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Essay from Worlds of Steampunk Exhibition

NOTE: UC Davis Librarian Roberto Delgadillo asked me to write this essay for Shields Library’s exhibition Worlds of Steampunk: Fiction, Art, Fashion and Culture in 2012. The online display has been taken down, so I’m reprinting it here before the … Continue reading

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Case Study in Steampunk: Jekyll and Hyde

So, when contemporary writers appropriate 19th-century fictional characters, what can we learn? ┬áHere’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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