Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies Pathway Leader on MA Fashion Communication (Critical Studies)
Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins
Jane Tynan is a lecturer on BA and MA design and communication courses at Central Saint Martins. Her research encompasses fashion studies, design history and visual culture. She has taught across a range of arts and humanities courses in Ireland and the UK, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the CSM Fashion: History, Theory, Curation and Film research group. She is series editor for Palgrave Studies in Fashion and the Body.
Social history of fashion and clothing; history of uniform clothing-military and civilian, camouflage; fashion and social identity; fashion and politics; conflict and visual/material culture; the body and war memory; design and activism: gender and design; protest and visual culture.
Jane Tynan’s research concerns the history and politics of design. At the moment, she is working on visual and material aspects of warfare, with a focus on uniforms and the body. This reflects her ongoing interest in the ordinary, often transient images, objects and spaces that mediate civil-military relations.
Her other projects concern the distinctive images and objects that mark transformations in law and order, protest and politics. She has published on the history of the trench coat and the role of police uniform in nineteenth century law and order reform. In addition, she has contributed to various conferences and published volumes on conflict and visual culture.
Publications include British Army Uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki (2013) and the forthcoming Understanding Uniform: clothing and discipline in the modern world (2019), both of which explore uniform as an embodied social practice. For her current research project, she turns to images of the military body in guerrilla warfare and insurgency.
Miriam Phelan, Crisis, Commemoration and Dress: Designing Memory of the Revolutionary Period in Ireland, PhD candidate, Royal College of Art, second supervisor with Sarah Cheang
Ray Kinsella, Post-war Britain’s First Youth Subculture: The Jazz Scene in Soho, 1945-1950, PhD candidate, University of the Arts London, second supervisor with Roger Sabin, Central Saint Martins
Lydia Kaye, Digital Anthropology, wearable technology and gender, PhD candidate, University of the Arts London, second supervisor with Jaimie Brassett, Central Saint Martins
Yijing Wang, Ethnography through Animation: A case study of the Longhorn Miao people, PhD candidate, University of the Arts London, Director of Studies, Central Saint Martins
Mahtab Hanna, Silent Protest: political jewellery in Iran, PhD candidate, University of the Arts London, second supervisor with Caroline Broadhead, Central Saint Martins
Ahmed Jameel, Collaboration in Graphic Novels, PhD candidate, University of the Arts London, second supervisor with Roger Sabin, Central Saint Martins
Tynan, Jane (2016) Researching the visual and material cultures of war and conflict. In: The Routledge Companion to Military Research Methods. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 301-316. ISBN 9781472442758
Tynan, Jane and Biernoff, Suzannah (2012) Making and Remaking the Civilian Soldier: The World War I Photographs of Horace Nicholls. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 5 (3). pp. 277-293. ISSN 1752-6272
Tynan, Jane (2015) Utopian Bodies: Fashion and Resistance. In: Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward. Liljevalchs, Stockholm, pp. 182-186. ISBN 978-86011-29-1
Tynan, Jane (2015) The unmilitary appearance of the 1916 rebels. In: Making 1916: Material and Visual Culture of the Easter Rising. Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, pp. 25-33.
Tynan, Jane (2015) Michel Foucault: fashioning the body politic. In: Thinking Through Fashion: A Guide to Key Theorists. Dress Cultures . I.B.Tauris, London and New York. ISBN 9781780767338
Tynan, Jane (2013) Power Dressing: on fashion and regulation clothing. Vestoj,The Journal of Sartorial Matters, 1 (4). 35 -42. ISSN 2000-4036
Tynan, Jane (2011) Military Dress and Men’s Outdoor Leisurewear: Burberry’s Trench Coat in First World War Britain. Journal of Design History, 24 (2). pp. 139-156. ISSN 1741-7279, 0952-4649
Tynan, Jane (2013) Military Chic: fashioning civilian bodies for war. In: War and the body: militarisation, practice and experience. War, politics and experience . Routledge, London, pp. 78-89. ISBN 9780415692151
Tynan, Jane (2013) British Army Uniform and the First World War: Men in Khaki. Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230301573