Title

Writing Home

Date of Award

5-20-2011

Degree Type

Thesis-Restricted

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts - Creative Writing concentration

Department

Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Bates, Randolph

Second Advisor

Lackey, Kris

Third Advisor

Gelderman, Carol

Abstract

The following group of themed essays explores the author's relationship with the many homes she has had. The works are autobiographical, and they begin during the author's childhood as an Air Force Brat. After exploring a series of homes across the United States, including Honolulu, the work focuses on the author's transition from living in many places to life in one city, New Orleans, Louisiana, where the author grew up. This collection also examines homelessness. Just as the author was searching for a new home along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, she became homeless after hurricane Katrina. Although the author had had the opportunity to make many apartments a "home", homelessness offered her the opportunity to explore what it is that makes a house or apartment a home.

Rights

The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation

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