Can you believe I have been maintaining this website for 25 years?? To celebrate this anniversary, I am giving away a free copy of my book “Alice’s Adventures under Water“!
In the very near future, an independent art house feature film called “The Hunting of the Snark” will be released. It is based on Lewis Carroll’s great nonsense poem.
The film makers have just released a trailer of the upcoming movie:
It’s almost time again for the annual “Alice’s Day”, celebrated each year in Oxford, UK, around the 4th of July (the day the story arose)!
This year, Alice’s Day will be held on July 2nd. Once more, there is an extensive programme. It includes fun activities, like a Mad Tea Party, games, workshops, a cupcake decorating competition, and more. There are also exhibitions, walks, and talks, some of which are organized by the Lewis Carroll Society.
You are invited to dress for the occasion, so pick your favorite Wonderland or Looking-Glass world character!
Date: 2 July 2022
Location: Oxford, UK
More information & full programme: https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/about-us/alices-day-1
Alice Liddell, the girl that the ‘Alice’ stories are about, was born on May 4 1852. Happy birthday, Alice!
It’s not a coincident that “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” takes place on May 4th as well. You can discover this if you read the story closely, as several clues are given in the text!
Coming May, professor Gillian Beer will give an online lecture and seminar about dialogue in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice’ books.
Gillian Beer is retired Professor of English at the University of Cambridge, and former president of Clare Hall. She published several books, among which “Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll”.
Date: Saturday 28 May 2022
Time: 18.00 (British Summer Time) / 19.00 Central European Summer Time
Price: £28 full price / £23 students and CAMcard holders
More information: https://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/book-online-study-sessions/alice-dialogue
The book “Reflecting Alice. A Textual Commentary on Through the Looking-Glass” is a follow-up to the book “Elucidating Alice. A Textual Commentary on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, written by Selwyn Goodacre. It provides insight into the quality of Carroll’s writing skills and the narrative structure of his story.
After the book “Elucidating Alice. A Textual Commentary on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” was published, it left us eagerly looking forward to its sequel. We had to wait as long as Victorian readers had to wait for the sequel to Alice’s first adventures, because “Reflecting Alice. A Textual Commentary on Through the Looking-Glass” did not appear until December 2021 – presumably not coincidentally, exactly 150 years after the original book was published.
I only happened to find out about its availability in January. Perhaps the publication was not promoted much, or the book was published later than it states on its title page. (Which, by the way, would be very much in the style of Carroll’s original, which was published in December 1871, while the title page stated 1872 – and after all, it is a book about a mirror world.)
On this day, Lewis Carroll was born. Today would have been his 190th birthday!
Lewis Carroll, whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, was born on 27 January 1832 in Daresbury, Cheshire. He was his parent’s third child. Carroll died just before his 66th birthday.