Dru Pagliassotti's Blog – March 2011 Archive (3)

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.

 

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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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"You know me, I don't read them until after the fact, either, lol. From what little I know, it may fit into the cli-fi category, but I can't be certain of that. So many sub-genres out there, I'm sure I'm getting it wrong, lol."
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Jack Tyler commented on Aidana WillowRaven's blog post 'Terra Rising: By Right of Arms' ~ cover art & design
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'Terra Rising: By Right of Arms' ~ cover art & design

The above logo, created for the science fiction book series, TERRA RISING, I know, wasn't what JT had in his head. Luckily, he loved my interpretation of his concept (subdued silver, like a military badge, a starburst with an infinity symbol on top, with a sword thrust up through the starburst). I think he had more of a military…See More
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