Fun Home

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.

Author: Alison Bechdel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618871711

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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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

This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women’s and gender studies, art, and education.

Author: Judith Kegan Gardiner

Publisher: Modern Language Association

ISBN: 1603293604

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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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 a Family Tragicomic

"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.

Author: Alison Bechdel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780573704529

Category: Coming of age

Page: 69

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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."--

Fun Home

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ISBN: 9781559364850

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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

Fun Home

"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

Author: Jeanine Tesori

Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780573704574

Category: Drama

Page: 77

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"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

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

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 ...

Author: Maja-Felicia Kristan

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346020371

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 17

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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.

BREAKING THROUGH PANELS

Comics featuring LGBTQ children have the burden of challenging cis/heteronormative versions of childhood.

Author: Katelynn Phillips

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Category: Gays

Page: 71

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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.

Graphic Subjects

Alison Bechdel's autographic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic ( ) is
such a text, a provocative exploration of sexuality, gendered relations in the
American family, and Modern- ist versions of what she calls “erotic truth” ( ).

Author: Michael A. Chaney

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299251039

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 339

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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.

Alison Bechdel s Use of Canonical Modernist Literature in Fun Home A Family Tragicomic The Case of Fitzgerald Joyce and Woolf

Alison Bechdel uses canon literature in her graphic novel to tell her story. As a graphic novelist, Bechdel compares her personal story with these literary works and lets reality intertwine with fiction.

Author: Marijke De Wilde

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THE FUN HOUSE

In 1977, Tom, his wife, Kristen, and their two-year-old travel for nine months as nomads: they live with Samoan families, spend two months on a fifty-foot trimaran in Fiji, live at Papunya Aborigine settlement in Australia, fall into a drug ...

Author: Tom Bissinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493127519

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

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The Fun House by Tom Bissinger is a rollicking tale of coming of age in the sixties and seventies. Based on the childhood thrills he experiences at the fun house at Playland in San Francisco, Tom comes to understand that making fun houses and exploring those of others would become the defining quest of his life. He's brought up in privilege, and like his father who had at one time performed on Broadway, Tom's drawn to the theater. After boarding school and his immersion into a repertory theater company while attending Stanford, he lives in Paris then enlists in the army then moves to New York, and we are at the birth of the sixties, erupting like a bombshell, and Tom is there to celebrate and be open to the Golden Age of New York theater while simultaneously weaving the momentous events of that era into his story: assassinations, civil rights marches, and the Vietnam War. Sexual experimentation and drugs follow Tom as he ricochets through love affairs, directs plays, and marches in Selma. He moves to Philadelphia in 1969 to become the artistic director of the Theatre of Living Arts. In 1970, Tom abandons the legitimate theater and reinvents himself on Philly's South Street. Tom paints emotionally vivid portraits of neighborhood characters who hang out in Tom's new fun house: eccentric old-timers, newly minted hippies, artists, dopers, and a murderer. In 1977, Tom, his wife, Kristen, and their two-year-old travel for nine months as nomads: they live with Samoan families, spend two months on a fifty-foot trimaran in Fiji, live at Papunya Aborigine settlement in Australia, fall into a drug smuggler's den in Bali, and end up in an ashram in Sri Lanka before returning home as the book ends.

A Little in Love With Everyone

This book is part of a new series from Fiction Advocate called Afterwords. "I adore this book."--Karla J. Strand

Author: Genevieve Hudson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780989961578

Category:

Page: 156

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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.

How to Make Your Care Home Fun

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.

Author: Sue Rolfe

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428814

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 408

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.

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home

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.

Author: Anonym

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783346119728

Category:

Page: 24

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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.

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home

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.

Author: Carey Purcell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538115263

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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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.

Fun House

-- Full-color, spiral bound hardcover with full-color interiors -- Four tab-divided sections -- Each section contains 12 full-color pages with activities and space to record highlights and comments -- 96 Full-color pages -- Convenient ...

Author: Karol Ladd

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805409703

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Page: 109

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-- Full-color, spiral bound hardcover with full-color interiors -- Four tab-divided sections -- Each section contains 12 full-color pages with activities and space to record highlights and comments -- 96 Full-color pages -- Convenient pocket size trim; makes is easy to take with you wherever you go! -- Trim Size: 5" x 6 7/8" Fantastically fun ideas designed to make your home an inviting place for family and friends! Sections include: Fun on the Outside, Fun on the Inside, Fun with Crafts, and Fun in Store

Animal Fun Home

Animal [email protected] is an information and activity workbook for parents.

Author: Sue McLaren

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780995448216

Category:

Page: 20

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Animal [email protected] is an information and activity workbook for parents. It engages parents as partners to extend the practice and learning of the Animal Fun program into the home. Some basic developmental information provides parents with the theory and rationale behind the activities within each of the Animal Fun modules together with some ideas for activities that the whole family can do together.

Drawing from Life

Who was in the room and where? What was worn? Who spoke first? What images dominated the encounter? Did anybody smile? Man or mouse?

Author: Jane Tolmie

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617039055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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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.

You and I

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STATION is FUN HOME ENTERTAINMENT . so charming , ought all its relations ,
associations and memories to be , that the heart can never leave it , or leaving ...

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Category: Conduct of life

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Gems for the young from favourite poets ed by R Mulholland

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS . And a bold little ... Why , the sun will be down
Before we reach home , in our dear native town ! And then ... Lectures , and
classes , and lessons are done , And now we ' ll have nothing but frolic and fun !
Home for ...

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Everybody s journal

exclaimed Evelyn ScudaDon't stop us , we're going home as fast as we can ! " of
Andromache ; the screams of Cassandra , were more . " Oh , what fun ! " “ Home !
" repeated Sergeant Lynx - that was the faint and colourless types of what took ...

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