Important Changes for Beyond Victoriana & Call for New Contributors

Some major announcements are at hand.

First, thanks so much for the shout-out love! Because of the outpouring of signal-boosting & support the past few days, as of today, we’ve raised $1528 for the Rising Phoenix Fund. That’s halfway towards our new goal! 😀

You can continue to show your support by donating directly to Shelterbox or buying a button from Button Me Up.

Also, you can still enter the Artsy-Fartsy Blog’s giveaway of the The Steampunk Bible! Be sure to enter the contest (rules here) and good luck!

And also, on the blog The Underlined Word, I talk about steampunk, urban design, and more.

But the BIG news is that I’ll be going back to graduate school and that will mean some posting changes for the blog.

It’s no secret that I’m interested in the intellectual aspects of steampunk subculture, and I’m also a big fan of theater and performance (and in fact, the two communities overlap quite nicely). So I’ve decided to dedicate more time to the creative and return to the ivory tower for my MA in Performance Studies at NYU. For the curious, you can track my work on as it progresses.

In the meantime, Beyond Victoriana won’t be put on hold, but I’ve decided that it would be better to put it off a regular schedule. I already have a line of guest bloggers for the next few weekly updates, and any updates made to the blog would most likely to be on a Sunday, when I can have some free time on my plate.  Jess Nevins’ QUAINT series will run every other Wednesday.

That being said, I’m doing a general call-out for additional guest contributors to the blog. Beyond Victoriana boasts an international, multiethnic & multiracial team of writers, scholars, and historians, but we are always looking for more voices to add to the site.

I’m particularly interested in featuring:

– fashion scholars

– voices from marginalized groups in Western countries, especially racial & ethnic minorities and mixed race-identified people, people from the LGBTQQ community and differently-abled folks

– contributors from outside the US and Canada

– artists, writers & musicians interested in talking about their steampunk work that is outside the Eurocentric context

If you are interested in contributing, please read the Submission Guidelines. Please also include links to previously published work & art with your inquiry.

I’m also playing around with whether Beyond Victoriana would benefit from postings about my studies as a special feature. What do you think?


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13 responses to “Important Changes for Beyond Victoriana & Call for New Contributors

  1. good luck with school. will keep a eye for your post. most of all thanks for all the inspiration.

  2. Hell yes academia. If you won’t post about it here then you should post about it… somewhere, anyway.

  3. Good luck with the MA. Sounds like great fun.

  4. Congrats on going back to school! Sounds very exciting =) Looking forward to the changes on the blog, and reading awesome posts. Also, super congrats on meeting the halfway mark of your goal! Thanks great!

  5. I’d love to read posts about your studies!!! Good Luck with grad school!

  6. zmumford

    Your studies sound interesting, and I hope that all goes well with your return to academia; good luck!
    I will share the news about the general call for contributors.

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