Wheeler Dixon

Wheeler Winston Dixon is the James Ryan Professor of Film Studies, Coordinator of the Film Studies Program, Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and, with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, co-editor of the new book series Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture for Rutgers University Press. He is the author of more than thirty books on film history, theory and criticism, as well as more than 100 articles in various academic journals. In addition, he is active as an experimental film and video artist. Dixon's films have been screened at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Anthology Film Archives, Filmhuis Cavia (Amsterdam), Studio 44 (Stockholm), La Lumière Collective (Montreal), The BWA Katowice Museum (Poland), The Microscope Gallery, The National Film Theatre (UK), The Jewish Museum, The Millennium Film Workshop, The San Francisco Cinematheque, The New Arts Lab, The Collective for Living Cinema, The Kitchen, The Filmmakers Cinematheque, Film Forum, Experimental Response Cinema and elsewhere.

In 2003, Dixon was honored with a retrospective of his films at The Museum of Modern Art, and his films were acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum, in both print and original format. His recent books include Black & White Cinema: A Short History (2015); Streaming: Movies, Media and Instant Access (2013); and Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood (2012). Dixon's textbook A Short History of Film (2008, co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster) has just been published in a third edition in 2018. (7/19)

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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...

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