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The Speaking Divine Woman

López de Úbeda’s "La Pícara Justina</I> and Goethe’s" Wilhelm Meister</I>

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Patricia Zecevic

Contents: The crystallization of the Great Goddess tradition in the Spanish Kabbalah: the Shekhinah as the (female) voice of God – Goethe's life-long interest in the divine feminine – Luce Irigaray's interest in a specifically female mode of language and in the possibility of a feminine mystical theology – The problem of female self-presentation as embodied in the (aesthetic-poetic) language of female characters in L. de Úbeda’s La Pícara Justina (1605) and Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister (1795-1829) – History of kabbalistic-hermetic reflexion on the divine feminine and its expression in language.