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The End of Monuments

This Barnard Zine Library guide supports Anayvelyse Allen-Mossman's class, The End of Monuments, taught at Columbia University in the fall semester, 2020.

Read and Discuss

Zine sampler! Read/skim a zine for five minutes and then switch. You will not be able to finish each zine now.

[Content: curse words, sexuality, nudity, violence]

  1. ¿Por qué el gobierno es así?
  2. Our Stories Matter
  3. Sillywish #5

Breakout rooms 5-8 minutes

  • What does the zine say about its creator--directly or indirectly?
  • Why do you think they chose a zine as their medium?
  • Are there graphics in the zine? Handwriting? Collages? Do they complement or complicate the text?
  • What might be the lasting impact of this zine--on the creator, you, other readers, the world?

Zines Are

What is a zine?

Barnard Zine Library Definition

A zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a DIY* subculture self-publication, usually made on paper and reproduced with a photocopier or printer. Zine creators are often motivated by a desire to share knowledge or experience with people in marginalized or otherwise less-empowered communities.

written by Jade Levine BC '19 and Jenna Freedman

A Little More About Zines


Sandner, David. “Zines to the Future! The Secret History of Zines.” StoryMapJS. Accessed October 6, 2020.

Note: sharing this timeline is not a 100% endorsement. It's useful, but I have some issues.