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.
I happen to think it’s an excellent ending for Martha because she didn’t get the first man she wanted, but she found another one of equal value that she could build a life with and, in fact, they grow up to be rogue alien hunters. So, she’s still doing exactly what she did, so losing the man didn’t force her to lose the job that she had with that man. She re-built it with somebody else. To me, that’s very strong.
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