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Essay on performance writing: Pataphysical Oulipo-ian perspective on the rationalist programme

01 Jan 2021-Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (Intellect)-Vol. 14, Iss: 1, pp 59-77
TL;DR: The authors exemplifies the concept of performance writing through an essay that falls at the crossover point between academic (Apollonian) and artistic (Dionysian) piece of work caricaturing rationalist conservatism.
Abstract: This article exemplifies the concept of performance writing through an essay that falls at the crossover point between academic (Apollonian) and artistic (Dionysian) piece of work caricaturing rationalist conservatism. By using an unconventional approach coming from French literature (pataphysics), this article explores the hilarity of well-constructed rationalist conservatism by irrationalizing it through a rigorous absurdity and visual entities. Such writing experience leads the reader to a visual Oulipo-ian dialogue illustrating the tension that an extreme rationalism might generate between thinkers.
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