Frances Gateward

Frances Gateward
Professor, Media Theory & Criticism Option Head
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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.

Selected Publications

Editor, Seoul Searching: Cultural Identity and Cinema in South Korea.
      SUNY Press, 2007.

Editor, with Murray Pomerance, Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth.
     Wayne State University Press, 2005.

Editor, with Murray Pomerance, Sugar Spice and Everything Nice: Cinemas of Girlhood
      Wayne State University Press, 2002.

Editor, Zhang Yimou:  Conversations.  University of Mississippi Press, 2001.

Guest editor:
Special issue of Genders #40 - “Scared of the Dark: Race and the Horror Film,” 2004.

Special issue of Post-Script (with David Desser) “Indian Cinema,” v25 #3, Summer 2006.

 “Waiting to Exhale and the Trouble with My Own Breathing.” 
           in Seoul Searching: Cultural Identity and Cinema in South Korea.

“Wong Fei Hung in da House:  Kung Fu Cinema and Hip Hop Culture.”  
           Chinese Connections
Critical Perspectives on Film, Identity, and Diaspora 
           edited by Gina Marchetti, Peter Feng, and Tan See-Kam. Temple University Press, 2010.

“In Love and Trouble: Boys and Interracial Romance.”  
           Where the Boys Are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth

“Daywalkin’ Night Stalkin’ Blood Suckas: Black Vampires in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema.”  Genders #40.

“Youth in Crisis: National and Cultural Identity in New Korean Cinema.” 
           Multiple Modernities: Cinema and Popular Media in Transcultural East Asia,
           edited by Jenny Lau. Temple University Press 2003.

“Bubblegum and Heavy Metal” in Sugar Spice and Everything NiceCinemas of Girlhood.

“She Devils on Wheels: Women Motorcycles and the Movies.” 
           Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls: Gender in Film at the End of the 20th Century

           edited by Murray Pomerance. SUNY Press 2001.

“Documenting the Struggle: Women as Media Artists, Media Activists.” 
           Still Lifting Still Climbing: Contemporary African American Women’s Activism,   
           Kimberly Springer, ed. New York University Press 1999.

“Rediscovering Asian-America.”  Angles, Women Working in Film and Video.  4.1 (Fall 1999).