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I'm Alex Adams, and I'm a critical writer, musician and novelist living and working in the North East of England. 


I am a noise musician and I release music under the name Deadname. I have recently self-released From Wound to Scar, which is nine noise pieces, and Hope, which is eight dirgy metal songs. These were written and produced in 2003/4 and 2007 respectively.


My critical work is about the literary, filmic and popular cultural representation of political torture, surveillance, and global warfare. I have published peer-reviewed articles in major academic journals including The Lion and the Unicorn, Journal of Film and VideoFeminist Theory, and Signs, and I have published more accessible writing on websites including Truthdig, First Person ScholarWe Are the Mutants, and Truthout


My most recent full-length work is Death TV: Drone Warfare in Popular Culture, published in 2021 by Drone Wars UK. I am currently working on four major projects. I am writing a monograph on representations of drone warfare for Rowman and Littlefield and a book about Godzilla for HeadPress Books, and I am co-editing a special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique and an anthology of writing on Kaiju.


Alex Adams on ORCID

From Wound to ScarNine noise pieces

HopeEight guitar-based metal songs

Image Credit: Amelia Read Photography, 2019

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