Books/Articles

Books and Articles by Dr. Rosanne Welch

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EDUCATION
PhD in American Social History: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

Dissertation; Married, With Screenplay: A Study of Married Screenwriting Teams And The Films They Wrote: (Frances and Albert Hackett and The Thin Man; Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin and Adam’s Rib and The Marrying Kind; Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell and A Star is Born)

MA: California State University, Northridge, American Social History.

BS in Education: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio

Professional Television Experience: Seventeen Years Professional Experience writing and producing one-hour dramas (Beverly Hills, 90210, Picket Fences, Touched by an Angel)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE – FILM and TELEVISION

Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting – Executive Director – 2019-Present.
(Recruit students; plan curriculum; teach History of Screenwriting I, II, III & IV; planning workshop experience twice a year, moderating WGA panel events for students; attend conferences; hire mentor/adjuncts; advise students.

Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting – Founding PhD (2015-present)
(Classes Created and Taught: History of Screenwriting I, II, III & IV; Writing the One-Hour Drama Spec Script; Writing the One-Hour Spec Pilot; Writing the Thesis). Duties include assisting in planning workshop, moderating WGA panel events for students; attend conferences.

Cinema and Television Arts Department, California State University, Fullerton – Adjunct Instructor (2007-2018)
(Classes: Critical Studies in Television; Writing One-Hour Drama; MFA Writing One-Hour Drama; Story Structure; Story Structure Online; MFA Final Project; MFA Rewrite Course; MFA Writing Project #1; Honors Mentor; Independent Study Instructor). Also taught in:
Freshman Programs, California State University, Fullerton – Adjunct Instructor (2008-2010)
(Classes: University 100)

Stephens College MFA in Screenwriting – Consultant – 2014
(attended several curriculum planning committee meetings with Director Ken Lazebnik and President Dianne Lynch; flew to Columbia, Missouri to present the program to representatives of the Higher Learning Council (HLC) for approval; preparing curriculum for History of Screenwriting Courses I, II, III, & IV; preparing curriculum for Writing the One Hour Spec and Writing the One Hour Drama; consulting on marketing of the program; screening applicants.)

Communications Department, California State University, Dominguez Hills – Adjunct Instructor (2015 to 2016)
(Class: COM495-02_2158_40452: Special Topics: Writing One-Hour Drama Television)

Department of Digital Film and Media, Stephens College – 2007 Summer Film Institute Guest Writer/Producer
(Co-directed a week of film production workshops followed by week of production with an all student crew; worte short film commissioned for the Institute: Pieces Parts)

Writers Program, UCLA Extension – Specialty Professor (1995 – 2005)
(Classes: Screenwriting, Writing the One-Hour Drama, Online Writing the One-Hour Drama, Online-Podcasting & New Media for Writers, One-Day Seminar Podcasting & New Media for Writers)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE – HUMANITIES
Interdisciplinary General Education Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Adjunct Instructor (2007 – Present)
(Classes: I.G.E. 120: Consciousness and Community; I.G.E. 122: Authority and Faith: Medieval and Renaissance; I.G.E. 221: Ways of Coexisting: Reform and Revolution; IGE 3200 Visions of Science and Technology; IGE 3300 Demons, the Undead and the Monstrous Other)

History Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Adjunct Instructor (2006-2007)
(Classes: World Civilizations (Fall of Rome to the Renaissance), American History Post Civil War; Technology and Human Purpose; Demons, the Undead, and the Monstrous Other)

Graduate and Continuing Studies Department, Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri– Adjunct Instructor Online (2006-Present)
(Classes: One-Hour Drama, King Arthur’s Britain, Religions Across Cultures, Historical Studies/Unruly Women, Women’s Folklife/Women’s Culture, Historical Studies: America 1960-1990, Historical Studies: 20th Century America Global Perspectives)

History Department, Mt. San Antonio College – Adjunct Instructor (2008 – Present)
(Classes: History 1 – Columbus to Clinton; History of African Americans)

PUBLICATIONS – BOOKS

THE BOOMSBURY HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL SCREENPLAY THEORY. Chapter: “Why Women Keep A Star (being) Born: How an 80 Year Franchise is Alive and Well Due to the Characterization and Dialogue of Female Screenwriters and the Performances of Female Superstars.”
Co-edited by Andrew Gay and Ann Igelstrom. Published by Bloomsbury Academic. Proposed publication 2022.

