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Today I Became a Citation: Little Women, Feminism and Me!

I usually use Google Alerts to find mentions of The Monkees but this weekend something interesting happened. Google Alerts found my name in an essay on the JSTOR Daily about the new BBC miniseries version of Little Women, adapted by Heidi Thomas of “Call the Midwife”) from a novel by a female writer (Louisa May Alcott, as if you didn’t know) and directed by a woman (Vanessa Caswill). 

My Summer of Watching Little Women by Benjamin Winterhalter

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The writer of the essay was a male, JSTOR Daily’s features editor Benjamin Winterhalter and he was reminiscing about a summer in his elementary years when his mother and friends dissected all the filmed adaptations of the novel  in preparation for writing an article —  “A Feminist Romance: Adapting Little Women to the Screen”  for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. 

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Winterhalter’s article came up because along his research way he came across an Op-Ed I had written for the Los Angeles Times, “What ‘Little Women’ Is Really About” about the 1995 Robin Schiff adaptation (starring Winona Ryder) which I had framed as both a more deeply feminist interpretation but, more importantly, accessible to all as the story of a writer finding their voice.

Today I Became a Citation: Little Women. Feminism and Me!

How fun to be reminded of that Op-Ed and to see how accessible my earlier work can be with archives going digital.  It’s also good timing as I often recommend to screenwriting students that they write for various local publications in order to get their names out there and to fill out their writing CVs.  Here’s an example of a piece I wrote when I had a passionate idea ( the one about how this is more the story of a writer finding their voice than merely a bunch of sisters surviving the Civil War). Since I did not see that idea represented in the mainstream press, I brought it to their attention and they noticed it and presented it to their readers.

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Myself, Peg Lamphier and author, Terrence Young discuss his book, Heading Out: A History of American Camping after the Cal Poly Pomona Golden Leaves presentations at Cal Poly Pomona University Library

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Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!

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Why The Monkees Matter Discussion starts at 18:48 in the audio podcast.

Many thanks to my friends at Zilch who posted a new episode called “A TRIP TO THE MONKEES LIBRARY!” where they ranked their favorite books about the Monkees and spent a few fun minutes talking about what they liked about “Why the Monkees Matter” – it was especially fun to hear Sarah recount the fabulous time we spent at the 50th anniversary show in St. Louis, our chance to do a photo op with Micky and Peter afterwards, though she forgot to mention our midnight munch out at the Cracker Barrel next to our hotel.

Why The Monkees Matter Book discussed on Zilch Podcast #113 A Trip To The Monkees Library!


 Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture

    

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