Dr. Rosanne Welch (http://rosannewelch.com) speaks on “Feminism in the Whoniverse” of Doctor Who, the BBC television program now in its 50th year. She reviews each of the Doctor’s female companions and speaks on how they are represented in the program and how they represented the women of their respective periods.
…and this is a lady that we need to pay some attention to in charge of the beginning of Doctor Who. ere name is Verity Lambert and she was a producer with the BBC and she was brought the idea of doing this historical program that would teach children about history. Isn’t that fun? It was educational. No one knew there was going to be plastic monsters and all that sort of thing. And this was a huge job for a woman in 1963. We don’t have a lot of female producers. Matter of fact, in today we don’t have a lot of female producers. So this was a huge step and she has a bit of a mark on the program. She Worked on it for several years. She helps give birth to it.
Feminism in the Whoniverse was presented at the Cal Poly Pomona University Library where Dr. Welch teaches in the IGE (Interdisciplinary General Education) program.
This is the 4th talk on various aspects of Doctor Who that Dr. Welch has presented. You can find these talks using the links below.
- Doctor Who and Culture
- Doctor Who Regenerated
- “How the Growing Popularity of the English Who-niverse Effected American TV” with Dr. Rosanne Welch