Twelfth Doctor (2014-2017)

Dark Water and Death in Heaven (2014) took Doctor Who further than ever into the realm of the metaphysical. Philip Purser-Hallard expounds on the story’s place in the series’ ongoing narrative, its seasonal treatment of remembrance and death, and the radical reinvention of its villain.
FACE THE RAVEN (To be published in June 2018)
In the first of a triptych of Black Archive volumes looking at the three-part 2015 season finale, Sarah Groenewegen explores themes of death and sacrifice, mortality and memory in Face the Raven, together with the symbolism of ravens and the tradition of the ‘hidden London’ story in fantasy.
HEAVEN SENT (To be published in July 2018)
In the second of our triptych looking at the 2015 season finale, Kara Dennison analyses Heaven Sent from a Jungian point of view, examining the meaning of the various rooms in the castle, the treatment of confession, and whether the Doctor has become a persona rather than a character.
HELL BENT (To be published in August 2018)
In the third of our triptych looking at the 2015 season finale, Alyssa Franke examines Hell Bent, an intensely feminist story which challenges the primacy of the Doctor’s character arc, and his masculine tendency to impose his own forms of closure on the women he travels with.