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FYS: Doctor Who as Social Commentary: Specific Course Resources

Dr Sandi Nenga will guide students through various episodes and storylines of the long-running British show, discussing social issues/problems presented therein.

Doctor Who as Social Commentary

Mixed in with the fanciful fezzes, sonic screwdrivers, and magical blue police box of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s Doctor Who are complex critiques of contemporary social issues.  In this seminar, we will delve beneath the iconic images to critically analyze the television show’s social and political commentary on war, intergroup and race relations, the human-alien dichotomy, the media, nationalism, gender roles and feminism, and the in/appropriate use of violence.

Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub. Click the parrot. 

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