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Wheeler Winston Dixon is the Ryan Professor of Film Studies, Coordinator of the Film Studies Program, and Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is also the co-editor of the book series Quick Takes: Movies and Popular Culture, from Rutgers University Press.
His many books include Black & White Cinema: A Short History (Rutgers University Press, 2015); Dark Humor in Films of the 1960s (Palgrave Pivot, 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 (co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster; Rutgers University Press, 2011); A History of Horror (Rutgers University Press, 2010; reprinted 2011; also available as an audio book from Redwood Audiobooks, 2012); Film Noir and the Cinema of Paranoia (Edinburgh University Press / Rutgers University Press, 2009); and A Short History of Film (co-authored with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster; Rutgers University Press, 2008; second revised edition 2013).
His text blog, Frame by Frame, and a series of videos by Dixon on film history, theory and criticism, also titled Frame by Frame, can be found on the web. In 2003, Dixon was honored with a retrospective of his films at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and his films were acquired for the permanent collection of the Museum, in both print and original format.