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dc.contributorRutter Giappone, Krista Bonello
dc.contributorMajkowski, Tomasz Z. ‎
dc.contributorŠvelch, Jaroslav
dc.contributor.authorPoirier-Poulin, Samuel
dc.publisherPalgrave Macmillanfr
dc.subjectSexual humourfr
dc.subjectIncongruity theoryfr
dc.subjectSexuality studiesfr
dc.subjectVisual novelfr
dc.subjectDating simulatorfr
dc.subjectClose readingfr
dc.title"Mark Matthews stars in ‘Anatomy is Hard!’ a struggling student tries to make the grade with his professor”: sexual humour and queer space in coming out on topfr
dc.typeChapitre de livre / Book chapterfr
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. Département d'histoire de l'art et d'études cinématographiquesfr
dcterms.abstractDespite an increase over the years in the number of video games with queer content, queer characters in most games continue to be tragically framed. Coming Out on Top (COOT hereafter; 2014), a gay-themed visual novel and dating simulator, contrasts with these games for its comic and fun depiction of the life of gay men. While the game has been criticised for reinforcing the idea of consumable gay male bodies, a quick look at player review figures on Steam reveals that most players enjoyed the game. This research uses the tools of netnography and close reading to analyse sexual humour in COOT and aims to create a dialogue between my own gayming experience, the experience of other players, and previous scholarship on humour. I ultimately argue that COOT leaves a positive impression on queer players because it offers them something relatively new in the world of video games: the possibility to laugh and imagine their lives in a positive and fun
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UdeM.ReferenceFournieParDeposantPoirier-Poulin, S. (2022) “Mark Matthews stars in ‘Anatomy is Hard!’ A struggling student tries to make the grade with his professor”: Sexual humour and queer space in Coming out on top. Dans K. Bonello Rutter Giappone, T. Majkowski et J. Švelch (dir.), Video games and comedy (p. 271-288). Palgrave Macmillan.
oaire.citationTitleVideo games and comedyfr

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