The College of the Arts congratulates Jayson Quearry on being awarded the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship supports doctoral students from across the university as they complete their dissertations and is awarded to candidates with outstanding scholarly accomplishments.
Quearry is completing his doctoral degree in the Moving Image Studies program in the School of Film, Media & Theatre. His dissertation Universe Diving: Phenomenologically Experiencing the Industrial Strategies Behind DC and Marvel Comics explores how Marvel and DC have developed particular industrial strategies that play on the cognitive acts of memory and imagination to encourage ‘deep dive’ research and immersion into their respective fictional universes.
His work combines phenomenological, comics, and industry studies.