The Aesthetic Surplus of Seeing

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  • A position (in Bakhtin's work) located outside of the hero that enables her to be "consummated" (Bakhtin's word) by the author. Similarly, I am consummated by another because only an other can see my entire body.
For within consciousness, identity is always experienced as a dispersed, unfinished process, self consciousness is always unboundaried. (PM, BR 88)

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