@graysonmatter I would love to read your thoughts on this. Actually, I am getting people together via Tumblr to write academic (or academic-ish) pieces about Dick for his 75th. We are going to run them on a website if nothing else, but I am also going to try to find a publisher. There are quite a few scholarly books about Batman, but none about Dick. It might be a long shot, but I talked to at least one publisher that might be interested.
If anyone else is interested, please let me know! We welcome contributions from everyone. You don't have to be a "scholar" or even a college student. Anything goes on the project website, and we have people who can help you whip anything you write into shape should our publishing pipe dream come true.
: ) Here's our Tumblr: http://75yearsofdickgrayson.tumblr.com/
Please join the fun! Our writing crew is a bit female-heavy at the moment and variety is good.