Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon - Comparative Game Studies


University of Alberta. PhD in Comparative Literature and Humanities Computing. Supervisors: Professor Geoffrey Rockwell and Professor Massimo Verdicchio. expected completion in 2017.

McGill University. Master of Arts in East Asian Studies. Supervisor: Professor Thomas Lamarre. Title of the Thesis: Japaneseness and Video Games: An Analysis of Localization and Circulation of Japanese Video Games in North America. 2011.

Université de Montréal. Bachelor of History and East Asian Studies. 2009.


Pelletier-Gagnon, Jérémie. “Review of Atari to Zelda: Japan's Videogames in Global Contexts by Mia Consalvo” Asiascape: Digital Asia 4 (2017). p. 143-146.

Nakazawa, Shin'ichi. 'Game Freaks Play with Bugs - In Praise of the Video Game Xevious'. Kinephanos 5.1 (2015). Translated by Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon and Tsugumi Okabe.

Picard, Martin and Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon. 'Introduction: Geemu, media mix, and the state of Japanese video game studies'. Kinephanos 5.1 (2015).

Pelletier-Gagnon, Jérémie and Martin Picard. 'Beyond Rapelay: Reassessing the Place of Japanese Erotic Video Games' in Rated M for Mature: Sex and Sexuality in Video Games. Edited by Matthew Wysocki. New York: Bloomsbury. 2015.

Picard, Martin et Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon. « Introduction : Geemu, media mix, et les études du jeu vidéo au Japon ». Kinephanos 5.1 (2015).

Pelletier-Gagnon, Jérémie, Geoffrey Rockwell and the Replaying Japan 2014 Committee. Replaying Japan 2014: 2nd International Conference on Japanese Game Studies Conference Report. University of Alberta. Edmonton. November 30. 2014.

Picard, Martin et Jérémie Pelletier-Gagnon. « Remise en cause des modèles et quête de soi chez l'adolescent japonais dans Neon Genesis Evangelion » Séries cultes et culte de la série chez les jeunes. Martin Julier-Costes, eds., Québec: Les Presses de l'Université Laval. 2014.

Pelletier-Gagnon, Jérémie. « La langue comme marqueur générique. Réaffectation de la langue japonaise dans la traduction amateur du visual novel » (Language as a Generic Marker: Repurposing the Japanese Language in Visual Novel Fan Translation) Kinephanos 3.1 (2012).

Professional Experience and Projects

Replaying Japan 2016: 4th International Japan Game Studies Conference. Conference coordinator. University of Leipzig. Leipzig. August 15-17, 2016.

Replaying Japan 2015: 3rd International Japan Game Studies Conference. Conference coordinator. Ritsumeikan University. Kyoto. May 21 to 23, 2015.

Research Assistant for GRAND NCE. Under the supervision of Prof. Geoffrey Rockwell. University of Alberta. 2013-2015.

Edmonton Environmentally Sensitive Sites Digital Mapping URI Project. Project leader. University of Alberta. January to April, 2014.

Replaying Japan 2014: 2nd International Japan Game Studies Conference. Conference coordinator. University of Alberta. Edmonton. August 21 to 23, 2014.

Crowdsourcing the Novel. Crowdsourced Literary Analysis Project Part of the Text Mining the Novel Project. Co-designer. University of Alberta. 2014.

Research Assistant for Text Mining the Novel. Project Director Prof. Andrew Piper. University of Alberta. 2014-2015.

'Thinking Video Games in Japan: Towards Collaboration in Game Research'. Conference co-organizer. Japan Foundation. Tokyo. December, 2012.

Editorial Work

Kinephanos Vol.5, Co-editor, Geemu and Media Mix: Theoretical Approaches to Japanese Video Games. 2015.

Master Classes and Special Events

Media Mix Summer Program 2014. Organized by the Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation Media-Content Research Project and the University of Tokyo. University of Tokyo. July 14 to July 26, 2014.

Anime Mix Master Class. Organized by Mark Steinberg and Matthew Penny. Concordia University. January, 2012.

Fellowships and Awards

Recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2015.

Recipient of the Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 2015.

Recipient of the GRAND Graduate Scholar award. GRAND Research Network for Excellence. 2014.

Recipient of the Varela Travel Award. Faculty of Arts. University of Alberta. 2014.

Recipient of the Graduate Student Fellowship. University of Alberta. 2013-2017.

Recipient of the 2012 Monbukagakusho Research Student Fellowship. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT). 2012-2014.

Recipient of the McGill McBain Fellowship. McGill University. 2009-2010.

Recipient of the McGill Provost Fellowship. McGill University. 2009.

Recipient of the McGill Principal's Graduate Fellowship. McGill University. 2009.