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Virtual Exhibition Walkthrough - Pulp Fiction 5:30pm
Friday, September 23rd, 2022
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Other via ZoomJoin guest curator and Associate Professor of Art Alison Paul for a closer look at the exhibition, "Ray Guns, Dames, and the Guilty Gaze: Feminism and the Golden Age of Science Fiction Pulps".
The availability of cheap and easy printing on pulp paper in the U.S. during the second quarter of the twentieth century spawned multiple magazine publications known as “pulps,” giving birth to new genres of speculative fiction, many featuring sex and violence. This exhibition turns a feminist lens on the golden age of pulp fiction magazines to question the production and consumption of gender, race, and dis/ability through this wildly popular medium.
Curated by UConn professors Alison Paul (Art & Art History), and Barbara Gurr (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program), the show features original artworks from the Robert Lesser Pulp Art Collection on loan from the New Britain Museum of American Art, and original pulp publications on loan from the Watkinson Library at Trinity College.
The exhibition and related public programs are supported by the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, the School of Fine Arts, and the Office of the Vice President for Research.
Speaker bio: Alison Paul is an Associate Professor of Art and Area Coordinator for the Illustration/Animation concentration in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Connecticut. Paul creates illustrations and stop-motion animations using cut paper collage. Her work is fundamentally about storytelling to a variety of audiences. Paul’s animations have been shown in film festivals internationally, and her children’s books have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. She has curated exhibitions at the UConn Library in Storrs and Roots Reading Room in Providence, RI. Professor Paul has taught at UConn since 2011.
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D-I-Y Zine Basics 12:30pm
Thursday, September 29th, 2022
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs Campus via ZoomZines are DIY publications that have served as modes of expression as well as communication for underrepresented subcultures and social movements, including punk. They are analog and use a collage aesthetic to combine image and text in visually engaging ways.
In this virtual workshop, learn about DIY publications with Archivist Graham Stinnett and Metadata Librarian Rhonda Kauffman to get started making your own zines.
Held in conjunction with the exhibitions, Days and Nights of Print and Punk at UConn Archives’ Schimmelpfeng Gallery and Wild Youth: Punk and New Wave from the 1970s and 1980s at the William Benton Museum of Art.
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Suggested materials list:
• 1 sheet of letter sized paper
• Magazines, newspapers, stickers to collage with, preferably images with high contrast.
• Glue stick or tape
• Sharpie fine and ultra fine permanent markers
• 1-inch and ¾ inch alphabet stickers in various colors
• Patterned Washi tape
Level Up materials list:
• Label maker
• Plastic bone folder
• Alphabet stamps w/ink pad
• Long arm stapler
Speaker bios: Graham Stinnett is an Archivist overseeing the Human Rights and Alternative Press Collections at the UConn Library, Archives & Special Collections. He holds an M.A. in Archival Studies from the University of Winnipeg/University of Manitoba and a B.A. in History from the University of Manitoba. His work focuses on the archivist as activist and expanding access to archives for a diverse audience. He is the host of d’Archive, an archives radio show and podcast, as well as Curator of the traveling punk rock archives exhibition, Live at The Anthrax: Connecticut’s Hardcore History. Graham currently teaches undergraduate courses on archives, memory and popular culture.
Rhonda Kauffman is a Metadata Management Librarian, who manages metadata necessary for the discovery, access, and stewardship of UConn Library collections. Previously, she worked as metadata librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and metadata/catalog librarian at Lehigh University. She is also an adjunct professor at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where she teaches a course in library technical services. Rhonda holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS) from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Information Science. She received her bachelor of arts in psychology from UConn, and is very happy to return to her alma mater as a member of the library. Her research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion in library collections and technical services; and zine librarianship.
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