Dr Jennifer Good

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Senior Lecturer History & Theory of Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

London College of Communication

Biography

BA (Hons) Nottingham Trent, MA and PhD University of Nottingham, PG Cert (Teaching & Learning in Art & Design) UAL.

Jennifer originally trained as a printmaker and textile artist. Her PhD in Visual Culture focussed on the photographic representation of the September 11th attacks, with a special interest in trauma theory, psychoanalysis and the idea of public memory. She was formerly a faculty member at the Foundation for International Education, and has worked as a freelance researcher for the UK Government Art Collection.

She is the author of Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma(Bloomsbury, 2015) and co-editor of Mythologizing the Vietnam War: Visual Culture and Mediated Memory (CSP, 2014). She writes regularly for photography publications including Source magazine.

Research interests

Photography & conflict; history & memory; trauma theory & psychoanalysis; media representation of the War on Terror; multimedia & cybercultures;  pedagogies of reading, writing and image-making. Core member of Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC), and founding member of LCC War and Conflict research hub.

Research statement

Jennifer’s research practice is concerned with the photographic representation of conflict, specifically on psychological and psychoanalytical levels. Ideas around the perceived dichotomy between visual and textual modes of representation are also central, and a concern with the ways in which photography is written about in academic and other discourses underlies all her work.

As well as photojournalism and documentary photography, she has also published work in the area of pedagogic research, with a particular interest in the teaching and reading of theoretical texts.

Students

Zephie Begolo, Awakening the Unconscious Feminine: Photography as a Magical Narrative - Myth and a Sacred Feminine Space.

Selected research outputs

  • The Unconscious Abides

    Good, Jennifer (2015) The Unconscious Abides. In: Staging Disorder. Black Dog, London, pp. 24-25. ISBN 978-1910433157

  • Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma

    Good, Jennifer (2015) Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma. Bloomsbury Academic, London. ISBN 9781472533319

  • An Action Research Intervention Towards Overcoming Theory Resistance in Photojournalism Students

    Good, Jennifer (2015) An Action Research Intervention Towards Overcoming Theory Resistance in Photojournalism Students. In: Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice. Perspectives on Writing. The WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press, Fort Collins, Colorado, pp. 49-56. ISBN 9781602357624

  • Buildings and Bodies: Religious imagery and 9/11

    Good, Jennifer (2014) Buildings and Bodies: Religious imagery and 9/11. In: Conflict Through the Eye of the Lens, 19 July 2014, MOSTYN Gallery, Llandudno, Wales.

  • Introduction

    Good, Jennifer and Lowe, Paul and Lardinois, Brigitte and Williams, Val (2014) Introduction. In: Mythologizing the Vietnam War: Visual Culture and Mediated Memory. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, xiii-xv. ISBN 978-1-4438-5442-9

  • Considering Vietnam

    Williams, Val and Pollard, Jennifer and Lowe, Paul and Lardinois, Brigitte, Imperial War Museum, University of the Arts London Photography and Archive Research Centre (2012) Considering Vietnam. In: Considering Vietnam, 17-18 February 2012, Imperial War Museum, London.