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dc.contributor.authorHay, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-03T08:40:31Z
dc.date.available2020-04-03T08:40:31Z
dc.identifier.citationHay, J. (2020). The Posthuman Lifeworld: A Study of Russell T. Davies’s Doctor Who. Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(3).en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/623307
dc.description.abstractVia the analysis of a cross-section of episodes from Russell T. Davies’s era of the revived BBC Science Fiction television series Doctor Who (2005–2010), this paper demonstrates that the programme utilises representations of the viewer’s everyday lifeworld to figure a posthuman rhetoric. Through the viewer’s in-phenomenal interaction with its representation of the mundane, the show emphasises the already significantly posthuman nature of the technologically saturated lifeworld of the contemporary individual. It challenges Darko Suvin’s notion of cognitive estrangement, which fails to describe the show’s Science Fictional discourse, and instead proposes the alternate mechanism of cognitive engagement. This inquiry, therefore, reappraises the thematic concerns of the show during the years when Russell T. Davies served as the programme’s showrunner, revealing Doctor Who’s emphasis upon the everyday (post)human lifeworld. It concludes that the show refutes technocentric ideologies, and thus rigorously demonstrates the consonance between the (post)human present and posthuman future.en_US
dc.publisherLanguage, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studiesen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://ellids.com/archives/2020/04/3.3-Hay.pdfen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://ellids.com/research/volumesissues/archive-3-3/3-3-hay/
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectCritical Posthumanismen_US
dc.subjectTelevision Studiesen_US
dc.subjectScience Fictionen_US
dc.subjectDarko Suvinen_US
dc.subjectDoctor Whoen_US
dc.titleThe Posthuman Lifeworld: A Study of Russell T. Davies’s Doctor Whoen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2457-0044en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalLanguage, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studiesen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectunfundeden_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
refterms.dateFCD2020-04-02T20:30:22Z
refterms.versionFCDAM
refterms.dateFOA2020-04-02T00:00:00Z
rioxxterms.publicationdate2020-04-02
dc.dateAccepted2020-03-19
dc.date.deposited2020-04-03en_US


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