(Please note - in order to RSVP, you will need to scroll down to the bottom of this note for the Facebook link. One of our newer members suggested this, and we're forwarding along because it seems like a great event)
This event will occur at:
Richard M. and Maggie C. Daley Building, Lower Level CMN and CDM Theaters 14 E Jackson Blvd
From the Facebook event page:
"A Celebration of Doctor Who" is intended to spark debate and discussion about changing morals and ethics over the half century of the show’s presence on television, in print, on the radio and in films. Some topics that we will explore include: how does Doctor Who celebrate the minority? In what ways does Doctor Who articulate a notion of a utopian society? How does this mainstream text represent marginalized members of society (including people of different races, sexualities, the disabled, the impoverished, and other minorities in society)? In what ways does the Doctor Who fan audience counter the discourse of the marginalized in our culture?
A series of scholarly roundtables will bring together academics from the area to discuss the cultural context of Doctor Who. These roundtables will offer the audience of students and scholars the chance to engage in a deeply intellectual environment with the themes of the show over its fifty-year history. We hope to encourage papers which explore issues such as: race and representation in Doctor Who; the use of religion in the show; disability as depicted in the show and in the fandom; gender and sexuality in the show; the role of academia in developing understanding of the meaning of the show; the marginalization of people and activities; analysis of how production details affect a show’s meaning; the underlying ideology of global television. Additionally, because Doctor Who is a British television program, it brings with it a wealth of international pluralism. This colloquium is intended to spark debate about the nature of contemporary television across borders, times and eras.
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