Matthew Ogonoski is a PhD candidate currently writing his dissertation with the support of an FQRSC scholarship. His current work focuses on historical analyses of short-form film advertisements and the mutually influential relationship between advertising and commercial filmmaking. His thesis focuses on the proliferation of comic book adaptations through a variety of media and commoditized ancillary forms.
Matthew received his BA in Literature Studies from the University of Winnipeg where he focused on screenwriting and script analysis while also working as co-editor of the school's creative writing journal, juice. He completed his Master's degree in Film Studies at Concordia in 2009. He was vice-president of the Film Studies Doctoral Student Association from 2010-12.
Matthew's interests include Hollywood cinema, film history, technology, advertising, and DIY fan culture practices.