October 2019 update:
Creative Aspect: "Millimetre" - A series of short interlinked science fiction stories based on perceptions and creations of world: exploring the topics of speciesism, veganism, altered ecologies and parallel universe theory.
Critical Aspect: How are human animal perceptions and relations played out in science fiction and futuristic literature and what reflection does this have upon current ideologies of the similarities and differences between the human and the non-human? How can creative writing explore and illuminate issues around speciesism, theoretical physics and human behaviour towards the ‘other'.
My second supervisor is Professor Kay Peggs, a sociologist focussing on human animal studies, an inspiring advocate for animals who is also on the Vegan Society Research Advisory Committee.
For further information see: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/research/research-degrees/research-degree-students/profile/summer-phillips-206/