Frances Gateward

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Frances Gateward


Frances Gateward received her BA from Temple University in Radio-TV-Film, her MA in Communication Arts and Theater, and a PhD in Radio-TV-Film with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland College Park.

She researches and teaches in the areas of international cinema, including Korean and Chinese film, Third World film, women filmmakers and African American film and popular culture. She serves on the editorial boards of the Quarterly Review of Film and Videoand Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, and the advisory board of the Contemporary Approaches to Film and Television series at Wayne State University Press. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Japanese and Korean Cinema. One of the first recipients of the KOFIC overseas research award (South Korea) she is currently in the process of completing A Critical Filmography of Korean Cinema (Caboose Press). Her other projects include The Blacker the Ink: African Americans and Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Sequential Art and A Powerful Thang: Agency and Identity in African American Women’s Films.


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