Dr. Rosanne Welch (http://rosannewelch.com) speaks on “Feminism in the Whoniverse” of Doctor Who, the BBC television program now in its 50th year. She reviews each of the Doctor’s female companions and speaks on how they are represented in the program and how they represented the women of their respective periods.
Once she leaves, and Susan leaves, we end up with Vicki — who is quite a lovely girl, but she does a lot of screaming and she doesn’t necessarily balance that out with much else. So, we do a little dip here, where we’re not being very empowered. And she left to marry a Trojan man — because she travelled to ancient Troy…. All right, so she left to marry a guy. She didn’t go an heal the world, fix anything, she just like fell in love with a cute guy wearing a little sword and short skirt thing and that’s it. So, I’m not too excited about Vicki, but you know, we have to pay attention to her.
Feminism in the Whoniverse was presented at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library where Dr. Welch teaches in the IGE (Interdisciplinary General Education) program.
This is the 4th talk on various aspects of Doctor Who that Dr. Welch has presented. You can find these talks using the links below.
- Doctor Who and Culture
- Doctor Who Regenerated
- “How the Growing Popularity of the English Who-niverse Effected American TV” with Dr. Rosanne Welch