First Look at our next book – Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology

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My co-editor Peg Lamphier and I were happy to see the newly designed covers for our next 3 Volume encyclopedia – Technical Innovation in American History. Thanks to all the wonderful contributors who came over from our encylcopedia on Women in American History

Look for it in 2019!

From ABC-CLIO…

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology surveys the history of technology, documenting the chronological and thematic connections between specific inventions, technological systems, individuals, and events that have contributed to the history of science and technology in the United States. Covering eras from colonial times to the present day in three chronological volumes, the entries include innovations in fields such as architecture, civil engineering, transportation, energy, mining and oil industries, chemical industries, electronics, computer and information technology, communications (television, radio, and print), agriculture and food technology, and military technology.

The A–Z entries address key individuals, events, organizations, and legislation related to themes such as industry, consumer and medical technology, military technology, computer technology, and space science, among others, enabling readers to understand how specific inventions, technological systems, individuals, and events influenced the history, cultural development, and even self-identity of the United States and its people. The information also spotlights how American culture, the U.S. government, and American society have specifically influenced technological development.

 

Peg Lamphier @peglamphier and I working on our next talk, “The Last Lecture”

Peg Lamphier @peglamphier and I working on our next talk, “The Last Lecture”

Peg Lamphier (@peglamphier) and I working on our next talk, “The Last Lecture”

Talk Is open to the public:

Cal Poly Pomona
3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768

Bronco Student Center (BSC)
Ursa Minor Conference Room

November 30, 2017 3pm-5pm

Encyclopedia of Women in American History is a American Book Fest 2017 Award Winner

Encyclopedia of Women in American History is a American Book Fest 2017 Award Winner

I, and my co-editor, Peg Lamphier, were happy to receive notice this morning that our 4-volume encyclopedia set, Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection was awarded Best Women’s Issues Book for 2017 at the American Book Fest.

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THE 14TH ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDS
ANNOUNCE 2017 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Mainstream & Independent Titles Score Top Honors
in the 14th Annual Best Book Awards

Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, St. Martin’s Press, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Rowman & Littlefield, New American Library, Forge/Tor Books, John Hopkins University Press, MIT Press and hundreds of Independent Houses contribute to this year’s Outstanding Competition!


LOS ANGELES – American Book Fest has announced the winners and finalists of The 2017 Best Book Awards on November 9, 2017. Over 400 winners and finalists were announced in over 90 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2015-2017.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest said this year’s contest yielded over 2,000 entries from mainstream and independent publishers, which were then narrowed down to over 400 winners and finalists.

Keen says of the awards, now in their fifteenth year, “The 2017 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the Best Book Awards, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”

Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, St. Martin’s Press, Penguin Random House, Hachette Book Group, Rowman & Littlefield, New American Library, Forge/Tor Books, John Hopkins University Press, MIT Press and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition!

Keen adds, “Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

American Book Fest is an online publication providing coverage for books from mainstream and independent publishers to the world online community.

American Book Fest has an active social media presence with over 96,000 current Facebook fans.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of The 2017 Best Book Awards are available online at American Book Fest.

See a complete list of nominees and award winners here

 

Rosanne on a Monkees Halloween panel on Zilch: A Monkees Podcast

It’s always a pleasure to be invited to chat Monkees moments with other experts and this panel was extra fun since Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. We each chose our favorite scary episodes to create a perfect 5 episode binge – so listen in for the list, pop your popcorn,  purchase your candy corn and cuddle up on your couch to watch with us this Halloween!

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Trick or Treat! Welcome to a Zilch Halloween episode! Join Kenacula & Christine Carlson Werewolf as they Haunt the Zilch Castle.Then a Spooky Panel of Scary Monkees Moments with Courtney Cronin Dold, Dr.Rosanne Welch, Sarah Clark, Melanie Mitchell! Boo! Be safe and Happy Halloween!

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Kitties are ready to go to Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival this week and so are we!

Kitties are ready to go to Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival this week and so are we!

