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 […]Read More GJRA Abstracts: Lynsey Black, ‘Women as Victims – Exploring gender violence through the character of Batgirl/Barbara Gordon’.
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): […]Read More GJRA Discussions 2016, Abstract The First: Lisa Macklem on comics and legal education
Exciting times here in the GJRA-cave – and no, it’s not because we got some nice new crockery from Habitat. The fun is that the first annual GJRA discussions will be held on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of July at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Please register here. The programme is here. In the next […]Read More Graphic Justice Discussions 2017: registration now open!
The call for Graphic Justice Discussions 2017 has been extended to 14 May 2017 The intersections of comics and legality represent a burgeoning area of concern within, without, and between legal, cultural, and comics communities. But what directions or distractions do comics bring to the project of justice? Are comics a valuable and important resource, […]Read More Graphic Justice Discussions 2017 Call Extended
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 […]Read More Crime, Justice, and Anglo-American Comics