Presentation Title

Forever Changed by the Doctor

Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Posthumanism, Dr. Who, Connections

Biography

My name is Tiara Craigo and this is my third year here at Marshall University. I am from Winfield, WV. I have hopes of becoming a secondary English or a middle school science teacher here in West Virginia. My hobbies include reading, drawing, and gaming. I have a passion for all things from the fantasy and science fiction genres. A few of my favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, and Diana Gabaldon.

Major

Secondary English Education

Advisor for this project

Dr. Kristen Lillvis

Start Date

20-4-2017 1:30 PM

End Date

20-4-2017 2:45 PM

Abstract

Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston’s book Posthuman Bodies brings to light the concept of posthuman “umbilical cords.” They define these “umbilical cord” connections as multiple and as a direct line to life. By reading the BBC series Doctor Who through the posthumanism lens, it can determined that the Doctor is creating lasting posthuman connections through the temporary links that he makes between himself and his companions. Through analysis of the companions Amy Pond, Captain Jack Harkness, and Donna Noble, the importance of their relationship to the Doctor becomes evident through comparison of their lives before and after their adventures with him. They are no longer and never will be the same person that they were before they flew off in the TARDIS with the Doctor.

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Apr 20th, 1:30 PM Apr 20th, 2:45 PM

Forever Changed by the Doctor

Judith Halberstam and Ira Livingston’s book Posthuman Bodies brings to light the concept of posthuman “umbilical cords.” They define these “umbilical cord” connections as multiple and as a direct line to life. By reading the BBC series Doctor Who through the posthumanism lens, it can determined that the Doctor is creating lasting posthuman connections through the temporary links that he makes between himself and his companions. Through analysis of the companions Amy Pond, Captain Jack Harkness, and Donna Noble, the importance of their relationship to the Doctor becomes evident through comparison of their lives before and after their adventures with him. They are no longer and never will be the same person that they were before they flew off in the TARDIS with the Doctor.