Tag Archives: Steampunk

ENG 261: British Literature II (1798-Present) (Spring 2017)

My ENG 261 course focuses on central cultural and literary debates of British literature in the Romantic, Victorian, Modern, and Postmodern periods. While discussing and writing about debates such as the role of women to the conflict between science and … Continue reading

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ENG/GSW 279: Women Writers (Fall 2016)

Data & Dames British Women Writers & Information Technology As a study of women writers through a survey of significant poetry, drama, fiction, nonfiction, and/or film, this course focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women poets, novelists, journalists, and life writers … Continue reading

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From Chemistry to Cogs: Ether’s Victorian Aestheticism & Contemporary Steampunk (NAVSA 2016)

This paper will trace the through line between Victorian literary aesthetic visions of ether, which was originally thought to be the medium through which light traveled, and twenty-first century reworkings of the element in steampunk fiction in order to argue … Continue reading

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ENG 273: International Steampunk Literature & Culture (Fall 2014; Spring 2016)

My ENG 273: Studies in International Literature course focuses on international steampunk literature. A sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy, steampunk literature involves an alternate historical and retro-futuristic re-imagining of nineteenth-century literature and culture. Specifically, it is concerned with how … Continue reading

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#SteampunkHands Around the World 2016 ~ A Few of My Favorite Steampunk Things

Though words are my usual form of expression as an academic, I decided to use images and words to show you a few of my favorite things about steampunk because so much of steampunk is about involves playing with boundaries … Continue reading

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Towards a Queer Literary History of Gender Identity: Steampunk, Gender Nonconformity, & Victorian Studies (University of Waterloo, 23 October 2015)

University of Waterloo faculty and students, thank you all for lovely visit and a great discussion about steampunk, gender nonconformity, and Victorian studies! Below you will find the slides from my talk and a few links for further reading. Please … Continue reading

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