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College of ’Pataphysics

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is associate professor in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture programme at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He writes on surrealism and related phenomena. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism Volume 1 : Movements

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Encyclopedia Article

...Pataphysics as a term was introduced to the public in Les Jours et les nuits (Days and Nights), a novel by Alfred Jarry published in 1897, and it was defined in Gestes et opinions du docteur Faustroll, pataphysicien (Exploits and Opinions...