Wheeler Winston Dixon

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Ryan Professor of Film Studies wdixon1@unl.edu (402) 472-6064 108 Andrews Hall Website

Series Editor, New Perspectives on World Cinema
Anthem Press, London

Personal Teaching Statement

My interests include film history, theory and criticism, with an emphasis on the recovery of historically neglected texts. I'm also an active critic, writer, and editor.

Selected Publications and/or Projects


  • Black & White: A Brief History of Monochrome Cinema (Forthcoming, Rutgers University Press, 2015)
  • Streaming: Movies, Media and Instant Access. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood. Rutgers University Press, 2012.
  • 21st-Century Hollywood: Movies in the Era of Transformation by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Rutgers University Press, 2011.
  • A History of Horror. Rutgers University Press, 2010.
  • Film Noir and The Cinema of Paranoia. Edinburgh University Press / Rutgers University Press, 2009.
  • A Short History of Film by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster. Rutgers University Press, 2008. 441 pages.
  • Film Talk: Directors at Work. Rutgers University Press, 2007. 218 pages.
  • Visions of Paradise: Images of Eden in the Cinema. Rutgers University Press, 2006. 220 pages.
  • American Cinema of the 1940s: Themes and Variations, a volume in the series American Decades, American Culture.
  • Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom Hollywood. Southern Illinois University Press, 2005. 209 pages.
  • Film and Television After 9/11. Southern Illinois University Press, 2004. 262 pages. Selected as one of the Outstanding Titles in the Performing Arts for 2004 by Choice.
  • Visions of the Apocalypse: spectacles of Destruction in American Cinema. Wallflower Press, 2003. 168 pages.

Research Awards

  • University Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award, 2006.
  • College Outstanding Research and Creative Achievement Award, 2003.


  • College of Arts and Sciences Award for Distinguished Teaching; 1993.

Livingston College-New Brunswick, BA, 1972
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, MA
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, MPhil, 1980
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, PhD, 1982
Areas of Specialty
Film History
Film Theory
Film Criticism
Intro to Film History (213E)
Film Genre (219)
Film Theory and Criticism (373)
Film Directors (239)
Film (413/813)
Film Studies Curriculum