Fun Home

Fun Home
Author : Alison Bechdel
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2021-11-11
ISBN 10 : 9781529193510
ISBN 13 : 1529193516
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fun Home Book Description:

DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the 2019 Olivier Award nominated musical. 'A sapphic graphic treat' The Times A moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings. If you liked Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you'll love this. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive. Interweaving between childhood memories, college life and present day, and through narrative that is equally heartbreaking and fiercely funny, Alison looks back on her complex relationship with her father and finds they had more in common than she ever knew. 'A groundbreaking masterpiece' The Independent 'A finely woven blend of yearning and euphoric fantasy' Evening Standard **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home

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

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home Book Description:

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.

Graphic Subjects

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

Graphic Subjects Book Description:

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.

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women
Author : Penny Farfan
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Total Pages : 326
Release : 2021-07-22
ISBN 10 : 9780472054350
ISBN 13 : 047205435X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women Book Description:

Explores how women playwrights illuminate the contemporary world and contribute to its reshaping

Fifty Key Stage Musicals

Fifty Key Stage Musicals
Author : Robert W. Schneider
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 324
Release : 2022-03-31
ISBN 10 : 9781000555189
ISBN 13 : 1000555186
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Key Stage Musicals Book Description:

This volume in the Routledge Key Guides series provides a round-up of the fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater discourse in the English-speaking world. Each entry summarises a show, including a full synopsis, discussion of the creators' process, show's critical reception, and its impact on the landscape of musical theater. This is the ideal primer for students of musical theater – its performance, history, and place in the modern theatrical world – as well as fans and lovers of musicals.

Feminism s Queer Temporalities

Feminism s Queer Temporalities
Author : Sam McBean
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2015-07-16
ISBN 10 : 9781317643913
ISBN 13 : 1317643917
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feminism s Queer Temporalities Book Description:

Despite feminism’s uneven movements, it has been predominantly understood through metaphors of generations or waves. Feminism's Queer Temporalities builds on critiques of the limitations of this linear model to explore alternative ways of imagining feminism’s timing. It finds in feminism’s literary and cultural archive narratives of temporality that might now be diagnosed as queer, where queer designates modes of being historical that exceed the linear and the generational. Few theorists have looked to popular feminist figures, literature, and culture to theorize feminism’s timing. Through methodologically creative readings, McBean explores non-generational, anti-linear, and asynchronous time in the figure of Antigone, Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time, the film Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains, Valerie Solanas and SCUM Manifesto, and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. The first to substantially bring together the ways in which time has come to matter in both feminist and queer disciplines, this book will appeal to students and scholars of feminist, queer and gender studies, cultural studies and literary studies.

Adaptation Awards Culture and the Value of Prestige

Adaptation  Awards Culture  and the Value of Prestige
Author : Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 239
Release : 2017-09-07
ISBN 10 : 9783319528540
ISBN 13 : 3319528548
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adaptation Awards Culture and the Value of Prestige Book Description:

This book explores the intersection between adaptation studies and what James F. English has called the “economy of prestige,” which includes formal prize culture as well as less tangible expressions such as canon formation, fandom, authorship, and performance. The chapters explore how prestige can affect many facets of the adaptation process, including selection, approach, and reception. The first section of this volume deals directly with cycles of influence involving prizes such as the Pulitzer, the Man Booker, and other major awards. The second section focuses on the juncture where adaptation, the canon, and awards culture meet, while the third considers alternative modes of locating and expressing prestige through adapted and adaptive intertexts. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of adaptation, cultural sociology, film, and literature.

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction

Handbook of Autobiography   Autofiction
Author : Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages : 2220
Release : 2019-01-29
ISBN 10 : 9783110279818
ISBN 13 : 3110279819
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction Book Description:

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives

Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives
Author : Dana Mihăilescu
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages : 410
Release : 2014-06-12
ISBN 10 : 9781443861625
ISBN 13 : 1443861626
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping Generations of Traumatic Memory in American Narratives Book Description:

This volume collects work by several European, North American, and Australian academics who are interested in examining the performance and transmission of post-traumatic memory in the contemporary United States. The contributors depart from the interpretation of trauma as a unique exceptional event that shatters all systems of representation, as seen in the writing of early trauma theorists like Cathy Caruth, Shoshana Felman, and Dominick LaCapra. Rather, the chapters in this collection are in conversation with more recent readings of trauma such as Michael Rothberg’s “multidirectional memory” (2009), the role of mediation and remediation in the dynamics of cultural memory (Astrid Erll, 2012; Aleida Assman, 2011), and Stef Craps’ focus on “postcolonial witnessing” and its cross-cultural dimension (2013). The corpus of post-traumatic narratives under discussion includes fiction, diaries, memoirs, films, visual narratives, and oral testimonies. A complicated dialogue between various and sometimes conflicting narratives is thus generated and examined along four main lines in this volume: trauma in the context of “multidirectional memory”; the representation of trauma in autobiographical texts; the dynamic of public forms of national commemoration; and the problematic instantiation of 9/11 as a traumatic landmark.

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives
Author : Sebastian Domsch
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages : 644
Release : 2021-07-05
ISBN 10 : 9783110446838
ISBN 13 : 3110446839
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Comics and Graphic Narratives Book Description:

Whether one describes them as sequential art, graphic narratives or graphic novels, comics have become a vital part of contemporary culture. Their range of expression contains a tremendous variety of forms, genres and modes − from high to low, from serial entertainment for children to complex works of art. This has led to a growing interest in comics as a field of scholarly analysis, as comics studies has established itself as a major branch of criticism. This handbook combines a systematic survey of theories and concepts developed in the field alongside an overview of the most important contexts and themes and a wealth of close readings of seminal works and authors. It will prove to be an indispensable handbook for a large readership, ranging from researchers and instructors to students and anyone else with a general interest in this fascinating medium.