Pre-Order “Why The Monkees Matter” by Dr. Rosanne Welch Now – Directly from McFarland!

Do you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on “Why The Monkees Matter”? 

Our first pre-order opportunity is now available, directly from the MacFarland web site. They just added “Why The Monkees Matter” to their catalog pages and store.

Amazon, Barnes & Noble and others will be coming online in the next 2 weeks or so.

Even better news, the book might even be out as early as mid-July 2016 (fingers crossed)

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The publishers’ site will also provide academic discounts for students and class sets and review copies (in pdf form) available for professors. 

I hope it pleases academics and fans alike!

Lovely #TEDxCPP note from student organizers and advisors #tedxcpp2016 #rmwblog #speaking #calpolypomona

Tough day at the office today #cat #sleep #computer #work #writing #morning #rmwblog

On stage at #TEDxCPP #TEDx #speaking #education

On stage at #TEDxCPP #TEDx #speaking #education  

The TEDxCPP stage is set! #TEDx #tedxcpp #tedxcpp2016 #speaking #education

  

The TEDxCPP stage is set! #TEDx #tedxcpp #tedxcpp2016 #speaking #education

Minutes away from TEDxCPP

  
Just minutes away from TEDxCPP at #calpolypomona ! We have a wonderful line up of speakers today including yours truly! So proud to be part of this #TEDx #tedxcpp #speaking #education

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.

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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.