CFP: Childhood & The Media, 25th IAMHIST Conference

XXVth IAMHIST CONFERENCE, CHILDHOOD AND THE MEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (UK), 17-20 JULY 2013

Papers are invited for the biennial IAMHIST (International Association of Media and History) Congress, to be held at the University of Leicester, UK, on the theme of ‘Childhood and the Media’. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

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IAMHIST members awarded Jim Welsh Prize for Excellence in Adaptation Studies

IAMHIST members, and former and current Council members, John Tibbetts and Cynthia Miller have been awarded the Jim Welsh Prize for Excellence in Adaptation Studies by the Literature/Film Association.  The prize, honoring career-long achievement, is awarded annually to recognize ‘superb scholarly work in film and/or TV adaptations of literature, drama, and history’.

PUBLICATION: Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

Edited by: Julie Anne Taddeo and Cynthia J. Miller

Steampunk imagines a world that wasn’t, where the Victorian Era meets the modern age, its technology, fashion, and values tempered with a dose of anti-modernism. Originally a sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy literature, steampunk has become a complex phenomenon that encompasses art, music, film, television, fashion, new media, and material culture. Steaming into a Victorian Future collects essays that consider the social and cultural aspects of steampunk, exploring many previously unconsidered questions about cultural creativity, social networking, fandom, appropriation, and the creation of meaning. Featuring an afterword by steampunk expert Jeff VanderMeer, the volume offers a wide ranging look at the impact of steampunk, as well as the individuals who create, interpret, and consume it.

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