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Lecture: Off with her head! – Lewis Carroll and Violence

On the 13th of October there will be a lecture about violence in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. It will take place in London (UK).

Lewis Carroll’s worlds of the imagination are places of unexpectedly violent encounters: from the despotic Queen of Hearts terrorising Wonderland with threats of wholesale decapitation to those battling duos beyond the Looking-Glass, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the Lion and the Unicorn and the Red and White Knights. This topic will be considered in the lecture.

This 11th Roger Lancelyn Green Memorial Lecture is delivered by professor Dame Gillian Beer, British literary critic and academic. The lecture is organized by the Lewis Carroll Society, but also open for non-members.


  • Date and time: 13 October 2017, 7:15 pm (doors open at 7)
  • Location: The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
  • Price: £10 (members and non-members)
  • Tickets: available at the door, or reserve a seat online

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