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film scholar , professor of English

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, American English educator, film director. Regents fellow University Nebraska, 1991-1993, Ruth E. Adams fellow Douglass College, 1993, Interdisciplinary Arts fellow Rockefeller Foundation; Southwest Alternate Media Project grantee, 1992; recipient Rutgers University Alumnae award, 1994, Women Emergin Scholar of Year American Association of University Women, 1998.


Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey was born on November 4, 1960 in Suffern, New York, United States. Daughter of Donald and Audrey Foster.


Bachelor in English, Douglass College, 1983. Master of Arts in English, University Nebraska, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University Nebraska, 1995.


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 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.



Member Modern Language Association, Society for Cinema Studies, University Film and Video Association, Popular Culture Association, National Womens Studies Association, American Studies Association at Texas, Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association, Women Film Pioneers Project.


Married Wheeler Winston Dixon, December 23, 1985.

Donald Foster

Audrey Foster

Wheeler Winston Dixon