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Allusive Confessions: The Literary Lives of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

David M. Ball

in Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039058
eISBN:
9781621039907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter examines self-representation in comics, with emphasis on the intertextuality of Alison Bechdel’s created self as well as the conflation of allusion and confession in her 2006 graphic ... More


Serializing the Self in the Space between Life and Art

Janine Utell

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Alison Bechdel is the first full-length volume dedicated to the comics art of Alison Bechdel, beginning with her early work on the long-running serial comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For ... More


Queering Epistemology and the Odyssey of Identity in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

Ian MacRae

in Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter focuses on Alison Bechdel—now a bona fide cultural phenomenon, and one of the most famous lesbian artists in America. The adaptation of her first graphic memoir, Fun Home, debuted as a ... More


Inside The Archives of Fun Home

Susan R. Van Dyne

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

For Alison Bechdel, autobiography and biography were twinned in drafting her groundbreaking queer graphic memoir Fun Home. She recognized that unless she could write the story of the father who ... More


Just Drawings: On Photographs, Fun Home and The Pencil of Nature

Lisa Saltzman

in Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242033
eISBN:
9780226242170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Fugitive and fictive testimony though a photograph may be, photographs, or images of photographs have come to play a critical role in the particular form of the graphic narrative that is the graphic ... More


The Hospitable Aesthetics of Alison Bechdel

Vanessa Lauber

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The birth of queer studies as an academic discipline is defined by its break from LGBT politics, with the goals of marriage and military service pitted against radical queer liberation. In broad ... More


Dancing With Memory In Fun Home

Alissa S. Bourbonnais

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

To think of choreography as a theorization of identity allows for a conception of movement in which bodies are more than the object of theory; bodies become the active subject, the Merleau-Pontian ... More


Generational Trauma and the Crisis of Après-Coup In Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Memoirs

Natalja Chestopalova

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay suggests that Bechdel’s two autographic memoirs are indicative of the potential that exists in graphic narrative to provoke new dialogues with regard to how we approach, how we interpret, ... More


What Is an Experience?: Selves and Texts in the Comic Autobiographies of Alison Bechdel and Lynda Barry

Yaël Schlick

in Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039058
eISBN:
9781621039907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter compares two different modes of deploying intertextuality in autobiographical writing by analyzing the relationship between textuality and experience in Alison Bechdel’s comic ... More


Decolonizing Rural Space In Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

Katie Hogan

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Although not done deliberately, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home intervenes in rural queer studies by showing how geography, sexuality, and gender are vital to understanding the complexities of rural queer ... More


Mo Van Pelt: Dykes to Watch Out For and Peanuts

Michelle Ann Abate

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores the numerous and heretofore overlooked physical, personal, and psychological areas of overlap between Mo Testa in Dykes to Watch Out For and Linus van Pelt in Charles Schulz’s ... More


The Experimental Interiors of Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother?

Yetta Howard

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Before Alison Bechdel became widely read with the publication and subsequent Broadway adaptation of Fun Home (2006), her work reflected non-mainstream-oriented queer experience and the alternative ... More


The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Janine Utell (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The Comics of Alison Bechdel is the first full-length volume dedicated to the comics art of Alison Bechdel, beginning with her early work on the long-running serial comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For ... More


Fun Home and Are You My Mother? As Autotopography: Queer Orientations and the Politics of Location

Katherine Kelp-Stebbins

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Utilizing Sara Ahmed’s Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, this chapter examine how Alison Bechdel’s work mobilizes representational regimes to orient, disorient, and reorient the ... More


Literature for Minors

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Theory for Beginners: Children's Literature as Critical Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289592
eISBN:
9780823297207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289592.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 entertains the idea that children’s literature might also be called a literature for minors, and even a minor literature as conceptualized by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Children are ... More


Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Jeff McLaughlin (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813275
eISBN:
9781496813312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813275.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In a follow-up to Comics as Philosophy, this book addresses two questions: which philosophical insights, concepts, and tools can shed light on the graphic novel? And how can the graphic novel cast ... More


Disseminating Queer Theory: Dykes to Watch Out For and the Transmission of Theoretical Thought

Katherine Parker-Hay

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter explores how Dykes to Watch Out For establishes a playful and deprecating relationship with queer theory that is simultaneously a hallmark of Alison Bechdel’s individual craft and ... More


Framing Community from Inside Out: The Information Worlds of Dykes to Watch Out For

Don L. Latham and Jonathan M. Hollister

in The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496825773
eISBN:
9781496825827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, which ran from 1983 to 2008 in mostly independent, alternative newspapers as well as online, had an important effect on ... More


Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Jane Tolmie (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039058
eISBN:
9781621039907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Autobiography has seen enormous expansions and challenges over the past decades. One of these expansions has been in comics, and it is an expansion that pushes back against any postmodern notion of ... More


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