Handbook of Screenwriting Studies. Chapter: “Women screenwriters: Hollywood in the 1920s/30s”. Editors: Paolo Russo, Rosamund Davies and Claus Tieber. Palgrave Macmillan. (under contract)
Doctor Who: New Dawn: Essays on the Jodie Whittaker Era. Chapter: “’She is Wise and Unafraid’: Creating the First Female Doctor and a Diverse Universe for Her to Protect”. Editor: Matt Hills, Brigid Cherry, Andrew O’Day. Manchester University Press. 2021.
Women Making History. Series Editor. Autobiographies of Famous American Women including: Wilma Mankiller, Hillary Clinton, Dolores Huerta, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gloria Steinem, Helen Keller, Ida Wells, Sally Ride, Queen Liliuokalani. ABC-CLIO Publishing. Various completion dates in 2021 and 2022. Book One: Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life in American History by Nancy Hendricks is the first in the series to reach publication in November, 2020.

A Man of Action: A Novel Based on the Life of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Author, Mentoris Foundation, August 2020.

The Civil War on Film. ABC-CLIO Publishing, 2019. Co-author.

Women’s History on Film. ABC-CLIO Publishing, Fall 2019. Co-author. (under contract).

The 21st Century Western: New Riders of the Cinematic S(t)age. Chapter: “Westward Ho! The Women: Frontier Females in Postfeminist Films”, (Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield) Doug Brode and Shea T. Brode, editors, (2019.)

Outside In Takes A Stab: 139 New Perspectives on 139 Buffy Stories by 139 Writers. “As Silent as ABC” Essay, ATB Publishing, 2018.

When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry. Editor. McFarland Publishing, July 2018.
**2019 runner-up for the Susan Koppelman Award, given to the best anthology, multi-authored, or edited book in feminist studies in popular and American culture by the Popular Culture Association.

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. Co- Editor. ABC-CLIO Publishing, Fall 2019.

America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei. Author, Mentoris Foundation, 2018.

Outside In Boldly Goes…: TNG: 172 Unique perspectives on 172 Star Trek: The Next Generation stories by 172 Writers. Essay. “Packed with Potential” Evolution Episode Essay, ATB Publishing, 2018.

The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color.
Chapter: “Hidden Behind Hoopskirts: The Many Women of Hollywood’s Civil War Sagas”, (Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield) Doug Brode, editor, 2018.

Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection, ABC-CLIO Publishing, January 2017. Co-Editor.
**Named to the 2018 Outstanding References Sources List, by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.
AND
**to the 2018 list of Best Historical Materials by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association.

Why The Monkees Matter: Teenagers, Television and American Pop Culture. Author. McFarland Publishing, Spring 2016.

Outside In Boldly Goes…: 117 Unique Perspectives on 117 Original Star Trek Stories by 117 Writers”, Essay. “This Side of Paradise” Essay, ATB Publishing, 2016.

PERFORM: Succeeding as a Creative Professional. Essay. Editor: Anna Weinstein. January 2017

Doctor Who And Race: An Anthology, Essay. “When White Boys Write Black: Race and Class in the Davies and Moffat Eras”, Intellect Press, Great Britain, 2013.

Torchwood Declassified: Investigating Mainstream Cult Television, Chapter: “Crisis of Authority/Authoring Crisis: Decision and Power in Torchwood: Children of Earth”,
I.B.Tauris , London – under contract, Fall/Winter 2012

Mastering Monologues and Acting Studies: How to Audition Successfully for Both Traditional and new Media, Scenes from unproduced pilot “Mile High Club”, Allworth Press, 2011.

Encyclopedia of African American History, Contributing Writer, ABC-CLIO, 2010.

Encyclopedia of the Early Republic and Antebellum America, Contributing Writer, M.E. Sharpe, 2010.

Three Ring Circus: How Real Couples Balance Marriage, Work and Family. Co-Editor, Seal Press, 2003.

The Encyclopedia of Women Aviation and Space. Author, ABC-CLIO, 1999.

PUBLICATIONS – JOURNALS

California History, Editorial Board member, California State University, East Bay, Jan 2020.

Journal of Screenwriting, Book Review Editor, Intellect Press, UK. (2017-Present)

Written By Magazine, Editorial Advisory Board, Current.

Journal of Screenwriting, Volume 11. Issue 3 Special Issue Co-Editor, Intellect Press, UK. (December 2020).

Roteiro X: The X-Script. “Why researching screenwriters (has always) mattered.” Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo POMELLO DIGITAL, 2020.

Written By: “America’s Neverending Conversation About Race: Telecasting the Civil Rights Movement”. January 2018.
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Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network: Special Issue, Gender and the Screenplay: Processes, Practices, Perspectives. “Honey, You Know I Can’t Hear You When You Aren’t in the Room: Key Female Filmmakers Prove the Importance of Having a Female in the Writing Room”. 6/12/17.

New Review of Film and Television Studies
“How Television Writers Transmit Cultures Transnationally via the Parent Characters Created for Police Procedurals”. New Review of Film and Television Studies (Routledge). Paolo Russo & Lindsay Steenberg. Eds., September 2016.

