Dr. Rosanne Welch presents “How Doctor Who Redefined Masculinity: A Study of the Doctors and their Male Companions“ at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library. Dr. Welch teaches in the IGE (Interdisciplinary General Education) program.
This leads me to the family men which I think is the most defining characteristic and I’d almost say in the new Who, but I’m going to show you how it affected the old Who as well. But they’re in this period, all referencing that. Now we go back to the old Who because it started with a father — a grandfather figure. Right? so we were given a family man to begin with to want to follow through time. His granddaughter, Susan, who is his first companion. So we had him, then we didn’t really talk about The Doctor’s family for a long time, until? Any guesses? (Pause) The Doctor’s Daughter! Finally we got to a daughter. That’s very interesting. Now we know she’s a clone thing and bah blah so it’s not really liked he was married and had a kid yet…
A clip from this 5th talk on various aspects of Doctor Who presented by Dr. Welch. You can find Dr. Welch’s other Doctor Who talks using the links below.
- Feminism in the Whoniverse
- Doctor Who and Culture
- Doctor Who Regenerated
- “How the Growing Popularity of the English Who-niverse Effected American TV” with Dr. Rosanne Welch
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