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Glasgow Zine Fest

Global Meme Cultures: Creative Practices in Online Civic Engagement

Sun 9 July 2023

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Please note: this event will be held online.

With the proliferation of social media, internet memes have become a ubiquitous part of everyday communication. However, the power of memes cannot be fully understood without taking into account their connection to the political and cultural landscape where they are made and the lives of the people who make them. This talk will share global examples of memes in different languages to illustrate the roles they play in youth’s civic engagement around the world.

About the facilitator:

Sulafa Zidani is a writer, speaker, and educator. She lives in Chicago, where she a professor of global digital media at Northwestern University’s School of Communication. She has published academic and popular press articles about internet culture phenomena including memes, mash-ups, and word-play, and is currently working on her book-length study about global multilinguisitic internet memes.


This event is for ages 16+ and will be held online. You will need a good internet connection and a laptop/computer/mobile device to join us.

There will be 100 attendees maximum, and the event will feature comfort breaks. During this event, attendees will participate in: visual presentations

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Event Type


Talks & Events


Online via Zoom


3:00pm — 4:15pm





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BSL interpretation

Live transcription

Tickets no longer available