Ruminations, Peregrinations, and Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who
Editor: Chris Hansen
Date Of Publication: Jun 2010
Peregrinations, Ruminations, and Regenerations: A Critical Approach to Doctor Who examines the famous BBC science fiction show as a cultural artifact in dialogue with other science fiction, with politics and religion, and with the culture at large, both in terms of how it reflects and comments upon that culture and in terms of the audience and the peculiarities of its response.
This book enables researchers in film and media to make historical, industrial, aesthetic, and ideological connections between and among Doctor Who and other shows and historical events since its inception in 1963.
This volume is a new entry in a relatively new area. As the young fans of Doctor Who have matured, and as many have become scholars, they are returning to the show to consider it from a scholarly perspective.
It is also of use in the media studies classroom to address directly the issues presented by the longest running science fiction show in the history of the medium. Peregrinations, Ruminations, and Regenerations considers not only cultural ramifications and connections, but audience studies as well.
Chris Hansen is an award-winning filmmaker and Director of the Film & Digital Media program at Baylor University. He holds an MFA in script and screenwriting. His first feature, The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah, screened in twenty national and international film festivals, including AFI’s Dallas International Film Festival and the Virginia Film Festival.
“As more and more scholarship turns to the study of individual TV series, this book makes a significant contribution to the field of television studies. Chris Hansen has put together an impressive collection of essays that focuses on an important question: why has the British series Doctor Who remained such a compelling and appealing show for so long? The chapters, written by established and upcoming media scholars, offer no singular answer and instead interrogate the series’ appeal from a variety of viewpoints, including race, gender, nation, globalization, identity, religion, history, and the show’s audiences. This is a compelling collection.”
—Jon Kraszewski, Seton Hall University; author of The New Entrepreneurs: An Institutional History of Television Anthology Writers
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