Gender and Text in the Later Middle Ages

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For a discussion of the evolution of the word mysticism and its cognates, see Certeau, La Fable mystique, 103-55.
Certeau, "Mystique," 11:523.
Valesio, "'O entenebrata luce ch'en me luce,'"21, 23.
Barthes, Plaisir du texte, 72.
Lemoine-Luccioni, Partage des femmes, 99. A critique of Lemoine-Luccioni relevant to this discussion can be found in Jardine, Gynesis, 169-71.
Culler, in Roland Barthes, 94, gives an eloquent example while explaining Barthes's concept of "body knowledge": "a connoisseur of wine cannot explain how to distinguish one year from another, but his body knows how to do it."
"Physical pain does not simply resist language but actively destroys it, bringing about an immediate reversion to a state anterior to language, to the sounds and cries a human being makes before a language is learned" ( Scarry, Body in Pain, 4).
Barthes, Plaisir du texte, 25-26.
Noferi, "Ripensare la mistica,"9-10.
Grosz, Jacques Lacan, 146.
Pozzi, "L'alfabeto delle sante,"29.

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