Unmasking the Memes
This edition of Voices Through The Mask presents an entertaining and informative analysis of Covid-19 memes. Memes have had a significant role in representing and shaping individuals’ thoughts and behaviors during the pandemic. Covid-19 has led people to new and unique experiences that have manifested in the medium of internet memes. Join us as we venture out to reflect about and unpack this cultural phenomenon.
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- Jessica Guynn, Mike Snider and Kelly Tyko. “Coronavirus: Fears Spark ‘Panic Buying’ of Toilet Paper, Water, Hand Sanitizer. Here’s Why We All Need to Calm Down.” The Florida Times-Union, Florida Times-Union, 3 Mar. 2020.
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