Me and my research
I am a sixth-year part-time PhD student in the Philosophy and Literature department. I did both my BA (Philosophy) and MA (Philosophy and Literature) here at Warwick, and started my PhD in 2011. My research is centred around examining British nineteenth-century children's literature and how the emerging figure of the 'childlike' learner could affect the current fields of virtue epistemology and the philosophy of education. At the very start of my research I did a "My PhD in 60 Seconds" with the postgraduate website. The focus of my PhD has shifted, as you can see in the 'My Thesis' tab above, but the video still gives you a brief introduction to the ideas that kick-started my PhD...
Use the tabs above to take a closer look at my research, see my CV, or browse through what I've been up to in the academic world.
I'm currently writing up my PhD so my pages are a little out of date! However:
- The new module 'Sport, Philosophy, and Practice' went fantastically. A report on the gymnasium event which informed its creation and the Pedagogic Intervention which allowed us to take students on a phenomenological field trip is forthcoming;
- IATL's Dark Would team launched their 'Playfulness in Higher Education: A Playbox';
- Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature: New Interdisciplinary Directions (a collection I have co-edited with Andrea Selleri) is now available to buy;
- My Strategic Project to create 'The Warwick Handbook of Innovative Teaching' is also nearing completion! Read about the project here and follow our first blog-posts on the project here;
- I was recently appointed defensive coordinator for the Great Britain women's flag American football team and work is under way to get us ready for the European Championships in September.
Apart from the main topics of my thesis my other research interests include:
- Contemporary children's literature
- Ethics - particularly the role of the thought-experiment
- Philosophy of Sport
P dot K dot Gaydon at warwick dot ac dot uk