The enormously popular American singer-songwriter, actress, and director Melanie Martinez (b. 1995) is somewhat sui generis; The Guardian describes her music as “off-kilter, sweary electropop.” Her debut studio album, Cry Baby (2015), which went on to be certified platinum, contains a song called “Mad Hatter,” obviously based on the two Disney movies (1951, 2010) rather… [read full post]
From August 23, 2019 to May 28, 2020, the Finnish National Ballet (Ooppera Baletti) will stage a new edition of Alice in Wonderland, choreographed by Jorma Elo, which originally premiered in 2015 with music by Joseph Haydn, G. F. Händel, and Gottfried Stölzel. It incorporates elements of Looking-Glass as well. Scroll down to see the… [read full post]
Phlizz, from the Lewis Carroll Genootschap (the Dutch Lewis Carroll Society), “distinguishes itself from [our] society’s print journal dodo/nododo: Phlizz is directed towards the society’s relations, while dodo/nododo is a journal in the spirit of Lewis Carroll, aiming at a broader audience.” The splash page of Phlizz in English is here. Click on the “Huidig… [read full post]
Belgian cartoonist Steven Dhondt (Stedho) created a(n almost) wordless riff on a modern Alice—“Why Is a Raven on a Hoteldesk?”—for a magazine called Brussels in Shorts, issue 2, published by Oogachtend in 2014, but available for online viewing here. (Thanks to Craig Yoe! for the tip.)
For the last six years, California artist Phyllis Davidson has been creating a series of oil paintings exploring different “aspects” of Alice. She says: Aspects of Alice is a series of paintings not illustrating but inspired by and celebrating the stories. While my Alices vary racially and are at different life stages, they retain the… [read full post]
All ways here you see, are the Three of Clubs’ way! This comes via Reddit’s r/crappydesign, the Comic Sans-loving subreddit devoted to horrifying style and engineering choices. User PingPongPresident found that “in the Disney Villains deck of playing cards, the Queen of Hearts is the three of Clubs.” Just, why?
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.
Attention Shoppers! TeeFury is offering two new Alice-themed designs: One is a T-shirt that the site declares will only be available today, Black Friday, and never again after that. So if you like the design of Alice and the Cheshire Cat, you’ll need to buy it today. They have also added a Disney-esque design to… [read full post]
Long awaited and highly sought after, the LCSNA now has sharing buttons sitewide! You can now quickly share any page or article on the blog with any of your favorite social sites simply by clicking the buttons at the bottom of each page or post. It’s as easy as that! So let’s get sharing!
A Harvard professor has posted an interesting blog article about Alan Turing’s interactions with Carroll’s writings – both Wonderland and Logic. Check it out here.