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Kelly McDevitt

Research Interests

Science Fiction; Gender Studies; science and technology in literature; Popular Fiction; Genre Fiction; Contemporary; 20th Century; Posthumanism; American Literature

Awards and Recognition
SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship, 2020-2022
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2019
R. Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship, 2017
Alfred Bader Fellowship for the Humanities, 2016
Senator Frank Carrel Fellowship, 2016

My doctoral project studies the intersection of gender and technology in 20th-century science fiction stories of robotics and artificial intelligence. I am interested in how contemporary debates, anxieties, and expectations of gender and automated technologies are literally constructed in the bodies of artificial characters and embedded into the formal features of the text.

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153



Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.