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October 2019

LCSNA Fall 2019 Meeting – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center, 3420 Walnut St., Seminar Room, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
Free – $30
Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion

General Meeting, Sat, Oct 5: Free
Mad Hatter Day Tea Party, Sun, Oct 6: $30
LCSNA Keepsake Printing @ the Common Press, Sun, Oct 6: Free

The Fall LCSNA 2019 meeting is going to be terrific! April Lynn James is the program chairperson for the meeting at the University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, with member Bob Stek supporting the effort. Mark the dates!

The General Meeting is October 5th and 6th. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Charlie Lovett. Author, From Little Ruby to Debbie Allen: Alice on Stage in Philadelphia
  • Estelle Markel-Joyet. American Philosophical Society, Dr. Wheeler in Wonderland
  • Linda Cassady. LCSNA President, “Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here?”
  • David McKnight. Director of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of the Kislak Center, A Tribute to Charles Santore
  • Riley McGuire. English Department, University of Pennsylvania, No Ending Up: Unfinished Vocal Normalization in Lewis Carroll’s Sylvie and Bruno.
  • Sibylla Benatova. Kislak Center presenting, Alice Translated: A Wonderland of Bulgarian “Alice” Books

Sunday, October 6, 2019 there will be a Mad Hatter Day Tea Party with food, of course, and sharing information about various Carroll collections.

This tea party will be followed by a visit to Penn’s Common Press to letterpress print a Fall 2019 LCSNA Keepsake, compliments of the folks at the press.

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March 2019

LCSNA Spring 2019 Meeting – San Diego, California

March 8, 2019 - March 9, 2019
San Diego State University San Diego, CA United States
Scripps Cottage, San Diego State University

The Spring 2019 meeting is shaping up nicely. The full agenda is now available including schedule, accommodation and speaker information. Download Agenda (PDF)

San Diego is a beautiful place. You might consider staying a couple of extra days! See you there.

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September 2018

LCSNA Fall 2018 Meeting

September 22, 2018
Morgan Library and Museum New York, NY

The Fall 2018 meeting was held at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City, on Saturday, 22 September. The meeting was held in conjunction with the closing weekend of the Morgan’s exhibition on Medieval Monsters and will be a symposium on the topic of Carroll’s monsters. Speakers are included Michael Patrick Hearn, Adam Gopnik, Cindy Watter, Matt Demakos, et al., on the many and varied aspects of the monstrous throughout the Alice books, in “Phantasmagoria,” in text and in illustration, in Carroll’s…

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April 2018

LCSNA Spring 2018 Meeting

April 13, 2018
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
2018 USC Libraries Wonderland Award winners and judges (Photo by Anne-Marie Maxwell)

“Wonderland as Place: World-Building and Character-Making in the Carroll Universe”: The University of Southern California, home of the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection, hosted us in Los Angeles, in a meeting timed to coincide with the gala presentation of the 14th annual Wonderland Award. Beginning with a presentation of a fabulous new, award-winning musical Mad World, we heard from Arnold Hirshon (“Beyond Tenniel, or, Contrariwise: If It Wasn’t, Is It Ain’t?”), Linda Gray-Moin (“Fantastic Ducks and Blooming Maidens: A Visit to Mr.…

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October 2017

LCSNA Fall 2017 Meeting

October 28, 2017
Morris Library, 181 S College Ave
Newark, DE

The fall meeting was held at the Morris Library at the University of Delaware in Newark on Saturday, October 28. We heard delightful talks from Dana Richardson (“Martin Gardner: Behind the Looking-Glass”), Victor Fet (“Old Russian and New Siberian Wonderlands”), Edna Ranck (“Glorious Nonsense: Not only Lewis Carroll but also Gertrude Stein”), Sarah Boxer (“Alice: What’s in a Name?”), August Imholtz (“His Master’s Voice and Alice: Eldridge Johnson’s Adventure with Lewis Carroll’s Alice Manuscript”), and Mark Samuels Lasner (“I Am…

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March 2017

LCSNA Spring 2017 Meeting

March 31, 2017 - April 2, 2017
San Francisco Bay Area CA

Our meeting took place in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area on the weekend of March 31 to April 2. The full-day Saturday meeting was at the state-of-the-art Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, followed by a reception at the San Francisco Center for the Book. Speakers and presentations included Jon Lindseth on “Much of a Muchness,” Peter Hanff on “A New Wonderland; or, L. Frank Baum’s Adventures in Phunniland,” a panel (Daniel Singer, Andrew Ogus,…

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October 2016

LCSNA Fall 2016 Meeting

October 15, 2016
New York University New York, NY

The Fall 2016 meeting tool place at the Washington Square campus of New York University (home of the Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll, and the LCSNA archives) on October 15th. Fales Library director Marvin Taylor spoke about the exhibition they mounted in the Bobst as part of the Alice150 festivities, “‘Go Ask Alice’: Alice, Wonderland, and Popular Culture.” Monica Edinger, keeper of the well-regarded blog “Educating Alice,” and some of her students gave us a presentation about her use of Alice…

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April 2016

LCSNA Spring 2016 Meeting

April 14, 2016 - April 17, 2016
Washington DC/Baltimore/Virginia

The Spring LCSNA meeting was held April 14 through 17, in the Washington DC/Baltimore/Virginia area. Highlights included events at the Library of Congress; the landmark Imholtz exhibition at the U of Maryland; hearing from children’s literature authority Leonard Marcus, collector Catherine Richards (postcards), Ellie Schaefer-Salins on psychological theories named from the works of Lewis Carroll, photography scholar Diane Waggoner, the Washington Post’s book critic, Michael Dirda, printer George Walker, illustrators Tatiana Ianovskaia and Oleg Lipchenko, Victor Fet on “Forty Russian…

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October 2015

LCSNA Fall 2015 Meeting

October 7, 2015 - October 11, 2015
NYC
Alice150

From October 9-11 in NYC, we presented our “Alice in the Popular Culture” conference as part of Alice150, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. There was also an important colloquium about Alice in Translation at the Grolier Club on October 7-8, and many other celebratory events during the month of October in NYC and elsewhere. Please check out the Alice150 page for details.

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April 2015

LCSNA Spring 2015 Meeting

April 18, 2015
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas
Austin, TX

The fabled Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, home to three legendary Carroll collections (Warren Weaver, Helmut Gernsheim, Byron W. and Susan R. Sewell), hosted our meeting on April 18. We began with a tour of their fabulous sesquicentennial exhibit, led by Dr. Danielle Sigler, its curator. After lunch, Dr. Francine Abeles, Professor Emerita of Kean University, gave a talk entitled “On the Truth of Some New Mathematical Ideas in Alice in Wonderland,” particularly those proposed by David Day…

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