CFP: Feminism and Superheroes Book Project

Edited Volume
Editors: Bryan J. Carr and Meta G. Carstarphen
Stichtag: 2020 02 20

Authors are invited to contribute to an edited volume [co-editors Bryan J. Carr & Meta G. Carstarphen] on transmedia and the female characters of the Marvel Universe. This collection invites scholars to examine the relationship of these female superheroes and their relationships with the changing and multifaceted nature of feminism over the decades that the Marvel brand has existed.  The volume’s working title is Gendered Defenders: Female Superheroes in Transmedia Spaces.  The initial proposal has been positively reviewed by a prominent university press and based upon our feedback, we are expanding our initial concept and are looking for additional contributors.  Specifically, we welcome unique insights into any female (binary and non-binary) character within the Marvel Universe, coupled with perspectives on feminist theories and concepts as they relate to the selected character.

If interested, please contact me at and I will send you more specific guidelines and benchmarks.  Our manuscript deadline will be early summer, with publication projected for late-2020 or early 2021.

Contact Info:
Meta G. Carstarphen, Ph.D., APR  [she/her/hers]
Gaylord Family Professor//Strategic Communication
Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication
The University of Oklahoma *395 W. Lindsey * Norman, OK * 73019//PH: 405-325-5227  @DrMCar
OU Affiliate Faculty Member: African & African American Studies [AFAM]; Native American Studies [NAS]; Women & Gender Studies [WGS]

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