Introductory course (mandatory):
“Samuel Beckett’s waiting for Godot – The place of absurdism in modern society”
Venue: The faculty of Arts office lobby (non-wheelchair-accessible)
Course length: 45 minutes.
“The torment of Tantalus: a preliminary study of classical mythology”
Course materials: unmanned kiosks
“The trials of Sisyphus – a deeper study of classical mythology”
Course supervisor: any Arts faculty administrator
Prerequisites: boundless patience, seemingly simple but apparently insoluble problem
“Byzantine: a study of language and thought”
(may be cross-linked with a language degree)
Course materials: Degree concatenation and obfuscation forms 16(a), 19(d), 37(g)
(pen available on request)
Students participate in a state-of-the-art multimedia learning experience, with Byzantine forms carefully reconstructed by archaeologists, computational linguists and random dice-rolls.
“The “reliable” narrator – the subtle art of misdirecting the audience”
Students are given a first-hand demonstration of misdirecting narrative, as our head-of-the-field experts convince them their enrolment problems are easily solved, with the twist in the tale delivered two weeks later, by post.
“The labours of Hercules – a study of the epic quest”
Materials: forms to be endorsed, signed, notarised, approved, initialled, duplicated, &c.
Venue: Staff offices all over campus.
Continuing the revolutionary interactive learning system, students demonstrate their knowledge in the field, contending with such obstacles as the Lernaean Hydra, Cerberus and empty head-of-department offices.
“Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence – dangerous love in delicate situations”
across the counter,
of her mysterious world
of artists and intrigue
in a conspiratorial tone
– a courtesy not extended
to those who came before you,
intended to reassure,
a certain affection)
but, you realise with a chill,
all of your future problems would be solved in this same way,
by this creature of fire & ice
with the power to delete your transcript…