At the inauguration the gazes on the past were entangled, and the present-day building faded from view. To see the mosque anew requires a theory of the gaze that goes beyond the customary opposition of subject and object. 11 Thus one needs to consider it not only as an object of the gaze
. As we shall see, Beckett’s static bodies, even when they cannot speak, hold on to a minimal pulse of life through the dynamic of gaze and affect. The static but wholesome human bodies are devoid of speech in Catastrophe and Rough for Theatre II (hereafter Rough ). In Catastrophe , the tortured
fact, Merkel’s gaze may be seen as epitomizing the long history of Europe gazing, with fascination, at the Orient. It emphasizes aesthetic amazement as a potential first step in a process leading to the acquisition of knowledge. 3 This gaze of fascination is, generally speaking, the subject of this
finally face death in order for the European males’ self-image and conception of reality to be confirmed and secured. This accentuates the fact that a main element the films share is the gazes that establish in each case the female icon’s gendered and/or racialized otherness, which emphasizes the purely
This study analyzes representations of music in fiction, drama and poetry as well as normative texts in order to contribute to a gendered cultural history of domestic performance. From the Tudors to the First World War, playing the harpsichord or piano was an indispensable asset of any potential bride, and education manuals as well as courtship plots and love poems pay homage to this social function of music. The Gaze of the Listener charts the fundamental tension which determines all these texts: while music is warmly recommended in conduct books and provides standard metaphors like concord and harmony for virtuous love, a profound anxiety about its sensuous inarticulateness and implicit femininity unsettles all descriptions of actual music-making. Along with repressive plot lines, the privileging of visual perception over musical appreciation is the most telling indicator of this problem. The Gaze of the Listener is the first coherent account of this discourse and its historical continuity from the Elizabethan to the Edwardian period and provides a significant background for more narrowly focused research. Its uniquely wide database contextualizes numerous minor works with classics without limiting itself to the fringe phenomenon of musician novels. Including a fresh account of the novels of Jane Austen in their contemporary (rather than Victorian) context, the book is of interest to scholars and students in gender studies, English literature, cultural studies and musicology.
A predator’s eyes and facial characteristics can affect risk assessment by prey in diverse taxa in ways that affect several behavioral decisions. Flight initiation distance (FID = predator-prey distance when escape begins) is longer under direct than averted gaze in lizards and
deep desire for beautiful male bodies may have naturally or automatically transformed his visual gaze into an ocular form of touching—a haptic gaze. Thus, strong body consciousness and the desire to touch were inevitably embedded in his observation of Greek sculpture and resulted in making his
Abstract from the 13th International Multisensory Research Forum, University of Oxford, UK, 2012.
( 2005 ).
Vision and gaze direction modulate tactile processing in somatosensory cortex: evidence from event-related brain potentials
medieval and early modern Perso-Islamic sources. 4 We might understand Kalender’s organization and embellishment of the materials in the album as an aid to the “scrutinizing gaze” ( imʿān-i naẓar) . His interventions were intended to guide viewers to a higher level of understanding by encouraging them to