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The Graphing of the Snark

The hypergraph properties of a short excerpt (lines 547 to 556) of “The Hunting of the Snark” was presented by Ronald Haentjens Dekker and David J. Birnbaum in their talk “It’s More than Just Overlap: Text as Graph” at Balisage: The Markup Conference in Washington DC in August of 2017. It was later printed in… [read full post]

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Show and Tel Aviv

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit “Alice in the Land of Books,” from the collection of Maayan Cohen Duwek.The collection includes rare editions, among them the first Hebrew translation, published in Germany in 1924. There are activities as well. It opened on Sept. 1; no closing date announced.

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Five More New Books

Five new books of possible interest to younger Carrollians: “Gothically visionary” You Are Alice in Wonderland’s Mum (Pick-A-Plot book 4 in a series of Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style books, Conundrum Press, 2017), written and illustrated by Sherwin Tjia. “In a quest to find your daughter that will take you through the seedy underbelly of London’s Whitechapel district and up into the secret… [read full post]

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The Tell-Tile Hearth

As we all know, Rev. C. L. Dodgson’s fireplace in his rooms at Oxford was surrounded by beautiful brick-red decorative tiles created by William De Morgan. A sailing ship was depicted at the top, with both mythical and natural creatures encircling it. (Seen here in Linda Gray-Moin’s re-creation, KL 100:4. A detailed article on the… [read full post]

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Spring Meeting in San Diego!

San Diego Central Library (Photo: Natalia Robert)
San Diego Central Library (Photo: Natalia Robert)

Our Spring 2019 meeting will be held March 8 and 9 in sunny San Diego, California, and is filled with all manner of things—great opportunities, exceptional speakers, and an archaeological adventure to rediscover a once-lost mural! Friday events will be held at the San Diego Central Library, and activities include the Maxine and David Schaefer… [read full post]

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Hunting Snarks in the Antipathies

New Zealander David Elliot, whose book Snark: Being a true history of the expedition that discovered the Snark and the Jabberwock … and its tragic aftermath won several prestigious awards, has a Snark: A Victorian Odyssey exhibition currently running at the Ashburton Art Gallery, November 5 – February 10. It is presented in the form of a… [read full post]

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Believe In Dreams: A Tiffany Holiday

Tiffany & Co. Believe in Dreams campaign

“This holiday season, Tiffany & Co. introduces the latest chapter of its ‘Believe in Dreams’ campaign, which takes viewers behind the scenes of a Tiffany workshop where surprising and surreal moments unfold, featuring a star-studded cast of characters. The campaign film opens at Tiffany & Co.’s iconic Fifth Avenue flagship store, where actress, musician and… [read full post]

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Four New Books

Four new books of possible interest to Carrollians: Seek & Find Classics: Alice in Wonderland, retold by Sarah Powell, illustrated by Isabel Muñoz, and published by Little Bee Books, asks toddlers to find various things hidden within pictures. It carries a short biography and introduction by the redoubtable Edward Wakeling. Lewis Carroll: Author of Alice… [read full post]

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Lost La Galliene Alice Found!!

Alice in Wonderland, 1955

Eva Le Gallienne’s legendary 1932 Broadway version (Josephine Hutchinson as Alice, Burgess Meredith as the Duck, Eva Le Gallienne herself as the White Queen) was re-created and broadcast on television by the Hallmark Hall of Fame in 1955, starring Gillian Barber as Alice, with featured players including Tom Bosley and Elsa Lanchester. That video has been considered… [read full post]

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