Race in Doctor Who

Fancy yourself as a writer? Think that you’ve got what it takes to pick apart some of the deeper aspects of the Doctor Who world? Well now’s your chance to prove that you’ve got what it takes!

Editor Lindy Orthia will be publishing a book over the next couple of years that concentrates on the subject of Doctor Who and race.

It’s certainly something that’s been noticed and touched upon before but a project this size is something quite new and quite special.

And this is where you can have your say and be involved in the creation of the piece.

Orthia is looking for contributions in two different styles. You can either submit an academic-style essay ranging from 5000 to 7000 words or you can submit a shorter personal style reflection piece of up to 1000 words. Both of these varying styles will allow the book to give a greater range to its readership.

To give you an idea of what you may want to use for some subject matter, your essay can include, but is not limited to: depictions of racism or stereotyping within the show, Doctor Who stories that reference imperialism, colonialism or nationalism or literary tools used to reference race such as the “other” within the program.

You can use the entire forty-eight year history of the show as you’re playing ground as well!

For more information on how to submit work and of deadline dates, visit doctorwhoandrace.blogspot.com.



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