Margery Kempe And Translations Of The Flesh Paperback

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Margery Kempe And Translations Of The Flesh

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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 this framework that she reads "The Book of Margery Kempe", demonstrating the ways in which Kempe exploited the gendered ideologies of flesh and text through her controversial practices of writing, her inappropriate-seeming laughter, and the most notorious aspect of her mysticism, her "hysterical" weeping expressions of religious desire. Lochrie challenges prevailing scholarly assumptions of Kempe's illiteracy, her role in the writing of her book, her misunderstanding of mystical concepts, and the failure of her book to influence a reading community.In her work and her life, Kempe consistently crossed the barriers of those cultural taboos designed to exclude and silence her. Instead of viewing Kempe as marginal to the great mystical and literary traditions of the late Middle Ages, this study takes her seriously as a woman responding to the cultural constraints and exclusions of her time."Margery Kempe and Translations of the Flesh" will be of interest to students and scholars of medieval studies, intellectual history, and feminist theory.

Margery Kempe And Translations Of The Flesh by Karma Lochrie was published by University Of Pennsylvania Press in November 1994 and is our 45937th best seller. The ISBN for Margery Kempe And Translations Of The Flesh is 9780812215571.

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Details for Margery Kempe And Translations Of The Flesh

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity Of Pennsylvania Press (November 1994)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages264
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1010527
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