“Beating Time: Flann O’Brien in Wonderland”. Recording of an LCS online talk by Dr Paul Fagan.
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Flann O’Brien in Wonderland
Thursday 1 April 2021 7pm UK time
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Praised by James Joyce as a “real writer” who had “the true comic spirit”, Flann O’Brien remains for many one of the best kept secrets of 20th-century Irish literature. In this talk, Dr Paul Fagan sheds light on O’Brien’s writing about Lewis Carroll, and discusses the influence of the Alice books on O’Brien’s absurd comic masterpiece The Third Policeman (1940). Indeed, the uncanny Parish of O’Brien’s novel exhibits its own brand of ‘Carrollian logic’.
The Life of Edwin Dodgson:
From Croft-on-Tees to Tristan da Cunha
Caroline Luke and Edward Wakeling discuss their new biography of Edwin Dodgson,
the youngest brother of Lewis Carroll,
with Brian Sibley and Jean Folan
Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 6pm GMT View on Zoom
Zoom link for the 24th: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87212509738
The Mythological Centres of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books
Richard Kopley discusses the symmetrical frame of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, revealing the respective centres of the two books: the Cheshire Cat and Humpty Dumpty.
Thursday 21 January 2021 7pm GMT
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Meeting ID: 894 0750 2327 Passcode: 249396
Recording of the event on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/embed/NFT7bpih-W4
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Chris Riddell in Wonderland: An Illustrator in Pursuit of Alice. The distinguished illustrator, political cartoonist and former Children’s Laureate, Chris Riddell, talking and drawing about the challenges and rewards of creating a new illustrated edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass for publication in 2020.