Pronatalism and (M)otherhood in Paula Knight’s The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life by Paula Knight is the focus of this paper by Sathyaraj Venkatesan and Chinmay Murali for the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. The paper discusses how the pluripotent space of the comics medium allows the author to arraign the ideology of pronatalism as an oppressive force that mediates her lived experience of infertility. It also examines the socially constructed and gendered nature of motherhood as it unfolds in Knight’s narrative. Buy and read online HERE.