Monthly Archives: October 2013

Case Study in Steampunk: Jekyll and Hyde

So, when contemporary writers appropriate 19th-century fictional characters, what can we learn?  Here’s how we tackled that question in my UC Davis first-year seminar class on steampunk… Last week, students read Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. … Continue reading

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Steampunk University Seminar, Day 1 Overview

My First-Year Seminar on steampunk at UC Davis began last week.  I thought I’d share the syllabus for starters: Required Texts and Materials VanderMeer, Ann and Jeff, eds.  Steampunk, San Francisco: Tachyon, 2008 Moore, Alan and Kevin O’Neill.  The League … Continue reading

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