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"Are You My Mother?" Alison Bechdel

Familial relationships are complicated. There’s no sugarcoating it. A childhood in a tense environment can spell lifelong trauma.

In Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel chronicles her relationship with her mother throughout her life. 652 more words


Monday Book Review

My husband and I were talking about books we loved when we were growing up. Now, as adults, our tastes in books run very opposite of each other, but we both agreed on the first books he said. 332 more words

Parents And Educators

Comics Herstory: Alison Bechdel

It’s hard to get into comics without having heard of Alison Bechdel, whether it’s because of the famed Bechdel Test, a way of determining gender bias in film, or her enormously popular and literary graphic novel, … 367 more words


Surreal Sunday


I can no longer call my mom crazy when she does silly things like not recognizing someone, or not realize she’s walking into the wrong house. 415 more words

My Life

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama (Review)

Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel is a gripping read. Bechdel explores her mother’s life and Bechdel’s relationship with her as Bechdel works on… 641 more words

Suzanna Anderson

Review: Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

Near the end of Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel describes the comic as a “meta book”—an exploration of Bechdel’s relationship with her mom and Bechdel’s grappling with how to write about her mom as she’s writing the comic. 948 more words


[Comics] as Reading - Chapter 5 - Introduction, or [Comics] as Guide to Textual Subjectivity pt. 2

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2. Photographic Hermeneutics

In the epigraph to this chapter, the oft-cited W.J.T. Mitchell dismisses the notion that the, by modern standards, fanciful tales of verse romances or morality plays would have any “reality” for a medieval reader and presumes his own reader to follow him in seeing how obviously absurd such a notion might be. 7,474 more words