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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 377–405.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Kate McCullough Abstract This article assesses the queer world-making potentiality of the comics form as demonstrated in Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home . By deploying the temporal openings of the graphic form, Fun Home challenges the putative fixity of heteronormative family time and...
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American Literature (1 March 2017) 89 (1): 121–154.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Robin Bernstein Abstract This essay historicizes Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home in the context of the presidency of George W. Bush. Bechdel created Fun Home from 1999 through 2005—dates that corresponded with Bush’s campaign, election, and presidency. As Bechdel frequently laments in...
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Figure 1 From Bechdel ( 2006 ), Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic , 108 Figure 1 From Bechdel (2006), Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, 108 More
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Figure 2 From Bechdel ( 2006 ), Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic , 107 Figure 2 From Bechdel (2006), Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, 107 More
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Figure 3 From Bechdel ( 2006 ), Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic , 120 Figure 3 From Bechdel (2006), Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, 120 More
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 1. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, 141. Copyright © 2006 by Alison Bechdel. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Figure 1. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, 141. Copyright © 2006 by More
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Figure 9. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, 16. Copyright © 2006 by Alison Bechdel. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Figure 9. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, 16. Copyright © 2006 by Alison More
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Figure 10. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, 17. Copyright © 2006 by Alison Bechdel. Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Figure 10. From Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, 17. Copyright © 2006 by More
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 407–438.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Margaret Galvan Abstract Alison Bechdel’s renown has been building since the success of Fun Home (2006). While scholars have focused on her contemporary production, her comics work within grassroots periodicals, including her long-running strip, Dykes to Watch Out For (1983–2008), has received...
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American Literature (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 416–417.
Published: 01 June 2002
... relatively noncanonical texts such as Catharine Sedgwick’s Home, to a cultural critique of representa- tions of the cigar in Martin Delaney’s Blake and early twentieth-century adver- tisements. Such a diverse archive is made coherent by Merish’s convincing demonstration that sentimental narratives, and...
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American Literature (1 September 2018) 90 (3): 643–646.
Published: 01 September 2018
... extolled by scholars such as Gordon Wood and Warner Berthoff, subsequent generations left it intact but critiqued. Joyce Appleby highlighted liberalism’s shortcomings, Gillian Brown located individualism and republicanism in the home, and Saidiya Hartman examined this political tradition’s role in...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 640–641.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., which leads him to fall back on unproductive speculation. Hayes assumes a great deal a posteriori, and I sometimes found his reflections on Poe’s thoughts and feelings intrusive and irritating. Hayes’s attributions are often simplistic, too; for example, as Poe walks home from the banquet of New York...
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Figure 2. Alison Bechdel took a digital reference photograph for almost every human pose in Fun Home . This digital photograph provided the reference for the fourth frame of p. 141, as seen in fig. 1 . Reprinted by permission of Alison Bechdel. Figure 2. Alison Bechdel took a digital More
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American Literature (1 December 2016) 88 (4): 755–786.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Haitians responded to l’Oncle Tom. Ultimately, this essay argues that Haiti, far from being an isolated figure, was aware of, responded to, and cannily attempted to retranslate its own image both at home and abroad. This essay contributes to a long-neglected archive of Haitian cultural production while...
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American Literature (1 June 2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
...), Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s Avengers (1963–65), or Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (2006), provide their own built-in directives for how they ought to be read—and conversely, no one set of templates can do justice to the highly diverse and metamorphic nature of comics. Chaney’s book provides a rich...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 221–223.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Frey’s A Million Little Pieces (2003) to Tucker Max’s I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell (2006) to Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (2006) to Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (2013)—in order to understand how they reflect a host of post-9/11 fears and aspirations. As Brown puts it, “American memoir is a technology...
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American Literature (1 June 2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Complexity of Loss Itself’: The Comics Form and Fun Home ’s Queer Reparative Temporality” focuses on Bechdel’s celebrated 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home to make broader claims about comics’ potentiality for queer world making. McCullough closely reads Fun Home using queer theories of temporality...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2001
... impossibility of a determinate object’’ (168); Barbara Smith’s Home Girls and Michelle Wallace’s Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman,bothof which concern the duality of the ‘‘mother-figure (and thus of home) as some...
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American Literature (1 September 2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Archive in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home.” Women's Studies Quarterly 36 , no. 1/2 : 111 – 28 . Eisner Will . 2008 . Comics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist . New York : Norton . Gardner Jared . 2012 . Projections: Comics and the History...
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American Literature (1 December 2013) 85 (4): 827–830.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., Charles Wright, Donald Justice, and Philip Levine, he was also publishing poems in Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and Ladies Home Journal, as well as writing Christian verses for Hallmark cards. This is to say that while Engel was helping establish an institution of literary high...