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.
The next companion though — so notice the how we’re growing — she, herself, Zoe, is a computer scientist. That’s cool. We’ve allowed the woman to have the skill that can be helpful. So we’re moving. I know, I’m very happy with that. This is kind of cool. Now, She was also considered someone who brought the 60’s coolness to the show, because you’ve got that sort of 60’s haircut and she wore little Mod boots and little miniskirts. So, clothing-wise, she wasn’t all that professional looking, but she had a cool job. So, we had this balance that we’re always doing. And she fought the Cybermen and won a couple of times. So she gets points for that. So, Zoe, is moving through the Patrick Troughton period. There’s a lot of Doctor’s to get through.
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