Since 2005, University of Southern California students have created everything from poems, essays, and novels to films, paintings, and sculptures in pursuit of the Wonderland Award, a multidisciplinary competition inspired by the work of Lewis Carroll. The goal of the award is to promote the use of the G. Edward Cassady, M.D., and Margaret Elizabeth [...]
Artist Lisa Snellings, perhaps most known for her 2-inch high Poppet sculptures, now has a series of Wonderland Poppets. The Dormouse, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Queen of Hearts, White Rabbit, Alice, Caterpillar, and Dee and Dum are available in her eBay store.
Alice meets Hello Kitty meets MAC Cosmetics. Or something…
Disney’s Academy Award-nominated Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959) is now out on DVD. While members of the Disney Movie Club (or wise online shoppers) have been able to get the regular version for a year or so, a “Classroom Edition” has just been released to the public. One amusing sequence has Donald–on a chessboard–dressed (and [...]
(c) EA Games/Spicy Horse Games “Electronic Arts Inc and Spicy Horse today announced that they have signed a publishing deal for an all-new title based on EA’s 2000 classic, American McGee’s Alice™…” Read the various press releases at EA Games and Spicy Horse Games. [...]
New on DVD: “Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Daniel Díaz Torres’s Alice in Wondertown (First Run Features, 1990) is a absurdist comedy and an allegory with a dark political undercurrent. Alice is a drama teacher who goes on a cultural mission to a small town where the most bizarre occurrences are commonplace. Mirrors become [...]
(Note from England #3!)Lewis Carroll visited Twyford School, which was attended by his younger brothers and cousin, and took the earliest known photographs of it and its pupils. This year, the school celebrates the 200th anniversary of its current site with various events including the Lewis Carroll Photography exhibition (previously shown at Dimbola Lodge and [...]
(Note from England #2)The Roger Lancelyn Green Memorial Lecture: John Vernon Lord – Illustrating WonderlandFriday, 20 March 2009, London, U.K.
John Vernon Lord’s stunning illustrations for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland are due to be published this Spring by Artists’ Choice Editions, creators of beautifully printed and very collectable books, under the guidance of Dennis Hall. [...]
(Note from England #1:)You don’t have to win a Rhodes Scholarship to go to Oxford. The university’s Department for Continuing Education runs a summer program called The Oxford Experience that is open to everyone. No special knowledge or qualifications are required, just an interest in the chosen subject.
In fact, the residential program of one-week [...]
I am reminded that, in addition to this blog and the website, the LCSNA also has a Yahoo group to notify members of events, etc. in a timely fashion, and two related Facebook groups: LCSNA (Lewis Carroll Society of North America) and Alice in Wonderland Collectors Network. We are SO 21st century!