Alice’s Wonder

1 November 2017, 17:00 - 18:30
Cambridge campus

A book cover of Alice
Prof Eugene Giddens
Alice’s Wonder


A perplexing problem in the illustration history of Alice’s Adventures Underground/in Wonderland is the relative stasis of the protagonist and her interlocutors. In a tale purportedly about ‘wonder’, full of fantastical encounters and events, why are the human and anthropomorphic characters so lacking in animation? Prof Giddens will show that the text of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland introduced a space for whimsical, curious, and astonished childhood wonder, but a lack of suitable illustrative traditions did not permit it to be visualised as such until well after Carroll.

Event Details

When:
1 November 2017, 17:00 - 18:30
Location:
Cambridge campus
Room:
HEL 251
Cost:
FREE
Booking:

No booking is required for this event.