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Looking-Glass Sesquicentenary Conference (online)

This conference, organized by Dr Franziska Kohlt, will take place on the 4th and 5th of November. Hosted by the University of York (UK), all talks and associated events will be held fully online. Contributions will be a mixture of traditional academic papers and alternative formats. Confirmed speakers thus far include Charlie Lovett and Diane… [read full post]

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V&A Online Forum: Creating Wonderlands

Photocall for the performance of wonder.land, 2015.

An all-day online symposium with many speakers, including illustrator Chris Riddell and Dr Kiera Vaclavik, will be held on Friday, April 30 in association with the V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibit, opening March 27. It will be 10 am to 5 pm GMT, but as your ticket “includes seven days’ access, you will be… [read full post]

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Online Lecture: Exploring Wonderlands: Alice on Stage and Screen

In this Zoom talk from the V&A, Simon Sladen explores the many adaptations of Carroll’s tale, from 1886’s inaugural stage production to 2020’s Alice in Streamingland created during lockdown. Key films will also be considered as he seeks to analyze the books’ enduring legacy and significant relationship with the performing arts. Simon Sladen is Senior… [read full post]

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7 Keys to Delight

The ever inventive Adriana Peliano, a fine artist and founder of the Lewis Carroll Society of Brazil, has authored Alice and the 7 Keys, an enchanting “Pharmacopeia of Creativity” that accompanies readers on a journey, exploring their creativity by means of games, magical elixirs, and her resplendent collages. You can read more about it on… [read full post]

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Alice in the Pandemic: A Virtual Opera

A ticketed online opera will be streamed by the activist opera group White Snake Projects on Oct. 23-27. “The heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice books navigates an absurd alternate reality, and that idea spoke to the composer Jorge Sosa and the librettist Cerise Lim Jacobs during this chaotic year. Their virtual opera, Alice in the… [read full post]

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A Virtual Time Machine to Disneyland, 1958

Alice in Wonderland opening, 1958. Karen Pendleton as Alice.

Former Imagineers Don Carson and Daniel Rover Singer (longtime LCSNA member) have created videos that digitally re-create the experience of riding Disneyland’s original “Alice in Wonderland” ride that opened in 1958.  It was visited by millions of Disneyland guests before it was destroyed in 1983 after 25 years, without any known attempt to properly document… [read full post]

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Furiouser and Spuriouser

Young Canadian composer Jason Noble sees the Internet as Alice’s Wonderland. In a 23-minute a cappella choral piece (with narration) in eight chapters, Furiouser and Spuriouser, he explores their parallels. The composition was created at Pro Coro Canada’s Choral Art: Conductors and Composers program at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in 2018. You… [read full post]

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Waring the World Am I?

OK, it was broadcast almost 70 years ago, but just came to our attention. The Fred Waring Show (yes, he of the Blendor [sic] and the Pennsylvanians) ran on CBS from 1948 to 1954. Half of his hour-long show of March 18, 1951 was devoted to previewing Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, which would be released… [read full post]

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