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Being a Girl with the Doctor: Essays on the Feminine in Doctor Who
 

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By:Gillian I. Leitch & Sherry Ginn (ed.)
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Released:  4 January 2024
Publisher:  McFarland
ISBN:978-1-4766-8953-1
Format: paperback
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Description:  Appears to be a follow-up to the 2016 essay collection Who Travels with the Doctor? by the same authors.

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   Throughout the long running BBC series Doctor Who, the Doctor has rarely been alone, traveling with both female and male “companions."
   The companion is essential to Doctor Who because he or she is a stand-in for the audience, providing information about the Doctor’s ongoing adventures. With the casting of a female actor in the role of the Doctor in 2018, one criticism of the series was finally resolved. After the shift in gender identity, the role of the Doctor and the companion also shifted — or has it?
   Essays in this book consider how gender is presented in Doctor Who and how certain female companions have been able to break out of the gendered roles usually assigned to them through the classic and new series.

   GILLIAN I. LEITCH is an independent scholar and historical researcher and is currently co-chair of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Area of the PCA. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.

   SHERRY GINN is a retired educator currently living in North Carolina. She has authored books examining female characters on science fiction television series as well as the multiple television worlds of Joss Whedon. Edited collections have examined sex in science fiction, time travel, the apocalypse, and the award-winning series Farscape, Doctor Who, and Fringe.


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