CFP -- Doctor Who: New Dawn (Essays on the Jodie Whittaker Era)

deadline for submissions: 
November 4, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Brigid Cherry
contact email: 

Doctor Who: New Dawn is a collection of essays devoted to the era of the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker, and the work of showrunner Chris Chibnall. Edited by Brigid Cherry, Matt Hills and Andrew O’Day, and due to be published by Manchester University Press in 2020, the collection responds to the reinvention and ‘new dawn’ of Doctor Who, primarily engaging with the show’s reframing in terms of gender and diversity. Due to an untimely withdrawal, we now invite proposals for a 6,000-word chapter on female fans’ responses to the casting of Jodie Whittaker and/or their reception of a female incarnation of the Doctor.

A 2-300-word abstract should be sent to,,  and by 4th November. Delivery of the full chapter will be due by the end of January 2020. In light of this being a very fast turnaround, the deadline for delivery of the chapter may be extended to the end of series 12 if extra time to conduct research is required.