Contemporary performance, Monologue, Live Art, Performance and cultural politics
Eddie Paterson is a senior lecturer in scriptwriting for theatre, contemporary performance, and new media. His research explores intersections between performance, politics and everyday life - with a focus on monologue and live art. His recent books are The Contemporary American Monologue (Bloomsbury 2015) and redactor (Whitmore Press 2017).
His current ARC funded research, is a Linkage project examining notions of aesthetic innovation in Australian arts and disability performance, and a Discovery project with colleagues from Australia, the US and UK, 'Power and Politics: Revaluing Theatre in the 21st century'.
Eddie is managing co-editor of Five Islands poetry press, and Development Officer for PSi (Performance Studies international).
2013-2015 Singapore MOE (Ministry of Education) Academic Research Fund (AcRF), Administered by: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore PI: A/P Hallam Stevens. Collaborator: Dr Eddie Paterson, University of Melbourne, Australia. Title: Performances of life: the social, political, and economic contexts of biomedicine in Singapore, China, and Japan
2013 - Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation Grant, awarded to the 'Beyond Access' project, a collaboration between Arts Access Victoria, Dr. Winsome Roberts, Dr. Lachlan MacDowall and Dr. Paterson.
2012 - University of Melbourne Faculty Research Grant on 'The Presidential Persona: Political oratory and performance'.
Education and training
University of Melbourne 2008
University of Melbourne 2002
Awards and honors
Project title: Performances of Life: the social, political, and economic contexts of biomedicine in Singapore, China and Japan., Singapore Academic Research Fund (AcRF),
Project Title: Beyond Access - a collaborative project with Arts Access Victoria, Dr Lachlan Macdowell and Dr Winsome Roberts, Lord Major's Charitable Foundation,
Areas of supervision: contemporary theatre and performance, monologue, live art, experimental writing, poetry and performance, scriptwriting, dramaturgical theory and practice, performance in everyday life.
Current RHD supervisions: Lisa Smithies, PhD, Maya Mulhall, PhD, Tobias McCorkell, PhD; Co-supervisions: Martyn Pedler, PhD;
RHD completions: Matt Lacorcia, PhD 2015, Doug Hendrie, PhD 2015, Telford Mills, MA 2014, Ronnie Scott, PhD 2013, Andrew Harmsen, MA 2013