2012 | 18 | 287-299
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Lesbijka, córka geja. Homoseksualizm — tabu — autonarracja w powieści graficznej "Fun Home. Tragikomiks rodzinny" Alison Bechdel

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Lesbian, Gay’s Daughter. Homosexuality — Taboo — Autonarrations
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Autonarration in “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel, is analyzed as an artistic therapy, as a method of dealing with the trauma of homosexuality. The narration is seen as the most important category of ordering human life: thanks to it the individual is able to build her identity, to understand herself and others. The same story is told from a different perspective and it makes reinterpretation of events. The purpose of constructing autonarration is to understand the past, to deal with a problem, get rid of a trauma or to break a taboo. This kind of autonarration can arise not only during therapy session with a specialist, but also in the autobiographical texts. In Alison Bechdel’s comics breaking the taboo is also shown by embedding autonarration in the context of literary works (Wilde, Proust, Colette) and psychological works (Hermans, Ricouer).
  • Uniwersytet Warszawski
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