Not So ‘Fun Home’

August 25, 2015

By Colleen Flaherty at Inside Higher Ed

Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home: A Family Tragicomichas won numerous accolades and its stage adaptation swept this summer's Tony Awards. The book is an autobiographical meditation on love, family and identity, and with its constant references to Greek mythology and literary greats from Shakespeare to James Joyce, it’s not hard to see why it was Duke University’s recommended summer reading for incoming freshmen. But some students are objecting to the novel’s depictions of lesbian sexuality, arguing that the book is borderline pornographic and they shouldn’t have been asked to read it...

Schools: Duke University