Alcoholics Identified: Vol one: Coming Home Vol two: The A Word

McHarge, Caitlyn (2017) Alcoholics Identified: Vol one: Coming Home Vol two: The A Word. MFA thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Alcoholics Identified includes two separate volumes, a full-length stage play, and a personal essay. Coming Home is a family drama set in a hospital room in Ontario, Canada, detailing the events that take place after the father of the family falls into a coma. The play looks at themes of alcoholism, guilt, grief, and the meaning of family. Coming Home also illuminates the connection of alcoholism within families, particularly between a father who exhibits the traditional view of alcoholism, contrasted with a young female struggling to place herself in an alcoholic category. The A Word is a hybrid nonfiction essay and memoir. It combines my research on alcoholism with personal anecdotes and stories to explore my own complicated relationship to alcohol. The A Word includes a look at memoirs written by female alcoholics, fictional alcoholic characters, and the science behind alcoholism to illuminate the disparity between male and female drinkers. The essay looks at the societal view of drinking to seek an understanding of what it means to be a young female drinker questioning the possibility of alcoholism.

Item Type: Thesis (MFA)
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this thesis cannot be made available online. Access to the printed version is available once any embargo periods have expired.
Keywords: Alcoholism, female, memoir, essay, play, family, guilt, grief.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies
Supervisor's Name: Reeder, Dr. Elizabeth
Date of Award: 2017
Embargo Date: 26 September 2021
Depositing User: Caitlyn McHarge
Unique ID: glathesis:2017-8347
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 09:07
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2020 06:36

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