Dr Eddie Falvey
Before joining Arts University Plymouth in 2017, Eddie was based at the University of Exeter where he completed degrees in English and Film Studies. Here at Arts University Plymouth, Eddie is Cross-College Lecturer in Contextual Studies and Contextual Studies Lecturer in BA (Hons) Animation & Games.
His AHRC-funded PhD thesis (awarded 2018) focussed on depictions of New York during the time of film’s early development. During his time at the University of Exeter he taught on various modules in the English and Film department.
He has published widely on film and associated media and has forthcoming chapters on adaptation and intermediality in the films of Spike Jonze, monstrosity as queerness in contemporary horror film, integration as reception in The Shape of Water, and contemporary adult animation.
Eddie is writing a monograph on Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator, and recently published an edited collection on 21st century horror titled New Blood: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Horror, co-edited with Joe Hickinbottom and Jonathan Wroot, University of Wales Press, 2020.
As a contextual studies lecturer, Eddie lectures across the university to students on various degree programmes. His role within the animation and games department is to design and deliver contextual studies across the cohort, including dissertation supervision.
Eddie has presented conference papers at a variety of international events, has given public lectures, and has served as a peer-reviewer for journals in film studies.
- AHRC funding for a PhD in Film Studies (3 years, University of Exeter)
- Funded IPS Fellow at the John Kluge Centre (6 months, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.)
- Teaching Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Eddie’s research interests are broad. His current interests are in horror and exploitation, adaptation studies and intermediality, American independent film, animated television, and reception studies. He would be happy to discuss research projects on any of the above topics.
Selected forthcoming work:
- New Blood: Framing Horror in the 21st Century (with Joe Hickinbottom and Jonathan Wroot). Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2019.
- Re-Animator (Devil’s Advocates series). UK: Auteur Press, 2020.
- “‘I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So.’ Adaptation, Authorship and Intermediality in Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are” in ReFocus: Spike Jonze. Kim Wilkins, Wyatt Moss-Wellington. Eds. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2019.
- “Conspicuous Corporeality: Monstrosity as Queerness in Contemporary Body Horror” in New Blood: Framing Horror in the 21st Century. Eddie Falvey, Joe Hickinbottom, Jonathan Wroot. Eds. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2019.
Eddie is interested in supervising students on a variety of topics relating to film and associated media.