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Olsza, Małgorzata. "Photography as a Mirror in Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Memoir Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama." Image [&] Narrative 20. 3 2019. Accessed 29Feb. 2020. <http://www.imageandnarr ... ative/article/view/2293>. 
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Language: en: English
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BibTeX citation key: Olsza2019
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Keywords: "Are You My Mother?", Autobiography, Bechdel. Alison, Photography, USA
Creators: Olsza
Collection: Image [&] Narrative
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In her 2006 graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, Alison Bechdel employs numerous family photographs to authenticate and comment on her complicated family history. Drawing on the use of photography in Fun Home, I examine the manner in which photography functions in Bechdel’s other graphic memoir, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama (2012). The photographs of Alison and her mother that are carefully selected and incorporated into the structure of Are You My Mother? do not only function as documents. In fact, as I shall argue, they can be regarded as mirrors, or critical reflections on the role and presentation of the self in graphic memoir. In Are You My Mother?, photography often has an interrogative (and not simply referential or authenticating) function. Not so much caught up with discovering the truth about a particular family history, photography is used to expose the complexity of the narrative of the self.
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