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By Barry Brummett

ISBN-10: 1628460911

ISBN-13: 9781628460919

This designated ebook explores how the classy and cultural circulation “Steampunk” persuades audiences and wins new acolytes. Steampunk is a classy kind grounded within the Victorian period, in garments and accoutrements modeled on a heightened and hyper-extended age of steam. as well as its modeling of dresses and different symbolic trappings, what's so much detailed is its adherents’ use of a machined aesthetic in keeping with steam engines and early electric machinery―gears, pistons, shafts, wheels, induction vehicles, clockwork and so forth.

Precursors to steampunk are available within the works of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells. The imagery of the yankee West contributed to the aesthetic―revolvers, locomotives, and rifles of the overdue 19th century. between youngsters, steampunk has came across universal aesthetic reason with Goth kind. Examples from literature and pop culture comprise William Gibson’s fiction, China Miéville’s novels, the vintage movie Metropolis, and the BBC sequence Doctor Who. This quantity acknowledges that steampunk, a distinct pop culture phenomenon, provides a first-rate chance for rhetorical criticism.

Steampunk’s artwork, kind, and narratives exhibit complicated social and political meanings. Chapters in Clockwork Rhetoric discover subject matters starting from jewellery to eastern anime to modern imperialism to model. all through, the publication demonstrates how language impacts shoppers of steampunk to carry sure social and political attitudes and commitments.

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Evans, “The Vehicular Utopias of Jules Verne,” in Transformations of Utopia: Changing Views of the Perfect Society, ed. George Shusser et al. (New York: AMS Press, 1999), 99–108. For Evans, these vehicles offer the utopian fantasy of unlimited mobility that could explore and colonize—in comfort and autonomy—a new world of possibilities. 15. See Jürgen Habermas, The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society, trans. Thomas Burger (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1989).

Jeff VanderMeer and S. J. Chambers (New York: Harry N. : Design Originals, 2012). 4. ,” The Mark of Ashen Wings, February 13, 2009. com/2009/02/13/does-steampunk-have-an-ideology/. 5. Due to space limitations, we do not attempt to provide a comprehensive historical survey of this genre. For historical definitions, origins, and perspectives on Steampunk, see VanderMeer and Chambers, The Steampunk Bible; and Julie Anne Taddeo and Cynthia J. : Scarecrow Press, 2013). Unfortunately, the anthology became readily available only after the completion of our chapter.

19. com, October 4, 2012. com/blogs/2012/10/steampunk-gender-sexuality. 20. Maertens, “Promethean Desires,” 4. 21. We will save the various online iterations of a Steampunk Abraham Lincoln—with advanced steam-powered weaponry and an exoskeleton—for another project. html. 22. Walter Benjamin, “Theories of German Fascism,” in Selected Writings, ed. Michael W. , trans. , 4 vols. (Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1996–2003), 2:321 23. Graeme Gilloch, Walter Benjamin: Critical Constellations (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2002), 2.

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