Call for Contributors: Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

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.

Dr. Julie Anne Taddeo
History Dept., University of Maryland

Dr. Cynthia Miller
Institute for Liberal Arts, Emerson College

Dr. Ken Dvorak
Distance Education, Northern New Mexico College

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  • Louis June 21, 2011 08.48 pm

    You guys rock! 😀 There should be a saga about Steampunk! With a saga I mean a movie trilogy or quadrology for that matter. Instead of remaking foreign languaged films or making prequels, Hollywood should concentrate on a cool and very interesting subject as the Steampunk genre. It’s an era for crying out loud! Isn’t it worth for at least trying to kickstart the Hollywood machine by turning it into another direction?


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