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Joseph F. Berenato obtained a B.A. in English and spent four years as the entertainment editor of The Hammonton Gazette before returning to his roots at his family’s blueberry farm in Hammonton, NJ. In 2014, Joe conceived, edited, and contributed to New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics. In addition to The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes, he co-edited two Star Wars volumes for Sequart with Rich Handley, with a third in the works. Joe wrote the introduction for IDW Publishing’s Star Trek: Gold Key Archives Volume 3 as well as retrospective essays for that company’s Star Trek #50 and their forthcoming Gold Key 100-Page Spectacular. He also contributed to ATB Publishing’s Star Trek anthology Outside In Boldly Goes. He holds a Master of Arts in Writing from Rowan University, and is adjunct professor with Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, NJ, where he teaches freshman composition and serves as advisor for the school’s newspaper, the Atlantic Cape Review.

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One Response to About

  1. Hi Joe,
    Sorry to send a cold message in this way. My name is Dr. William Proctor and I am a lecturer/ researcher at Bournemouth University, UK. I am Director of a five-year project, ‘The Force Re-Awakens: World Star Wars Audiences,’ which is a longitudinal study of Disney and the Star Wars franchise from the perspectives of production, promotion and reception. The first phase of the study is an edited collection I am putting together with leading scholars from around the world. ‘Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion and Reception’ covers much ground from the sale of Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012 and through to the release of Ep VII in December. I am editing the book and my chapter focuses on the EU. I recently interviewed Matt Wilkins and he informed me about the books you were editing. So I thought I could email you and reach out to see if there was any way we could help each other (or at least be aware of one another’s work). I really look forward to your three books, especially the comics and EU focused volumes. I wonder if I could interview you via email at some point about Star Wars for the research project? I would like to invite you to contribute a chapter, but fear you may have all your thoughts taken up by your current endeavours. If you’d like to chat further, please email me at: bproctor@bournemouth.ac.uk. I have contributed articles to Sequart in the past, but would love the opportunity to do so again — especially about Star Wars given that much of my time is spent in the universe! What a job, but someone’s got to do it!

    I hope to hear from you soon, Joe. May the force (and all of that).

    Best Wishes
    Billy

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