The CLST Popular Print Culture Working Group’s first meeting of the year will feature a presentation on “Feminist Zines and Print Culture’s Enduring Vitality.” Jude Vachon and Marie Skoczylas will discuss the upcoming inaugural Pittsburgh Feminist Zine Fest, reflect on the importance of zines, and participate in open discussion about zines and print culture. Vachon is a former librarian and local zine-creator. Skoczylas is a Visiting Instructor in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program at Pitt who is incorporating a study of zines into her Feminist Theory classes this semester. [Note that this presentation differs from the GSWS workshop Marie Skoczylas is conducting on “Teaching with Zines” for the benefit of instructors, which is scheduled for a different day].
After the presentation, the Group will meet briefly to discuss plans for events in the upcoming year. The Group’s meetings are open to all graduate students and faculty members interested in popular print culture and its history. A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Karen Lillis, firstname.lastname@example.org.