GJRA Abstracts: Lynsey Black, ‘Women as Victims – Exploring gender violence through the character of Batgirl/Barbara Gordon’.

Continuing our theme of publishing the abstracts for our forthcoming conference on 4-5 July, here is a great-looking paper from Lynsey Black (University College Dublin): ‘Women as Victims – Exploring gender violence through the character of Batgirl/Barbara Gordon’.  In the 1988 comic book, Batman: The Killing Joke, the character of Barbara Gordon (alias Batgirl) is attacked by […]

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GJRA Discussions 2016, Abstract The First: Lisa Macklem on comics and legal education

Ahead of our inaugural Discussions on 4-5 July at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, we are happy to start publishing a series of abstracts of papers that will be presented at the conference. Registration remains open – see previous post for the details. First up is this great-looking paper from Lisa Macklem (University of Western Ontario): […]

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Crime, Justice, and Anglo-American Comics

Thomas Giddens has published, open access, the following piece in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia: ‘Crime, Justice, and Anglo-American Comics’. The following extract sums it up rather nicely:  ‘This entry is divided into three main sections: “Crime, Justice, and Comics History”; “Crime and Contemporary Comics”; and “Comics and Criminology.” The first section will trace criminological themes […]

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