Kitties are ready to go to Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival this week and so are we!

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Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on Gender Diversity in the Who-niverse: Paving the Way for a Lady Doctor at Last – Nov 16, 2017

Dr. Rosanne Welch speaks on Gender Diversity in the Who-niverse: Paving the Way for a Lady Doctor at Last – Nov 16, 2017

Speaking: Gender Diversity in the Who-niverse: Paving the Way for a Lady Doctor at Last - Nov 16, 2017

Calling all Whovians – and those who plan to start binging soon! For her 5th Doctor Who lecture to the CPP community, Dr. Rosanne Welch will discuss how society – and the show’s writing staff – prepared the audience for a major change in this 50-year franchise – the creation of the first Lady Doctor!

Open to the public

Date: Thursday, November 16th
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Cal Poly Pomona University Library
3801 West Temple Ave. Pomona, CA 91768
University Library (building 15), 4th floor, Events Room 4829

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My Chapter in The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color

I get so many books in the mail for me to distribute to reviewers for The Journal of Screenwriting that opening the daily deliveries is like having a birthday party every day –  and then I forget that every now and then the book that arrives is one for which I’ve written something – an essay, a chapter, etc – and that brings an extra smile to my face. 

Seeing my name in print never ceases to amaze me as it was a goal of mine from a very young age – hence my helming of the 8th grade newspaper at St. Pius X School, the 12th grade “Fourth Estate” at Bedford Senior High and the columns I’ve written for my college newspaper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Los Angeles Times collectively.

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The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color

Today I was pleased to receive The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color edited by Doulas Brode, Shea T. Brode and Cynthia J. Miller – it has my chapter:  “Hidden Behind Hoopskirts: The Many Women of Hollywood’s Civil War” and as Doug says in the Introduction, this chapter gave me a chance to focus on the portrayal of enslaved females for wherever there was a Southern belle in an old Hollywood movie, there, too would be her maid.

Granted, as a new collection of essays by scholars – and in hardback – the book costs $105 and there are no used copies out yet. But you can always ask your local or college library to stock a copy and then be the first to check it out!

From Amazon.com…

Whether on the big screen or small, films featuring the American Civil War are among the most classic and controversial in motion picture history. From D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation (1915) to Free State of Jones (2016), the war has provided the setting, ideologies, and character archetypes for cinematic narratives of morality, race, gender, and nation, as well as serving as historical education for a century of Americans.

In The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color, Douglas Brode, Shea T. Brode, and Cynthia J. Miller bring together nineteen essays by a diverse array of scholars across the disciplines to explore these issues. The essays included here span a wide range of films, from the silent era to the present day, including Buster Keaton’s The General (1926), Red Badge of Courage (1951), Glory (1989), Gettysburg (1993), and Cold Mountain (2003), as well as television mini-series The Blue and The Gray (1982) and John Jakes’ acclaimed North and South trilogy (1985-86).

As an accessible volume to dedicated to a critical conversation about the Civil War on film, The American Civil War on Film and TV will appeal to not only to scholars of film, military history, American history, and cultural history, but to fans of war films and period films, as well.

News: Archie to Meet The Monkees in Comic Book Crossover via Hollywood Reporter

I know this has been posted elsewhere, but the fact that one TV show’s characters are set to meet the characters from The Monkees over 50 years since they all were staples on TV… that just speaks to the power of pop culture – and fandom. I wanted to highlight this quote:

“Artist Joe Eisma agrees, adding, “From day one, The Monkees have been trailblazers in the entertainment business, and I’m excited and honored for the chance to draw their appearance in The Archies. It’s going to be a wild one!” (I also wanted to use cover art with The Monkees!”

Archie to Meet The Monkees in Comic Book Crossover via Hollywood Reporter

News: Archie to Meet The Monkees in Comic Book Crossover via Hollywood Reporter

Archie Andrews has met some pretty big names during his comic book career — including Kiss, Marvel’s The Punisher, and even President Barack Obama — but his latest co-stars might beat them all. If nothing else, they get the funniest looks from everyone they meet.

