Alfred Jarry’s “How to Construct a Time Machine”: A Web Guide

Compiled by Ralph Dumain


The ’Pataphysical Essay

How to Construct a Time Machine by Alfred Jarry, translated by Roger Shattuck.
Also on Tripod & Patakosmos.
French original first published in Mercure de France, 110, February 1899, pp. 387-396, under pseudonym of Dr. Faustroll.

The Art of Penguin Science Fiction, Chapter 13: The third Italian renaissance
See The Traps of Time edited by Michael Moorcock (1968, 1970, 1979).

Alfred Jarry’s Time Machine & Michael Moorcock’s The Traps of Time
Above content, on this site with 1979 reprint cover illustration by Adrian Chesterman.

How to Construct a Time Machine
Catalogue for exhibition entitled ‘How to Construct a Time Machine’ (with essays by Mieke Bal, Alfred Jarry, Peter Osborne, and Marquard Smith) at MK Gallery, 23 January - 22 March 2015

Artwork: The Time Machine Realized

How to Construct a Time Machine (23 January-22 March 2015, MK Gallery), January 17, 2015

Alfred Jarry’s Time Machine (video) by Lawrence Lek
A translation of Alfred Jarry's proto-surrealist science fiction text into a (nearly) working machine.
Also at Vimeo.

Building a time machine in the Dorset woods by Andrew Jaffe, May 7, 2010

B/E at the Biennale by Andrew Jaffe, August 31, 2010

Panamarenko, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

Time Machines / Paul Laffoley

Paul Laffoley Zoomable Images 3: GEOCHRONMECHANE: The Time-Machine From The Earth

MORE OFTEN THAN ALWAYS LESS OFTEN THAN NEVER: A Noxious Sector Project
Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond BC, Canada, November 26, 2010 – January 23, 2011

Music

Silver Machine / Robert Calvert with Hawkwind (1972)

Commentary

Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp and Cage by William Anastasi (May 2000)

Postmodernism as 'Pataphysics Institutionalized (review of Linda Hutcheon) by Douglas Puchowski

Homage

Alfred Jarry by Joshua Glenn, 09.08.2010

Links on This Site

Alfred Jarry’s Time Machine & Michael Moorcock’s The Traps of Time
with 1979 reprint cover illustration by Adrian Chesterman.

Definition of ’Pataphysics by Alfred Jarry

Laughter by Marcel Schwob

Magritte, la Pataphysique et son Collège

The Definitive Time Machine: A Critical Edition of H.G. Wells’s Scientific Romance
(Contents + notes on Jarry)

H. G. Wells’ The Time Machine: Selected Bibliography

Edward Page Mitchell (1852-1927), Science Fiction Pioneer: Time Travel, Hegel, and More

Eugène Mouton: 19th Century Science Fiction Pioneer

Enrique Gaspar y Rimbau: El anacronópete — The First Time Machine

«Le maître du temps» par Giuseppe Lipparini

The Man Who Was Solved by Dick Allen

Science Fiction & Utopia Research Resources: A Selective Work in Progress

Humor & Philosophy: Selected Bibliography

Irony, Humor, & Cynicism Study Guide

Philosophical and Universal Languages, 1600-1800, and Related Themes: Selected Bibliography

Jorge Luis Borges: Selected Study Materials on the Web

Exotica, Curiosa, Crankery, Hoaxes, Cultural & Intellectual Arcana: Selected Web Guide & Bibliography

Other Offsite Links

’Pataphysics @ Ĝirafo (blog)

The Crucifixion Considered As An Uphill Bicycle Race” by Alfred Jarry

Read by miette on November 28, 2007 (with sound file)

The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race” by J.G. Ballard

Read by miette on December 4, 2007 (with sound file)

Contributors - The Evergreen Review, Issue 102 (1999): James G. Ballard & Alfred Jarry

Words Made Flesh: Code, Culture, Imagination (2005)
by Florian Cramer

Functions of Science in French Fiction
by Arthur B. Evans

Pataphysics and Fictive Art

Pataphors (Paul Avion)

The London Institute of 'Pataphysics - Introduction

Adventures In ’Pataphysics by Alfred Jarry

The Journal of Pataphysical Reviews, volume 3
1. Issue 1
2. Issue 2
3. Issue 3

'Pataphysique

Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Beatles - Maxwell's Silver Hammer Lyrics | Rock Genius

Dead Links

Andrew Jaffe

King Ubu: Director's Notes by Anthony Black

INTERVIEW: Marc Lowenthal of Wakefield Press, 7 July 2010

Pataphysical Discourse in the German Bildungsroman by Christian Anderson (Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference, 2008)

Symbolism and Beyond. An Introduction to Jarry’s Life, Work and Poetics

The Pataphysical Calendar of Alfred Jarry

Definitely Maybe ('Pataphysics Resources)

Novum Organum du Collège de ’Pataphysique

Pataphysique de Nautia

(Uploaded 23 September 2010. Updated 19 November 2010. Links added 8, 11, 13 Sept 2011; 28 Jan, 24 June, 21 Dec 2013; 30 Oct 2014. Links added, updated, & reorganized 3 June 2018)


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