Tag: Doctor Who

The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: Doctor Whose Fandom?

In this penultimate post in our The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who series, Pam Wojcik argues that female Doctor Who fans are the ur-fans of the series, the original targeted audience and point of identification within the show.

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The Cultural Lives of Doctor Who: The Lost, Missing, and Redacted Adventures of Doctor Who

One of the defining characteristics of Doctor Who is that, despite its academic and popular scrutiny, there are many gaps in its history, which remind us that histories – including media histories – are always only assembled from the perspective of the present.

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Report From: Walking in Eternity, The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Conference

At the University of Hertfordshire earlier this month, a small group of media scholars, journalists, and writers gathered for the Doctor Who: Walking in Eternity conference, commemorating that series’ 50th anniversary and its remarkable cultural impact. Derek Kompare provides a report.

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In the Beginning Was the Word

Recent episodes of Doctor Who and Supernatural take up the narrative of storyteller as God, raising questions about our fascination with the auteur.

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Lost and Found Doctor Who: Time-Travelling TV?

The tantalising return of two episodes of early Doctor Who deserves celebration. But perhaps the tempting notion of two cultures or past/present eras of TV deserves a measure of critique.

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