About The Lewis Carroll Society

The Lewis Carroll Society was formed in 1969 with the aim of encouraging research into the life and works of Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). The Society has members around the world, including many leading libraries and institutions, authors, researchers and many who simply enjoy Carroll's books and want to find out more about the man and his work. Why not join the LCS - for your own interest and entertainment or to make a contribution to Carroll scholarship? Our subscriptions are remarkably low for a society of this nature. Click Here for full Membership Details.

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The Lewis Carroll Society holds regular meetings throughout the year.
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 Friday 2 June 2017 

Derek Ball

'Wide-eyed Dorothea in Wonderland: Consuming George Eliot's curiouser mathematical images'

Lewis Carroll and George Eliot had a number of things in common. Both were novelists publishing their novels at roughly the same time, novels much consumed by Victorians. Both were mathematicians. 

What Eliot's imagery shares with Carroll's is that there is usually some more subtle mathematics lying behind them. What perhaps is distinctive about Eliot's sometimes outrageousimages is that they are almost invariably associated with the tragicomedy in her novels.

Derek Ball obtained a mathematics degree in 1964 and is now a student at Leicester University, and has nearly completed a PhD in the Victorian Studies department, with the title 'Mathematics in George Eliot's novels'.

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