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The Ideal Companion

Before spring break our Doctor Who ExCo discussed the responsibility of the author, that is, what responsibility, if any, a writer or director has on making sure his or her works are socially responsible. In light of the news that Jenna-Louise Coleman had just been announced as Eleven’s newest companion to join next season, we assigned...

Pedagogy or How I Designed a Class on Doctor Who for Over-Stressed, Over-Worked College Students: Part 1

My heart goes out to any professor who is passionate about a subject that many people find dull or uninspiring. I’m lucky to have students with a basic interest in the subject matter I’m teaching because my class is neither required nor about mathematics. That said, I face an opposite challenge: designing a class that...

An Open Letter to the Doctor Who ExCo

Dear Students, Through a series of fortuitous events, I have the great pleasure of teaching another ExCo. As my class list finally settles down, students who intend to drop my class do, and we approach our first real discussion this week, I wanted to take a moment to write a letter—equal parts love letter and...

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