Impossible Worlds, Impossible Things: Cultural Perspectives on Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures
Editor: Ross P. Garner, Melissa Beattie and Una McCormack
Date Of Publication: May 2010
The successful regeneration of Doctor Who in the twenty-first century has sparked unprecedented popular success and renewed interest within 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.
With additional contributions from Andrew Pixley, Robert Shearman, Barnaby Edwards, and Matt Hills, the volume is intended to be accessible to everyone, from interested academics in relevant fields to the general public.
Ross P. Garner is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University researching the construction of discourses of nostalgia within twenty-first century British time-travel television dramas.
Melissa Beattie is a postgraduate research student at Cardiff University. Her areas of study cover a range of disciplines including ancient history and popular culture.
Una McCormack is a writer. Her novel Doctor Who: The King’s Dragon, featuring the eleventh Doctor, is published by BBC Books (2010).
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