Carla Mazzio is Associate Professor of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.
"In The Inarticulate Renaissance, Carla Mazzio discovers the glossolalia that is the startling corollary to the Renaissance passion for eloquence. Her analysis of a range of speech disorders--from mumbling to solecisms to gaffes to incoherence--demonstrates the need to expand our criteria for what counts as expressive and affecting language. Historically and rhetorically astute, this splendidly luminous book enlarges and enriches our reading of even the most familiar Renaissance texts."--Margreta de Grazia, University of Pennsylvania "Mazzio opens up a conversation that scholarly readers and their students are ready to join. She has followed the theoretical dialectic of the past quarter century closely and locates her book just on the edge of change."--Bruce R. Smith, University of Southern California