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Margery Kempe and translations of the flesh

Author: Karma Lochrie
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©1991.
Series: New cultural studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first full-length feminist treatment of Margery Kempe, the extraordinary and troubling fifteenth-century writer, pilgrim, and mystic." "Beginning with a theory of the body in medieval theology, Karma Lochrie demonstrates that women were associated not with the body but rather with the flesh, that disruptive aspect of body and soul which Augustine claimed was fissured with the Fall of Man. It is within  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Margery Kempe; Margery Kempe; Margery Kempe; Margery, Kempe
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karma Lochrie
ISBN: 0812231074 9780812231076 0812215575 9780812215571
OCLC Number: 24174962
Description: viii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The body as text and the semiotics of suffering --
The text as body and mystical discourse --
From utterance to text: authorizing the mystical word --
Fissuring the text: laughter in the midst of writing and speech --
Embodying the text: boisterous tears and privileged readings --
The disembodied text.
Series Title: New cultural studies series.
Responsibility: by Karma Lochrie.

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This examination of the work of Kempe, a 15th-century writer, pilgrim and mystic, re-evaluates her influence in the light of contemporary feminist theory. It challenges prevailing views of Kempe's  Read more...

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