Jennifer Lynde Barker

Jennifer Lynde Barker is an Associate Professor of film studies at Bellarmine University, where she directs the Film Studies minor and specialises in animation and film history and aesthetics. Author of The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection, she has published numerous articles and film reviews (in Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Literature/Film Quarterly, MUBI Notebook, and Cinema Scope, among others) and curated animation programs at the Midnight Sun Film Festival. She is currently writing a book on early 20th century animation.


A fresh look at Hermína Týrlová, the mother of Czech animation, once the winner of many awards who isn’t well-remembered outside her country.


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