Academic journal article Afterimage

Nadine L. McGann (1962-2004)

Academic journal article Afterimage

Nadine L. McGann (1962-2004)

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Former Afterimage coeditor Nadine L. McGann died unexpectedly in October 2004 at age 42. Known within the Afterimage community as a versatile critic and skilled editor, McGann joined the staff in 1989 as an assistant during my tenure as editor. I had been greatly impressed with McGann's freelance writing and I welcomed the opportunity for her to join us. McGann had graduated from the University of Chicago a few years earlier, where she edited the Grey City Journal. At Afterimage, McGann's talent and generosity as an editor quickly earned her the admiration of the journal's writers. When I left Afterimage in 1990. McGann was appointed coeditor, a position she held jointly with Grant Kester.

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Always a prolific writer, McGann continued generating her own articles during her time at Afterimage. This material reflected the cultural politics and critical priorities that brought McGann to the journal. Censorship preoccupied much of the arts community during the early 1990s and McGann responded with a series of reports on funding denials to lesbian and gay arts groups. McGann's interviews included "Television that Works" (September 1989; Vol. 17, no. 2) with Chicago's Committee for Labor Access and "A Kiss is Not A Kiss: An Interview with John Greyson" (January 1992; Vol. …

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