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Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social Commentary and Representation

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Given the popularity of the new Black Panther film, Kevin Fleming, Popular Music and Culture Archivist, and Jill Anderson, History/African-American Studies/Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Librarian, are offering the workshop “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social Commentary and Representation” for faculty and graduate students.

This workshop will be held on Friday, April 13th 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and will take place in the Colloquium Room, Library South 8, on the downtown Atlanta campus.

EDIT: The original workshop (scheduled for Thursday, April 5th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:oo p.m.) was cancelled and rescheduled for April the 13th. 

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will be the “students” for exercises utilizing comic books from the Special Collections and Archives’ Popular Culture Literature Collection and other related primary sources. The exercise will be followed by discussion and brainstorming on other creative ways to use these resources for teaching.

This workshop is a follow-up to Jill and Kevin’s 2017 workshops on teaching with comic books (“Teaching with Primary Sources: Popular Culture and Pulp” and “Teaching with Primary sources: Comic Books and Context,”) but is a stand-alone workshop that includes new activities. Prior attendance at their previous workshops is not at all necessary.

Register for the workshop here.

Want to know more? Contact Jill Anderson or Kevin Fleming with questions.