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Eric Michaels, American-born analyst of Central Australian Aboriginal TV, and Lecturer in Media Studies at Griffith University, died of AIDS in Brisbane on August 4th 1988.This diary is an account of the last year of his life.

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Introduction by Simon Watney, Foreword by Paul Foss.

Works about this Work

Australian HIV/AIDS Life Writing Geoff Allshorn , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Out Here : Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI 2011; (p. 104-119)
'In Australia, AIDS life documents encompass a variety of forms and narrative styles,including quilt panels, interviews, articles by people living with HIV and AIDS, diaries, photographs and documentary film - as well as art, music and fiction. this study will only document and analyse a fraction of these materials, focusing on public writings. the texts examined here are mainly 'traditional' book-length life narratives, supplemented by one documentary film and two diaries. Other materials, including collections of interviews and shorter biographical works on people with HIV/AIDS, have not been excluded except when they directly contribute to the discourse as part of an emerging pattern during the last decade.' (From author's introduction p.105)
Collaboration and Closure : Negotiating Indigenous Mourning Protocols in Australian Life Writing Michael Jacklin , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 19 no. 2 2005; (p. 184-191)
Examines 'indigenous mourning protocols, as they are negotiated in life writing texts and in all manner of public discourse in Australia...' (p.190)
y separately published work icon Facing It : AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author Ross Chambers , Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 1998 Z1413492 1998 selected work criticism Facing It examines the genre of the AIDS diary, not in classificatory terms but pragmatically, as the site of a social interaction. In this case, the interaction is between authors, whose subject is their own dying and death, and readers, for whom the act of reading becomes a form of mourning. Writing and reading are separated but also joined by the unthinkable, unsayable, unreadable event of death. That is, between them they enact a scenario of survival. Through a detailed study of three AIDS diaries, originating in France, the United States, and Australia, Ross Chambers demonstrates that issues concerning the politics of AIDS writing and the ethics of reading are linked by a common concern with the problematics of survivorhood. Finally, Facing It takes on the issue of its own relevance, asking what literary criticism can do in an epidemic. (From Libraries Australia record.)
Collaboration and Closure : Negotiating Indigenous Mourning Protocols in Australian Life Writing Michael Jacklin , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 19 no. 2 2005; (p. 184-191)
Examines 'indigenous mourning protocols, as they are negotiated in life writing texts and in all manner of public discourse in Australia...' (p.190)
y separately published work icon Facing It : AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author Ross Chambers , Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press , 1998 Z1413492 1998 selected work criticism Facing It examines the genre of the AIDS diary, not in classificatory terms but pragmatically, as the site of a social interaction. In this case, the interaction is between authors, whose subject is their own dying and death, and readers, for whom the act of reading becomes a form of mourning. Writing and reading are separated but also joined by the unthinkable, unsayable, unreadable event of death. That is, between them they enact a scenario of survival. Through a detailed study of three AIDS diaries, originating in France, the United States, and Australia, Ross Chambers demonstrates that issues concerning the politics of AIDS writing and the ethics of reading are linked by a common concern with the problematics of survivorhood. Finally, Facing It takes on the issue of its own relevance, asking what literary criticism can do in an epidemic. (From Libraries Australia record.)
Australian HIV/AIDS Life Writing Geoff Allshorn , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Out Here : Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI 2011; (p. 104-119)
'In Australia, AIDS life documents encompass a variety of forms and narrative styles,including quilt panels, interviews, articles by people living with HIV and AIDS, diaries, photographs and documentary film - as well as art, music and fiction. this study will only document and analyse a fraction of these materials, focusing on public writings. the texts examined here are mainly 'traditional' book-length life narratives, supplemented by one documentary film and two diaries. Other materials, including collections of interviews and shorter biographical works on people with HIV/AIDS, have not been excluded except when they directly contribute to the discourse as part of an emerging pattern during the last decade.' (From author's introduction p.105)
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