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Title Impossible worlds, impossible things : cultural perspectives on Doctor Who, Torchwood and the Sarah Jane Adventures / edited by Melissa Beattie, Ross P. Garner and Una McCormack
Published Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2010


Description 1 online resource (235 pages)
Contents Fifty not out : the Doctor's enduring appeal / Ross P. Garner, Melissa Beattie, and Una McCormack -- Part I. The ongoing storm : the Doctor in British society and culture. The regeneration game : Doctor Who and the changing faces of heroism / John Paul Green. The Doctor's burden : racial superiority and panoptic privilege in new Doctor Who / Christine Gilroy. Army of ghosts : sight, knowledge, and the invisible terrorist in Doctor Who / Matthew Jones. Constructing a space for the subversive : science fiction, comedy, and cultural commentary in new Doctor Who / Erica Moore -- Part II. The myth (re- )makers : classical tropes and methodologies. Beware of geeks appropriating Greeks : viewer reception of the myth of Philoctetes in Torchwood / Amanda Potter. Sideways Pompeii! : the use of a historical period to question the Doctor's role in history / Antony G. Keen. A kiss is just a kiss (except when it's not) : life and breath in the Whoniverse / Melissa Beattie
(cont.) Part III. Traveling with Auntie : institutional debates and framings. "Not sure if it's Marxism in action or a West-End musical" : class, citizenship, and culture in new Doctor Who / Lisa Kerrigan. "Don't you forget about me" : intertextuality and generic anchoring in The Sarah Jane Adventures / Ross P. Garner. The popular electronic : Doctor Who and the BBC's radiophonic workshop / Charlotte Stevens. "Working with Daleks" : a discussion with Robert Shearman and Barnaby Edwards -- Afterword : scholar-fandom's different incarnations / Matt Hills
Summary The successful regeneration of Doctor Who in the twenty-first century has sparked unprecedented popular success and renewed interest Otherin the academy. The ten essays assembled in this volume draw on a variety of critical approaches-from cultural theory to audience studies, to classical reception and musicology-to form a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of Doctor Who, classic and new, and its spin-off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Other additional contributions from Andrew Pixley, Robert Shearman, Barnaby Edwards, and Matt Hills, the volume is intended to be acces
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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SUBJECT Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- ) -- Congresses
Torchwood (Television program) -- Congresses
Sarah Jane adventures (Television program) -- Congresses
Doctor Who (Television program : 2005- ) fast
Sarah Jane adventures (Television program) fast
Torchwood (Television program) fast
Subject Television.
Popular culture.
Science fiction.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Beattie, Melissa
Garner, Ross P
McCormack, Una
ISBN 9781443820462