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Lecture: On Going Out Altogether – Carroll’s and Other Children

On 29 July, the Lewis Carroll Society organises a lecture in London (UK) called ‘On Going Out Altogether: Carroll’s and Other Children’.

Professor Jan B Gordon explores (“with a plea for audience participation”) why Alice’s fears of her total disappearance are totally justified, given “childhood” and its dangers in 19th century literature. And, along with the flickering in and out of Alice, will be considered such puzzles as a Cheshire Cat that appears and disappears and food both that is both simultaneously there and not there at a tea table.

Professor Emeritus at Tokyo University, Jan Gordon is the author of Gossip and Subversion in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction: Echo’s Economies. His writings on Carroll include:

  • ‘The Alice Books and the Metaphors of Victorian Childhood’, in ‘Aspects of Alice’;
  • ‘From Victorian textbook to ready-made: Lewis Carroll and the black art’ (with Edward Guiliano), in ‘Soaring with the Dodo: Essays on Lewis Carroll’s Life Pro’.

Lecture details:

  • Date & time: 29 July 2016 from 6.30 to 7.00 pm
  • Location: Gradidge Room (First Floor) at The Art Workers’™ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London (United Kindom), WC1N 3AT
  • Registration: if you are not a member of the Lewis Carroll Society, you are requested to let them know you wish to attend: [email protected]

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