Richardson, Sarah Catherine
Sarah Richardson graduated with a Master of Arts in English Literature with Distinction from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in December 2011. Her thesis was titled "A 'stain on silence': the Registration of Trauma in the Comics Memoirs of Alison Bechdel and Art Spiegelman." She has worked as a tutor in several English Literature papers and has delivered guest lectures.
ArticlesHalfway through the 2006 memoir comic Fun Home, the reader encounters a photograph that the book’s author, Alison Bechdel, found in a box of family snapshots shortly after her father’s death. The picture—“literally the core of the book, the centrefold” (Bechdel qtd. in Chute “Interview” 1006)—of Alison’s teenaged babysitter, Roy, erotically reclining on a bed in only his underwear,...Read more