- An Informal Glossary of Alcohol-Related Slang by members of the English 480 seminar
- Vintage Cocktail Books – A treasure trove of fully digitized cocktail books, courtesy of the Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux
- “From Bukowski to Hemingway: There’s a Problem with the Way We Idolise Drunk Male Writers,” by Ceri Radford
- “During Prohibition, Harlem Night Clubs Kept the Party Going,” by Greg Miller
- The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking, by Olivia Laing
- Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America, by Lori Rotskoff
- The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer, by Tom Dardis
- “See All the Crafty Ways Americans Hid Alcohol During Prohibition,” by Christopher Klein
- The Lost Weekend (1945) – dir. Billy Wilder
- Co-written by Charles Jackson and based on his 1944 novel, which we will be reading for this course.
- This movie is available for loan at the UVic library.
- Under the Volcano (1984) – dir. John Huston
- This film is based on Malcolm Lowry’s novel of the same name, which we will be reading for this course.
- Volcano: An Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976) – dir. Donald Brittain and John Kramer
- An Oscar-nominated documentary about Lowry, his writing, and his alcoholism.
- Prohibition mini-series (2011) – dir. Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Research and Writing
- UVic’s MLA Style Guide
- Essential information about how to cite your sources and format
- Writing an Annotated Bibliography, by Deborah Knott
- An excellent guide to annotated bibliographies and how to create them
- Centre for Academic Communication
- Get help with academic writing, research, and presentations
- My favourite resource and citation management tool
Student Services and Supports
- Academic Advising – get academic advice from faculty in the Department of English at UVic
- The English Students’ Association – commune and commiserate with fellow English students
- Counselling Services – get free professional, confidential, and inclusive support
- Student Mental Health Services – get immediate assistance or learn about long-term ways to work towards positive mental health
- Indigenous Student Support Centre – get cultural, emotional, and academic support; access to resources and quiet study spaces; etc.