The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for

Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.

Author: Alison Bechdel

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618968806

Category: Humor

Page: 392

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Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.
Categories: Humor

Queers in American Popular Culture

Queers in American Popular Culture

Dykes. to. Watch. Out. For. and. Popular. Culture. Judith Kegan Gardiner For over two decades, Alison Bechdel has chronicled ... campus, and GLBT publications, and now gathered in the volume The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, 2008.

Author: Jim Elledge

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313354571

Category: Gays in popular culture

Page: 3

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A collection of articles explores the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in shaping American popular culture from the late 1800s to the present.
Categories: Gays in popular culture

Alison Bechdel

Alison Bechdel

Books by Alison Bechdel Dykes to Watch Out For (1986) Firebrand Books More Dykes to Watch Out For (1988) Firebrand Books New, Improved! Dykes to Watch Out For (1990) Firebrand Books Dykes to Watch Out For: The Sequel (1992) Firebrand ...

Author: Rachel R. Martin

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496819284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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Due to the huge success of her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006 and its subsequent Tony Award-winning musical adaptation in 2009, Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) has recently become a household name. However, Bechdel, who has won numerous awards including a MacArthur Fellowship, has been writing and drawing comics since the early 1980s. Her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For (DTWOF) stood out as one of the first to depict lesbians in popular culture and is widely hailed as an essential LGBTQ resource. It is also from this comic strip that the wildly popular Bechdel Test--a test to gauge positive female representation in film--obtained its name. While DTWOF secured Bechdel's role in the comics world and queer community long before her mainstream success, Bechdel now experiences notoriety that few comics artists ever achieve and that women cartoonists have never attained. Spanning from 1990 to 2017, Alison Bechdel: Conversations collects ten interviews that illustrate how Bechdel uses her own life, relationships, and contemporary events to expose the world to what she has referred to as the "fringes of acceptability"--the comics genre as well as queer culture and identity. These interviews reveal her intentionality in the use of characters, plots, structure, and cartooning to draw her readers toward disrupting the status quo. Starting with her earliest interviews on public access television and in little-known comics and queer presses, Rachel R. Martin traces Bechdel's career from her days with DTWOF to her popularity with Fun Home and Are You My Mother? This volume includes her "one-off" DTWOF strips from November 2016 and March 2017 (not anthologized anywhere else) and in-depth discussions of her laborious creative process as well as upcoming projects.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics

Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics

The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out For. Ithaca: Firebrand Books. 34. Bechdel, Alison. 1992f. “My Life as a Boy.” The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and Miscellaneous ...

Author: Lukas Etter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110693683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics addresses the benefits and limits of analyses of style in alternative comics. It offers three close readings of works serially published between 1980 and 2018 – Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For, and Jason Lutes’ Berlin – and discusses how artistic style may influence the ways in which readers construct authorship.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Good White Queers

Good White Queers

Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life-Forms To Watch Out For. Alyson Books, 2003. (contains strips 338-397) —. Invasion of Dykes To Watch Out For. Alyson Books, 2005. (contains strips 398-457) —. The Essential Dykes To Watch Out ...

Author: Kai Linke

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839449172

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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How do white queer people portray our own whiteness? Can we, in the stories we tell about ourselves, face the uncomfortable fact that, while queer, we might still be racist? If we cannot, what does that say about us as potential allies in intersectional struggles? A careful analysis of Dykes To Watch Out For and Stuck Rubber Baby by queer comic icons Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse traces the intersections of queerness and racism in the neglected medium of queer comics, while a close reading of Jaime Cortez's striking graphic novel Sexile/Sexilio offers glimpses of the complexities and difficult truths that lie beyond the limits of the white queer imaginary.
Categories: Social Science

Queer in Translation

Queer in Translation

1988. More Dykes to Watch Out For, Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books. ———. 1990. New, Improved Dykes to Watch Out For, Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books. ... 2008b. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, Boston, 116 Robert Gillett Notes Bibliography.

Author: B.J. Epstein

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317072706

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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As the field of translation studies has developed, translators and translation scholars have become more aware of the unacknowledged ideologies inherent both in texts themselves and in the mechanisms that affect their circulation. This book both analyses the translation of queerness and applies queer thought to issues of translation. It sheds light on the manner in which heteronormative societies influence the selection, reading and translation of texts and pays attention to the means by which such heterosexism might be subverted. It considers the ways in which queerness can be repressed, ignored or made invisible in translation, and shows how translations might expose or underline the queerness – or the homophobic implications – of a given text. Balancing the theoretical with the practical, this book investigates what is culturally at stake when particular texts are translated from one culture to another, raising the question of the relationship between translation, colonialism and globalization. It also takes the insights derived from intercultural translation studies and applies them to other fields of cultural criticism. The first multi-focus, in-depth study on translating queer, translating queerly and queering translation, this book will be of interest to scholars working in the fields of gender and sexuality, queer theory and queer studies, literature, film studies and translation studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Comics of Alison Bechdel

The Comics of Alison Bechdel

DISSEMINATING QUEER THEORY Dykes to Watch Out For and the ... Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life-Forms to Watch Out For. ... Genre: Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For.

