Zines for Critical Reflection and Pedagogy

$250.00

Dates: November 1 - December 12

Credits: 2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

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.

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Credits

2.25 CEUs or 22.5 PDHs

Registration dates

We accept registrations through the first week of classes, unless enrollment is full, and unless the class was canceled before it started due to low enrollment.

Course Description

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.

Dawn Stahura

Dawn StahuraDawn Stahura is a Research and Instruction Librarian for Health Sciences and the Sciences at Salem State University. Prior to this she worked as a Research and Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences and was the Zine Librarian at Simmons University. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing, and an A.A.S in Business Management. She earned her M.L.S from Indiana University in 2009.

Des Alaniz

Des Alaniz (they/them) is an educator, librarian and zinester who currently lives on occupied Chumash-Barbareno lands on the Central Coast of California. Des works at the University of California Santa Barbara in the Evolving Workforce Resident Librarian residency role. They have created and facilitated classes around zines, research justice, teaching with archives, and activist archives for academic and public audiences for over six years.

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Special Session

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