Women in Comics – conference team plan essay collection

Lois Lane in Superman, in 1939

After two very successful conferences – the Women in Comics I at The University of Cambridge in 2009, and Women in Comics II at Leeds Art Gallery, as part of Comics Forum and Thought Bubble (2010) – the organisers have announced they are aiming to publishing a collection of essays and interviews around the theme of women in comics.

The collection will give a chronological overview of women creators and the representation of women in comics in Anglophone Comics, Bandes Dessinées and Manga.

The team are are in negotiation with an established American University Press about the publication and look to publish the collection in 2013/2014

In addition to their already accepted essays we invite submissions on the following topics:

  • Early women comic characters, particularly pre-1945
  • Women in superhero comics and/or as superheroines
  • Women and life narratives
  • Female characters in Manga

• Abstracts of 150-200 words should be sent to Sarah Lightman (s.lightman.1ATresearch.gla.ac.uk) and Catriona MacLeod (Catriona.MacLeodATulip.lon.ac.uk) before August 15th 2012.

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