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 (both in the future and the past), 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 (but we are not limited to these):
- Steampunk Film Steampunk Literature (romance; historical fiction/sci fi, etc
- Steampunk History Steampunk Fashion/dress history
- Steampunk Technology Steampunk Fandom/fan culture
- Steampunk Art & Design Steampunk as Culture/Lifestyle
- Gender, Race, Class and Steampunk Critiques of existing analyses of s.p.
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.
Dr. Julie Anne Taddeo
History Dept., University of Maryland
Dr. Cynthia Miller
Institute for Liberal Arts, Emerson
Dr. Ken Dvorak
Northern New Mexico College