Becoming a lesbian cartoonist was easy for Bechdel, she writes in The Indelible Alison Bechdel, insofar as others had paved the way. By the time she walked into
the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookstore in Greenwich Village in the early 1980s, ...
Author: Janine Utell
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Alison Bechdel publishes two more compilations of the syndicated, thirteen-year-
old cartoon. These books are Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Watch Out For and Split-
Level Dykes to Watch Out For (Firebrand Books). The Indelible Alison Bechdel: ...
Author: Rachel R. Martin
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
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Polytechnique in Montreal, citing his hatred of “feminists” (women entering male ...
Author: Angela Willey
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
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.
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Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
From the author of Fun Home—the lives, loves, and politics of cult fav characters Mo, Lois, Sydney, Sparrow, Ginger, Stuart, Clarice, and others For twenty-five years Bechdel’s path-breaking Dykes to Watch Out For strip has been collected in award-winning volumes (with a quarter of a million copies in print), syndicated in fifty alternative newspapers, and translated into many languages. Now, at last, The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For gathers a “rich, funny, deep and impossible to put down” (Publishers Weekly) selection from all eleven Dykes volumes. Here too are sixty of the newest strips, never before published in book form. Settle in to this wittily illustrated soap opera (Bechdel calls it “half op-ed column and half endless serialized Victorian novel”) of the lives, loves, and politics of a cast of characters, most of them lesbian, living in a midsize American city that may or may not be Minneapolis. Her brilliantly imagined countercultural band of friends—academics, social workers, bookstore clerks—fall in and out of love, negotiate friendships, raise children, switch careers, and cope with aging parents. Bechdel fuses high and low culture—from foreign policy to domestic routine, hot sex to postmodern theory—in a serial graphic narrative “suitable for humanists of all persuasions.”
Bechdel, Alison. The Indelible Alison Bechdel: Confessions, Comix, and
Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out For . Ithaca: Firebrand, 1998. Benderson,
Bruce. Sex and Isolation and Other Essays. Madison: University of Wisconsin
Author: Lynne Huffer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Lynne Huffer's ambitious inquiry redresses the rift between feminist and queer theory, traversing the space of a new, post-moral sexual ethics that includes pleasure, desire, connection, and betrayal. She begins by balancing queer theorists' politics of sexual freedoms with a moralizing feminist politics that views sexuality as harm. Drawing on the best insights from both traditions, she builds an ethics centered on eros, following Michel Foucault's ethics as a practice of freedom and Luce Irigaray's lyrical articulation of an ethics of sexual difference. Through this theoretical lens, Huffer examines everyday experiences of ethical connection and failure connected to sex, including queer sexual practices, sodomy laws, interracial love, pornography, and work-life balance. Her approach complicates sexual identities while challenging the epistemological foundations of subjectivity. She rethinks ethics "beyond good and evil" without underestimating, as some queer theorists have done, the persistence of what Foucault calls the "catastrophe" of morality. Elaborating a thinking-feeling ethics of the other, Huffer encourages contemporary intellectuals to reshape sexual morality from within, defining an ethical space that is both poetically suggestive and politically relevant, both conceptually daring and grounded in common sexual experience.
The Indelible Alison Bechdel : Confessions , Comix , and Miscellaneous Dykes to
Watch Out For , Firebrand Books , 1998 . ... Since Bechdel last wrote to CA , her
work has become more widely available — and more widely appreciated .
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Author: Rebecca Beirne
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Category: Literary Criticism
Lesbians in Television and Text after the Millennium explores popular contemporary texts featuring lesbian characters, including The L Word, Queer as Folk, Dykes to Watch Out For, and various pornographic videos. Beirne places these works in the context of political and cultural trends of the post-millennial period and compares them to cultural representations of lesbians from the past. Taking up such issues as mainstreaming, feminine lesbians, the male gaze, female masculinity, and sexual practice, this book puts forward provocative readings of texts that have been little explored and offers new insights into the depiction of lesbians in popular culture.
Provides readers and readers' advisors with an introduction to twentieth-century gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered literature, with plot summaries, information about awards, and often suggestions for read-alikes.
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Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Alyson Publications
In the tenth book in the best-selling lesbian comic series that has become an international treasure, Mo, Clarice, Lois, Sparrow and Toni square off on questions of idealism, violence, compassion, patriotism and dissent. As they hash out their ideological differences, a black-and-white world takes on surprisingly variegated shades of grey. Syndicated worldwide and in Diva magazine, this newest addition to the series is guaranteed to take the UK lesbian community by storm.
The Dykes To Watch Out For series was recently collected and marketed by the
Quality Paperback Book Club . As Alison Bechdel asks in an interview in Dyke
Strippers ( 1995 : 22 ) , “ What happens when it's more and more acceptable to
be a ...
... Cavedweller by Dorothy Allison ( Dutton ) ; for gay men's studies : The Other
Side of Silence by John Loughery ( Henry ... R.D. Zimmerman ( Delacorte ) ; for
lesbian biography / autobiography : The Indelible Alison Bechdel by Alison
The prize packs will include such top - selling titles as Silent Words by Joan Drury
, Trash : Stories by Dorothy Allison , The Drag Queen of Elfland : Short Stories by
Lawrence Schimel , The Indelible Alison Bechdel : Confessions , Comix and ...
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Dykes To Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel . Reviewed by Beren de Motier . 21
Queer Dog : Homo / Pup / Poetry ed . by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg . Reviewed by
Frontlist releases from Firebrand : The Indelible Alison Bechdel : Confessions ,
Comix , and Miscellaneous Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel ; Read My
Lips : Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchins ; Waiting
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