Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social Commentary and Representation
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 a “Teaching with Primary Sources: Using Comic Books to Teach Social Commentary and Representation” workshop for faculty and graduate students. This workshop will be held on Thursday, April 5, 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.
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 our 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 will involve new activities, so is also a stand-alone workshop. Prior attendance at our previous workshops is not at all necessary. We invite you to attend as our “students”!
Register for the workshop here.
Want to know more? Contact Jill Anderson or Kevin Fleming with questions.