Symposium Selfing and Shelving: Zines, Zine Media, and Zintivism

May 3, 2024

Mainz University, Alter Musiksaal, Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 2-4

08:30 – 09:00 am                   Registration

09:00 – 09:15                         Welcome

09:15 – 10:15                         Selfing I: Scenes

Chair: Simge Büyükgümüs

Matthew Worley (Reading): Fanzines – Genres of Political Writing 

Blanca Algaba Pérez (Madrid): Searching for identities: how fanzines provided meaning and communities to the youth in Madrid in the 1980s

10:15 – 10:30                         Coffee break

10:30 – 11:30                         Zintivism and Zine Paedagogies

Chair: Lydia Kleinstück

Emilee Bews / Margaret McKenzie / Samantha Nepton (Montreal): DecoloniZine: Building Community through Arts-based Projects

Sally Campbell Pirie (Amherst): Whimsy as method: Using zines in ethnographic research

11:30 – 11:45                         Coffee break

11:45 – 12:45                         Shelving I: Theory and Ethics

Chair: Oliver Scheiding

Christian Schmidt (Berlin): On the reciprocal and interwoven practices of “selfing” and “shelving” in and with zines

Laurence Byrne (London): Zines against the state: ethical considerations for zine collections within national libraries

12:45 – 02:00                         Lunch

02:00 – 03:30                         Selfing II: Affect(s)

Chair: Sabina Fazli

Abi Hockaday (Newcastle): Affected Fan(dom)s, Affecting Communities: Women Fans and the Golden Age of British Science Fiction (1950-1960)

Lea Cooper (Edinburgh): Zines as Crip Doulas

Marie-Pierre Bonniol (Berlin): Finding Peers: From Fanzines to Livres d’Images

03:30 – 04:00                         Coffee break

04:00 – 05:00                         Shelving II: Local Collections

Chair: Frank Newton

Ricarda Musser (Berlin): Shelving zines and zine media from Latin America: The example of Chile

Shreyas R. Krishnan / Aggie Toppins (St. Louis): TL;DR Zine Archive. Collecting Creative Research & Fostering Collaboration

05:00 – 05:15                         Coffee break

05:15 – 06:15                         Materiality and the Postdigital 

Chair: Miloš Hroch

Peter Willis (Coventry): Towards a Material History of Zines

Jānis Daugavietis (Riga): New printed punk zines in the small scene: the case of Riga’s ‘Puve’ and ‘Grūst’ (2022-2024)

ca. 07:30                                 Dinner (tba)

For an online-version of the symposium’s abstracts click here.