Tag Archives: Victorian Literature

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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Dear Reader, I Texted Him: Digital Pedagogy, Student Engagement, and Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers (BWWC 2016)

This panel explores the scene of digital pedagogy in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature classroom as it relates specifically to teaching women writers. In particular, our panel examines the challenges and benefits of using digital tools and thinking through … 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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A Brief General Introduction to Steampunk Literature & Culture

First named by K. W. Jeter in 1987, steampunk, a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy in which alternate histories of the nineteenth century dramatically reshape the past, present, and future, has become increasingly popular in mainstream culture as both … Continue reading

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