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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

    Ms Jane Batkin

    Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader

    Lincoln School of Film & Media
    College of Arts

    About Jane Batkin

    Jane holds an MA in Writing from City University and has had her work exhibited in the October Gallery in Bloomsbury.  She works in the School of Film and Media as a Critical Studies Lecturer in Animation and in Media Production. Previously, Jane taught at Ravensbourne College in London.
    She recently presented a paper at the SAS (Society of Animation Studies) Conference in Toronto on the topic of Looney Tunes and its cultural connections and is currently writing a book entitled ‘Identity in Animation’ for Routledge Publishers. Jane is also presenting a paper on the theme of ‘Identity and Otherness in Wallace and Gromit’ in July 2015.

    Department Responsibilities

    Jane is Module Co-ordinator for the Historical and Contextual Analysis of Animation on the BA (Hons) Animation programme, exploring gender, censorship, character and the rise of the studios as well as referencing important cultural and political time lines in Animation. She is also Module Co-ordinator on the Independent Research Unit for Animation and teaches on the research units at levels 2 and 3 for Media Production. Jane is also Module Co-ordinator for the critical studies modules at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the BA (Hons) Interactive Design course.

    Subject Specialism

    History of Animation,  Independent Critical Research in Film and Media, Culture and Audience


    • MA in Creative Writing — City University
    • PGCE in Further and Higher Education — University of Greenwich
    • BA (Hons) English and Literary Studies with American Studies — Middlesex University

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Freelance Writer/Reviewer for an Arts and Culture Magazine

    Research Interests

    Research Projects

    • Identity in Animation (book) — 2014
    • Paper: Rethinking the Rabbit: revolution, identity and connection in Looney Tunes — 2014

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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