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Witnessing AIDS : writing, testimony and the work of mourning

Author: Sarah Brophy
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2004.
Series: Cultural spaces.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Witnessing AIDS demonstrates the extent to which memoirs and diaries intervene in the creation of cultural memory. Brophy's aim is to develop a framework for reading, one that begins to grasp the significance of our unresolved grief in response to AIDS and its effect upon testimonial writing. By highlighting our profound investment in the mundane intimacies of illness, death, and grief, Brophy resituates a number  Read more...
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Named Person: Amy Hoffman; Jamaica Kincaid; Eric Michaels; Derek Jarman; Amy Hoffman; Jamaica Kincaid; Eric Michaels; Derek Jarman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Brophy
ISBN: 0802085679 9780802085672 0802087736 9780802087737
OCLC Number: 52799166
Description: x, 271 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: 'Flowers, boys, and childhood memories': Derek Jarman's pedagogy --
Queering the Kaddish: Amy Hoffman's Hospital Time and the practice of critical memory --
Resisting redemption: strategies of defamliarization in Eric Michaels's Unbecoming --
Angels in Antigua: the diasporic of melancholy in Jamaica Kinkaid's My Brother --
Conclusion: Melancholic reparations.
Series Title: Cultural spaces.
Responsibility: Sarah Brophy.

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In a clear and accessible style, Witnessing AIDS illustrates how memoirs and diaries are used as self-theorizing documents that approach personal testimony as an intervention in cultural memory.  Read more...

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