For those of you who could not attend the amazing spring meeting at the University of Maryland this past April, fear not! UMD graciously filmed all the talks and are now available for viewing on YouTube! Relive the magic that is a bunch of Carrollians talking about Alice.
Our Fall meeting in New York is shaping up to be a great one! We now have a confirmed slate of speakers, so make your plans now. Meeting will be October 15, 2016 at NYU’s Fales Library. Speakers will be:
Marvin Taylor and his colleague will speak about the exhibition they mounted in the Bobst as part of the Alice150 festivities, entitled “‘Go Ask Alice’: Alice, Wonderland, and Popular Culture.”
Monica Edinger and some of her students will give us a presentation about her use of Alice in her elementary classroom at the Dalton School.
Matt Demakos will speak about his research concerning The Walrus and the Carpenter.
Jan Susina will give a talk tentatively titled “Alice in the Academy: The Alice Books in the College Curriculum,” which should make for some robust conversation paired with Monica’s talk.
Dana Walrath will talk on her graphic novel Aliceheimers and her use of Alice in Wonderland in making sense of the world of Alzheimer’s. You can see Dana’s TEDx talk here, and order her book here.
Make your travel plans, put in for personal days, block off your calendars! The Spring LCSNA meeting will be April 14 through 17, in the Baltimore/Washington area. We are being treated to a mini-conference by the member/collector/scholar families who live there: the Imholtzes, the Crandalls, and the Schaefer/Salinses. Highlights include events at the Library of Congress; the landmark Imholtz exhibition at the U of Maryland; hearing from Ellie Schaefer-Salins, Diane Waggoner, Michael Dirda, and George Walker; and an exhibition of Disneyana mounted by the Crandalls. We will also be welcomed to these members’ homes for social events each day. Don’t miss this opportunity for more of the kind of learning, inspiration, and camaraderie you enjoyed–or wish you had–in New York last fall! Members should look for your meeting notice to arrive via email/snail mail in early March, and nonmembers can check the LCSNA website to register then as well. Looking forward to being with the Carroll community soon!
Quite a nice article in Forbes that discusses Anya in Wonderland by Nabokov under pseudonym, Dali, Steadman, and more at the Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin now through July 6th. For those attending the Spring meeting you’ll get to visit up close and personal as this is where the meeting takes place!
From our good friends at the Cassady Collection at USC (hosts of our Fall Meeting 2013) comes this entry to their annual Wonderland Award. Quite stunning. You can see the entire collection of videos uploaded by the Wonderland Awards on their YouTube channel here.