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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

Stuff+Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense –
A Poetry Evening with

The Lewis Carroll Society


27 May 2021. 19:00 (UK Time).
14:00 (USA Eastern). 11:00 (USA West Coast).

The meeting will be conducted via Zoom. The meeting room opens shortly after 18:45. The presentations begin at 19:00. There will be an opportunity for social conversation after the main presentations.

Use this link to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88065596962

Join writer, performer and broadcaster, Brian Sibley, in an evening of readings and discussions of nonsense poetry from Lewis Carroll and others – including Gelett Burgess, Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Mervyn Peake and 10cc! Readers include members of the LCS and some very special guests.

Stuff_and_Nonsense

Stuff and Nonsense – A Poetry Evening
27th May 2021 at 7PM UK Time

Contact Details
Email address for recommendations poetry@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk
Zoom Meeting details: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88065596962

Join Brian Sibley, the President of The Lewis Carroll Society, in an evening of readings and discussion of nonsense poetry from Lewis Carroll and others. There is a tradition of nonsense poetry with practitioners such as Edward Lear, Ivor Cutler, Dr. Seuss, John Lennon, Spike Milligan and John Cooper-Clarke. In this event, we want to encourage your participation as much as possible.
Brian will compère the evening where he will read recommendations from you and choose some of his own favourites. We want you to send your choices to us at poetry@lewiscarrollsociety.org.uk and state whether you want to read it yourself, have it read for you by Brian or read by a volunteer.

Priority in the selection of the poetry to be read will be given to members of The Lewis Carroll Society, but the meeting is open to everyone to join and enjoy.

“Beating Time: Flann O’Brien in Wonderland”. Recording of an LCS online talk by Dr Paul Fagan.