UPDATE: DOCTOR WHO at PCA (10/15/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)
The deadline for this CFP has been extended. Please read through this CFP
for updated information.
We are organizing at least one (but hopefully more) panel(s) on DOCTOR WHO
for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the Popular Culture Association
for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7,
DOCTOR WHO (DW) has returned to television with great acclaim and
popularity. The television series, which ran in Great Britain from 1963 to
1989, also had a television movie presented in 1996. The newest DW, seen in
Great Britain beginning in 2005, was accepted by fans and critics alike. The
United States has begun to watch DW on the SciFi cable channel and has seen
Christopher Eccleston as the ninth Doctor in Season One of the new series. A
second season of DW -- with a tenth Doctor, played by David Tennant -- is
now being broadcast on SciFi Channel.
Below is a list of those areas within which a critical discussion of DW can
be made. This is not an exhaustive list, and other critical investigations,
of course, will be considered for inclusion.
* Narrative -- How do the ten different Doctors affect the narrative dynamic
of the series
* Society -- How has contemporary society been revealed and shown change
over 4+ decades through DW
* Feminism -- representation of women over 4+ decades through DW
* Masculinism -- representation of men over 4+ decades through DW
* The Alien Other in DW -- simply satire or something more
* Re-imaged Villains in DW -- have the monsters undergone a more
realistic portrayal over 4+ decades
* Re-imaged Doctor in DW -- has the Doctor become more human
over 4+ decades
* Culture -- representations of contemporary British culture over 4+ decades
* War and peace as represented over 4+ decades through DW
* Low-budget and low-tech -- how class and craft overcome financial
* 21st century series -- more funds, better effects, but is it the same DW
* Psychology -- Freudian, Jungian, Lacanian investigations of DW
Proposals should be approximately 250 words in length and must
*include*your mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
All proposals should be emailed to *both* panel(s) organizers. DO NOT SEND
ATTACHMENTS. Please copy-and-paste your proposal into the email message.
Dr. James Iaccino -- JIaccino_at_ben.edu
Dr. Barbara Silliman -- DrSilliman_at_gmail.com
NEW Deadline for submissions: October 15, 2006
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