Emily Corbett

Emily Corbett


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Emily Corbett is a PhD candidate at the National Centre for Research in Children's Literature. She will submit her doctoral thesis, titled "Transitions in the Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Book Market", in Autumn 2021. Her recent publications include "Transgender Books in Transgender Packages: The peritextual materials of young adult fiction" (2020) and "Ploughing the Field: A Discussion About YA Studies" (2020) which she co-authored with Dr Leah Phillips.

Emily is also Vice President of the Young Adult Studies Association (YASA) and Associate Editor of The International Journal of Young Adult Literature (IJYAL).

You can find Emily on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EmilyCorbett11

Research interests

Young adult literature; children's literature; book studies; paratexts; LGBTQ+ literature; inclusivity & diversity; publishing trends.

Education/Academic qualification

English Literature, MA, University of Exeter

Award Date: 1 Sep 2017

English Literature, BA (Hons), University of Leicester

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

External positions

Associate Editor, International Journal of Young Adult Literature

2019 → …

Vice President, YA Studies Association

2019 → …


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