Doctor Who River Song Lyricism
Spoilers: The Transgressive Invitations of River Song’s Writing in Doctor Who
University of Houston, Victoria
Teach composition and writing
Larger research on stories of characters are told, lyricism
Considers three different series…
Figure of a book included
Women abducted in past.
Narrative of River Song specifically as configured in her diary
River Song is frustrating
Meets doctor on her own terms
Time being written
Gestures being altered to save people
Spaces for uncelebrated individuals
Series manipulates viewer’s understanding of story.
System of writing and written object
How we connect information controls what arises.
Discusses all the myriad of ways River Song writes. As River Song is one of my favorite characters, if not my absolute favorite, I was surprised that I did not think of all the ways she writes (and more) than Saba brought up. Fascinating.
Resisting the narrative that is being imposed onto her.
She’s been saying Hello, sweetie all the time. Then at end says Goodbye, sweetie.