Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Avengers and Philosophy

The Avengers and Philosophy
Edited by Mark D. White
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

To propose ideas for future volumes in the Blackwell series please contact the Series Editor,

William Irwin, at wtirwin@kings.edu.

If you have comments or criticisms for the series, please read “Fancy Taking a Pop?” at http://www.philosophypress.co.uk/?p=1131 and join the discussion in the comments section.

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Contributors of accepted essays will receive an honorarium.

Possible themes and topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:

Can Kang Kill His Past Self? The Paradox of Time Travel; Gods among Avengers: What Does It Mean to Be a God?; The “Birth” of Ultron: Are Living Computers Possible?; The Mind of the Wasp: What Can’t Hank Pym Do with Janet van Dyne’s Brain Patterns?; “He’s a Skrull!” Personal Identity and Doppelgangers; Was Korvac Right? “The Michael Saga,” Dictatorship, and the Nature of Happiness; Cap's Kooky Quartet: Can Criminals Become Heroes?; Vision and the Scarlet Witch: Can an Android Love a Human (and Vice Versa?); Does a Hero Beat His Wife: The Redemption (or Not) of Hank Pym; Dark Avengers: Legality, Justice, and Heroism; Why Are So Many Avengers Cuckoo? Mental Health and Heroism; Young Avengers: Should Teenagers Be Superheroes?; Great Lake Avengers: Does Humor Belong in Comics?; Can—and Should—the World Trust the Avengers to Run It?; Warbird in a Bottle: Do Alcoholism and Heroism Mix?; Scott and Cassie Lang: Superheroes as Responsible Parents?; The (Super) Madonna-Whore Complex: Why Are So Many Female Avengers Somebody’s Wife or Girlfriend?; Hawkeye and the Grandmaster: Is It Right to Cheat on an Agreement with a Villain?; Can Anyone Be an Avenger? Purpose and Meaning in Superhero Teams

Submission Guidelines:

1. Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and CV’s: February 21, 2011

2. Submission deadline for first drafts of accepted papers: June 13, 2011

Kindly submit abstract (with or without Word attachment) and CV by email to: Mark D. White (profmdwhite@hotmail.com)

Check out the series website: http://andphilosophy.com/

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