Marvel Feature Films edited by Robert Moses Peaslee, Matthew McEniry, and Robert G. Weiner, seeks contributions for said volume.
The recent release of Guardians of the Galaxy marks the penultimate film in the so-called second “phase” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a group of big-budget tentpole films that include Marvel’s The Avengers, Captain America: The Winter Solider, Thor: Dark World, Iron Man 1-3, and the Incredible Hulk. Meanwhile, other studios like Sony and Fox have had success with films based on Marvel properties such as the X-Men and Spider-Man. The editors seek essays that discuss Marvel feature length films, and while we will consider essays that deal with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and more recent films, we are particularly interested in those films that have not received a lot of scholarly attention (including television and animated features). They are also interested in work dealing with films produced when certain characters were Marvel properties (like Transformers, G. I. Joe, and Conan). Please note they are not interested in television series, per se, but rather the full-length films produced from them. They will also consider essays on those unauthorized foreign films based on Marvel characters like Turkish Captain America/Spider-Man, etc.
Please submit a 200-500 word abstract by November 15th Rob.email@example.com and Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Upon acceptance final essays will be due on Feb 15, 2015.