Steampunk Dollhouse

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Hosted by Library-Agent Bluestocking and broadcasting from deep within the Library, Steampunk Dollhouse is a podcast for deep-dives into steampunk literature and how it relates to colonialism and postcolonial societies, intersectional theory and the damage technology can do when we don't understand its potential.

**I will not be soliciting or accepting arcs/books for review. No exceptions will be made. Please don't ask**

The following books will be covered in future episodes, as listed. This is subject to change, of course, depending on time and listener feedback and the list will grow as more episodes are posted. Books will be listed at least a month in advance of their upcoming episode to allow for listener follow-along. All books reviewed and discussed have links back to Amazon. In the event of a series, the link is for the first book in that series.



The papers listed below will also be used as material, sources, and citations in podcast episodes. Bluestocking has used all of these  over the years and has found them to be incredibly helpful. They are being listed in MLA citation format, for expediency and on the off-chance that they can be of academic use to others. Only the dates and locations of access have been removed.

  • Hantke, Steffan. "Difference Engines and Other Infernal Devices: History According to Steampunk." Exploration, Kent State University Press 40.3 (1999): 241-54. EBSCOHost.
  • Hellekson, Karen. "Toward a Taxonomy of the Alternate History Genre." Extrapolation (Kent State University Press) 41.3 (2000): 248-52. JSTOR.
  • Lee, Paul David. Bug-eyed Monsters and the Encounter with the Postcolonial Other: an Analysis of the Common Postcolonial Themes and Characteristics in Science Fiction. Thesis. University of Texas at Arlington, 2012. Ann Arbor: U Microfilms International, 2012. JSTOR.
  • Lovegreen, Alan Richard. Aerofuturism: Vectors of Modernity in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Literature and Culture. Thesis. University of California, Riverside, 2014. Ann Arbor: ProQuest, 2014. ProQuest.
  • McKnight, Edgar Vernon, Jr. Alternative History: The Development of a Literary Genre. Thesis. The University of Chapel Hill, NC, 1994. Ann Arbor: U Microfilms International, 1994. ProQuest.
  • Perschon, Mike Dieter. The Steampunk Aesthetic: Technofantasies in a Neo-Victorian Retrofuture. Thesis. University of Alberta, Edmonton, 2012. Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, 2012. ProQuest.