Help! I need somebody (not just anybody): the folktale's helper in personal experience narratives of recovering alcoholics

Baker, Jedediah (2008) Help! I need somebody (not just anybody): the folktale's helper in personal experience narratives of recovering alcoholics. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis explores the personal experience narratives of nine recovering alcoholics through the lens of folktale scholarship. Using Propp's structuralist model developed for folktales, I analyze several narratives and examine the role of the helper in both the Märchen and the turning-point personal experience narrative. I explore the role Alcoholics Anonymous plays in the recovery of its members and the use of the personal experience narrative as therapy and a catalyst for healing.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8811
Item ID: 8811
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves109-112)
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Folklore
Date: 2008
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: United States--Vermont
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Recovering alcoholics--Vermont; Tales--Structural analysis

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