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Schlick, Yaël. "What Is an Experience? Selves and texts in the comic autobiographies of alison bechdel and lynda barry." Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art. Ed. Jane Tolmie. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2013. 26–43. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0002
BibTeX citation key: Schlick2013
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Keywords: "Fun Home", "One Hundred Demons", Autobiography, Barry. Lynda, Bechdel. Alison, Intertextuality, USA
Creators: Schlick, Tolmie
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art
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This chapter compares two different modes of deploying intertextuality in autobiographical writing by analyzing the relationship between textuality and experience in Alison Bechdel’s comic autobiography Fun Home and Lynda Barry’s One! Hundred! Demons!. It first considers the tensions in Bechdel’s sophisticated use of intertextuality, focusing on her awareness of the way her chosen intertexts work imperfectly as a means of describing and understanding her own experiences. It then offers a reading of One! Hundred! Demons! and Barry’s technique in depicting suicide, as well as her notion of texts as magic lanterns. It also explores Barry’s use of intertextuality as a means of interpolating the reader, of modeling textual engagement and turning readers into writers.
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