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010510   Ck Thesis Presentation V.02
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010510   Ck Thesis Presentation V.02
010510   Ck Thesis Presentation V.02
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010510 Ck Thesis Presentation V.02


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  • 1. A Cultural Analysis of HIV/AIDS Representation
    • Chisomo Kalinga
    • King’s College London - 1st year postgraduate research
  • 2.
    • “ It is time to close the book on infectious diseases and declare the war against pestilence won ."
    • - United States Surgeon General William H . Stewart , 1969
  • 3. The Beginning of a New Pandemic
    • Medical advancements and a pre-AIDS world
    • A brief history of AIDS
    • AIDS in the context of plague history: “The act of an angry God...”
    • Accusations and theories of origin
  • 4.
    • “ Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil , and attaches blame to its victims .”
    • - Susan Sontag
    • “ AIDS is not just God ' s punishment for homosexuals ; it is God ' s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals .”
    • - Jerry Falwell
    Rev. Jerry Falwell and Ronald Reagan
  • 5. Meanings, Metaphors and Social Implications
    • Metaphorical importance of AIDS
    • Frontiers: national and physical
    • HIV/AIDS and public policy
    • AIDS Denialism
    • Representing modern diseases
  • 6. An Overview of Sources
    • Literary Theory ( AIDS and Its Metaphors by Susan Sontag; How to Have Theory in an Epidemic by Paula Triechler; Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism and How to Have Promiscuity in an Epidemic by Douglas Crimp; The Spectacle of AIDS by Simon Watney)
    • Drama and Fiction ( The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, Angels in America by Tony Kushner, Grief by Andrew Holleran, Plays Well With Others by Allan Gurganus, Father Michael’s Story : A Novel of Africa by Johan Steyn, Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese)
    • Non-fiction Narratives ( And the Band Played On by Randy Shiltz, The Invisible Cure by Helen Epstein, The River by Ed Hooper, My Brother by Jamaica Kincaid, The Tragedy of Today’s Gays by Larry Kramer, Mortal Embrace: Living with AIDS by Emmanuel Dreuilhe)
  • 7.
    • “ This disease will be the end of many of us , but not nearly all , the dead will be commemorated and will struggle on with the living , and we are not going away . We won ’ t die secret deaths anymore . The world only spins forward . We will be citizens , the time has come .”
    • - Prior Walter in Tony Kushner ’ s Angels in America