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The Comics of Alison Bechdel: From the Outside In

Janine Utell


The Comics of Alison Bechdel is the first full-length volume dedicated to the comics art of Alison Bechdel, beginning with her early work on the long-running serial comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and including original scholarship on her acclaimed memoirs Fun Home and Are You My Mother?. The volume is organized into three sections. The first looks at Bechdel’s place in lesbian comics and considers her work in the context of gay and lesbian studies and queer theory. The second looks at kinship, affect, and trauma in Bechdel’s work, with a focus on interiority and the artist’s experiments wi ... More

Keywords: Alison Bechdel, Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home, Are You My Mother, lesbian comics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781496825773
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2020 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496825773.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Janine Utell, editor
Widner University

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Part I In and/or Out: Queer Theory, Lesbian Comics, and the Mainstream

Disseminating Queer Theory

Katherine Parker-Hay

Bechdel’s Men and Masculinity

Judith Kegan Gardiner

Mo Van Pelt

Michelle Ann Abate

Part II Interiors: Family, Subjectivity, Memory

Dancing With Memory In Fun Home

Alissa S. Bourbonnais

Inchoate Kinship

Tyler Bradway

Part III Place, Space, and Community

Servants to What Cause

Margaret Galvan

Framing Community from Inside Out

Don L. Latham and Jonathan M. Hollister

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