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A popular sub-genre of fantasy and science fiction, steampunk re-imagines the Victorian age in the future, and re-works its technology, fashion, and values with a dose of anti-modernism. While often considered solely through the lens of literature, steampunk is, in fact, a complex phenomenon that also affects, transforms, and unites a wide range of disciplines, such as art, music, film, television, fashion, new media, and material culture.In Steaming into a Victorian Future A Steampunk Anthology, Julie Anne Taddeo and Cynthia J. Miller have assembled a collection of essays that consider the social and cultural aspects of this multi-faceted genre. The essays included in this volume examine various manifestations of steampunk—both separately and in relation to each other—in order to better understand the steampunk sub-culture and its effect on—and interrelationship with—popular culture and the wider society.

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Julie Anne Taddeo

Julie Anne Taddeo teaches British history at University of Maryland, College Park. Her love of British culture, history, and literature began as a child watching Masterpiece Theatre with her mother and devouring Victorian novels. She has written about the Bloomsbury Group, Victorian sexuality, Anne Perry's detective fiction, and Reality TV. Her most recent publications include edited collections on British TV costume dramas (Rowman & Littlefield 2014) ; the British author Catherine Cookson (Ashgate 2012) ; and critical essays on the neo-Victorian phenomenon known as Steampunk (Scarecrow 2012) . She also edits the Journal of Popular Television (http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals/view-Journal,id=216/) . To see her interview for Voice of America on the 2011 Royal Wedding, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=H3wqbcjvIJo.

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