The LCSNA is sad to announce the death of founding member, past president, and friend to all, David Schaefer, on January 14, the 120th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s death. A second-generation collector, he made enormous contributions to our knowledge of Alice on film, but he was delighted by and knowledgeable about Carrollian publications and artifacts… [read full post]
For those of you who were unable to attend the Alice conference at Mons University in Belgium, and were following our live tweeting on the edge of your seats, here is the promised video of Hayley Rushing’s presentation on “Speaking Illustrations: Performing Scriptocentrism in Le Gallienne’s Alice in Wonderland.” The Q/A session is particularly good…. [read full post]
Our partners in crime across the pond have published a new text on Carroll’s 1895 paper What the Tortoise Said to Achilles. This special edition of The Carrollian contains the original plus five new articles on this classic philosophical logic paper. Get yours directly from The Lewis Carroll Society today! Check out the preview here.
After a year and a half long restoration, the Through the Looking Glass painting has been returned to the Pittsburg Public Library (Kansas not Pennsylvania). The Pittsburg Morning Sun notes that limited edition prints will be available to aid in fundraising for the library.
A very cool looking VR immersive game is set to be released in October, called ALICE VR (formerly titled A.L.I.C.E), and is set in a far flung future world, but with many nods to Carroll. Trailer is beautiful, if another get a chance to play, please let us know!
Well, we knew he was a genius but this takes him to a whole new level! Columnist Ben Bowie of The Guardian write in his article about an upcoming documentary with Dr Hawking: I went to a fancy dress party he threw, and the theme was Alice in Wonderland. He went as the Mad Hatter,… [read full post]
Interest in Lewis Carroll and his works continues to grow! New to me, but originally founded in the 1970s is the Dutch Lewis Carroll Society – Lewis Carroll Genootschap. Since 1976 there has been a Dutch Lewis Carroll Society, named “Lewis Carroll Genootschap” (LCG). During the past 30 years, however, this society remained dormant, without any… [read full post]
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.
The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here! The Fall meeting notice is up and available. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you in NYC!
So apparently there is a sports thing going on here in the US right now, something called Basketball? Anyway, during the Game 5 half-time show of the NBA Finals on June 13, a dance troupe with the Carroll-inspired name Jabbawockeez performed a very entertaining routine in a hip-hop/dubstep style that I find quite mesmerizing. I… [read full post]