In: Transcultural Studies

This paper explores the dialectic of a subject constructed through these ‘gazes’. The gaze in this psychoanalytic re-reading of Dostoevsky’s story Bobok is reinterpreted through the function of what we will term the ‘aural gaze,’ which is elaborated as the invocatory function of the psychic apparatus or voice. By means of these psychic functions, which come to expression in the plot and structure of Dostoevsky’s novella, a world is constructed in which the subject not only ‘looks’ or is ‘looked-at’ but is listened to and made to speak.

In: The Dostoevsky Journal