Teaching Gender with Zines: A workshop for instructors | Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
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Teaching Gender with Zines: A workshop for instructors

October 5, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Jude Vachon

Sponsored by GSWS

Former librarian and local zine-creator Jude Vachon will lead two workshops on “Teaching With Zines” – self-published, non-commercial pieces of work that foster individual expression. These workshops are for instructors across the disciplines who are interested in learning how to integrate zines into their teaching curriculum. She will be discussing the standard and alternate histories of zines, and the value of using zines in teaching as research materials and writing assignments. Zines can aid in connecting individual experiences to theoretical ideas, and are additionally a great way to teach about copyright/creative commons/anti-copyright ideas.
The first workshop will be held on Monday, October 5 at 2pm. Due to the level of interest, there will be a second workshop on Thursday, October 8 at 1pm, for those unable to attend the first session. Both workshops will be held in CL 402-E, the GSWS Seminar Room/Library.
Later in October, the inaugural Pittsburgh Feminist Zine Fest will be happening (http://feministzinefestpgh.tumblr.com/). The zine fair part of the weekend will be held here on Pitt's campus in the Frick Fine Arts Cloisters on Sunday, October 18, from noon-5. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend the fair on campus. Come learn about ways to prepare students to think about the medium and its relation to gender, sexuality, and feminist representation today.

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