Author: Janine Utell

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496825810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Contributions by Michelle Ann Abate, Leah Anderst, Alissa S. Bourbonnais, Tyler Bradway, Natalja Chestopalova, Margaret Galvan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Katie Hogan, Jonathan M. Hollister, Yetta Howard, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Don L. Latham, Vanessa Lauber, Katherine Parker-Hay, Anne N. Thalheimer, Janine Utell, and Susan R. Van Dyne Alison Bechdel is both a driver and beneficiary of the welcoming of comics into the mainstream. Indeed, the seemingly simple binary of outside/inside seems perpetually troubled throughout the career of this important comics artist, known for Fun Home, Are You My Mother?, and Dykes to Watch Out For. This volume extends the body of scholarship on her work from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. In a definitive collection of original essays, scholars cover the span of Bechdel’s career, placing her groundbreaking early work within the context of her more well-known recent projects. The contributors provide new insights on major themes in Bechdel’s work, such as gender performativity, masculinity, lesbian politics and representation, trauma, life writing, and queer theory. Situating Bechdel among other comics artists, this book charts possible influences on her work, probes the experimental traits of her comics in their representations of kinship and trauma, combs archival materials to gain insight into Bechdel’s creative process, and analyzes her work in community building and space making through the comics form. Ultimately, the volume shows that Bechdel’s work consists of performing a series of selves—serializing the self, as it were—each constructed and refracted across and within her chosen artistic modes and genres.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Comics through Time A History of Icons Idols and Ideas 4 volumes

Comics through Time  A History of Icons  Idols  and Ideas  4 volumes

Dykes to Watch Out For suspended publication in 2008 as Bechdel began focusing on her graphic memoirs, Fun Home (2006) and Are You My Mother? (2012). A collection, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For won the 2008 Ferro-Grumley Award ...

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313397516

Category: Social Science

Page: 1921

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Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
Categories: Social Science

Undoing Monogamy

Undoing Monogamy

Dykes to Watch Out For: The Sequel: Added Attraction! “Serial Monogamy”: A Documentary. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1992. Bechdel, Alison. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008. Bechdel, Alison.

Author: Angela Willey

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822374213

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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In Undoing Monogamy Angela Willey offers a radically interdisciplinary exploration of the concept of monogamy in U.S. science and culture, propelled by queer feminist desires for new modes of conceptualization and new forms of belonging. She approaches the politics and materiality of monogamy as intertwined with one another such that disciplinary ways of knowing themselves become an object of critical inquiry. Refusing to answer the naturalization of monogamy with a naturalization of nonmonogamy, Willey demands a critical reorientation toward the monogamy question in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The book examines colonial sexual science, monogamous voles, polyamory, and the work of Alison Bechdel and Audre Lorde to show how challenging the lens through which human nature is seen as monogamous or nonmonogamous forces us to reconsider our investments in coupling and in disciplinary notions of biological bodies.
Categories: Social Science

Female Cartoonists in the United States

Female Cartoonists in the United States

The same Bechdel (now a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, whose first graphic novel Fun Home was turned into an award-sweeping musical), twelve years into Dykes to Watch Out For, noted that she had failed to reach a mainstream ...

Author: Hélène Tison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000479553

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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This book provides an introduction to women cartoonists in the US, reading their work from a feminist, literary and stylistic perspective, which shines a light on their innovative and unique narratives and graphic languages. From rabid feminists to blundering teenagers to dyke avengers and pregnant butches, from political satire to memoirs to troubling sexual tales, from caricature to the clear line, from realism to minimalism and abstraction – they have done it all. This book looks at the work of over thirty authors who have challenged the boys’ club of comics in the US and whose stories shed a revealing light on contemporary society, through countercultural ripostes to the patriarchy, raw or humorous confessions, deconstruction of femininity, stories of vulnerability that offer powerful counterpoints to the "super bodies" of mainstream comics, non-white and queer cartoonists "drawing back" and more. This is a key title for students and scholars in the fields of Comics Studies, Literature and Women and Gender Studies.
Categories: Social Science