From your assignment: You will explore and formulate an informed opinion about the relationship of one zine, as compared to products of mainstream journalism on the same topic, to a concern of immediate political concern to Native Americans in this country. You will study the zine with an eye to its characteristics, its focus, and, ultimately, its purpose or function as text. You will then consider the zine in comparison to a sampling of topically related essays or articles (around 3) from the popular press.
Your analysis will culminate in an Atavist page, accompanied by a 5-minute presentation of your work. On Atavist, your written analysis should be accompanied by six "blocks" (minimum) of supporting media that contribute to your argument. Caption the media you use and cite your sources appropriately using MLA Style.
Note: Always check Moodle for the the most up to date information about the assignment.
Atavist is an easy-to-use, multimedia publishing and storytelling tool that allows you to shape and enhance your project with a variety of title designs, visual themes, and drag and drop blocks of image, video, sound, maps, embedded content, and more. In ENGL 362, we will use this tool to house your zine projects.
To begin your project, give it a title and description, start from scratch or with a title design and theme.
Your digital project must include, at minimum, six blocks of media content integrated with your narrative. "Blocks" can be images, slideshows, videos, maps, audio files, pull quotes, and more. Add blocks with the blue button on the left side of your project screen.
Edit your block with the attached toolbar.
Remember, DO NOT select "PUBLISH" unless you want your page to go public.
Need help? Atavist has created detailed documentation for how to create, build, and design your project. Visit the help pages via the link below or check out a tutorial on YouTube.
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For your digital storytelling and presentation assignment, your professor and librarian have identified a selection of zines related the themes of the course. Select one zine to analyze for your project.
Zines will be available during Prof. MacBain's office hours or by appointment.
Below is a selection of topically related articles and essays from the popular press. You are welcome to select one of these samples for your project. Not every article will work for every zine, so be selective!
Use these databases to identify articles and essays within the independent and mainstream press.
In addition to finding images through library resources like ARTstor, many digital images are available for study or educational purposes in other digital collections online. Always read and comply with the use restrictions for specific image sources. Images should be cited in all cases, even if the image is very small, or in the public domain. You may be able to find images for your project using the resources below.