Fun Home

Fun Home
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780618871711
ISBN 13: 0618871713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun Home Book Review:

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Fun Home

Fun Home
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-06-05
ISBN 10: 0547347006
ISBN 13: 9780547347004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun Home Book Review:

In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail. Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

Fun Home

Fun Home
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780618477944
ISBN 13: 0618477942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun Home Book Review:

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel   s Fun Home
Author: Judith Kegan Gardiner
Publsiher: Modern Language Association
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN 10: 1603293604
ISBN 13: 9781603293600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home Book Review:

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has quickly joined the ranks of celebrated literary graphic novels. Set in part at a family-run funeral home, the book explores Alison’s complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man. Amid the tensions of her home life, Alison discovers her own lesbian sexuality and her talent for drawing. The coming-of-age story and graphic format appeal to students. However, the book’s nonlinear structure; intertextuality with modernist novels, Greek myths, and other works; and frank representations of sexuality and death present challenges in the classroom. This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women’s and gender studies, art, and education. Part 1, “Materials,†outlines the text’s literary, historical, and theoretical allusions. The essays of part 2, “Approaches,†emphasize the work’s genres, including autobiography and graphic narrative, as well as its psychological dimensions, including trauma, disability, and queer identity. The essays give options for reading Fun Home along with Bechdel’s letters and drafts; her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For; the Broadway musical adaptation of the book; and other stories of LGBTQ lives.

Fun Home

Fun Home
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781559364850
ISBN 13: 1559364858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun Home Book Review:

Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memoir, lovingly adapted into a riveting new musical.

Dramatic Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home A Family Tragicomic Exploring Gender and Sexuality Through Shakespeare and Wilde

Dramatic Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel   s  Fun Home  A Family Tragicomic   Exploring Gender and Sexuality Through Shakespeare and Wilde
Author: Elien Khouri
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1050022395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dramatic Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home A Family Tragicomic Exploring Gender and Sexuality Through Shakespeare and Wilde Book Review:

This thesis will examine how Alison Bechdels 2006 graphic memoir "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" uses references to William Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and their works to explore Bechdels and her fathers sexual identities and gender identities. First, I will argue that Bechdels use of dramatic intertextuality is often ignored in favour of her use of modernist canonical fiction. Then I will proceed to explain why dramatic intertextuality is important for the graphic narrative and for Fun Home in particular. Afterwards, I will specifically focus on the dramatic intertextual references to Shakespeare and Wilde. I will argue that Bechdel explores her own gender identity by indirectly referencing Shakespeares use of theatrical transvestitism. Then I will argue that she explores her fathers sexuality by comparing him to Oscar Wilde and the homosexual archetypes he used in his plays. I will conclude my thesis with a discussion on how Bechdel employs indirect and direct dramatic intertextual references and what these references convey about her gender identity and her fathers sexual identity.

Graphic Subjects

Graphic Subjects
Author: Michael A. Chaney
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 0299251039
ISBN 13: 9780299251031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphic Subjects Book Review:

Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.

Fun Home a Family Tragicomic

Fun Home  a Family Tragicomic
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9780573704529
ISBN 13: 057370452X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun Home a Family Tragicomic Book Review:

"When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes."--

Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0547524366
ISBN 13: 9780547524368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are You My Mother Book Review:

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

A Little in Love With Everyone

A Little in Love With Everyone
Author: Genevieve Hudson
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 9780989961578
ISBN 13: 0989961575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little in Love With Everyone Book Review:

Literary Nonfiction. Growing up queer in the deep South, Genevieve Hudson longed for stories about lives like her own. So she turned to Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic memoir, FUN HOME. In its panels, she found sly references to Bechdel's personal influences. A Little in Love with Everyone is Hudson's journey down a rabbit hole of queer heroes like Audre Lorde, Eileen Myles, and Adrienne Rich, who turned their stories into art and empowered future generations to embrace their own truths. This book is part of a new series from Fiction Advocate called Afterwords.

