Date of Award
Thesis and Dissertation
Master of Science (MS)
Department of English: Writing
This thesis is a collection of excerpts that explores the lives of a Midwestern family who are forced to cope with a new reality following the AIDS diagnosis and eventual death of Bruce, the son and brother. The stories are meant to examine the way new identities are created posthumously through memory as well as identities that result from social expectations. Additionally, this collection explores the concepts of truth and fact on individual and social basis within the fiction and non-fiction aspects of memoir.
Langdon, Bridget, "Identity in Life Writing: Fact, Fiction, and Memory" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 1121.