Centre for Media Research

Professor Sarah Edge

Senior Lecturer in Media

About Professor Edge

Sarah Edge joined the University of Ulster in 1991, prior to that she worked as a feminist exhibition curator and a live art performance artists. She has a BA in Fine Art from Portsmouth Polytechnic and an MA in The Social History of Art from Leeds University. In 2005 she completed her practice based PhD in Art and Design titled, ‘ Photography and Identities: A case Study and Related Photographic Practice: An investigation into the role of Early Photographic Representations of Working Class Women From London (1860-1865) as Represented in the Photographic Collection of Arthur J Munby’.

Research Fields

Her primary research specialism is in photography and her outputs from her research range across journal publications to creative artists photographic works. She has had a long term interests in pedagogic questions related to how media production skills and creativity can be delivered in an integrated academic context. Her research in this area can be split into two outputs. Publications that deal with this subject and research outputs that are used as examples of theory led practice in a teaching context. She also publishes in the areas of: Gender the media and the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, the cultural history of Irish and British Photography and more general feminist cultural theory. She is a member of the Association of Photographers in Higher Education and sits on the Media Communications and Reference Group: Art Design Media Subject Centre: Higher Education Academy and the Northern Ireland Sector Skills Panel.

Contact Details

Office I116
+44 (0)28 7012 4176
Arthur Munby- Net Art Project


Number of items: 9.

Baylis, Gail and Edge, Sarah (2010) The Great Famine: absence, memory and photography. Cultural Studies, 24 (6). pp. 778-800.

Edge, Sarah (2009) Negotiating Peace in Northern Ireland: Film, Television and Post Feminism. Visual Culture in Britain, 10 (2). pp. 177-187.

Edge, Sarah (2009) Photography, Higher Education and the Skills Agenda. Photographies, 2 (2). pp. 203-214.

Edge, Sarah (2008) Urbanisation Discourse Class Gender in Mid Victorian Photographs of Maids – reading the archive of Arthur J Munby. Critical Discourse Studies, 5 (4). pp. 303-317.

Edge, Sarah (2004) Photographic History and the Visual Appearance of an Irish Nationalist Discourse 1840-1870. Victorian Literature and Culture, 23 (1). pp. 17-39.

Edge, Sarah (2004) Photographing Children : the work of Tierney Gearon and Sally Mann. Visual Culture in Britain, 5 (1). pp. 75-89.

Edge, Sarah and Baylis, Gail (2004) Photographing children: the works of Tierney Gearon and Sally Mann. Visual Culture in Britain, 5 (1). pp. 75-89.

Edge, Sarah (1999) Why did they kill Barney : Media Northern Ireland and the Riddle of Loyalist Terror. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 14 (1). pp. 91-116.

Edge, Sarah (1999) ‘Photography and the Self’. CIRCA: Irish and International Contemporary Visual Culture, 90. pp. 30-35.

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Book Sections

Number of items: 6.

Edge, Sarah (2014) ‘He’s a Good Solider, He cares About the Future ‘ : Post- Feminist Masculinities , The IRA Man and ‘Peace’ in Northern Ireland.. In: Masculinity And Irish Popular Culture Tiger’s Tales. Palgrave macmillan, Basingstoke England, pp. 195 -206. ISBN 978-1-137-30023-2

Edge, Sarah (2014) Reading the Fenian Photographs: A historically and culturally located study. In: Visual Communication. (Eds: Machin, David), De Gruter Mouton, Berlin, pp. 483-500. ISBN 978-3-11-025548-5

Edge, Sarah (2013) Photography and Poststructuralism: The Indexical and Iconic Sign System. In: The Edinburgh Companion to Postructuralism. (Eds: Dillet, Benoit, Mackenzie, Iain and Porter, Robert), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 311-332. ISBN 978074864122

Edge, Sarah (2005) Gender, Nationalism and Northern Ireland : Contemporary Renegotiations in Popular Culture. In: Nation and Gender in Contemporary Europe: Exploring the east-west divide. Manchester University Press, pp. 149-165. ISBN 0-7190-68568

Edge, Sarah (2000) Images and the Self: The Semiotic ‘‘Chora’’ in Recent Post Feminist Theory’. In: ‘Formations: A 21st Century Media Studies Textbook. Manchester University Press, pp. 267-269. ISBN 0719058457

Edge, Sarah (1995) ‘Jo Spence British Photographer 1934-1992’. In: Dictionary of Women Artists. Fitzroy Dearon, pp. 1297-1300. ISBN 1884964214

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Digital Media

Number of items: 1.

Edge, Sarah (2006) Net Art Project ‘Selective Subjective: The Historical Photograph as a Trace of History’,.

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Number of items: 5.

Edge, Sarah (2011) Traces of Traces: An Exploration of the Albums of William Mckinney.. Dunree Art Gallery Buncrana Donegal Ireland.

Edge, Sarah, Crilly, Anne and Baylis, Gail (2008) London Street: A Visual Exploration. Context Gallery.

Edge, Sarah (2005) Memory Myth Photography. Context Gallaries Derry City.

Edge, Sarah (2005) ‘Le Petit Chaperon Rouge’. Riverside Gallery Coleraine.

Edge, Sarah (2005) ‘Why do we Love’ Photographic installation. Riverside Gallery Coleraine.

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