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The Inky Parrot Strikes Again!

Dennis Hall’s marvelous Inky Parrot Press and its sister company, Artists’ Choice, which have in the past given us stunning fine-press editions of John Vernon Lord’s Wonderland, Looking-Glass, and Snark; Kalinovsky’s two Alice books; Russian Alices; the compendium Illustrating Alice; a Wonderland with each chapter featuring a different illustrator; and renowned Spanish artist Ángel Domínguez‘s… [read full post]

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Lewis Carroll’s Photography and Modern Childhood

Diane Waggoner‘s impressive new book is now available from Princeton University Press. The text is most informative, and the photographs superbly reproduced. Diane has addressed the Society twice: in Los Angeles at our Spring 2006 meeting, and ten years later in Washington, D.C., where she is curator of 19th-century photographs at the National Gallery of… [read full post]

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Golden Age Illustrators

Time to give a shout-out to the Pook Press of Alcester, Warwickshire, UK, which is producing an inexpensive series of facsimile editions, “celebrat[ing] the great ‘Golden Age of Illustration’ in children’s literature – a period of unparalleled excellence in book illustration from the 1880s to the 1930s,” the original editions of which would be prohibitively… [read full post]

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Wander through the V&A with Richard E. Grant

On Alice’s birthday, the UK online series “Wander: Walks through Beautiful Spaces Accompanied by the World’s Favourite Voices” took on Richard E. Grant and the V&A. He is reading the Tea Party chapter as he wanders through the halls. Some of the art is from the V&A, some not. View Part I and Part II,… [read full post]

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Lit Hub’s Tribute to Alice’s 155th Birthday

“20 Artists’ Visions of Alice in Wonderland From the Last 155 Years” by Emily Temple on Grove Atlantic’s online site “Literary Hub” was published on Alice’s 155th birthday. (The fictional Alice, that is, as Wonderland was published in 1865; Mrs. Hargreaves would be observing her 168th.) Since it did celebrate the books’ inspiring “creative work… [read full post]

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Twinkle Bat Variations on Podcast

Dr. April Lynn James wears many different hats—award-winning singer & scholar, librarian, creative educator exploring the intersection of the arts, spirituality, and wellness. The guardian angel of her sense of humor, Madison Hatta, Sonneteer, has written many Alice-related poems, published under the title “The Twinkle Bat Variations.” You can now hear them as a series… [read full post]

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Oleg Lipchenko’s Looking-Glass!

In 2009, Oleg’s fabulous illustrations to Wonderland were awarded the annual IBBY Canada Elizabeth Mrazik-Cleaver Award, which honors outstanding artistic talent in Canadian picture books. His 2012 Snark is also a treasure. And now he’s ready to go with his Looking-Glass! Look here. In order to achieve this, he has initiated a Kickstarter campaign. You… [read full post]

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Spring Meeting Canceled

Dear Members and Friends of the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. As you are aware, organizations and institutions are canceling public gatherings as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. This is to inform you that the LCSNA 2020 Spring Meeting in Cleveland, OH will not be held on the originally… [read full post]

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North America’s First PhD in Publishing

Dr. Amanda Lastoria of Simon Fraser University in British Columbia has earned North America’s first PhD in Publishing. Her thesis, “The material evolution of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: How book design and production values impact the markets for and the meanings of the text,” can be accessed here. A version of one chapter, “Lewis Carroll,… [read full post]

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