Contemplating the contradictions of individual identity from within a human body adapting to and living within a collective national culture, Yingling delves into such issues as canon formation, poetic theory, and the rhetoric of the body in American popular culture. In addition to Wiegman's illuminating introduction, the conversation is joined by four other scholars-Michael Awkward, Robert L. Caserio, Stephen Melville, and David Roman-whose critical and personal responses to Yingling's writing weigh in throughout the volume. What emerges is a collection that embodies the particular difficulties of living with AIDS, of outliving someone who has died of AIDS, and of losing prematurely an important thinker.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 413 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 30 mm