Madmen on a Journey: A Comparison of Homer’s Odyssey and the Science Fiction Series Doctor Who

This paper proposes the comparison of two works of fiction, Homer’s Odyssey and the BBC’s Doctor Who, based on similarities in creation, structure, and content. A complex understanding of both works and their cultural significance is gained by methods of close readings and aspects of media archeology. The second oldest work of western fiction and the ongoing British science fiction series offer an astonishing array of comparability leading to significant insights. The ancient and the modern epics act as foils for each other, highlighting nuances whilst also driving home how many of the demands we have for popular fiction have not changed through the ages, simply because they fulfill basic human needs.

Category: SOCIAL-SCIENCES Country: SWITZERLAND Year: 2020


Anusha Chiara Lorraine Spescha