Wheeler Winston Dixon is the Ryan Professor of Film Studies, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Editor in Chief of the Quarterly Review and Film and Video. Dixon teaches courses in film history, theory and criticism.
During the 1960s he worked as an experimental filmmaker in New York, then moved to Los Angeles and London in the late 60s and early 70s to work within the film industry. He left Hollywood in 1976 after a career as a post-production supervisor to pursue a career in academe.
Dixon received his Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University in 1982, and is the author or editor of numerous books.
Dixon has also served as a Guest Film Programmer at The National Film Theatre of the British Film Institute in London as a lecturer, in addition to creating seasons of film programs on Dystopian Science Fiction films and the films of Terence Fisher, as well as conducting an on-stage interview with two-time Academy Award-winning director and cinematographer Freddie Francis.
As a film and video maker, Dixon's feature and short films include "What Can I Do?," "Serial Metaphysics," "Squatters," "The Warm Midwestern Bedroom Does Not Matter," "The DC 5 Memorial Film," "Quick Constant and Solid Instant," "Numen Lumen," "An Evening with Chris Jangaard" and many other films. In January of 2004, his films were digitally remastered at NETV, Nebraska, and preserved in Digibeta format. These Digibeta masters now are archived at The Museum of Modern Art, along with the rest of Dixon's film originals. He has served as a juror for The Southwest Alternate Media Project and The National Student Academy Awards, and has received numerous grants and fellowships, including grants from the Rockefeller Foundation, The Royal Film Archive of Belgium, and The Layman Foundation. (7/07
Women Who Made the Movies
A film by Gwendolyn Foster and Wheeler Dixon, 1992, 55 min., Color/BW
WOMEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES traces the careers and films of such pioneer women filmmakers as Alice Guy Blaché, Ruth Ann Baldwin, Ida Lupino, Leni Riefen...