In 2017, I launched a YouTube channel and began creating a series of videos focussed variously on sharing reflections on my PhD process, supporting the development of research skills and introducing viewers to key concepts in literary theory, cultural studies and the wider humanities.
Informed by my teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as by my own experiences as a student, my What the Theory?series has covered topics including Semiotics, Phenomenlogy, Modernism, Postmodernism and Postcolonialism.
Episodes of What the Theory? are used as revision aids by students and as teaching resources by Universities across the globe.
In addition to this, Video Essays such as those included in my Politix series seek to take some of the concepts introduced in my What the Theory? series and put them into practice in the analysis of various cultural texts, usually contemporary films and television shows.
Other series include PhD Vlogs, How Plays Work and How to Read It.
To date, my channel has accrued over 15,000 subscribers and more than 650,000 individual views.
In 2019, I am looking to continue to expand and grow my channel in order to experiment with new formats, cover more topics and further increase the reach of my videos.
To check out my videos, you can head visit youtube.com/TomNicholasWTF
And, if you’d like to support my efforts providing creating Humanities-based educational content on YouTube, then you can support my channel on Patreon at patreon.com/tomnicholas
Finally, if you’d like to get in touch about how we might work together, head over to my Contact page.