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home
Author: Carey Purcell
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019-12-15
ISBN 10: 1538115263
ISBN 13: 9781538115268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home Book Review:

Theatre has long been considered a feminine interest for which women consistently purchase the majority of tickets, while the shows they are seeing typically are written and brought to the stage by men. Furthermore, the stories these productions tell are often about men, and the complex leading roles in these shows are written for and performed by male actors. Despite this imbalance, the feminist voice presses to be heard and has done so with more success than ever before. In From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theatre, Carey Purcell traces the evolution of these important artists and productions over several centuries. After examining the roots of feminist theatre in early Greek plays and looking at occasional works produced before the twentieth century, Purcell then identifies the key players and productions that have emerged over the last several decades. This book covers the heyday of the second wave feminist movement—which saw the growth of female-centric theatre groups—and highlights the work of playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Pam Gems, and Wendy Wasserstein. Other prominent artists discussed here include playwrights Paula Vogel Lynn and Tony-award winning directors Garry Hynes and Julie Taymor. The volume also examines diversity in contemporary feminist theatre—with discussions of such playwrights as Young Jean Lee and Lynn Nottage—and a look toward the future. Purcell explores the very nature of feminist theater—does it qualify if a play is written by a woman or does it just need to feature strong female characters?—as well as how notable activist work for feminism has played a pivotal role in theatre. An engaging survey of female artists on stage and behind the scenes, From Aphra Behn to Fun Home will be of interest to theatregoers and anyone interested in the invaluable contributions of women in the performing arts.

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

How to Make Your Care Home Fun
Author: Sue Rolfe
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2008-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781846428814
ISBN 13: 1846428815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Make Your Care Home Fun Book Review:

As we grow older, our need to be engaged in interesting activities does not diminish and is vital to our quality of life. How to Make Your Care Home Fun examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities for older people in care homes including arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening and cooking, it also takes the stance that 'activity nursing' should be integral to all personal care plans and not simply regarded as an add on to medical care. The author also examines how care homes are run and regulated in the light of recent legislation and considers the services provided by care homes and areas of potential deficiency. The book offers a wide selection of activities that can be used with people of all abilities and have greatly improved quality of life for elderly people in care. Highlighting the value of nursing that caters for an individual's physical, mental and emotional needs, this book is an ideal resource for care home professionals and anyone who is responsible for the well-being of elderly people in care.

Fast Fun Easy Home Accents

Fast  Fun   Easy Home Accents
Author: Pam Archer
Publsiher: C&T Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2006-02-01
ISBN 10: 1607053322
ISBN 13: 9781607053323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fast Fun Easy Home Accents Book Review:

Add style throughout the house with easy decorative accents.

A Graphic Memoir The Perception of Authenticity in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home

A Graphic Memoir  The Perception of Authenticity in Alison Bechdel   s  Fun Home
Author: Maja-Felicia Kristan
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 3346020371
ISBN 13: 9783346020376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Graphic Memoir The Perception of Authenticity in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home Book Review:

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Erfurt (Philosopische Fakultät), course: Literature in Images: Graphic Novels, language: English, abstract: This work analyzes the perception of authencity in "Fun Home". Alison Bechdel’s "Fun Home" from 2007 is a graphic memoir that tries to create a sense of truthfulness to the reality of the author’s memories by employing various means. This paper examines the techniques Bechdel uses for the creation of what may look for the reader like authenticity. By using for example Philippe Lejeune’s autobiographical pact the text closely analyzes the presentation of text and image concerning the protagonist Alison and the narrating voice as well as the role of photographs in the text. By investigating the protagonists self-portrayal through text and images this paper tries to point out the successfulness of appearing truth of the story as well as distinguish in which instance a disruption of before identified means in form of fictionalization can be found in the text and how this influences the perception of its authenticity. The second part of the paper then focuses on photography as another means to invoke a perception of truthfulness in the text with special attention to photography as means of memory and truth, based on theories by Roland Barthes and Marianne Hirsch as well as its possible fictionalization through the confines of the graphic novel genre and its significance in relation to the text’s authenticity.

