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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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December 2015

Children’s Literature Salon: Alice Adventures in Wonderland – 150 Years Later

December 12, 2015, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join scholars and specialists Monica Edinger, Michael Patrick Hearn, Charles Santore, and artist Robert Sabuda (of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Pop-Up Book) as they discuss the wit, wonder, and legacy of Lewis Carroll's most iconic creation as she enters her 150th year. Moderated by Dana Sheridan, Education and Outreach Coordinator of the Cotsen Children's Library - Princeton University.

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November 2015

Selected Shorts: Alice in Wonderland

November 18, 2015, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Readings from and inspired by Lewis Carroll's curious classic, which celebrates its 150th un-birthday this year, with the wildly imaginative Joyce Carol Oates. Readers include Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Ari Graynor (Whip It), and Linda Lavin (Alice), and BD Wong. Hosted by BD Wong. 

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Selected Shorts: Alice in Wonderland

November 11, 2015, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Readings from and inspired by Lewis Carroll's curious classic, which celebrates its 150th un-birthday this year, with the wildly imaginative Joyce Carol Oates. Readers include Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Ari Graynor (Whip It), and Linda Lavin (Alice), and BD Wong. Hosted by BD Wong.  Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space Wed, Nov 18, 2015 7:30pm

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October 2015

Behind the Scenes of Alice in Wonderland (2010)

October 27, 2015 - October 31, 2015

Go behind-the-scenes and see what went into the making of the modern live-action Disney production of “Alice in Wonderland” (2010). With visual and motion effects by Sony Pictures Imageworks, Alice’s adventures come to life in truly wondrous ways. Running time: 14 mins. This runs every half hour

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Alice Film Screening

October 27, 2015

.The fourth and last day of the film screening series will consist of Curious Alice(1971) and Alice (1988). The 1971 movie is a psychedelic anti-drug propaganda piece produced by the National Institute of Mental Health. Alice, written and directed by Jan Svankmajer, is a surreal view of Alice using a combination of a live actor and stop-motion figures. There has been nothing like it, before or since. Film screenings will be shown in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts starting at 2:30…

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