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Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 4 in a series

Monkees Question of the Moment: What Do The Monkees Mean to You?

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“The Monkees have come to mean so many things over the years – to me and to many others who have followed their careers both together and individually. As the band members said, even they don’t belong to themselves anymore. The Monkees belong to the audience.”

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch — Coming Fall 2016 – Click for more info!

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart as Father Figure from How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity [Video] (1:07)

Dr. Rosanne Welch presents “How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity: A Study of the Doctors and their Male Companions at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library. Dr. Welch teaches in the IGE (Interdisciplinary General Education) program.

Watch the entire presentation here

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart as Father Figure from How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity

 

Transcript:

We’ll go back in history to one character I don’t think we give enough attention to, and that’s  Lethbridge-Stewart, who arrives in the Jon Pertwee era as a military dude, so he’s a warrior from that period and that’s largely what we see him do for a long time. Again, we’re in the 70s now, so we’re not thinking about dads as an important role for men. But, as we go through time and the show stays on the air, guess what? He grows older, you know, because time flies and actors are actual humans and he appears on The Sarah Jane Adventures here as Lethbridge-Stewart so he still exists in her time period. He’s a grandfatherly type and he’s going to help her with some adventures. Now, because he’s a real human being, he passed away. By the time we got to Capaldi’s episodes — and now here I’m in Death in Heaven — he has passed away and so this is a portrait. We have to be reminded of his existence and his character in case you’ve never seen the show before, because we’re going to move to the ending place in this episode where he does the most fatherly, heroic thing.

A clip from this 5th talk on various aspects of Doctor Who presented by Dr. Welch. You can find Dr. Welch’s other Doctor Who talks using the links below.

Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Why The Monkees Mattered: We Were Made for Each Other: The Sequel: Nascent Television Aesthetic Techniques on The Monkees

Why The Monkees Matter: We Were Made for Each Other: The Monkees Menagerie of Metatextuality

Why The Monkees Mattered: We Were Made for Each Other: The Sequel: Nascent Television Aesthetic Techniques on The Monkees

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch — Coming Fall 2016 – Click for more info!

 

TEDxCPP Features Two CEIS Professors via Cal Poly Pomona Web Site

The Cal Poly Pomona Web Site has a feature article today on the two College of Education and Integrative Studies professors (including myself) who will be presenting at this week’s TEDxCPP. — Rosanne

TEDxCPP Features Two CEIS Professors

Two professors from the College of Education & Integrative Studies will explore persistent stigmas in society at the second TEDxCPP.

Shayda Kafai and Roseanne Welch will be among eight speakers who will discuss topics ranging from sex to education to gender to religion on Thursday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kellogg West. The theme of this year’s TEDxCPP is “The Ripple Effect.”

As a lecturer in the ethnic and women’s studies department by day and a writer by night, Kafai seeks to spread awareness of the oppression caused by words and phrases used to describe people with mental health disabilities.

Kafai aims to change perspectives on mental health stigmas in her speech titled “The Language of Madness.”

“I am going to be exploring the stigmatic ways we socially frame psychiatric disabilities,” Kafai says. “Through the use of personal narrative, I will share reasons why we must collectively unlearn totalizing language.”

Welch has taken her writing and professional experiences from mainstream television to the classroom by teaching humanities in the interdisciplinary general education department. She holds a doctorate in American social history of the 21st century.

Welch’s speech, titled “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Writer’s Room,” will address issues with “othering,” which occurs when one group takes another group’s differences and uses that against them.

“Based on my previous career as a television writer, I’ll be speaking about moments when new perspectives in the writer’s room can help influence thousands of viewers,” Welch says.

Kafai and Welch have a common goal: broadening perspectives on stigmas that persist in society.

To learn more about these speakers and to get tickets, visit the TEDxCPP website.

Who Wrote The Monkees? – “Case of the Missing Monkee” and “I Was A Teenage Monster” – by Gerald Gardner and Dee Caruso and Dave Evans

Who Wrote The Monkees? –  “Case of the Missing Monkee” and “I Was A Teenage Monster” – by Gerald Gardner and Dee Caruso and Dave Evans Part 5 of an on-going series

Did you know The Monkees had a connection to RFK?   Not the movie, but the man.  Read on…

This weekend Antenna TV is showing 2 episodes of The Monkees “Case of the Missing Monkee” and “I Was A Teenage Monster”. One was written solely by Gerald Gardner and Dee Caruso, who were the showrunners, and one written by them AND Dave Evans, who I’ve written about before on this page.  So today I’ll focus on Gerald Gardner and Dee Caruso.  

