Publications About the Mizan Series The Mizan Series is published by the Ilex Foundation in partnership with the Center for Hellenic Studies and distributed through Harvard University Press. The series supports the central mission of the Mizan digital initiative to make research into the history, culture, and religion of Muslim societies and civilizations accessible to and relevant for a contemporary audience. All manuscripts are reviewed by the Ilex Foundation Editorial Board, and publication is subject to the Board’s approval. Please ensure that your manuscript complies with the Manuscript Guidelines outlined in the Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscripts. The Editorial Board reserves the right to request revisions to all manuscripts prior to final acceptance for publication. Such revisions must be completed in a timely manner as stipulated by the Editorial Board. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to publish any materials or images under copyright. Authors of manuscripts accepted for publication will be contacted at an early stage in the production process to discuss arrangements for the preparation of indices, if required. Downloads for Authors: Proposal Questionaire Guidelines for Preparation of Manuscripts Featured Publication Book Details: Paperback $24.95 • £19.95 • € ISBN 9780674975941 Publication: December 2017 Available 12/14/2017 264 pages 6 x 9 inches Purchase Mizan Series / Volume 1 Muslim Superheroes Comics, Islam, and Representation Edited by A. David Lewis and Martin Lund The roster of Muslim superheroes in the comic book medium has grown over the years, as has the complexity of their depictions. Muslim Superheroes tracks the initial absence, reluctant inclusion, tokenistic employment, and then nuanced scripting of Islamic protagonists in the American superhero comic book market and beyond. This scholarly anthology investigates the ways in which Muslim superhero characters fulfill, counter, or complicate Western stereotypes and navigate popular audience expectations globally, under the looming threat of Islamophobia. The contributors consider assumptions buried in the very notion of a character who is both a superhero and a Muslim with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Muslim Superheroes investigates both intranational American racial formation and international American geopolitics, juxtaposed with social developments outside U.S. borders. Providing unprecedented depth to the study of Muslim superheroes, this collection analyzes, through a series of close readings and comparative studies, how Muslim and non-Muslim comics creators and critics have produced, reproduced, and represented different conceptions of Islam and Muslimness embodied in the genre characters. The Mizan Series is available for purchase through the Harvard University Press Website. Click on the shopping cart icon next to the volume for complete information about the book and to complete your order.