Event Title

Self-Made Spines: Healing, Politicization, and Education through Zines

Presenter Information

Joelle Eliza Lingat, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, K209

Start Date

4-25-2014 2:45 PM

End Date

4-25-2014 3:45 PM

Abtract

This project explores the capacities of zines to heal, politicize, and educate. Zines are informal magazines of both original and appropriated texts and images. They are often committed to distributing radical information to readers and—as “alternative textbooks”—can inspire direct action. This project contextualizes the increased presence of zines on Oberlin College’s campus in 2013, including three comic strips created in response to the March 4th racist events, and the “Disorientation Zine” created by students during fall orientation.

Notes

Session II, Panel 10 - Affect / Representation / Engagement: Studies of Being, Zines, and the Aesthetics of Resistance
Moderator: Meredith Raimondo, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Comparative American Studies

Major

Comparative American Studies; Environmental Studies

Advisor(s)

Janet Fiskio, Environmental Studies
Pablo Mitchell, Comparative American Studies; History

Project Mentor(s)

Pablo Mitchell, Comparative American Studies; History

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Apr 25th, 2:45 PM Apr 25th, 3:45 PM

Self-Made Spines: Healing, Politicization, and Education through Zines

Science Center, K209

This project explores the capacities of zines to heal, politicize, and educate. Zines are informal magazines of both original and appropriated texts and images. They are often committed to distributing radical information to readers and—as “alternative textbooks”—can inspire direct action. This project contextualizes the increased presence of zines on Oberlin College’s campus in 2013, including three comic strips created in response to the March 4th racist events, and the “Disorientation Zine” created by students during fall orientation.