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Fun Home

Fun Home
A Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780618871711
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

by Judith Kegan Gardiner

  • Publisher : Modern Language Association
  • Release : 2018-10-01
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1603293604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

by Jeanine Tesori,Lisa Kron

  • Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN : 9780573704574
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

Fun Home

Fun Home

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781559364850
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memoir, lovingly adapted into a riveting new musical.

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home
A Cultural History of Feminist Theater

by Carey Purcell

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2019-12-15
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1538115263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Intertextuality and Forging Identity in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic

Intertextuality and Forging Identity in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic

by N.A

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN :
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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'

by Maja-Felicia Kristan

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2019-09-23
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN : 3346020371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Graphic Subjects

Graphic Subjects
Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels

by Michael A. Chaney

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2011-03-01
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 0299251039
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Little in Love With Everyone

A Little in Love With Everyone

by Genevieve Hudson

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-02-20
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN : 9780989961578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home"

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel's 'Fun Home'

by N.A

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2020-02-25
  • Pages : 16
  • ISBN : 3346119718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Are You My Mother?

Are You My Mother?
A Comic Drama

by Alison Bechdel

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2012-05-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0547524366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

by Alison Bechdel

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9780618968800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.

Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic

Fun Home: a Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN : 9780573704529
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"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."--

The Cheese Monkeys

The Cheese Monkeys

by Chip Kidd

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2008-12-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1847396879
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Show me something I've never seen before and will never be able to forget - if you can do that, you can do anything.' It's 1957, long before computers have replaced the trained eye and skilful hand. Our narrator at State University is determined to major in Art, and after several risible false starts, he accidentally ends up in a new class: 'Introduction to Graphic Design'. His teacher is the enigmatic Winter Sorbeck, equal parts genius, seducer and sadist. Sorbeck is a bitter yet fascinating man whose assignments hurl his charges through a gauntlet of humiliation and heartache, shame and triumph, ego-bashing and enlightenment. Along the way, friendships are made and undone, jealousies simmer, and the sexual tango weaves and dips. By the end of their 'Introduction to Graphic Design', Sorbeck's students will never see the world in the same way again. And, with Chip Kidd's insights into the secrets of graphic design, neither will you.

Fun Home

Fun Home
A New Broadway Musical

by Lisa Kron,Jeanine Tesori

  • Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Release : 2017-07-21
  • Pages : 116
  • ISBN : 9780573704796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These songs represent the inspiring new voices of the American Musical Theatre scene. You'll be transported into the living rooms of the brightest, most cutting-edge writers where you'll discover fresh rhymes and catchy melodies that usher Musical Theatre into the 21st century. Curated by award-winning writers and founders of NewMusicalTheatre.com, Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan.

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

How to Make Your Care Home Fun
Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

by Sue Rolfe

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Release : 2008-11-15
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781846428814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You

A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You
Stories

by Amy Bloom

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-07-08
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 0307417859
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Amy Bloom was nominated for a National Book Award for her first collection, Come to Me, and her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Antaeus, and other magazines, and in The Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In her new collection, she enhances her reputation as a true artist of the form. Here are characters confronted with tragedy, perplexed by emotions, and challenged to endure whatever modern life may have in store. A loving mother accompanies her daughter in her journey to become a man, and discovers a new, hopeful love. A stepmother and stepson meet again after fifteen years and a devastating mistake, and rediscover their familial affection for each other. And in "The Story," a widow bent on seducing another woman's husband constructs and deconstructs her story until she has "made the best and happiest ending" possible "in this world." From the Trade Paperback edition.

Drawing from Life

Drawing from Life
Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

by Jane Tolmie

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2013-10-17
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1617039055
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Fast, Fun & Easy Home Accents

Fast, Fun & Easy Home Accents
15 Fabric Projects to Decorate Any Space

by Pam Archer

  • Publisher : C&T Publishing Inc
  • Release : 2006-02-01
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN : 1607053322
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Add style throughout the house with easy decorative accents.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box
Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

by Hillary L. Chute

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2014-04-10
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 022609958X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.