Witnessing AIDS: Writing, Testimony, and the Work of Mourning

Witnessing AIDS: Writing, Testimony, and the Work of Mourning

by Sarah Brophy

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Witnessing AIDS: Writing, Testimony, and the Work of Mourning by Sarah Brophy

Brophy (English, McMaster U.) examines several examples of testimonial literature produced in response to the AIDS pandemic. She identifies the characteristic features of AIDS memoirs and develops a critical framework for interpreting their emphasis on unresolved grief. Her analysis focuses on texts by four individuals: filmmaker, painter, activist, and writer Derek Jarman; writer Jamaica Kinkaid; anthropologist and media theorist Eric Michaels; and journalist Amy Hoffman. The text is based upon the author's doctoral dissertation. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802085672
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Series: Cultural Spaces Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sarah Brophy is an associate professor in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University.

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