Ed Jackson

Ed Jackson biography

Edward Jackson has worked in Higher Education for the best part of a decade, teaching at University of Wolverhampton, University of Birmingham, and The Open University. He specialises in American fiction and film, but he has taught topics as diverse as English Renaissance poetry, Civil Rights photography, and the history of professional wrestling. Interdisciplinarity therefore lies at the heart of Edward’s teaching practice.

His research includes David Foster Wallace’s Toxic Sexuality (Bloomsbury, 2020), the first book-length study of sexuality in this writer’s work. Edward was also a lead contributor to This Way to the Revolution: Art, Activism, and Upheaval in Birmingham 1968 (Flatpack Projects, 2019), and he has several years’ experience of working as a film journalist for Birmingham’s The Electric Cinema and Midlands Arts Centre.

As a tutor for Talking Film, Edward is keen to share his enthusiasm for all things cinema. He is devoted to making his courses as inclusive as possible. Talking Film is designed to be student-focused; if you would like to discuss a specific director, actor, or genre, then Edward is always open to recommendations! He may be the tutor, but his most rewarding teaching experiences have always been when students teach him something new.