Abstract: There is an extensive controversy as to whom Carroll’s ‘Alice’ illustrations were based on. Jeffrey Stern argues that it was Annie Miller, the poor redhead who became the model and lover of William Holman Hunt and other pre-Raphaelites. But there was a passel of other similar pre-Raphaelite redheads, including Christina Rossetti, to whom Carroll …
“Alice through the Looking-Glass of Eleanor of Aquitaine” presented by Christopher Tyler at the “Alice through the Ages” Conference, Homerton College, Cambridge, Sept 15th-17th, 2015.
The author will present an overview of the historical material at the meeting “Alice through the Ages”, celebrating the sesquicentennial of the publication of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” in 1865, to be held at Homerton College, Cambridge,15-17th September 2015.
Parallel Alices propounds a thesis for which there is little solid evidence in Lewis Carroll’s life to account for the prevalence of late mediaeval themes in Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
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In his new book, Christopher Tyler examines the pervasive mediaeval theme in Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, written by Lewis Carroll.
Alice’s Adventures Underground” is among the books displayed in the “Writing Britain” exhibition at the British Library.
BBC article on some of the preliminary research of this book: here
This year, 2012, is the 150th anniversary of the first telling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the Story Museum in Oxford is planning a celebration on Saturday 7 July & Sunday 8 July.
Read the original version of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland online, the version hand-written by Charles Dodgson for Alice Liddell between 1862 and 1864.