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Dr Jake Edwards

Dr. Jake Edwards

Associate Teaching Fellow


Jake Edwards holds a BA (2015), MA (2016), and PhD (2021) in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick. His PhD thesis "Unidentified Flying Objects, Photographic Aesthetics, and Moving Images" (supervised by Dr. Michael Pigott and Prof. Karl Schoonover) considers the ways in which images of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) in still photographs, moving image fiction, and documentary, frustrate representational conventions, and problematise familiar arguments in debates concerning the aesthetics and epistemology of photographic imaging.


I have taken seminars for several undergraduate modules at Warwick, including Film Theory, Screen Technologies, and Hollywood Cinema, and in 2021-22 I was module leader for Film Theory and Post-Classical Hollywood. In Autumn 2021, I convened the MA module Photographic Media: Aesthetics and Epistemologies.