Post on Fun Home


In “Autographic Disclosures and Genealogies of Desire in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home,” Julia Watson’s main argument is that Fun Home is “a multimodal form different from both written life narrative and visual or photographic self-portraiture.” According to Julia Watson, Bechdel has used different visual representations, but at the same time, it is intertextual which requires the readers to read it differently. She also add that Fun Home attracts “hybrid form of autographics to explore complex formations of gender and sexuality in the modern family.”

I also agree with Julia Watson that cartoon representation does enhance the verbal representation. I think what is difficult is to accept autographics as autobiography since it involves cartoons. Also the good thing is that autographic autobiographies are visual and verbal texts so it becomes really important for us to understand them in a different way.

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