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Dr Jane Simon researches and teaches in visual cultural studies, film studies and photography. Jane has published articles on amateur and experimental film, photography, artist's books and modes of writing about visual culture. Jane also specialises in photographic media and artists' books. Her artists' books are in international public collections including Manchester Metropolitan University's  Special Collections Library and University of West England's Centre for Fine Print Research. Jane completed her PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney in 2007 and in 2010 Jane was a Visiting Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow in the European Centre for Photographic Research at the University of Wales, UK. From 2013-2016 Jane was Co-Editor of the journal Somatechnics, published by Edinburgh University Press.

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  • Contemplating life: Rinko Kawauchi's autobiography of seeing

    Simon, J., 2019, Photography and ontology: unsettling images. West Brett, D. & Lusty, N. (eds.). New York ; London: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, p. 119-131 13 p. (Routledge History of Photography).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Feeling around for matter: Mikiko Hara's quiet observations

    Simon, J., 2019, In : Trans-Asia photography review. 10, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Documenting the domestic: Chantal Akerman's experimental autobiography as archive

    Simon, J., 2017, In : Australian Feminist Studies. 32, 91-92, p. 150-170 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle