Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2016 ‘If you want to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man’: Masculinity and the Rise of Professional Wrestling in the 1990sDialogue: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Popular Culture and Pedagogy.
2013 ‘I know it when I see it’: Style, Simulation and the Short-circuit SignSemiotic Review.
2013 ‘Nobody here does anything for nothing’: Reciprocity and Gender in Henry James’ "The Wings of the Dove"Consciousness, Literature and the Arts.
2012 ‘We should have brought the tank’: Hypermediated Interactivity in Red vs. Blue MachinimaThe Journal of Literacy and Technology. 2-26.
2010 Veni, Vidi, Wiki: Expertise as knowledge and a technocratic generationReconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture.
2010 ‘Removing the checks and balances that hamper democracy’: Play and the Counter-hegemonic Contradictions of Grand Theft Auto IVEludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture. 197-213.
2009 ‘Some things are better left unsaid’: Discourses and the Sexual Abuse of Boys in Pop Culture since 1990Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures (formerly Canadian Children’s Literature 35.1). 67-93.
2008 ‘I hope you never see another day like this’: Pedagogy & Allegory in ‘Post 9/11’ Video GamesGame Studies: The International Journal of Computer Game Research.
2007 ‘Everybody Else Ain’t Your Father’: Reproducing Masculinity in Cinematic Sports, 1975-2000Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture.
2007 ‘You’ve always got time’: (Disposable) Coffee Cup Litter as Discursive Regime(s)Verb. 1-12.
2006 'It’ll pass’: NYPD: Blue’s Sipowicz and Adaptive MasculinitiesUNIversitas: The University of Northern Iowa Journal of Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.
2006 ‘When a Killer Body Isn’t Enough’: Gender in Action-Adventure Video GamesReconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture.
2004 Two Guns, a Girl, and a PlayStationTM: Cross-Gender Identification in the Tomb Raider SeriesTEXT Technology. 157-84.
2003 ‘War if necessary, but not necessarily war’: The Canadian Paradox and ‘Iraqi Freedom'Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture.
2002 'See Me, Touch Me, Feel Me’: (Im)Proving the Bodily Sense of MasculinityReconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture.
2002 ‘There shall be no discernible traces left’: The Invisible Butler in Ishiguro’s "The Remains of the Day"Annual of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas. 17.
2000 The Collective Monologues of Cyberspace: The Internet’s Convention of SpontaneityArachne: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 29-44.


Year Title
2016 Apportioned Commodity Fetishism and the Transformative Power of Game StudiesExamining the Evolution of Gaming and Its Impact on Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives. Harrisburg, PA: IGI Global.
2015 Bursting the Balloon: The Incredible Machine and the Pedagogical Potential of MetagamesTextural Video Games: Universi per un’Esperienza Emozionale. Raleigh, NC: Lulu.
2015 If you could see what I see: the Semiotics of Invisibility in Pedagogy and in PracticeInternational Handbook of Semiotics. Springer.
2015 Make Lemonade: The Pleasantly Unpleasant Aesthetics of Playing Portal“The cake is a lie”: Polyperspektivische Betrachtungen des Computerspiels am Beispiel von Portal. Münster and Berlin: Lit-Verlag.
2014 Come out playing: Video Games and the Discursive Practices of Gender, Sex, and SexualityTechnical Communication and Computer Games. London: Ashgate.
2013 Gay for Play: Theorizing GLBTQ Characters in Game StudiesThe Game Culture Reader. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.
2013 Married, with children and an XBox: Compromise in Video Game PlayEveryday Play. The New Everyday: A Media Commons Project.
2011 “Next time we go bowling”: Play and the Homosocial in the Grand Theft Auto IV seriesLearning the Virtual Life: Public Pedagogy in a Digital World. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge.

Education And Training

  • B.E. in English, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto 2011
  • Ph.D. in English, McMaster University 2003
  • M.A. in English, McMaster University 1998
  • B.A. in English, University of Waterloo 1997
  • Full Name

  • Marc Ouellette