To put my thesis baldly: against a unitary, subjectival vision that assimilates, controls, and gathers to the self from a panoptical
height, I argue for a witnessing that cannot be separated from the plural, from others, and, in this way, interrupts the violence of the exclusionary, unitary Subject.
Where Lennon relies on producing a panoptical
view of Ireland's concern with the 'orient', Wright complicates such narratives by introducing multiple areas of knowledge in her readings of individual texts.
In this novel, the Panoptical
design of Millbank prison, and its mobilising of the disciplinary gaze - "the women term it the eye" (23, emphasis in original)--extends beyond the prison walls.
Another" is mutable, and suggests myriad possibilities for change and space for the articulation of panoptical
identities, while country implies borders, inherently necessitating an inside and its negative opposite, an outside.
so that] [e]very text becomes evidence of a form of regulation, demonstrating a panoptical
It would have been intriguing to hear more of Marshall's impressions on, say, how the "recycling" of pictures, techniques, and formats by publishers furthered the archetype of Santa Claus, or whether the diminution of his punishing, panoptical
persona either inflated or suppressed the acquisitiveness now inseparable from the Christmas season.
McCann also, however, shows how Caleb Williams, even when illustrating vividly the pathological public sphere that is an instrument of panoptical
domination through mass literacy, simultaneously disputes its own political "defeatism" (67).
This posture of anxiety, the looking over the shoulder by someone who knows he is being watched by the panoptical
apparatus of political repression pervading an entire culture, summarizes the condition of the Syrian in the last thirty years of the twentieth century.
prison allowed the cells of all the inmates to remain under observation, while the guards remained unseen.
The result is a "space of domination" in which surveillance prevails at every possible panoptical
point(70) and in which space and place alike (assuming these terms are still somehow distinguishable) are fixed: "it is a segmented, immobile, frozen space.
She also effectively develops and utilizes her own concepts: those of anachronistic space and panoptical
time are especially illuminating in their application to particular objects of analysis.
In this ideal, the facts of every crime would be immediately apparent; justice would automatically arise through a generalized panoptical