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date: 01 October 2020

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This article examines the potential role of pataphysics, the “science of imaginary solutions”, in postmodern ecocriticism. It explains that pataphysics exemplifies an ecocritical approach that owes more to poetics than it does to traditional analytical methodologies and describes a number of recent examples of pataphysical research projects with distinct ecocritical dimensions. It argues that pataphysics has much to offer to postmodern ecocriticism both as an object of study and as a potential methodological approach and discusses the two characteristics of pataphysical poetics: ambient and transgenic poetics.

Keywords: pataphysics, postmodern ecocriticism, pataphysical research projects, methodological approach, pataphysical poetics, ambient poetics, transgenic poetics

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