Journal Of Screenwriting, Intellect Press, UK.
An academic journal aimed at screenwriters and those who study and teach the art of screenwriting.
– Review Cutchins, Raw and Welsh Pedagogy of Adaptation – 11/10
– Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Frances Goodrich Hackett and Albert Hackett and THE THIN MAN – 12/11
-Conference Wrap-Up, Volume 5, Number 3, 413-417.

WOMEN’S STUDIES: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Routledge Taylor and Francis.
An academic journal providing a forum for scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics, anthropology, and the sciences.
-Review of V. Lynn Kennedy’s Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South, Volume 40 Issue 3, 378.
-Review of Pinn and Valentin’s Creating Ourselves: African Americans and Hispanic Americans on Popular Culture and Religious Expression.

AWARDS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS / PANELS

FEAURED GUEST SPEAKER: Empire State

 

FEAURED GUEST SPEAKER: American Women Writers National Museum

GUEST SPEAKER: “Why Screenwriting Matters.” Bucharest Symposium in Screenwriting and Literature. Wallachia Int’l Film Fest, June/July 2020.

Keynote Speaker. “Why researching screenwriters (has always) mattered.” Roteiro X: The X-Script Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil. October, 2019.

GUEST ARTIST/MENTOR, Athena Story Lab, June 2019.

SOLE PANELIST, Why the Monkees Matter – Even 50 Years Later :: ROOM 504 – Reel Heroes, Denver Popular Culture Convention, June 2019.

PANEL MODERATOR, When Women Wrote Hollywood: A History of Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry :: ROOM 504 – Reel Heroes (panel included Amy Banks, Mikayla Daniels, Sydney Haven, Kelley Zinge. Denver Popular Culture Convention, June 2019.

GUEST ARTIST, Arizona State University (ASU) Film / TV Career Boot Camp. May 2019.

When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry. McFarland Publishing, July 2018. Editor.
**2019 runner-up for the Susan Koppelman Award, given to the best anthology, multi-authored, or edited book in feminist studies in popular and American culture by the Popular Culture Association.

Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection: Named to the 2018 Outstanding References Sources List, by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association
AND to the
2018 List of Best Historical Materials by the American Library Association.

SCREENWRITING RESEARCH NETWORK, International Conference, Milan. September 2018. Presented “How I Created a Screenwriting History Course” at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart.

GUEST ARTIST, Arizona State University (ASU) Film / TV Career Boot Camp. May 2018.

Panelist: “Advances in Engineering Education Symposium”, presented “Flipped Classroom Pedagogy OR We Live Interdisciplinary Lives/We Need Interdisciplinary Education.” American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Pacific Division Meeting “From Atoms to Applications.” California State Polytechnic University, June 14, 2018.

Panelist. UFVA conference, 2017. California State University, Los Angeles. “Context And Controversy: Strategies For Teaching Film And Television History And Current Events To Screenwriters”. Presented “Giving Voice to Silent Films and the Far from Silent Women Who Wrote Them.”

SCREENWRITING RESEARCH NETWORK, International Conference, 2017. Dunedin, New Zealand. Presented “How Gidget Got into the Girl Ghetto” at Otago University.

SCREENWRITING RESEARCH NETWORK, International Conference, 2016. Leeds, England. Presented “How Can You Censor What You Can’t Understand? Censorship (or lack thereof) on 1960s TV Sensation The Monkees”.

TEDxCPP 2016: “The Importance of Having a Female Voice in the Room” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JFNsqKBRnA

GUEST MODERATOR, “Writing Race for Television and the Stage” with Walter Allen Bennett, and Ralph Remington for Talk Back Tuesdays at the Pasadena Playhouse, following the Civil War drama The Whipping Man. Februray 24, 2015.

Presenter. 2014 Provost’s Symposium on Faculty Scholarship, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Why Monkees Matter: Presentation on research regarding Television in the 1960s. 12/12/14

Panelist. “Using the arts in real student centered teaching: Reawakening a mytho-poetic consciousness in students lost in scientific literalism”, presented “Using Film Adaptation Techniques to Teach Classic Literature”. The Academy for Educational Studies 10th Critical Questions in Education Conference. San Diego, Feb. 16-18 2015.

Honors Student Sponsor. Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research, Nov. 22, 2014, CSU Fullerton. Student: Melanie Bottini. Project: “San Francisco Fury: A Screenplay Exploration into the 1906 Earthquake and Its Cultural Impact”.

GUEST SPEAKER, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library, October 7, 2014. Presented “Feminism in the Whoniverse: Female Companions on Doctor Who from Susan to Clara”.

Academic Committee. 2015 SCREENWRITING RESEARCH NETWORK (SRN), International Conference, Santiago, Chile.

