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‘Come Away’ – upcoming Alice in Wonderland prequel movie

Did you know there is going to be a live-action fantasy drama movie, written as a prequel to both ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Peter Pan’? It is called ‘Come Away’ and tells us that Alice and Peter Pan are siblings!

Two years ago it was already announced that Brenda Chapman was going to produce the movie. Now, it is confirmed that Angelina Jolie and David Oyelowo are in negotiations to play the roles of Alice and Peter.

The premise of the film, according to Deadline.com: “Before Alice went to Wonderland, and before Peter became Pan, they were brother and sister. When their eldest brother dies in a tragic accident, they each seek to save their parents from their downward spirals of despair until finally they are forced to choose between home and imagination, setting the stage for their iconic journeys into Wonderland and Neverland.”

Not much else is known about the story so far, so I’m very curious to see how it will turn out. The main question is of course: will lovers of Carroll’s ‘Alice’ tales enjoy this movie, or will we cringe again like we did when watching Disney’s live-action abominations from 2010 and 2016…?

Misattributed Alice in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll quotes

Pretty images and merchandise with quotes attributed to Lewis Carroll or the Alice in Wonderland books are popping up everywhere nowadays. Unfortunately, many of these quotes are misattributed: they are not from the ‘Alice’ books, nor from their author. Please don’t spread the misconception!

The internet is a blessing, but it also has a downside: funny, entertaining, motivational or spiritual quotes are shared with the speed of light, without anyone checking the reliability of the source.

People with commercial goals in mind, profit from this. They create merchandise with these quotes in the hopes that you buy them. Or they create nice looking images with quotes and post them on their social media page, hoping to get a lot of likes and shares, so their page becomes more valuable to advertisers.

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Christ Church Library digitizing their Carroll/Alice collection

Christ Church Library has a very nice collection with among others Lewis Carroll / Alice in Wonderland related material. Currently they are in the process of digitizing their material. A large part of the collection can already be found online.

Part of their online catalogue is dedicated to Lewis Carroll, and this section contains a subsection with material related to the creation of the ‘Alice’ books. The latter contains high-resolution scans with detailed descriptions of amongst others:

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Call for papers: “Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say” conference

You are invited by the University of Mons (Belgium) to submit a proposal for their Alice in Wonderland conference “Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say”.

The English Department and the Dean’s Service of the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Mons (Belgium) are organizing a conference on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is called “Say What You Mean, and Mean What You Say” and to be held on 19 to 21 April 2017.

The conference seeks to explore the ins and outs of Alice’s adventures, whether they be in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass or in her afterlife.

The conference is organised around the following main areas of inquiry:

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Revival of the Dutch Lewis Carroll Society

The Dutch Lewis Carroll society was established in 1976, but has been dormant for more than 30 years. However, two people have now taken the initiative to re-establish it!

The ‘Lewis Carroll Genootschap’, as it is called in Dutch, wants to facilitate contact between Dutch and Flemish people and organizations, who/that have an interest in the life and works of Lewis Carroll. It plans to spread publications and newsletters, exchange knowledge with other Lewis Carroll societies in the UK and US, organize exhibitions and lectures, and a festive or cultural annual meeting.

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Call for help: listing all English language editions

Last year, we created a reference work that lists all translations of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” all over the world: “Alice in a World of Wonderlands“. Now we embark on another project: listing all English language editions that were ever published, all over the world. And we need your help!

Do you know of any English language editions of these books?

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Through the Looking Glass and what Alice found there
  • Alice’s Adventures Under Ground
  • Nursery Alice

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