Drawing from Life

Drawing from Life
Author: Jane Tolmie
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-10-17
ISBN 10: 1617039055
ISBN 13: 9781617039058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawing from Life Book Review:

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 the death of the author/subject, while also demanding new approaches from critics. Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art is a collection of essays about autobiography, semiautobiography, fictionalized autobiography, memory, and self-narration in sequential art, or comics. Contributors come from a range of academic backgrounds including English, American studies, comparative literature, gender studies, art history, and cultural studies. The book engages with well-known figures such as Art Spiegelman, Marjane Satrapi, and Alison Bechdel; with cult-status figures such as Martin Vaughn James; and with lesser-known works by artists such as Frédéric Boilet. Negotiations between artist/writer/body and drawn/written/text raise questions of how comics construct identity, and are read and perceived, requiring a critical turn towards theorizing the comics' viewer. At stake in comic memoir and semi-autobiography is embodiment. Remembering a scene with the intent of rendering it in sequential art requires nonlinear thinking and engagement with physicality. Who was in the room and where? What was worn? Who spoke first? What images dominated the encounter? Did anybody smile? Man or mouse? Unhinged from the summary paragraph, the comics artist must confront the fact of the flesh, or the corporeal world, and they do so with fascinating results.

Planning Your Family Staycation Fun Ideas for Your At Home Summer Vacation

Planning Your Family Staycation  Fun Ideas for Your At Home Summer Vacation
Author: Denise D. Witmer
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 1105601153
ISBN 13: 9781105601156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Planning Your Family Staycation Fun Ideas for Your At Home Summer Vacation Book Review:

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780618968800
ISBN 13: 0618968806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for Book Review:

Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.

BREAKING THROUGH PANELS

BREAKING THROUGH PANELS
Author: Katelynn Phillips
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1048457519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

BREAKING THROUGH PANELS Book Review:

Comics featuring LGBTQ children have the burden of challenging cis/heteronormative versions of childhood. Such examples of childhood, according to author Katherine Bond Stockton, are false and restrict children to a vision of innocence that leaves no room for queer children to experience their own versions of childhood. Furthermore, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community has taken a "progressive"-based approach to time, assuming that newer generations have avoided the trauma of the past because ideas about sexual orientation and gender have advanced with time. Newer generations of the LGBTQ community forget that many have struggled for change to occur, instead choosing to forget the wounds of the past. By analyzing two comic works--Alison Bechdel's graphic novel Fun Home and Sophie Labelle's web comic series Assigned Male--I argue that we must let go of our suspicion towards LGBTQ child characters and open ourselves up to what can be learned from them. I also argue that both the past (with its wounds and trauma) and the future must be accepted into the present in order to give children the childhood they desire, rather than the childhood we recall. Both Fun Home and Assigned Male demonstrate that childhood is far from the simplistic happy time of life and can be just as fraught with complication as adulthood. Rather than try to protect children from this, these authors argue that we should empower children to locate their own sense of authenticity, in terms of both gender and sexuality. I argue that children are full of possibility and wisdom to guide current populations and change the future for the better through their struggles.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box
Author: Hillary L. Chute
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN 10: 022609958X
ISBN 13: 9780226099583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outside the Box Book Review:

We are living in a golden age of cartoon art. Never before has graphic storytelling been so prominent or garnered such respect: critics and readers alike agree that contemporary cartoonists are creating some of the most innovative and exciting work in all the arts. For nearly a decade Hillary L. Chute has been sitting down for extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics, and with Outside the Box she offers fans a chance to share her ringside seat. Chute’s in-depth discussions with twelve of the most prominent and accomplished artists and writers in comics today reveal a creative community that is richly interconnected yet fiercely independent, its members sharing many interests and approaches while working with wildly different styles and themes. Chute’s subjects run the gamut of contemporary comics practice, from underground pioneers like Art Spiegelman and Lynda Barry, to the analytic work of Scott McCloud, the journalism of Joe Sacco, and the extended narratives of Alison Bechdel, Charles Burns, and more. They reflect on their experience and innovations, the influence of peers and mentors, the reception of their art and the growth of critical attention, and the crucial place of print amid the encroachment of the digital age. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, and featuring three never-before-published interviews—including the first published conversation between Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware—Outside the Box will be a landmark volume, a close-up account of the rise of graphic storytelling and a testament to its vibrant creativity.

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s  Fun Home
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2020-02-25
ISBN 10: 3346119718
ISBN 13: 9783346119711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Modern Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Erfurt, course: Literature in images: Graphic Novels, language: English, abstract: A lot of graphic novels work with Intertextuality, because as a visual medium they can represent or quote another text even better than a normal novel. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is a prime example of those graphic novels that use intertextuality. Her memoir is full of pop culture and book references. My thesis is that the literary works and stories she has woven into her story mirror her own story and exist to further illustrate her struggles coming of age.