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Ball, David M. "Allusive Confessions. The Literary Lives of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home." In: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art. Hrsg. v. Jane Tolmie. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2013, S. 3–25. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: English
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0001
BibTeX citation key: Ball2013
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Keywords: "Fun Home", Autobiography, Bechdel. Alison, Intermediality, Intertextuality, Literature, USA
Creators: Ball, Tolmie
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art
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This chapter examines self-representation in comics, with emphasis on the intertextuality of Alison Bechdel’s created self as well as the conflation of allusion and confession in her 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home. Known for its depictions of homosexuality and an artist’s coming of age and coming out, Fun Home highlights the intersections of comics, art history, and literature. By participating in a tradition of contemporary lesbian memoir, Fun Home extends an American literary confessional genealogy dating back to Puritan conversion and African-American captivity narratives. This chapter analyzes the literary allusions in Fun Home, particularly its use of allusive confessions that straddle the personal and the public, the lived and the literary.
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