Monday, August 23, 2010

Call for Papers for "Doctor Who in Time and Space"

Dr. Gillian I. Leitch needs papers for an upcoming book titled Doctor Who in Time and Space.  As stated in the Femspec journal issue 10.2, "A scholarly treatment of the BBC series Doctor Who is currently under consideration for publication by McFarland Publishers.  This book, tentatively entitled Doctor Who in Time and Space, will be a collection of articles.  Its general objective is to fill the dearth of literature about this longest running science fiction television series by providing analysis of the content and phenomenon of Doctor Who, both the old series (1963-1989) and the new series (2003-present), as well as its associated cultural products, such as book tie-ins and audio plays. 

The book will be divided into four main themes:

1. History/Legacy
Article topics could include: history of the series on British television; broadcasting Who in the United States, Canada and Australia; Doctor Who movies; spin-offs Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures; cancellation.

2. Characters/Characteristics
Article topics could include: enemies and foes (Daleks, Cybermen, the Master etc.); individual Doctors; Companions, race gender, identity, role; UNIT and representations of the military; the TARDIS; the Doctor's ethics.

3. Production
Article topics could include: the Producers (John Nathan Turner, Russell Davies); technology; production values; content; adapting the shows for the DVD market.

4. Fandom
Article topics could include: fan clubs; fan fiction; fan communities; conventions.

This list is meant merely as a guideline.  All relevant topics related to Doctor Who will be considered." 

Deadline for formal proposals is September 1, 2010.  Please email Gillian I. Leitch at with your proposals and any questions you may have concerning the project.

~(Gillian I. Leitch, Ph.D.)

Femspec10.2., 2010, p. 127

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