Spectation

Spec`ta´tion


n.1.Regard; aspect; appearance.
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All of the non-televisual moments of spectation the novel gives us bear the mark of the televisual, from the very uncanny and un-theatrical irruption of Trystero Oedipa experiences during The Courier's Tragedy to the final auction scene with its mysterious, unrevealed bidder.
When discussing the disconnection between the difficulty of his work and his oft-stated desire to connect with and form an "erotic" bond with the reader, Wallace frequently maintained that his primary motive was to give the reader something that passive spectation could not: a sense of her intelligence, or integrity, or just simply to remind her "what it feels like to be a fucking human being" (McCaffery 128).
In subsequent chapters Manley discusses sources and genres in the Strange's repertory; extrapolating from the plays, he also identifies "techniques of staging, spectation and impersonation" as well as "signs of self-conscious experiment and creative adaptation of traditional performance techniques.
His current research explores the spectation in contemporary theatre as well as Quebec's theatre history.
drive for spectation, which your culture teaches" (318).
But more recent scholarship alert to the exclusions and inadequacies inherent in theories that rely on a rigid definition of gender rightly assert that any viewer can have multiple senses mobilized in spectation.
Here, the action of the sequence is subordinated to the action of spectation and the objects of the spectatorial experience: <<all the blood down the well>>; <<the way he sews up the skin>>.
12) It seemed equitable that competitors should share the substantial burdens of international travel and that nations should share the pleasure of convenient spectation and honor of hosting the games.
The poet and the Harlem Renaissance, that is, the literary aspect of the essay, usually recede into the background to give room to more theory related to the methodology of interstitial or intercultural cinema while examining the decolonization of the gaze and spectation.
In tracing these symbols--instead of the more obvious parallels between the two texts, such as the role of spectacle and spectation, the question of heredity, or their ambivalent obsession with religion--Pedrick exemplifies one of the most valuable techniques of psychoanalytic hermeneutics: to notice the odd and seemingly minor detail and then follow it wherever it leads.
While there are alternatives to Bordwell concerning film narrative--such as Bruce Kawin's theory of mindscreen or first person film, Seymour Chatman's structural approach, Tom gunning's concept of narrativity, and Dudley Andrew's work on figuration--they all in one way or another offer a false choice between a theory of cinema spectation based on the model of subject positioning and a model of narrative construction that is an implicit critique of such positioning.
He claims that, because of the point of view of spectation, the very notion of a politics for intellectuals is not just problematic but also dangerous.