“Best Thing is Just to Get on With It”: Postcolonialism in Late 1980s Doctor Who

Themes:
AcademiaTV
What:
Talk
When:
Sunday Aug 06   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Where:
Reims
Tags:
Doctor Whoidentity and culture
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From its origins in the 1960s, Doctor Who has had a complicated relationship with colonialism, sometimes supporting it and sometimes opposing it. Under Andrew Cartmel's tenure as script editor, however, the series openly embraced a postcolonial philosophy. This talk explores how this philosophy is reflected in the programmes of the time, and the impact on the 2005 revived series.
 
 
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Royal Holloway, University of London
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