Full Schedule Posted of LCSNA Fall 2011 Meeting!

Barry Moser's Hatter

Our Fall 2011 meeting will again be at the marvelous Manhattan campus of the New York Institute of Technology, on Saturday, November 12.

Speakers include Morton Cohen on Carroll’s epiphanies; Adriana Peliano, founder of the Lewis Carroll Society of Brazil, on the metamorphosis of Alice in illustrations and art; Alison Gopnik on her discovery of the Iffley Yew and how Dodgson’s real life affected his works; Emily R. Aguilo-Perez on film adaptations; Jeff Menges, editor of Alice Illustrated (coming from Dover in October), on illustrators; and James Fotopoulos, an artist and film-maker who made an avant-garde film called Alice in Wonderland and will also display related art.

The full program is available here.

New Harry Rountree Facsimile

AAIW illustrated by Harry Rountree

AAIW illustrated by Harry Rountree

The new handsome facsimile of the Harry Rountree Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has a notable provenance: the type specimen for this imprint was borrowed from the library of LCSNA president Mark Burstein.

Originally published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in 1901, the book has been freshly typeset but includes all 92 of Rountree’s watercolors. It is published by Dover Publication’s Calla Editions and is available from Dover for $40.

Free Samples from Dover Publications

Each week DoverPublications.com emails subscribers with a list of publication samples aimed at teachers. Last month’s offering included both the seasonal and the fashionable: at the bottom of the list was a selection of Christmas and Hanukkah origami projects, at the top were extracts from the Dover Thrift Edition of AAIW with Tenniel’s illustrations, two Alice coloring books, and a newly-released soft-cover edition of AAIW as illustrated by Willy Pogány in 1929. The latter is now available for purchase on their website.

Reading extracts of a coloring book is probably worse than reading a book with no pictures at all, but it could supply some rather nice clip art files for this year’s Christmas letter.