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Applications in Climate & Society, Spring 2022

Zine workshop led by Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman. Brian L Kahn, Andrew J Kruczkiewicz, and Roop Singh, professors.

Jenna Freedman

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Jenna Freedman
MLC 203 (generally on campus Tues-Thurs)
Subjects: Zines

Zine Assignment

Professors, please explain yourselves.
Tuxie cat gingerly reaches a paw at a scotch tape dispenser

Feedback from last year's zine makers.

Zine Basics

What is a zine?

Zine definition from Scissors & Chainsaws No. 2 : Diary Comic Zine Made in July 2020 During International Zine Month by Nina Echozina, excerpt shared with permission

Anything anyone wants to add? Please share it in the chat!

Zine Immersion


Skim a zine for four minutes and then switch, for four rounds. You will not be able to read every zine in its entirety.

Find more Barnard zines to read online. (Not now--later!)

Reflect: 2 minutes

Make notes about what you absorbed and how zines feel to you.

Discuss What You Read and Saw

photo of a cat with an open box and a pile of zinesDiscuss: 10 minutes

How did the zine make you feel? What types of propaganda work on you?

Why did the creator(s) make a zine instead of...a book, a poem, street theater, an Instagram post, a meme, a protest, a letter to the editor, etc.?

How to the images complement or complicate the text?

Share: 10 minutes

Consider: 3 minutes

Think about which elements you connect to and how you might use them to make an academic argument in a non-academic way.