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The Eleventh Roger Lancelyn Green Memorial Lecture
OFF WITH HER HEAD!
Lewis Carroll and Violence
Professor Dame Gillian Beer
Friday 13 October 2017, 7.15pm (doors open 7.00pm)
The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Professor Dame Gillian Beer will deliver the Eleventh Roger Lancelyn Green Memorial Lecture and consider the subject of violence in Lewis Carroll's Victorian childhood classic.
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.
The noted British literary critic and academic, Gillian Beer, whose book, Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll, has recently been awarded the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Criticism, is eminently placed to explore this topic within the context of Victorian literature and society.
Tickets: £10 from www.lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk/store/ or on the door
The Roger Lancelyn Green Memorial Lecture was inaugurated in 1988 by The Lewis Carroll Society to commemorate the work of the noted biographer and literary scholar, Roger Lancelyn Green, whose books include works on Lewis Carroll, J M Barrie, C S Lewis, Andrew Lang and Rudyard Kipling as well the seminal book on Children's Literature, Tellers of Tales and many books for young readers retelling classic myths and legends.
Past Roger Lancelyn Green Memorial Lecturers include Sir Jonathan Miller CBE, John Vernon Lord, Colin Ford CBE and Professor Morton N Cohen.