The Lewis Carroll Society News

Edward Gorey meeting

The Dark Humour of Edward Gorey,
Charles Dickens and Lewis Carroll

Online meeting
Saturday May 14
4pm UK time

Zoom meeting details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83886644771

Kirara Akashi, Assistant in the English Language and Communication Department,
Showa Women’s University (Japan), explores the influence of Dickens and Carroll on the picture books of the 20th century humourist Edward Gorey.

A dish fit for a Queen

A dish fit for a Queen: Victorian
cakes, tarts and puddings

3.30 -7pm Saturday 9 April

The Art Workers’ Guild,
6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Open to members and non-members.
Please register as numbers are limited: secretary@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk

A talk by Sarah Jardine-Willoughby,
Lindsay Fulcher and Jane Skelly.
To be followed by tastings and a glass to toast Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Storytelling and the modern organisation
This is an online talk, which will be recorded, on Tue 8th Feb at 12.30 PM UK Time. Scott McArthur and Stephen Folan will look at modern organisations and how they are reflected in the Lewis Carroll ‘Alice’ stories.

The link to the talk is https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6895134898102108160/

Scott is a former scientist, HR director, musical producer and business consultant who now shares his experiences and stories as a professional speaker; specialising in disruptive technologies and the future of work. He is besotted with story and believes that a good story can act as an empathy engine. The need for more empathy in the world was the motivation behind his live show #ARTEFACTLive (the art and science of storytelling).

Stephen Folan is a Project Manager with a focus on technology and behaviour. He is also Chairman of the Lewis Carroll Society. He sees a lot of cross-over in these roles. One of his first talks for The LCS was The Influence of Lewis Carroll on Management Thinking.

Alice Rules!

Alice Rules!

How Lewis Carroll’s Heroine Inspired Female Characters in Cinema, Gaming and Literature

A talk by Daina Almario-Kopp

Friday 29 October 2021 7pm UK

Free online meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84621242003?pwd=ai95dWdLaHYxWUhoREh6ank1dlhYZz09#success

The character of Alice was ground-breaking not only because, in both Wonderland and Looking-Glass, Lewis Carroll broke with the tradition of morality tales in children’s literature, but also because his heroine was not a passive little girl but a powerful independent-minded female protagonist.

Daina Almario-Kopp is a scientist, polyglot, public speaker, and translator who speaks six languages. Daina has degrees in Gender Studies and Psychology from University of Illinois Chicago and in Theatre Costuming and Biology from Columbia College Chicago.

Lewis Carroll Genootschap

English-language book launch of Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland

English-language book launch of
Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland

On Wednesday 17 November 2021, 7 PM UK-time (8 PM in the Netherlands) the Dutch Lewis Carroll Genootschap organizes a virtual English-language book launch of Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland.

The book is a unique re-issue of the first Dutch Alice from 1875, Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland, and includes a facsimile of the original and two essays (both in Dutch and English) on provenance and translation of Lize’s Avonturen in het Wonderland.
The program of the launch includes English-language presentations by the authors of the essays, Henri Ruizenaar and Casper Schuckink Kool.

The book launch is freely accessible via zoom link https://demedischspecialist-nl.zoom.us/j/91462173644?pwd=S3hZT0V6WnVzWUZhNERsamZyVEk0dz09.


The book may be ordered via the webshop on the Genootschap’s website (https://lewiscarrollgenootschap.nl/shop/?lang=en) and will be available after 29 October 2021. The price is € 40 (excl. shipping costs).

See also: https://lewiscarrollgenootschap.nl/agenda/?lang=en

Into the Looking-Glass Wood

Recording of the online meeting with Alberto Manguel, held on 21 July 2021.

Alberto Manguel is an acclaimed writer with an international reputation as an anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor. He is the best-selling author of A History of Reading and Curiosity. Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends was published in 2019.
“Wonderland is simply the mad place in which we find ourselves daily…” A. Manguel

Into the Looking-Glass Wood

Into the Looking-Glass Wood

Alberto Manguel is an acclaimed writer with an international reputation as an anthologist, translator, essayist, novelist and editor. He is the best-selling author of A History of Reading and Curiosity. Fabulous Monsters: Dracula, Alice, Superman, and Other Literary Friends was published in 2019.
“Wonderland is simply the mad place in which we find ourselves daily…” A. Manguel

Free online meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84068128476