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I am soliciting proposals for a book-length study of the British sci-fi
series Doctor Who.  The study will examine the famous BBC science fiction
show as a cultural artifact in dialogue with other science fiction, with
politics and religion, and with the culture at large, both in terms of how
it reflects and comments upon that culture and in terms of the audience and
the peculiarities of its response.
 
The proposal has already been accepted by a publisher and some chapters have
already been selected. Additional chapter length essays might come from the
following areas, though essays from other areas will be considered as well):
 
-Who is the Doctor: Constructing an Identity (dealing with the nature of the
Doctorıs identity as well as allusions and connections from literary,
cinematic, and other mediated sources)
-Changing (or not Changing) History (dealing with how the show interacts
with historical events and figures)
-National and International Identity
-Companions and Gender Issues
-Intertextuality and Metatextuality
-Audience Studies
 
Please send a 250-word abstract, c.v., and 100-word bio to:  Chris Hansen at
[log in to unmask] by April 15. 2009.

Sincerely,
Chris Hansen

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Chris Hansen
Baylor University 
Department of Communication Studies
One Bear Place #97368
Waco, TX 76798
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254.710.4464
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