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American Literature (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...
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American Literature (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...
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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 More
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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. 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. 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. More
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American Literature (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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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. More
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 197–219.
Published: 01 June 2018
... “‘The 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 (2019) 91 (2): 417–419.
Published: 01 June 2019
... 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 reconceptualization of the strong autobiographical strain in US...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 908–910.
Published: 01 December 2019
... has been autobiographical comics such as Art Spiegelman’s Maus (1980) and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home (2006), Polak’s intervention is to instead focus on fictional texts. Her case studies consist of five fictional comics: Jean-Philippe Stassen’s Deogratias , Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen...
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American Literature (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 (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the 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 10341691.
Published: 15 November 2022
...—that reading should be self-evidently fun. Fowler’s strategies for alleviating this burden renew our understanding of historicist methods and the symptomatic mood of critique. They are instruments for future repair even as they afford us practice in noticing and interpreting the particularities that liberal...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 357–368.
Published: 01 June 2020
... from the superhero, tending to prefer the canon of more highbrow, artistically ambitious, and critically lauded confessional autobiographies (Art Spiegelman’s 1980 Maus , Alison Bechdel’s 2006 Fun Home , Marjane Satrapi’s 2000 Persepolis , and so on) that emerged out of the underground comics...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 347–375.
Published: 01 June 2018
... Bechdel, whose graphic memoir Fun Home (2006) was highly praised by critics in the mainstream press and adapted into a Tony Award–winning musical. Feminist cartoonists continued to find a home in feminist publications, independent publishing, and online in the twenty-first century, but the most...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 438–439.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the 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 (2021) 93 (3): 533–536.
Published: 01 September 2021
... attractions, with monuments, museums, and “gun and fun” events emphasizing a partially fabricated past (145). But they leave unexplored the broader political, racial, and gendered significance of this choice, not addressing its reinforcement of patriarchal structures of power, its perpetuation of Native...