Apr 19, 2019  
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ENG 1121 - Become a Dr of Pataphysics

Credits: 2
If you have ever wanted to know the toothpaste preferred by unicorns or felt the presence of an invisible lynx feeding on awkward energy in a room, you are beginning to practice pataphysics. Pataphysics or “the science of imaginary solutions” is an influential artistic and literary movement encouraging disruption and critique of the status quo. We’ll read about the disruptive potential of pataphysics, its connection to rhetorical invention, its history, key concepts, and literature. We’ll  create pataphysical documents like commercials for objects that should never exist, write scientific papers on the eerie, strange, and odd, and create olfactory and non-olfactory maps reimagining space. By the end of this course, you will  become a doctor of pataphysics - a doctor in the “science of imaginary solutions.” You will receive a certificate identifying that you are a more creative and inventive person or lynx or unicorn.
McDaniel Plan: January Term



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