Representations of living with HIV in contemporary South African writings

My project examines how HIV/AIDS, as a socio-cultural as well as medical phenomenon, is being written about in a variety of contemporary South African contexts. Looking in turn at literary culture, online diary-writing/blogging and CMC (text messaging and web forums), I am interested in how these forms of self-representation interconnect and inform one another, along with parallels with the interconnection of bodies made increasingly visible by global(ised) pandemics, public health movements and media.


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Charlotte Wu has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and an MPhil in Gender Studies... read more about: Charlotte Wu