About Me

Con Me

My name is Christopher J. Olson. I am a lifelong film nerd and pop culture junkie, and a graduate of the Master’s Program in Media and Cinema Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. In other words, I’ve pretty much devoted my life to consuming and studying film and pop culture. In lieu of developing an actual personality, I substitute quotes from The Simpsons and Mystery Science Theater 3000. Over the years, I have written movie reviews and other film-related articles for several different websites, including ClearanceBinReview.com, TheShiznit.co.uk, CHUD.com, and the sadly defunct Creature-Corner.com. In addition to watching movies, I read, write, play the occasional video game, and spend a ridiculous amount of time on the internet, all while trying to lead a somewhat active lifestyle.

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7 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi Christopher,
    I am writing my thesis for my degree in NCAD, Dublin on the manly ideal and the films of Nicholas Winding Refn, I found your article about his work very insightful and as I read that I should contact you if I want to use your work for quotations. I would very much appreciate it if you would allow me to do so.
    yours sincerely,
    Ciaran Gallen

    1. You can certainly use it, and I’m flattered that you want to. Be aware that the version posted on my blog was based on an early version of my own thesis, which changed quite a bit by the time I turned in my final draft. Therefore, I’m sending along the link to the final draft of my thesis, and you can feel free to take a look at it and see if there is anything you’d want to use in that version. Ultimately, the choice is yours, and you may feel free to quote whichever one you want.

      http://via.library.depaul.edu/cmnt/25/

      I also emailed this information to you, but wanted to posted it here as well to make sure that you would get it in one form or another. In any event, good luck with your thesis! I know firsthand how tough it can be.

  2. Hi Christopher,
    I am writing a paper reviewing Pan’s Labyrinth and its connection to the Spanish Civil war for my politics class and would like your permission to cite your paper. You have loads of valuable information that directly address the topics of my review, and I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

  3. Hello Christopher, I am currently writting a paper on ‘Gender In Speculative Fiction’ as my Personal Interest Project for my year12 Society and Culture class. I would appreciate your permission to cite/quote your paper “A COMPUTER BOY OR A COMPUTER GIRL?: ADVENTURE TIME, BMO AND THE NETWORKED SELF” as it would be extremely helpful in my aim to define Adventure Time’s representation of gender as a fantasy work and the effect of its position in popular culture.

    1. Julia,

      You are welcome to cite this version of the blog post, but please be aware that a new version of this paper is going to be published in a forthcoming volume edited by myself and Dr. CarrieLynn Reinhard of Dominican University. As I said, however, you can feel free to cite this version of the paper, but I wanted you to be aware that a heavily edited and changed version is forthcoming.

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