Sadly, Mr. Caruso had passed away just a few months before I first had the idea to interview the writers of The Monkees for the article in Written By magazine that turned into the proposal for my eventual book so I was never able to meet him.  But his writing partner, Gerald Gardner, welcomed me warmly into his wonderful home and told me all about their work before, during and after The Monkees. 

Who Wrote The Monkees? -  “Case of the Missing Monkee” and “I Was A Teenage Monster” - by Gerald Gardner and Dee Caruso and Dave Evans

Who Wrote The Monkees? -  “Case of the Missing Monkee” and “I Was A Teenage Monster” - by Gerald Gardner and Dee Caruso and Dave Evans

How does Robert F. Kennedy fit into the story?

Mr. Gardner had begun his writing career doing comical political satire books called Who’s In Charge Here?. Those books caught the attention of then President John F. Kennedy, who invited the writer to lunch at the White House.  After his assassination, Mr. Gardner sent a condolence letter to then Attorney General RFK.  When RFK decided to run for the Senate in New York, he asked Mr. Gardner to join his speech writing team.  (Sound a bit like The West Wing, doesn’t it?)  After Senator Kennedy went to work in Washington, Mr. Gardner wrote a book about the campaign: Robert Kennedy in New York.  Mr. Gardner’s first work in television was in New York as the senior writer on That Was the Week That Was which was a forerunner to “Weekend Update” on SNL.  All this work in comedy led him to partner up with Dee Caruso to work for producer Buck Henry on Get Smart and when Bert Schneider and Bob Rafelson came to Henry asking to meet some hot young comedy writers to run their new show… well, you know what happened.  And that’s how The Monkees are connected to Camelot? 

 



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Previously in Who Wrote The Monkees?:

Quotes from “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch – 3 in a series

Monkees Question of the Moment: How did you defend The Monkees to your friends?

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Monkees quote 04

“…But I also wrote it in honor of and to honor the fans who love the show and lived with years of teasing when the mistaken reputation of the band and the show as ‘plastic’ kept dogging them. With this book I hope to show that those early and continuing fans all recognized the diamond in the rough from the start. ”

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch — Coming Fall 2016 – Click for more info!

Danny Pink and Fatherhood Part 2 from How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity [Video Clip] (1:10)

Dr. Rosanne Welch presents “How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity: A Study of the Doctors and their Male Companions at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library. Dr. Welch teaches in the IGE (Interdisciplinary General Education) program.

Watch the entire presentation here

Danny Pink and Fatherhood Part 2 from How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity

 

Transcript:

…and then what happens, God Forbid. You did realize there would be spoilers. Right? I assume people have seen these episodes. God Forbid, he is turned into a Cyberman, too and this so awful, so awful. But. He is a warrior and he’s able to do a thing that will save the family around him — the people of Earth, right?…by beating the Cybermen by getting all the other Cybermen to follow him up. he loses Clara, which is terrible, but, being the show, he gets that second chance to come back from the afterlife and he doesn’t take it, because there’s only one chance to come back and instead he gives it to little Afghan boy that he killed by accident, when he was at war. So, he gives up his happiness and his chance essentially at a resurrection to give it to the child whose chance he took away and he sends that child back into the world so he can start again. Again, if that isn’t the pseudo-father to that child than I don’t know who is.

A clip from this 5th talk on various aspects of Doctor Who presented by Dr. Welch. You can find Dr. Welch’s other Doctor Who talks using the links below.

Dr. Rosanne Welch

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Why The Monkees Matter: We Were Made for Each Other: The Monkees Menagerie of Metatextuality

Why The Monkees Matter: We Were Made for Each Other: The Monkees Menagerie of Metatextuality

Why The Monkees Matter: We Were Made for Each Other: The Monkees Menagerie of Metatextuality

from Why The Monkees Mattered by Dr. Rosanne Welch — Coming Fall 2016 – Click for more info!