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Emily D. Edwards

Professor of Media Studies
University of NC Greensboro

Emily d. Edwards was a journalist and media producer before she joined the faculty at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is a professor in the Department of Media Studies. She received her Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The writer/producer/director of many documentaries, narratives shorts and feature films, Edwards has also published multiple books and articles on popular media.

Biography

Emily D. Edwards is the author of Graphic Violence: Illustrated Theories About Violence, Popular Media, and Our Social Lives (Routledge, 2019); Bars, Blues and Booze: Stories from the Drink House (University Press of Mississippi, 2016); and Metaphysical Media: Occult Experience in Popular Culture (U. of Southern Illinois P, 2005). Edwards was a journalist and media producer before she joined the faculty at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is a professor in the Department of Media Studies. The writer/producer/director of many films, Edwards has also published multiple articles and book chapters on popular media. She edited the special issue on media writing for the Journal of Film and Video. (64.1 Spring/Summer issue 2013).  Her current book project is Truth and Storytelling: Authentic Narratives for an Inauthentic World (Anthem Press, Forthcoming).

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Gender and Media Culture, Journalism, Television, Film, Screenwriting, Media Theory, Media Production

Personal Interests

    Visual Art, Music, Folklore

Books

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 Featured Title - Graphic Violence - Edwards - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

The Many Lives of the Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise. (McFarland, 2019).

Horrid Addictions: Curious Cravings and the Evil Dead. In Ron Riekki and Jeffrey A. Sartain


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by The Many Lives of the Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise. (McFarland, 2019).
Authors: Emily D. Edwards
Subjects: Film and Video

Examination of addiction themes in horror, especially in the 2013 remake of the Evil Dead.

Modern Moonshine: Revival of White Whiskey in the Twenty-First Century. (WVU Press, 2019)

Moonshiners and the Media: The 21st Century Trickster


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by Modern Moonshine: Revival of White Whiskey in the Twenty-First Century. (WVU Press, 2019)
Authors: Emily D. Edwards
Subjects: Film and Video

Examines the media moonshiner as trickster attracts 21st century audiences.

Screen Lessons: What We have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies

Lessons for Artists: Movies and the Metaphors of Arts Education


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by Screen Lessons: What We have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies
Authors: Lee, Seung-Hyun and E. D. Edwards
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

Examines how art teachers are portrayed in popular movies using four metaphors of arts education: traveler, gardener, manufacturer, server.

Journal of Film and Video. 64(1)

Introduction to the Special Issue on Media Writing


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by Journal of Film and Video. 64(1)
Authors: Emily D. Edwards
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

Introduction to the special issue on media writing.

Journal of Film and Video

My Mind


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by Journal of Film and Video
Authors: Emily D. Edwards

Review of Jason Harrington's animation.

Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man.

Webs We Weave: Women's Pleasures in Spider-man's Journeys


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man.
Authors: Emily D. Edwards

Examination of female viewership for the Spider-Man trilogy

From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse

The Transgressive Toke: Culture, Subculture, and Pop Culture in Deadhead Imagery


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse
Authors: Emily D. Edwards
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

Examines drug imagery in Deadhead documentaries and fan videos.

journal of Film and Video

Mixed Race Hollywood


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by journal of Film and Video
Authors: Emily D. Edwards
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies

Review of Mary Beltran's book examining Hollywood film and portrayals of interracial romance and of individuals of mixed racial and ethnic heritage have served to highlight and challenge fault lines within Hollywood and the nation’s racial categories and borders.

Journal of Film and Video

Intercollegiate and Community Collaboration: Film Productions for Students and Community Volunteers


Published: Aug 26, 2019 by Journal of Film and Video
Authors: Emily D. Edwards
Subjects: Media Communication

Examination of community and intercollegiate feature film productions.

Photos

Videos

Trailer for Graphic Violence

Published: Aug 26, 2019

A video trailer for the book, Graphic Violence.