The fourth issue of The Archies, the new comic book series centering around the musical ambitions of Archie and his pals and gals, will bring the band face-to-face with the Prefab Four themselves, as the Monkees guest-star for an issue. The meetings happens as the result of some good old-fashioned time travel, allowing the Riverdale gang to meet Peter, Mickey, Michael and Davy in their 1960s prime.

Alex Segura, co-writer of the series, tells Heat Vision that the two bands are “a perfect pairing, and they resonate in really similar ways — embracing pop sensibilities, crossing over from different mediums and just channeling the most fun parts of whatever they’re doing, be it TV, music, comics and beyond.”

To Segura’s co-writer, it’s also a dream come true.

Read Archie to Meet The Monkees in Comic Book Crossover via Hollywood Reporter

Join me at the Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival – Oct 26-29, 2017

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Stephens College’s Citizen Jane Film Festival is fast approaching and the Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting will be out in force. Current MFA students will be presenting papers at the Festival, Stephens College will be sponsoring a production of a 5-minute film and hosting a live reading of the winner’s screenplay.

My husband, Douglas E. Welch, will be covering the event for me and the Festival, so watch my Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds for up-to-date information, photos and more.

Here are some of our big events:

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Citizen Jane Film School
An afternoon of educational- and fun!- film industry discussions!

Studio A @ Stephens College, 1405 E Broadway 


11:00 AM

Screen Grab: From Screenplay To Big Screen, Who Will Win?
Judges: Sarah Haas, Ken LaZebnik, Steph Scupham, Kimberly Skyrme

Screenwriters vie for an exclusive production deal pitching their films to a panel of esteemed judges. The top five entries will be discussed and critiqued live before the audience. The winner will be announced before panel’s end. Producer, Sarah Haas, awaits to bring the project to life-a screenwriter’s dream come true!


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Watch last year’s session

3:30 PM 

Bold Brash Words From Bold Brash Screenwriters

Moderator: Dr. Rosanne Welch
Panelist: Amy Banks, Krista Dyson, Cara Epstein, Betsy Leighton, Laura Kirk, Sarah Whorton

The Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting Program is proud to present six of our fabulous students who will introduce the audience to six female screenwriters whose bold, brash, brilliant words have enhanced our film experience, but whose names have been left out of the textbooks. Help us write them back in and remind us all that Women Ran Hollywood once and are on their way to doing it again!


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REHERSED: A CJ TABLE READ WITH GREENHOUSE THEATER PROJECT 
Sager Braudis Gallery, 1025 E. Walnut

Sun / Oct 29 / 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

A staged reading of this year’s Screen Grab competition winner. Experience the art of Sager-Braudis Gallery, and watch as one of Columbia’s favorite theater companies reads a short screenplay. Refreshments provided by Harold’s Doughnuts and Fretboard Coffee.

The Latest Journal of Screenwriting is HERE!

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It was quite satisfying to receive my copy of The Journal of Screenwriting yesterday (Issue 8.2) with my first efforts as the Book Reviews Editor.

The issue also contains the conference report I co-wrote on the 9th Annual Conference, held in Leeds last year. I really enjoyed participating in the writing of that report because it gave me a chance to mention the many wonderful paper presentations that I saw. It also happens to include a wonderful article by my friend Rose Ferrell from Australia (who just completed her Phd thesis which you can access here) about the concept of National voice and how much of our national voice filters into our writers voice

Of course my mind is already rolling with ideas about how to write about this most recent conference at a Otago University. Right now I will enjoy this copy of the Journal looking at the book reviews and the articles with a new kind of focus. The new goal is to find reasons to bring students to read these types of academic journals and discuss them in class — and to find more college libraries that will subscribe so they can have the Journal on hand for their screenwriting students!

If you work for a university – give The Journal of Screenwriting a read!