NAVSA 2015 — Anthropogenic Steampunk: A Geology of the Victorian in China Mieville’s Iron Council

This presentation is part of my current book project on steampunk and what I call nineteenth-century digital humanities. I make the case in the introduction that we need better models for digital humanities scholarship that interface with different historical periods, particularly when those periods have been appropriated or adapted into digital media. For me, the […]

Steampunk Recursions and Computational Retrofutures in Bioshock Infinite

[Slide 1]: So, this is a very short part of my current book project on steampunk, nineteenth-century British literature, and the digital humanities. Overall that project is suggesting that steampunk offers a model for understanding how people are manipulating the nineteenth-century to speculate about possible or impossible alternate histories. I’m also interested in how our […]

INCS Panel Proposal 2015: Steampunk Technics and Time

Chair: Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt) Rachel Bowser (Georgia Gwinnett) and Brian Croxall (Emory), “Mobility, Leisure, and Annihilation in Steampunk Transport Narratives” Kathryn Crowther (Georgia Perimeter), “From Steam Arms to Brass Goggles: Steampunk, Prostheses, and Disability.” Lisa Hager (Wisconsin-Waukesha), “An Alternate History of Sexuality: Victorian Gender in Scott Westerfield’s Leviathan trilogy.” Roger Whitson (Washington State), “Victorian Design […]