Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home

@article{Watson2008AutographicDA,
  title={Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel's Fun Home},
  author={Julia Watson},
  journal={Biography},
  year={2008},
  volume={31},
  pages={27 - 58}
}
  • J. Watson
  • Published 4 July 2008
  • History
  • Biography
Fun Home is an autographic narrative about memoirs, memory, and acts of autobiographical storytelling that mingles irony and pathos in the comingout/ coming of age story of young Alison in an “artistic, autistic” family who run a funeral home. Its multimodal text interweaves allusions to Modernist literary texts and feminist manifestoes with drawn photographs and diverse cartooning styles. This essay explores Bechdel’s graphing of subjectivity at multiple interfaces, and examines her use of… 

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