As I might have mentioned if you’re in touch with me, I’ve embarked on a Creative Writing PhD. I’m not sure how much time (or inclination!) I’ll have to write about it, but I thought I’d add this section to my site in case I wanted to make notes.
I’ve decided to research the portrayal of paternal characters in children’s fiction and young adult literature, or put more casually, I’m going to have a look at how father figures are coming across in stories for young people. The kind of paternal character I’m most interested in is the nurturing father figure.
You can read more here or watch the short video below, which I made as part of MMU’s “Video Voices”, a gallery of short videos in which doctoral students were invited to talk about what inspired their research, as well to reflect on working against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.