Call for Abstracts: Wonder Woman and Philosophy

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Call for Abstracts

Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Edited by Jacob M. Held

The Blackwell Philosophy and Popular Culture Series

Please circulate and post widely.

Apologies for cross posting.

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

If you have comments or criticisms for the series, please contact the series editor after reading “Fancy Taking a Pop?” and “Writing for the Reader: A Defense of Philosophy and Popular Culture Books”

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:

Man’s World vs. Themyscira: Wonder Woman as feminist icon; Is Wonder Woman a feminist; Amazons, nature, domination and ecofeminism; God vs. Goddess of War: War and Peace studies; Does Wonder Woman have to be so sexy? Gender, Empowerment, and DC Comics; Wonder Woman as Archetype? Beauvoir, Butler, and Gender; Kant and the Lasso of Truth; Truth telling and Deception; Are these Gods worth worshipping: Zeus, Ares, Piety and the Nature of Faith, Religious Devotion; Pantheons, Religion, and Reason; WWWWD: Can Wonder Woman be a role model; Which Wonder Woman is the real Wonder Woman: Infinite Earths, Personal Identity, and Possible Worlds; Narrative and Personal Identity, Or That’s not the True Wonder Woman (Golden age, Silver Age, Bronze Age, and the New 52); Origin Stories and Identity; Could we/Should we create Wonder Women: Amazonians as Transhumanists; The Killing of Maxwell Lord: Killing and Self-Defense; Cat Fights: Cheetah vs. Wonder Woman, Must the villain be female; Eroticism in literature: The Aesthetics of Women in Graphic Novels; Is the Justice League a hostile work environment: Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman; Gifts from the Gods and Moral Luck; Natural gifts and superiority: Are all of us truly equal; Wonder Woman and Nietzsche: Ubermädchen?; Does Wonder Woman have an obligation to help: Altruism, Egoism, Wonder Woman Shrugged?; Ethics of Care and Wonder Woman; Propaganda, Art, and Wonder Woman: From WWII to today; Marston’s vision of women and men, and the crafting of a heroine; Can Blind Wonder Woman be in the Justice League? Disability studies and superheroes; Adaptations and Integrity: Lynda Carter is/is not Wonder Woman; Wonder Woman as the Secretary of the Justice League, and Diana Prince the Nurse, Secretary…: Can Wonder Woman Shatter the Glass Ceiling?

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submission deadline for abstracts (100-500 words) and CVs: February 1, 2016.
  2. Submission deadline for drafts of accepted papers: June 1, 2016.

Kindly submit by e-mail (with or without Word attachment) to:

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