GUEST SPEAKER, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library, May 13, 2014. Presented “The Changing Face of the Doctor’s Voice: Writers’ Themes in Doctor Who”.

NATIONAL LIBRARIES WEEK SPECIAL EVENTS GUEST SPEAKER, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library, April 16, 2014. Presented “The Doctor WHO Changed the Sci-Fi Universe”.

SCREENWRITING RESEARCH NETWORK, International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin. August 2013. Presented “How the Growing Popularity of the English Who-niverse (including Torchwood) Effected American Television: A Catalog of Changes in Cross-Continent Collaboration, Diversity in Casting and Methods of Distribution”

Panelist: UFVA; August 2013. STORY FIRST: NARRATIVE PRACTICES, Presented “Narrative Practice: Examining Diversity issues while keeping story paramount: How the English Who-niverse can be used in American Television Courses.”

Keynote Speaker – Health Information Management Association of Hawaii’s 2011 Annual Meeting

Paper Presentation. PCA/ACA Annual Conference, San Antonio, The Changing Face of The Doctor’s Voice: A Tale of Two Writers, 4/11/2010

Paper Presentation. Investigating Torchwood: Text, Context – UK Symposium, University of Glamorgan, Wales, Crisis of Authority / Authoring Crisis: Decision and Power in Torchwood: Children of Earth, 6/2010

Paper Presentation. UFVA Conference, Colorado Springs, Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell and A Star is Born, Panel Moderator, 2008

Paper Presentation. Southwestern Social Science Association, A Family Affair: Emancipation and Slavery in the Old Natchez District, 1795-1860, 3/2005

Paper Presentation. 6th Biennial Historic Natchez Conference, A Family Affair: Emancipation and Slavery in the Old Natchez District, 1795-1860, 2/2004

Keynote Speaker. Partnership for a Healthy Community, Cleveland, Ohio, Presented on Producing Television for Family Consumption, 2000

Guest Author. Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, Desert Chapter, Presented on my book The Encyclopedia of Women in Aviation and Space, 1999

Prism Award, “Smokescreen” Touched by an Angel, 1996

MAJOR NETWORK COMMISSIONS

FINAL JUSTICE, Lifetime Television, Writer/Producer, multiple episodes, 2003

TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, CBS, Writer/Producer (1996-2001)
“46 Minutes”
“Mi Familia”
“Winners, Losers & Leftovers”
“Til Death Do Us Part”
“A House Divided”
“Wind Beneath My Wings”***Marion Ross nominated for Guest Actress Emmy
“Made in the USA”
“Great Expectations”
“Trigger”
“Smokescreen”
“Missing in Action”

PICKET FENCES, CBS, Freelance Writer “The Z Files”, 2/96

DREAMS COME TRUE: Billy Ray Cyrus Special, Writer, 7/94

BEVERLY HILLS, 90210, Freelance Writer “Labors of Love”, 2/94

PAYRAISE, pilot, assorted episodes, Researcher/Writer, 92-95

DOCUMENTARY

ABCNEWS/NIGHTLINE, President Clinton & Boys Nation Class of 63 Reunion, two episodes produced live on site at the White House, Producer/Writer, 7/98

A PRINCE AMONG SLAVES, PBS, Unity Productions Foundations, Consultant, 7/03

PUBLICATIONS – POPULAR MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS

WRITTEN BY MAGAZINE: The Magazine of the Writers Guild of America, West, Member, Editorial Advisory Board, 2001 – Present.
Articles Include:
-Hey, Hey They Wrote The Monkees: How the Writing Staff of The Monkees Helped Change the Face (or at least the hair-length) of Television, 12/12.
– The Doctor is in America: Interview with Russell T. Davies of Doctor Who and Torchwood, 7/11.
– Class of ’80:How and Why the Writers of 1980 are Creating the Culture of 2010, 12/10
-A Remembrance of Stephen J. Cannell, editor, 12/10
– ‘Tween a Rocker and a Hard Place: To Write Hannah Montana, bring your inner child and imaginary friends, 7/09
-A Straight Shooter: Shawn Ryan’s Badge of Honor is The Shield, 9/03

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
Freelance Editorials: Surviving as the School Sinner, 1/05; Future of City-More than a Name, 6/96; Opening Your Mind, 3/96; Lack of Libraries Sad Commentary, 2/96; Local Theaters Need Support, 12/95; Scarlet Letter Alterations, 10/95; Iguana Cafe’s Demise, 8/95; Little Women Reinterpreted, 1/95.
Freelance articles have also appeared in WORKING MOTHER MAGAZINE, MORE MAGAZINE, AMERICAN LIBRARIES MAGAZINE, THE TIDINGS, ORANGE COUNTY PARENTING, YOUNG SCHOLAR MAGAZINE