All that I beheld Was dear to me, and from this cause it came That now to nature's finer influxes My mind lay open-- (The Prelude, 1805, 2.292--99) </pre> <p>What Foucault calls "foldings," Wordsworth has here termed "influxes," in accord with Stewart's word, "fluxes." Despite the difference in vocabulary, however, the implication of each of these conceptions is essentially the same: an interiorization
of the exterior is effected, resulting ultimately in the erection of a psychological form, a being, suspended in time, that is distinct from the outer physical being, suspended in space, that first experienced resistance from the outside.
This desperate act of interiorization
is exemplified by the way the direct speech of others is insistently and seamlessly incorporated into the main body of the narrative.
Mary is often used as an example of what the church is meant to be: the interiorization
of Christ, full life in and with God.
Centuries later, "with the deep interiorization
of print .
78), a position difficult to reconcile with the interiorization
of moral life as taught by Thomas.
There was simultaneous universalization, radicalization, and interiorization
of the obligation to give, receive, and reciprocate.
Hopkins's novel, then, bears witness to the interiorization
of a dominant ideology, but also to her determined struggle to ameliorate some of the most deleterious psychological side effects of that ideology.
The Christian philosopher Jacques Maritain rightly argues that the law of our freedom is not incompatible with autonomy, rightly understood as a person acting through himself, for the autonomy of the moral agent is realized through interiorization
of this law.
Gradually, a meditative process of interiorization
takes place, and the spiritual insights acquired at the mental level are absorbed into the intuitive faculty (buddhi).
Pilgrim at Sea, the first in the series, demarcates three stages of this process: first, a blindness caused by secularization; second, an interiorization
of the pilgrimage, the awareness that human life is organized around a deep longing of the soul; and third, a final transfiguring experience.
If I am following Marcus' argument, Zola's novel is scathing critique of a process of interiorization
that French apartment house dwellers learned from the English.
It is this enduring interest in the oral--this "oral fixation"--that serves as a point of departure from which we raise urgent questions: How does eating operate as a mode of survival, a figure of interiorization
, and/or a means of appropriation?