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Saturday, February 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Hero's Timey-Wimey Journey

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We undertake an examination of Doctor Who through the theories and ideas of Joseph Campbell and his (and other writers) theories on heroic archetypes and mythology. Our panel will discuss how the Doctor both supports and defies the hero’s journey, and the ramifications of how a decades-long show with a single main character grows and incorporates both new myth and science.

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Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel has won a Dream Realm Award, an Indie Excellence Award, and a USA Book News National Best Book Award for her Henry Potty parodies. She's the author of many books on pop culture, including From Girl to Goddess: The Heroine's Journey in Myth and Legend, Buffy and the Heroine's Journey, Katniss the Cattail: An Unauthorized Guide to Names and Symbols in The Hunger Games, Teaching with Harry Potter, and Harry Potter: Still... Read More →

Saturday February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
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