Dancing with the Doctor: Dimensions of Gender in the Doctor Who Universe
Widespread conversations and criticisms continue about the ways in which Doctor Who represents gender. Dancing with the Doctor, the first book on the Doctor Who universe to take gender as its focus, examines both the successful revival of the series since 2005 and its spin-off series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. Lorna Jowett delves into the distinctive stories and characters, including the Doctors themselves, their female and male companions, Captain Jack Harkness, Missy, Sarah Jane and her young comrades. She considers the showrunners, directors, producers and writers and the problems this flagship science fiction series has had in offering alternative gender models. Constructions of masculinity, the author function, and how gender intersects with the other facets of identity, race, ethnicity and age, are just some of the areas explored in this accessible and wide-ranging re-view of these hotly debated elements of the successful BBC franchise.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
actor alien appearance argues attracted audience audio adventures BBC Three BBC’s Capaldi Captain Jack Captain Jack Harkness cast CBBC certainly chapter characterisation Clyde Conor creative cultural Daleks Davies depicted despite Doctor Who’s Eleventh Doctor Elisabeth Sladen emphasis episode fanboy fandom female characters female companions female directors female fans female writers Five(ish franchise girl Gwen Gwen’s heterosexual Hills Jack’s Jane’s Kiss Lemish Luke Luke’s mainstream male heroes Martha Martha Jones masculine Mickey minisode Miracle Day Missy narrative notes numbers offer older Owen paratexts perhaps Peter Capaldi played position production programme Rani Rani’s reboot rebooted series relationship Rhys role romance Rory Rose Sarah Jane Adventures Sarah Jane Smith science fiction screenwriters season 9 seems sexual showrunner social media spin-off series stereotypes Steven Moffat story suggests Talalay TARDIS television tells Tenth Doctor Torchwood Toshiko Vastra Verity Lambert viewers War Doctor woman women young