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Tardisbound: Navigating the Universes of Doctor Who

Tardisbound: Navigating the Universes of Doctor Who
Piers D. Britton

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'Doctor Who' has always thrived on multiplicty, unpredictability and transformation, it's worlds and characters kaleidoscopic and shifting, and 'Doctor Who"s complexity has grown. With its triumphant return to TV in 2005, it was made up of four different fictional forms, across three different media, with five actors simultaneously playing the eponymous hero. 'TARDISbound' is the first book to deal both with the TV series and with the 'audio adventures', original novels, and short story anthologies produced since the 1990s, engaging with the common elements of these different texts and with distinctive features of each. 'TARDISbound' places 'Doctor Who' under a variety of lenses, from examining the leading characteristics of these 'Doctor Who' texts, to issues of class, ethnicity and gender in relation to the Doctor(s), other TARDIS crew-members, and the non-human/inhuman beings they encounter. 'TARDISbound' also addresses major questions about the aesthetics and ethical implications of 'Doctor Who'.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Very Fabric of Time-and-Space: Running Strands and Broken Threads in Doctor Who
Chapter 2: In a Class of His Own?: Doctor Who and the Social Matrix
Chapter 3: "The most evil creatures ever invented" and Other 'Others': Doctor Who and the Monstrous
Chapter 4: Ten Times the Man: The Doctor's Masculinities
Chapter 5: "I'm not his assistant!": Being the Companiion
Chapter 6: Towards an Aesthetics of Doctor Who
Chapter 7: Towards an Ethics of Doctor Who

Author Info

Piers D. Britton is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Redlands, Southern California. He is co-author, with Simon Barker, of 'Reading Between Designs: Visual Imagery and the Generation of Meaning in The Avengers', 'The Prisoner' and 'Doctor Who'.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781845119256
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2011
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 134
Illustrations: 12 integrated bw illustrations

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