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
|Publisher:||University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division|
|Series:||Cultural Spaces Series|
|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.