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"Sociopathetic Abscess" or "Yawning Chasm"? The absent postcolonial transition in Doctor Who

Orthia, Lindy


This paper explores discourses of colonialism, cosmopolitanism and postcolonialism in the television series Doctor Who. Doctor Who has frequently allegorized past colonial scenarios and has depicted cosmopolitan futures as harmoniously multi-racial, constructing a teleological model of human history. Yet postcolonial transition stages between the overthrow of colonialism and the instatement of cosmopolitanism have received little attention within the programme. This “yawning chasm” — this...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature 45.2 (2010): 207-225
DOI: 10.1177/0021989410366891


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