatures and historical periods; in-depth critical essays on major gay and lesbian authors in world literature; and briefer treatments of other topics and figures important in appreciating the rich and varied gay and lesbian literary traditions. Included are nearly 400 alphabetically arranged articles by more than 175 scholars from around the world. New articles in this volume feature authors such as Michael Cunningham, Tony Kushner, Anne Lister, Kate Millet, Jan Morris, Terrence McNally, and Sarah Waters; essays on topics such as Comedy of Manners and Autobiography; and overviews of Danish, Norwegian, Philippines, and Swedish literatures; as well as updated and revised articles and bibliographies.

Love, Desire and Identity in the Theatre of Federico García Lorca

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ISBN 10 : 9781855661462
Pages : 229 pages
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Download or read book Love, Desire and Identity in the Theatre of Federico García Lorca written by Paul McDermid and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2007 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Physical desire and metaphysical love in the theatre of Federico García Lorca.

Queer as Camp

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ISBN 10 : 9780823283620
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Download or read book Queer as Camp written by Kenneth B. Kidd and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named the #1 Bestselling Non-Fiction Title by the Calgary Herald To camp means to occupy a place and/or time provisionally or under special circumstances. To camp can also mean to queer. And for many children and young adults, summer camp is a formative experience mixed with homosocial structure and homoerotic longing. In Queer as Camp, editors Kenneth B. Kidd and Derritt Mason curate a collection of essays and critical memoirs exploring the intersections of “queer” and “camp,” focusing especially on camp as an alternative and potentially nonnormative place and/or time. Exploring questions of identity, desire, and social formation, Queer as Camp delves into the diverse and queer-enabling dimensions of particular camp/sites, from traditional iterations of camp to camp-like ventures, literary and filmic texts about camp across a range of genres (fantasy, horror, realistic fiction, graphic novels), as well as the notorious appropriation of Indigenous life and the consequences of “playing Indian.” These accessible, engaging essays examine, variously, camp as a queer place and/or the experiences of queers at camp, including Vermont’s Indian Brook, a single-sex girls’ camp that has struggled with the inclusion of nonbinary and transgender campers and staff; the role of Jewish summer camp as a complicated site of sexuality, social bonding, and citizen-making as well as a potentially if not routinely queer-affirming place. They also attend to cinematic and literary representations of camp, such as the Eisner award-winning comic series Lumberjanes, which revitalizes and revises the century-old Girl Scout story; Disney’s Paul Bunyan, a short film that plays up male homosociality and cross-species bonding while inviting queer identification in the process; Sleepaway Camp, a horror film that exposes and deconstructs anxieties about the gendered body; and Wes Anderson’s critically acclaimed Moonrise Kingdom, which evokes dreams of escape, transformation, and other ways of being in the world. Highly interdisciplinary in scope, Queer as Camp reflects on camp and Camp with candor, insight, and often humor. Contributors: Kyle Eveleth, D. Gilson, Charlie Hailey, Ana M. Jimenez-Moreno, Kathryn R. Kent, Mark Lipton, Kerry Mallan, Chris McGee, Roderick McGillis, Tammy Mielke, Alexis Mitchell, Flavia Musinsky, Daniel Mallory Ortberg, Annebella Pollen, Andrew J. Trevarrow, Paul Venzo, Joshua Whitehead

British Culture and Society in the 1970s

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ISBN 10 : 9781443818384
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Download or read book British Culture and Society in the 1970s written by Laurel Forster and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-12-14 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays highlights the variety of 1970s culture, and shows how it responded to the transformations that were taking place in that most elusive of decades. The 1970s was a period of extraordinary change on the social, sexual and political fronts. Moreover, the culture of the period was revolutionary in a number of ways; it was sometimes florid, innovatory, risk-taking and occasionally awkward and inconsistent. The essays collected here reflect this diversity and analyse many cultural forms of the 1970s. The book includes articles on literature, politics, drama, architecture, film, television, youth cultures, interior design, journalism, and contercultural “happenings”. Its coverage ranges across phenomena as diverse as the Wombles and Woman’s Own. The volume offers an interdisciplinary account of a fascinating period in British cultural history. This book makes an important intervention in the field of 1970s history. It is edited and introduced by Laurel Forster and Sue Harper, both experienced writers, and the book comprises work by both established and emerging scholars. Overall it makes an exciting interpretation of a momentous and colourful period in recent culture.

