CFP: Politics in Gotham: The Batman Universe and Political Thought

Stichtag: 15.03.2018

We’re seeking chapter-length contributions to an edited volume on politics in the Batman universe. The working title for this project is Politics in Gotham: The Batman Universe and Political Thought. We’re open to contributions that use any part of the Batman universe (films, comics, television series, etc.) to explore issues of politics and political thought. How might resources drawn from the history of political thought inform our readings of, and conversation about, the Batman universe? In what ways might the Batman universe provide a useful lens through which to consider enduring questions in politics and political thought? And what insights might be drawn from the Batman universe as we consider contemporary political issues? In turning to Batman, we hope to find fresh provocations that might inform a broad range of discussions of politics and political thought.

Interested in contributing? Please send chapter title, abstract (+/- 250 words), and CV to Damien Picariello at The deadline is March 1, 2018. Questions may be directed to the same address.

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