Alex Pavey | University of Portsmouth
I am an early career researcher working as a research assistant at the University of Portsmouth on the Supernatural Cities project – an interdisciplinary network of humanities and social science scholars of urban environments and the supernatural. Prior to this, I was a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at University College London, where I recently submitted my thesis, ‘Crime, Space and Disorientation in the Literature and Cinema of Los Angeles’. I am particularly interested in narratives of crime and detection, and their representation of urban spaces as disorientating territorial networks.
More broadly, my research interests are the twentieth-century city in film and literature, the cultural history of disorientation, and representations of new technologies and media. My thinking is informed by work in Mobility Studies, Sound Studies and Urban Theory, and I have a background in nineteenth- and twentieth-century European philosophy, particularly Nietzsche, Bergson and Deleuze.
This site began as a blog documenting the progress of my PhD research during its latter stages. As I write up my thesis for submission in spring 2017, it has evolved into both a space for reflection, and an opportunity to record my broader research activities. Thanks for visiting!
If you want to get in touch, you can use the contact form below or find me on Twitter: @alexpavey.