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FYSB 1744: Here/There: Migrant Narratives

This guide accompanies a workshop held in the Barnard Zine Library for Professor Ula's First Year Seminar class. Session led by zine library director Jenna Freedman

Read and Discuss

Read More Zines

Read/skim a zine for two minutes, pass it counter clockwise, and read the next for two minutes for four rounds. (8-10 minutes)

Discuss in groups of two or three (5-10 minutes)

  • What appeals to you (or not) about one or more of the zines? What moves you?
  • With regard to the Piepmeier reading, how do the zine graphics complement or complicate the text?
  • How might the zines you read inform persuasive writing, like your op-ed assignment?

Discuss with the full group (10-15 minutes)

Zines Are

What is a zine?

share a word or phrase that personifies zines to you (five minutes)

Nijsten, Nina. Scissors & Chainsaws No. 2 : Diary Comic Zine Made in July 2020 During International Zine Month. Gent, Belgium: Nina Nijsten, 2020.