Zines for Critical Reflection and Pedagogy
This course is for anyone who is interested in learning more about zines. During the six-weeks we will learn what zines through the lenses of critical pedagogy and social justice. Students will not only read zines each week but make a finished zine for their final project. We will delve into case studies, ethics and considerations, how to start a zine collection at your institution, and how to incorporate zines into your teaching, whether it is an entire course or a one-shot. Each week will consist of presentations, readings and assignments that will support learners in developing their own zine programming or instruction session. No previous knowledge of or experience with zines requested, and we welcome folks from all kinds of institutions. All required readings will be provided. Learning outcomes: Participants will be introduced to a history of zines, zine making, and radical/independent publishing; Participants will be introduced to DIY (do-it-yourself) zine creation and publication so that they can teach others how to make zines; Participants will gain insight into how different disciplines incorporate zines into their teaching as well as ethical and reflective consideration.
CALL SPONSORED: In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant, we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.