Wayne Deakin

Wayne Deakin

Work History

Work History
Oct 2003 - Present

Senior Lecturer in Literature and Language

Chaing Mai Univesity

Associate Professor of Literature and English Language, Chiang Mai University,

Chiang Mai. Duties include teaching in the literature stream of the English department; I have taught the following courses: Poetry Before the Twentieth Century, Modern Poetry, Literary Criticism and Methodology, Shakespeare and the Modern World, Literature Before the Twentieth Century and Modern Fiction. I have also taught on the MA course: Literary Representations of British and American Culture. Duties also include supervision of English Major students’ dissertations in the literature stream, the writing and editing of various exam papers, the editing of course descriptions, consultation on the construction of new courses, the writing and co-ordination of courses in the literature stream, the editing of scripts for the annual productions of the CMU English Club, interviewing new faculty applicants and grading entrance exams to the MA programme. I have also taught guest lectures in the philosophy department and the literature department. October 2003 to the present. 

Apr 2000 - Aug 2002

Student Welfare Advisor

Wolverhampton University

Advising and assisting international students on living and studying in the UK. Advising all students on financial matters whilst studying at university.

Jan 1998 - Mar 2000

Student Welfare Advisor

Sandwell College of FE and HE

Advising students on all aspects of student finance, duties included administering loans, grants and contacting third parties on behalf of students. I also specialised in assistance to overseas students living in the UK. I was a member of UKCOSA (United Kingdom Council for Overseas Student Affairs).

Education

Education
Nov 2008 - Dec 2011

PhD

Sussex University

My doctoral research specialised in the area of Romanticism, more specifically, Philosophical Romanticism. I concentrated on the application of Hegelian philosophy and English Romanticism, particularly the work of Shelley, Coleridge and Wordsworth. I am currently researching, (with the aid of a faculty grant), into the poetics of Colerdige and Holderlin.

Oct 1997 - Oct 2000

Master of Arts

Wolverhampton University

I completed my MA with distinction and attended on a part time basis. My main dissertation was on Hegel and the English Romantics.

Oct 1994 - Jun 1997

BA (Hons)

Wolverhampton University

Skills

Skills

Student Welfare Advisor

I was formerly a student welfare advisor which meant advising overseas students on a pastoral basis about living and studying in the UK. This included giving presentations and talks to students, interviewing students and providing financial and cultural counseling for students. I also helped students to apply for loans, grants, bursaries and dealt with third parties (such as banks) on their behalf. This is a skill I would be more than able to use in the future and would be a useful addition in terms of my duty of pastoral care for students.  

Article writing

I have also written a number of articles on cultural criticism for Chiang Mai Citylife magaizine. I am currently working on a regular philosophy section for the new online Citylife News magazine. I have also written a number of short stories.

EFL teacher

I am also a certified and experienced instructor of English as a foreign language. I have also taught extensively at Chiang Mai University in English for academic purposes, both in composition and in preparing and delivering oral presentations. My work has included teaching English for academic purposes at both Masters and doctoral level.    

Interest

Reading, writing (short stories and academic research), walking, cinema, cooking and traveling.

Objective

I am currently living and working in Northern Thailand with my young family. I would however ideally like to move to a Western county in order to improve my research opportunities and to facilitate my children attaining a Western education.  

My teaching and research strengths are suited to a position in a good liberal arts college with an emphasis on research, as I am currently conducting research into the poetics of Coleridge and Holderlin, viewed through the rubric of Hegelian idealism. My work is strongly influenced by what has come to be termed "philosophical romanticism" and in particular the work of Richard Rorty, Stanley Cavell, Richard Eldridge, Andrew Bowie and Simon Jarvis. My work therefore has a strong philosophical basis.

I further have over five years work at a pastoral level with students as a welfare advisor-specialising in overseas student affairs and financial support for students at the tertiary level. These are skills which may also come in useful in any future position I hold working with students.  

I am prepared to relocate almost anywhere, as long as I am offered the facilities to pursue my own research interests and offered new challenges, both cultural and pedagogical, with which to expand my own professional experience. I should also add that as I have a young family, I will be hopefully be relocating for the long term.

WD. 

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications
Mar 2003 - Present

TEFL

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