1 November 2017, 17:00 - 18:30
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.
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