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Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home puts an oft-neglected feminist canon into allusive conversation with conventionally "classic" authors such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. Fun Home has carved a place on countless syllabi, fostering rich discussions of form and content, memory and family, and sexual politics. However, many who encounter it have not read Ulysses, Fear of Flying, or the myriad other texts Bechdel invokes.

This paper details an open-access digital humanities resource developed to help readers navigate these allusions without providing “answers.” Through a comprehensive catalog, it makes a landmark text more accessible to all.

The presentation associated with this article can be accessed at: http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24339

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30-3-2018 12:00 AM

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30-3-2018 12:00 AM

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24652

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Digital humanities, Alison Bechdel (1960- ). Fun home -- Criticism and interpretation, Graphic novels -- Study and teaching, Allusions in literature

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Allusive Meaning in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: Digital Humanities as Curricular Enhancement

Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home puts an oft-neglected feminist canon into allusive conversation with conventionally "classic" authors such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde. Fun Home has carved a place on countless syllabi, fostering rich discussions of form and content, memory and family, and sexual politics. However, many who encounter it have not read Ulysses, Fear of Flying, or the myriad other texts Bechdel invokes.

This paper details an open-access digital humanities resource developed to help readers navigate these allusions without providing “answers.” Through a comprehensive catalog, it makes a landmark text more accessible to all.

The presentation associated with this article can be accessed at: http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24339