Friday 27th April
The Modern Alice in Japan
Dr Amanda Kennell of the Sainsbury Institute for the study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at UEA will explore Japanese editions of the Alice books - from the beautifully illustrated work of artist Kusama Yayoi through contemporary adaptations in a variety of media (including comics, film, animation, stationery and clothing).
Sophia Satchell-Baeza is a Phd Candidate in the Film Studies department at King's College, London. Her dissertation looks at psychedelia as a countercultural aesthetic in British films and liquid light shows of the long 1960s. Her writing has been published in magazines and journals including Sight and Sound, i_d, NECSUS and Another Man. She speaks regularly on 1960s British cinema, psychedelic art and design and the counterculture.
Dr Zoe Jaques, who is Fellow in Education and Children's Literature, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, will explain how Carroll's personal interest in animal rights emerges in his books to reveal a philosophy tht aligns as much with modern takes on the subjectivity of animals as it does with mid-19th century questions on the rights of Man.