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1971 Curious Alice Anti-Drug Film from US National Archives

LCSNA member Jenny Woolf  posted this intriguing video on her blog (which is well worth visiting, if you don’t already know about it).  It’s from the US National Archives, and was made in 1971 for the National Institute of Mental Health, to discourage children from experimenting with drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. The animation and voice… [read full post]

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LCSNA November 6th NYC Meeting Agenda Just Announced!

If you’re a fan of Lewis Carroll, Alice, the Snark, and you’re anywhere near the NYC area, you should check out the Events page of the LCSNA’s web site to see the full agenda for our fall meeting, to be held in Manhattan on Saturday, November 6th.  The impressive roster of speakers includes noted author… [read full post]

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Smithsonian Article About Changing Perceptions of Mr. Dodgson

The current issue of Smithsonian magazine includes Jenny Woolf’s succinct summary of current critical and popular thought around Mr. Dodgson, focusing on how perceptions are at last changing to a less sensationalized and more fact-based, historically appropriate view: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Lewis-Carrolls-Shifting-Reputation.html

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California Lawyer calls Pseudo-Scholars’ Posthumous Perversion Accusations ‘Unpardonable’; Woolf ‘Pleased’

Jenny Woolf points us to a nice letter-to-the-editor in June 2010’s Smithsonian, in response to her April article about “Lewis Carroll’s Shifting Reputation.” Curiouser and Curiouser As an attorney, I think “Unusual Suspect,” by Jenny Woolf, did a good job of documenting the modern-day habit of judging or casting spurious allegations based on hearsay and innuendoes…. [read full post]

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Special Report: Was Lewis Carroll a gay Mormon and were the Alice books written by J.D. Salinger?

This blog doesn’t regularly deal with certain questions (italics mine, as was the rest of that sentence.) And the new lewiscarroll.org’s FAQs don’t go there. Contrariwise, Mark Burstein usually starts his question-and-answer sessions with: “The answers to the first two questions are ‘No, he wasn’t’ and ‘No, he didn’t.’” The LCSNA doesn’t shy away from… [read full post]

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The Mystery of Lewis Carroll book giveaway at Alice 2010 Fan Club website

The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, by Jenny Woolf

You could win a free copy of Jenny Woolf’s excellent new biography, The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, by leaving a comment on this post at alice2010.blogspot.com. This Alice “fan club” blog centers around the Tim Burton movie but also chronicles many other Carroll-related products and things-of-interest.

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Jenny Woolf’s Jabberwock.co.uk

UK author Jenny Woolf maintains a website which is our close cousin in the blogosphere – Jabberwock.co.uk/blog. Previously, she has transcribed and annotated Lewis Carroll’s bank account – as Lewis Carroll in his Own Account. Her forthcoming book, The Mystery of Lewis Carroll, promises the following: The book uses new information to unravel the reason… [read full post]

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