Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Let’s Get Critical

March 12

Video Games and Feminist, Neurodivergent, Queer and Transgender Theories with Kyle McPhail and Jean Ketterling

Tuesday 12 March @ 7:00 pm
Owens Art Gallery

Join Kyle McPhail and Jean Ketterling at the Owens for an evening exploring their research on video games and feminist, neurodivergent, queer and transgender theories. Each scholar will make a short presentation followed by a group discussion. At the end of the evening, a selection of games will be available to play.

Let’s Get Critical is a new series of short lectures that highlight interdisciplinary research and invite opportunities for discussion and conversation. Topics span a of variety fields and connect art and art history to a wide range of interests.

More information @ owensartgallery.com/engage/

Kyle McPhail is the Colville House Fellow at the Pierre Lassonde School of Fine Arts at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. They have a PhD in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, where they focused on how mainstream art museums represent gender and sexuality. Their current research addresses transgender and disability representation and perception in art and visual culture, specifically looking at fandom spaces, video games, and digital art.

Jean Ketterling is a PhD Candidate in Legal Studies at Carleton University and a Lecturer in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Mount Allison University. Her research on sex in videogames is rooted in feminist and queer theories and legal, game, and pornography studies. Most recently, her work has appeared in Feminist Media Studies and the edited collection Law, Video Games, Virtual Realities: Playing Law (Routledge, 2024).

Detailed venue access information @ owensartgallery.com/visit/accessibility/


March 12
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Owens Art Gallery
61 York Street
Sackville, E4L 1E2 Canada
+ Google Map
View Venue Website