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1. An Archive for the Future
Camera Obscura at Thirty: Archiving the Past, Imagining the Future–Camera Obscura 2006 Editorial Collective
2. Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies–Sandy Flitterman-Lewis
3. Archive of the Future/Archive of Everyday Practices: Feminism, Materiality, Temporality–Mary Desjardins
4. The Future of Feminism and Film History–Lauren Rabinovitz
5. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Dr. 90210–Heather Hendershot
6. The Future Was Then: Reinvesting in Feminist Media Practice and Politics–Alexandra Juhasz
7. The Future Is a Monster–Amit Rai
8. “Presentifying” Film and Media Feminism–Vivian Sobchack
9. Missing Dolly, Mourning Slavery: The Slave Notice as Keepsake–Rachel Hall
10. Melancholic Arrangements: Music, Queer Melodrama, and the Seeds of Transformation in The Hours–Michael LeBlanc
11. Not a Dirty Secret: On Some Cases of Bulimia in Cinema–Raya Morag
12. Call for Papers
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In honor of the journal’s thirtieth anniversary, this special issue of Camera Obscura considers the past and future of the intertwined topics and disciplines that comprise its subtitle: feminism, culture, and media studies. Contributors examine the ways in which feminism, culture, and media studies intersect with other discourses, disciplines, and practices in meaningful ways. Considering the import of past modes of theoretical, historical, and textual inquiry, the issue asks what theories, methodologies, objects, texts, and practices should be revived and reinvigorated for future study. Others share their characterizations of the changes in feminist culture and media studies over the last thirty years, discussing the ways in which those changes are related and/or removed from the changes within the media and cultural practices themselves.