Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

full name / name of organization: 
Ken Dvorak, PhD
contact email: 
krdvorak@nnmc.edu

We are seeking contributors for a collection of critical essays on Steampunk. Steampunk remains an elusive topic even among its admirers and practitioners, but at its heart, it re-imagines the Victorian age in the future, and re-works its technology, fashion, and values with a dose of anti-modernism. From sci-fi and fantasy to websites catering to a Steampunk lifestyle, this multi-faceted genre demands greater scholarly analysis.

The editors of this anthology seek contributions in the following suggested subject areas:

Steampunk Film
Steampunk Literature
Steampunk History
Steampunk Fashion
Steampunk Technology
Steampunk Fandom/fan culture
Steampunk Art & Design
Steampunk as Culture/Lifestyle Gender
and
Steampunk Critiques of existing analyses of Steampunk

Submission Guidelines: Send a 1000 word abstract in Microsoft Word by email attachment on or before August 15, 2011; include a brief biography or vita. International submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

Abstracts chosen for inclusion in the anthology will be considered “conditional acceptances” – the editors will secure the submission in the volume, but the editors reserve the right to reject any full essay that does not meet the standards (of style/content, etc) agreed to between the editors and authors. Endnotes are mandatory; illustrations are encouraged and must be secured (along with permissions) by the author and submitted with the final draft.

Editors:
Dr. Julie Anne Taddeo
History Dept., University of Maryland
Email: Taddeo@mail.umd.edu

Dr. Cynthia Miller
Institute for Liberal Arts, Emerson College
cynthia_miller@emerson.edu

Dr. Ken Dvorak
Distance Education, Northern New Mexico College
Email: krdvorak@nnmc.edu

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american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
general_announcements
popular_culture
romantic
theatre
theory
victorian