Reparative Gay Literature in Times of AIDS
»Camp Comforts« investigates the wide-ranging impact of camp on AIDS literature and places this impact within two different traditions of camp analysis: a politically subversive one that aims at social change and an aesthetically uplifting one that aims at personal healing. Christian Lassen argues that camp may in fact serve both ends, social change and personal healing, and goes on to explore reparative reading practices in order to rehabilitate alleviation and relief as vital objectives in literary representations of gay grief. In this way, »Camp Comforts« reveals the workings that make camp so crucial a strategy for survival in times of AIDS.
FrontmatterSeiten 1 - 4
Table of ContentsSeiten 5 - 6
AcknowledgmentsSeiten 7 - 8
Camp ComfortsSeiten 11 - 44
Part One: Camp Care
With Your Health Held HighSeiten 47 - 86
Drag and Drugs and Rockin' RolesSeiten 87 - 136
Part Two: Camp Elegies
In Sheep's ClothingSeiten 139 - 188
Shepherds on HorsebackSeiten 189 - 218
Part Three: Camp Meta-Fictions
Follow the Yellow Brick Interstate HighwaySeiten 221 - 272
Towards a Recuperation of Reparative Reading PracticesSeiten 275 - 280
BibliographySeiten 283 - 294
26 April 2011, 294 pages
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