The link I posted yesterday to an article on Bataille and medieval mysticism, ('Bataille and Mysticism: A "Dazzling Dissolution"' by Amy Hollywood ) appears to be broken. The article is one of the better articles on Bataille which can be found on the 'net, and provided some of the inspiration for the post.
Here is a functioning link - I hope.
Here and here is some biographical information on Amy Hollywood.
Here is a review of her book, "Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History".
It remains a pity that so few of such fascinating articles are available to the general public, i.e. tp those who are not affiliated to a university. It is maddening to run up against the iron curtain around sites such as Jstor, every time I am researching for a post. Academia, please give away your knowledge, squander it, be like the Sun!