Hoffmann's "The Sandman," arguing that Nathaniel is initially "mesmerized" by the automaton doll Olympia's visual appearance "from afar," much as a male spectator at the cinema might experience the reified female image in a scopophiliac
manner (as Laura Mulvey illustrates in "Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema"), and that Nathaniel is later enthralled with Olympia's "mechanistic response to everything he says in the form of 'Ah, ah!'" (107-8).
Sullivan 1968, 232-253, although I do not accept Sullivan's conclusion that Petronius was a scopophiliac
. Luppe 2006's ingenious emendation of the text of the editio princeps, however ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), is not only convincing given the traces on the papyrus, but it solves this conundrum: the woman's singular imperative is directed at the donkey, and no other people's presence needs to be assumed.
Riggs's postmodern documentary, on the other hand, breaks from these genre conventions and deliberately disrupts narratives, subverts the gaze of the scopophiliac
, and dwells in the unrepresentable rather than declaring documentary cinema to be a cure-all for uncertainty of identity.
To be honest, sometimes I like having my own personal protagonist: it's humbling and I'm a scopophiliac
. I get to retell her anecdotes when she's not around.
Retrofitting reverenced subjects with insolent supplements--such as giving child mannequins sexual organs for facial features, defacing original Goya prints in comically juvenile fashion, and creating faux-ethnographic displays with hand-carved McDonald's logos--underscores the artists' superiority to the scopophiliac
hordes via fanatical attention to detail.
Elaborating on Susan Rubin Suleiman's concept of bifocal vision, I would like to call these two different readerly gazes, looking alike for textual pleasure with a shared scopophiliac
curiosity, bifocal and myopic readerly point of view.
Bub's own--still latent--potential to become the sort of compulsive scopophiliac
that we must understand the Super to be is framed in the broadest sense by the loneliness that he shares with the Super.
The pantomime dancer is squarely placed in the position of feminine " to-be-looked-at-ness," to use Laura Mulvey's famous coinage (Mulvey 11), and therefore arouses the scopophiliac
look of the desiring male viewer.
Having represented the voyeuristic aspects of the scopophiliac
complex, Montagu now takes a quick turn toward exhibitionism.
The extremes of the visual drive and its opposite are represented by what Freud calls the "scopophiliac
," or voyeur, and the "exhibitionist," who seeks to arrest this oscillation by permanently canceling or repressing the opposing position.
's Paradise: Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius, Ph.D diss., Cambridge.
Human "faces" and the "red and white" tokens of nationalism counted only as "curiosities." And for all their seeing, the scopophiliacs
of the Enlightenment could still never know "the uncreate / Perfect idea in this lower state." The secret of that all-powerful God dwelt in "holiness," revealing itself only to those willing to stand within the veil.