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Emma Joy Reay BA Oxon MA Cantab

Emma Joy Reay, BA Oxon MA Cantab

Department: Faculty of Education

Supervisor: Dr. Zoe Jaques

College: Homerton

AHRC Subject Area: Education

Title of Thesis: Appraising the Poetic Potential of Children's Video Games


After completing an undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Oxford, I worked for an education charity for three years implementing literacy programmes in South Africa, Thailand, Colombia, and Chile. I returned to the UK to study for a Master's degree in Children's Literature at the University of Cambridge. I am currently studying for a PhD in Children's Literature at the University of Cambridge. 

Other academic interests

Theorising 'New Media'

Children's Literature Studies (The Textual Child, 'Childliness', Children's Culture, Play, Picturebook Theory and Wordless Storytelling)

Game Studies (Games as Art, Games as Cultural Artefact)
Film and Animation Studies
Multimodal / Transmedial Studies and Convergence Culture
Multisensory Semiotics and Storytelling (Environmental Storytelling, Narrative Architecture, Kinaesthetic Aesthetics, Audiovisual Interplay)
Gender Studies
Post-Humanist Studies