Dru Pagliassotti's Blog – June 2011 Archive (2)

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

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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

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