Stan Lee and the Marvel Universe Special Issue of the Popular Culture Studies Journal

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Call for Publications
May 1, 2016
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Communication, Cultural History / Studies, Fine Arts, Popular Culture Studies

Call for Submissions: Stan Lee and the Marvel Universe

The Popular Culture Studies Journal will publish a special issue exploring Stan Lee and the Marvel Universe. Editor Bob Batchelor and Associate Editors Norma Jones and Kathleen M. Turner seek submissions that engage with the topic, particularly as it relates to the creation of the Marvel Universe in the work of Lee and other creative leaders in its early years.

Possible topics include, but not limited to:

--The creation of important superheroes/teams

--Cultural histories of Lee and/or Marvel

--Stan Lee as a creative icon

--Lee and marketing the Marvel Universe

--Marvel on film, television, and the web

--The meaning of the Marvel Universe

--Fan studies

--Biography of meaningful artists, writers, etc.

--Ethnography or autoethnographic work

--The meanings of characters/superheroes as they address/illustrate social changes

--Disney and Marvel

The editors would like authors to expand our current understanding of Lee and Marvel, focusing not only on history, but production, economics, marketing, and other areas that have gone relatively unstudied.

Submissions should be up to 25 pages (excluding Works Cited) and follow MLA Style. Send inquiries and/or submissions to Bob Batchelor at: The deadline is 1 May 2016 for publication in the annual PCSJ issue in October 2016.

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Contact Info: 

Bob Batchelor

Media, Journalism & Film

Miami University

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