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Steampunkology: The Anachronistic Fantastic

Bell, Alice R. (2009). The anachronistic fantastic: Science, progress and the child in ‘post-nostalgic’ culture. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 12(1), 5-22.



Steampunk and children have already been discussed in two previous posts, one analyzing an article by Pike (“Buried Pleasure”) and the other by Nevins (“… Continue

Added by Dru Pagliassotti on June 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Steampunkology: Dolittle, Walter Benjamin, and the Nineteenth-Century Child

Pike, David L. (2011). Buried Pleasure: Doctor Dolittle, Walter Benjamin, and the Nineteenth-Century Child. MODERNISM/modernity, 4, 857-875.

 

Everyone knows that searching on a keyword will often pull up less-than-applicable results. This article turned up when I hunted on "steampunk" in the academic databases, yet it only mentions the word several times, in one paragraph and a figure at the end. I will cite the passage in full:

The…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on June 14, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Steampunkology: Call for Papers for "Steaming Into a Victorian Future"

A colleague just sent me this CFP, and I believe I may try contributing to it; perhaps on "gender and steampunk" or, a topic that fits what I'm doing here, "Critiques of Existing Analyses of Steampunk."  If any of you are scholars interested in cowriting with me, let me know via email and we can toss around a few ideas. I'm going to be leading a travel-study group to Venice from May 15-June 9, however, so if I'm a little slow in replying, forgive me; I'm not certain…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on May 14, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Steampunkology: The Nineteenth Century Boy-Inventor Roots of Steampunk

Nevins, Jess (2009). The Nineteenth Century Roots of Steampunk. In The New York Review of Science Fiction, 21(5), 1, 4-5.

 

Although this article wasn’t published in an academic journal, its overview of steampunk’s “boy inventor” roots offers steampunk scholars some interesting insights and further paths for exploration. An earlier version of the article was published in Steampunk (2008), edited by the…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on April 15, 2011 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Steampunkology: The Transcendent Steam Engine

Sakamoto, Michaela (2009). “The Transcendent Steam Engine: Industry, Nostalgia, and the Romance of Steampunk.” In Wright, Will & Kaplan, Steven (Eds.) The Image of Technology in Literature, Media, and Society: Proceedings from the 2009 Conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery (pp. 124-131).

 

In this essay I will lay out the ways in which nostalgia has reinvented…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on March 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Steampunkology: Steampunk as a Mode of Historical Representation

Rose, Margaret. (2009). Extraordinary Pasts: Steampunk as a Mode of Historical Representation. Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 20(3), pp. 319-333.

 

Quick Summary:

 

Rose’s article defends steampunk…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on March 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Steampunkology

 

In thinking about what I might be able to contribute to SWAG, it occurred to me that one service I could provide that I don't think others have already would be to give citations to, and summaries of, the academic research currently being published about steampunk. 



I'm not, at the moment, conducting any form of steampunkology myself, but I have access to journals that…

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Added by Dru Pagliassotti on March 24, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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Well I just started here so I guess it would be good to introduce myself.  My name is John and I'm from Texas.  Been into Steampunk for about 10 years now and like most things that are addictive its been my constant thought through out the last 10 years.  I am currently working on a novel set right about the time of the Romanov's demise.  I do most of my writing on either 2 1920's L.C. Smith & Corona typewriters or by fountain pen.  Tried writing on a computer once till I put the floppy…See More
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Currently working on a Steampunk Intrigue novel

Hello everyone.  The novel I am currently working on has a little bit of mad science, political intrigue and of course sketchy figures.  Can't really reveal much just yet since it is still in the research phase.  Havn't been able to work on it in a couple weeks due to work and it is real hard for me to get into the writing with a noisy background and on a computer.  I've always kind of preferred the old manual typewriters and a fountain pen myself.  So I guess till I get back from work it will…See More
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