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Untitled. Dykestowatchoutfor.com. Bechdel test. The Bechdel test (/ˈbɛkdəl/ BEK-dəl), also known as the Bechdel-Wallace test,[1] asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man.

Bechdel test

The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added. Only about half of all films meet these requirements, according to user-edited databases and the media industry press. The test is used as an indicator for the active presence of women in films and other fiction, and to call attention to gender inequality in fiction due to sexism.[2] The Bechdel test is named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, in whose comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For it first appeared in 1985. Bechdel credited the idea to a friend, Liz Wallace, and to the writings of Virginia Woolf. History[edit] Gender portrayal in popular fiction[edit] All these relationships between women, I thought, rapidly recalling the splendid gallery of fictitious women, are too simple. [...]

Duke's Fun Home controversy, explained. Duke University, like many colleges, recommends that all incoming freshmen read the same book over the summer before they arrive.

Duke's Fun Home controversy, explained

This year's choice was Fun Home, an acclaimed 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic is a memoir about Bechdel's family that deals with, among other subjects, her sexual orientation as well as that of her father, a closeted funeral home director. It was released to lavish praise from critics and was recently adapted into an award-winning musical. Brian Grasso, an incoming freshman, wrote a Facebook post about why he wouldn't read it. He said that as a Christian, he objected to the book's visual depiction of sexuality. After researching the book’s content and reading a portion of it, I chose to opt out of the assignment.

Whether Grasso wants to read Fun Home really doesn't matter very much. But his post struck a nerve because it played into a preexisting narrative that college students are hypersensitive. Alison Bechdel Draws a Fun Home Coda. Βασικά θέματα. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. ShareThis Fun Home by Alison Bechdel Review by Derik Badman If superheroes dominate the “mainstream” of comics, then autobiographical comics are the dominant genre of the “independents.”

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

From R. Crumb’s trailblazing confessionals to James Kolchalka’s daily diary strip, making comics about oneself seems irresistible to independent artists. Alison Bechdel, who is best known for her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (ongoing since the early ’80s), has entered the autobiographical comics genre with one of the most intelligent and insightful autobiographical comics I have ever read.

The narrative unfolds in a discursive manner that makes any summary difficult. The book works as an excavation of the past to uncover the father’s secret life and the obvious and not so obvious strings that connect father to daughter. Literary allusion, the influence of literature on life, and the influence of life on the interpretation of literature play a prominent role in the text. Read More on this Subject: Review: Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”

A graphic novel and memoir, Fun Home is beautifully rendered and profoundly nuanced.

Review: Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”

Click through to read my thoughts and interpretation of the novel. In Fun Home, Alison Bechdel remembers and reframes her childhood experience of a closeted gay father and her complicated relationship with her parents, a relationship that is marked most noticeably by its coldness and distance. Bechdel produces this same dynamic of distance and absence throughout the graphic novel in the referential and literary quality of her narration, in her self-conscious reflective voice that frequently creeps into the realm of the self-referential, and in the images she forges that visualize this distance that characterizes her childhood memory.

By inheriting and adopting the only mode of communication that drew her and her father together, that is, through fictive devices and language, Bechdel perhaps fills the space of familial absence by producing her own account of that very emptiness. Λογοτεχνικά Χαρακτηριστικά & Ερμηνείες. Fun Home HB Alison Bechdel 2006 012. Icarus. Coals miner daughter. Empowerment. Fun Home HB Alison Bechdel 2006 100 101. Same Space. He was there. Spartan/Athenian. Το κόμικ ως κάθαρση. Comics as Catharsis. Συμβολισμοί και αλληγορίες. Fun Home Symbols. Fun home.Alisons father admits his sexuality. Fun Home HB Alison Bechdel 2006 054. Fun Home HB Alison Bechdel 2006 118.

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