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. 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. Ashgate.
2013 Gay for Play: Theorizing GLBTQ Characters in Game StudiesThe Game Culture Reader. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England: 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. 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