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Time, Space, and Faith: Religion and Doctor Who

John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, 2nd November 2013

Doctor Who is a cultural phenomenon in both the UK and the United States, continuing to go from strength-to-strength as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in November 2013. Over the show’s long history on television—and in various spin-off TV shows, audio adventures, novels and comic books—religion and religious themes have consistently been a subject of interest. From early depictions of Buddhism and pagan religion to recent years when the show has attracted everything from Church of England conferences dedicated to its use in preaching to guest appearances by Richard Dawkins, religion has always had some role within the universes of Doctor Who. Proposals for 20 minute papers are therefore invited for a day conference on this theme to be held at the historic John Rylands Library at the University of Manchester on November 2nd 2013. Possible subjects include, but are not limited to … : More.

I'd propose a 20-minute paper on why Donna Noble was a better companion than Rose Tyler. Barb

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