New Queer Cinema

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ISBN 10 : 9781474463768
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Download or read book New Queer Cinema written by Aaron Michele Aaron and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coined in the early 1990s to describe a burgeoning film movement, 'New Queer Cinema' has turned the attention of film theorists, students and audiences to the proliferation of intelligent, stylish and daring work by lesbian and gay filmmakers within independent cinema, and to the proliferation of 'queer' images and themes within the mainstream. But what constituted New Queer Cinema then and now? And was it political gains, cultural momentum or market forces that determined its evolution? New Queer Cinema is divided into sections on the definition, the filmmakers, the geography, and the spectator of New Queer Cinema. Chapters address the pivotal directors (e.g. Todd Haynes and Gregg Araki) and the salient films (e.g. Paris is Burning and Boys Don't Cry) but also non-mainstream and non-Anglo-American work (e.g. experimental film and third cinema). With a critical eye to its uneasy relationship to the mainstream, the volume explores the aesthetic, socio-cultural, political and, necessarily, commercial investments of New Queer Cinema. This book, the first full-length study of the subject, offers the definitive guide to New Queer Cinema combining indispensable discussions of its central issues with exciting new work by key writers. Features*Provides a definitive introduction to New Queer Cinema (NQC)*Clear structure with each section addressing a key topic in the study of NQC*Themes covered include genre, gender and race, politics, media, and the relationship between NQC and the mainstream.

Spectacular Passions

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ISBN 10 : 9780822380252
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Download or read book Spectacular Passions written by Brett Farmer and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2000-10-09 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The image of the movie-obsessed gay man is a widely circulating and readily recognizable element of the contemporary cultural landscape. Using psychoanalytic theory as his guide while inflecting it with insights from both film theory and queer theory, Brett Farmer moves beyond this cliché to develop an innovative exploration of gay spectatorship. The result, Spectacular Passions, reveals how cinema has been engaged by gay men as a vital forum for “fantasmatic performance”—in this case, the production of specifically queer identities, practices, and pleasures. Building on the psychoanalytic concept of the fantasmatic, Farmer works to depathologize gay male subjectivity. While discussing such films as Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Pirate, Suddenly Last Summer, and Sunset Boulevard, and stars ranging from Mae West to Montgomery Clift, Farmer argues that the particularities of gay men’s social and psychic positionings motivate unique receptions of and investments in film. The Hollywood musical, gay camp readings of the extravagant female star, and the explicit homoeroticism of the cinematic male body in gay fanzines are further proof, says Farmer, of how the shifting libidinal profiles of homosexual desire interact with the fantasy scenarios of Hollywood film to produce a range of variable queer meanings. This fascinating and provocative study makes a significant new contribution to discussions of cinema, spectatorship, and sexuality. As such, it will be welcomed by those in the fields of film theory, queer theory, and cultural studies.

Coming Out to the Mainstream

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ISBN 10 : 9781443824477
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Download or read book Coming Out to the Mainstream written by David Jones and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2010-08-11 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coming Out to the Mainstream is a collection of essays written from a range of perspectives, from scholars to film producers, who seek to contextualize and reframe New Queer Cinema from a 21st century perspective—decades after Stonewall, the emergence of the HIV-AIDS crisis, and the initial years of the gay marriage movement. These essays situate themselves in the 21st century as an attempt to assess what appears to be a mainstreaming of New Queer Cinema, a current wave of New Queer Cinema film that holds potential for influencing film viewers beyond the original limits of an independent film audience, critics, and the academy. Specifically, these essays examine whether and how the filmmaking styles and themes of New Queer Cinema have been mainstreamed—rendered familiar as points of interest in popular culture of the 21st century, challenging a queer-phobic cultural climate, and providing an incisive set of visual representations that can help inform continuing debates over queerness in public culture. For instance, what do we make of the burgeoning number of queer stories that are circulating not just in arthouses but in mainstream media? How much of a transformation in our collective sensibilities does this trend represent, and will it carry us toward a cultural landscape where identity is commonly understood and valued as multiple, fluid, and performative? While the editors of this collection find there is significant evidence that New Queer Cinema has achieved success in forging greater mainstream acceptance of queer perspectives in cinema and everyday culture, the essays we present offer a variety of voices, a timely set of observations on queer images in film, television, and popular culture.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9780415306515
Pages : 720 pages
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Download or read book Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture written by David A. Gerstner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides entries on life and culture of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer people since 1945, topics include dance, education, health, and politics.