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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Swingjugend

Swingjugend on my mind, a WWII subculture that effects my contemporary music listening.  From Swingjugend, I can go to punk, disco, and metal.Looking forward to adding more steam to my collection.http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/politics-and-propaganda/third-reich/swing-kids-behind-barbed-wire/See More
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Stewart J Breier replied to Maeve Alpin's discussion Steam-Gyptian-Punk by Maeve Alpin
"Brilliant!  Those 2 Egyptian SP books, made my reading list. Perhaps you would consider, "The Purple Rose of Cairo", Woody Allen, as steamworthy.  It has a magic of it's own, and is partially set in an Egyptian…"
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Swingjugend

I thought the Swingjugend of WWII would make a fine addition to Steampunk.The Swingjugend rejected the Nazi state, above all because of its ideology and uniformity, its militarism, the 'Führer principle' and the leveling Volksgemeinschaft (people’s community).  http://holocaustmusic.ort.org/politics-and-propaganda/third-reich/swing-kids-behind-barbed-wire/See More
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Stewart J Breier replied to Sophie Playle's discussion Body Horror and the Fusion of Man & Machine
"I see postings not necessarily from the age of steam.  In that case, I recommend the sourcebooks for the RPGs Shadowrun and Cyberpunk.  They both involve cyber, though they are set in an SF more 80s-esque, and not steam, though it could be…"
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