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Precarious Proximities: A Symptomatological Reading of Intimacy in Anglophone HIV/AIDS Life Writing

Zapasnik, Jonathon


Recording the narratives of those who live with HIV, or whose lives have been subsequently taken by AIDS, has been imperative for the mediation of gay male identities in the Western world since the late 1980s. As a genre, HIV/AIDS life writing, or testimony, has been crucial as it offers a means of reflecting on the ravages of the disease by positioning authors as intimate witnesses. This thesis examines the role and constitution of intimacy in HIV/AIDS life writing. It challenges studies of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5140be0e3bb
Access Rights: Open Access


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