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Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

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Nationality  American
Occupation  Professor
Name  Gwendolyn Foster
Citizenship  American
Employer  University of Nebraska
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Born  November 4, 1960 (age 55) (1960-11-04) United States
Education  Rutgers BA English 1983U. Nebraska PhD 1995
Awards  Emerging Scholar (1998)
Residence  Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Books  A Short History of Film, Performing whiteness, Women filmmakers of the Afri, Class‑passing, 21st‑Century Hollywood: Movies in

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster is a prolific American film scholar with a focus on numerous areas related to cinema, often with an emphasis on gender studies and women. From 1999 through the end of 2014, she was co-editor along with Wheeler Winston Dixon of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video. Critic Michael Rowin described her 2003 anthology Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman as "impressively comprehensive." She is currently a professor of English and film studies at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Foster received a B.A. Degree in English from Rutgers University in 1983 and received a doctorate at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1995. Foster has written about film-related topics such as censorship, screenwriting, underground film, Hollywood film, avant garde film, history of film, film criticism, French filmmakers, Asian cinema, cultural studies, feminist and Marxist critical theory, and women directors such as Grace Cunard and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Along with filmmaker and scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon, Foster has made films including the 1991 documentary Women Who Made The Movies as well as the 1994 film Squatters. She has published extensively in Film International, and has written many film-related books and articles.


  • Disruptive Feminisms: Raced, Gendered, and Classed Bodies in Film (Palgrave Pivot, 2015)
  • Hoarders, Doomsday Preppers, and the Culture of Apocalypse (Palgrave Pivot, 2014)
  • Class-Passing: Performing Social Mobility in Film and Popular Culture (Southern Illinois, 2005)
  • Performing Whiteness: Postmodern Re/Constructions (SUNY, 2003)
  • A Short History of Film co-written with Wheeler Winston Dixon (Rutgers, 2008)
  • Captive Bodies: Postcolonialism in the Cinema (State University of New York Press, 1999)
  • Identity and Memory: The Films of Chantal Akerman
  • Women Film Directors: An International Bio-Critical Dictionary. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1995
  • Experimental Cinema: the Film Reader, London: Routledge, 2002
  • 21st Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation, co-written with Wheeler Winston Dixon, Rutgers University Press, 2011
  • Troping the Body: Etiquette, Conduct and Dialogic Performance (Southern Illinois University Press, 2000)
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