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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 Dianne… [read full post]

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The (Red) Queen’s Gambit

The Rev. Ivor Davies (1923-2005), vicar of Hay-on-Wye, had lifelong interests in both chess and the works of Lewis Carroll. His scholarly musings on the subject have been published in journals such as The Anglo-Welsh Review, Jabberwocky, and Theologia Cambrensis. Fortunately, the organization he founded in 1967, the Clergy Correspondence Chess Club, has recently republished… [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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What the Dickens?

Dr. Edward Guiliano, one of the longtime editors of the Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction (DSA), has issued a call for scholarly essays on Through the Looking-Glass in honor of the sesquicentennial in 2022. They will be published in the Spring and Fall issues of DSA.* The manuscript submission window is from April… [read full post]

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Katia Fiorentino’s Calendar

Katia is a talented artist, born in Italy and currently living in the U.K. Her Alice’s alphabet came out in 2014 as a limited edition of hand-screen-printed sets of illustrations, greeting cards, and a coloring book. Her work has been presented to the Lewis Carroll Society (UK) and exhibited at Alice Day in Oxford and… [read full post]

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Four New Illustrated Editions!

In addition to Nicole Claveloux’s fabulous Looking-Glass announced recently, we have for your viewing pleasure: A new Russian translation of Wonderland by Oleg Gorbushin features illustrations by 13 contemporary Russian artists. You can see a short video about it here. The book is $41 and postage to the U.S. is $26. (A set of 53… [read full post]

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White (Stone) Monday Terrific DEALS!!

Time to start your holiday shopping, and what could be finer than gifting your loved ones (or yourself) a Carrollian book, especially one sold at a discount? Princeton University Press’s release in 2015 of the first (and only) trade edition of Wonderland with the marvelous illustrations by Salvador Dalí was a truly wondrous gift to… [read full post]

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Kathryn Beaumont Before Alice

Walt Disney first saw Miss Beaumont in a 1948 Esther Williams vehicle called On an Island with You, which led to her being cast as Alice and later, Wendy. Her elocution, accent, voice, and appeal are unmistakable here, even when she’s imitating Jimmy Durante! You can rent the movie on Amazon Prime or You Tube,… [read full post]

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