Not much time left to respond to this CFP for a steampunk conference, in conjunction with the Asylum Steampunk Festival–deadline 14 April 2017.
Despite the development of both science fiction and Neo-Victorian studies, academia has been slow to engage with the phenomena of steampunk and steampunk cultures. In part this may be because it has diversified massively from its literary sub-genre origins in the 1980s, growing to encompass creative design, fashion, craftsmanship, and all forms of media. In doing so, it sprawls beyond the confines of any one academic discipline.
This agenda-setting conference will run alongside the Victorian Steampunk Society’s 2017 Asylum Festival, the largest and oldest steampunk festival in Europe. Those presenting papers at the conference will also have access to the Asylum Festival.