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Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Barry Brummett

Abstract

The anthology asks: What social and political impact is created by the Steampunk dimension of film, television, fashion, and decoration? How does Steampunk both reflect and shape social attitudes and predispositions? To what extent does Steampunk provide the grounding for subcultures? How is Steampunk used in political appeals? Its essays address the way that Steampunk culture generates its own rhetorical norms, its own communicative patterns and structures, at the same time that it generates a lexicon that becomes part of the larger rhetoric of popular and political culture.

Keywords: Steampunk, rhetoric, Victorian, art history, machine aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781628460919
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2015 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781628460919.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Brummett, editor
University of Texas-Austin

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A Rhetoric of Steampunk Ideology

“There Is Hope for the Future”

Mirko M. Hall and Joshua Gunn

Liberation and a Corset

Mary Anne Taylor

A Rhetoric of Steampunk Semiotics

A Rhetoric of Steampunk Narrative

Clockwork Counterfactuals

John M. Mckenzie

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