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Re-engineered and Repurposed: Steampunk as Adaptation

Robbie McAllister

Robbie McAllister is a lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, UK, where he teaches courses focused upon the film industry and contemporary media change. His research has evolved from an interest in Gothic horror into studies of steampunk's emergence within contemporary pop-culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steampunk Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... of adaptation theory. Adaptation and the trans-media ‘mashup’ In ‘The Narrative Sources of Ridley Scott’s Alien’, Robbie Robertson evaluates the film as an adaptation rather than ‘original’ work, stating that ‘all narratives have sources...

Gearing Down: Making the Past Present in Steampunk Cinema

Robbie McAllister

Robbie McAllister is a lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, UK, where he teaches courses focused upon the film industry and contemporary media change. His research has evolved from an interest in Gothic horror into studies of steampunk's emergence within contemporary pop-culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steampunk Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When beginning the research for this book, it was my intention to account for the remarkable number of contemporary films that used their depictions of anachronistic technologies to play a role in bringing the steampunk movement...

Dreams of Steam: Nostalgia for an Age of Imagined Industry

Robbie McAllister

Robbie McAllister is a lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, UK, where he teaches courses focused upon the film industry and contemporary media change. His research has evolved from an interest in Gothic horror into studies of steampunk's emergence within contemporary pop-culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steampunk Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Despite the fact that the steampunk genre’s identity is undoubtedly dependent on the revival of past texts and histories, it is the distinct subversion of historicized representations of mechanical developments that makes it so immediately...

Steampunk Goes to the Movies: The Birth of a Genre

Robbie McAllister

Robbie McAllister is a lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, UK, where he teaches courses focused upon the film industry and contemporary media change. His research has evolved from an interest in Gothic horror into studies of steampunk's emergence within contemporary pop-culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steampunk Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...To understand how the term ‘steampunk’ allows us to define and collate a series of films that all reinvent a past age of industry, I will begin by considering how the movement first emerged and has come to distinguish itself from...

Introduction

Robbie McAllister

Robbie McAllister is a lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, UK, where he teaches courses focused upon the film industry and contemporary media change. His research has evolved from an interest in Gothic horror into studies of steampunk's emergence within contemporary pop-culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steampunk Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In counterpoint to our fascination with cyberspace and the virtual global village, there is no less a global epidemic of nostalgia, an affective yearning for a community with a collective memory, a longing for a continuity in a fragmented...

Clockwork Modernities: Tinkering with Time in a Steampunk Age

Robbie McAllister

Robbie McAllister is a lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, UK, where he teaches courses focused upon the film industry and contemporary media change. His research has evolved from an interest in Gothic horror into studies of steampunk's emergence within contemporary pop-culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steampunk Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Science is not an occult enterprise. It is not for nobles or royals in their palaces or monks in their cathedrals. All the suffering of humanity, the ages of misery and darkness, science can change that. But what use is it if we don’t bring...

Historical Identities: Representation in the Steampunk Empire

Robbie McAllister

Robbie McAllister is a lecturer in Film at Leeds Trinity University, UK, where he teaches courses focused upon the film industry and contemporary media change. His research has evolved from an interest in Gothic horror into studies of steampunk's emergence within contemporary pop-culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steampunk Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Steampunk’s inherently counterfactual nature has often led its definitions to place it in opposition to its period referents: described repeatedly as ‘a received idea of Victorian as popularized in movies and elsewhere that has...