Hope you all had a good weekend. Since people have been doing a nice job pursuing their own interests and lines of thinking in the blog recently, I’m going to make this first post on Fun Home open-ended and up to you again. There’s lots to think about in this first section of the novel — some of our ongoing questions such as narrative time, memory, form, and text and image, certainly come up here again, and we’ll spend some time Wednesday thinking about what Bechdel is doing along those lines, so you might write on some of those issues if that interests you.But feel free to focus on whatever seems significant as something that would allow you a way into thinking about the larger issues of the text. The only fundamental requirement here is that you ground your thinking in close analysis of specific material from the novel — think about the larger questions and issues that Bechdel’s writing opens up and what seems significant in it to you.
Reminder: your response should go in the comments section for this post — click the “Leave a Comment” link at the top of the post. It should be at least 250 words, and is due by midnight on Tuesday, October 25th. After class on Monday, you should return to this thread and post a response to one classmate’s post by class time Friday the 28th. If you have any questions, let me know via email.