Event Title

Eat me/Drink me: Lewis Carroll’s Alice as Canonical Commodity

Presenter Information

Emma Hadden, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A262

Start Date

4-24-2015 1:30 PM

End Date

4-24-2015 2:30 PM

Abstract

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What She Found There series has long captured our cultural imagination. Hundreds of writers, filmmakers, and artists have adapted its story and drawn inspiration from its pages. What is it about Wonderland that keeps us returning again and again? The Alice books’ popularity make them an ideal case study for examining how literary works become canonized and appropriated as a “cultural idiom.” This research project uses phenomenology, book studies, and cultural studies to uncover what keeps us captivated by Wonderland and what we find there.

Notes

Session 1, Panel 7 - Generative Cases: New Considerations of Puccini, Lewis Carroll, and J.M. Coetzee
Moderator: James O’Leary, Assistant Professor of Musicology

Major

Anthropology; English

Advisor(s)

Amy Margaris, Anthropology
Laura Baudot, English

Project Mentor(s)

Natasha Tessone, English

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Apr 24th, 1:30 PM Apr 24th, 2:30 PM

Eat me/Drink me: Lewis Carroll’s Alice as Canonical Commodity

Science Center, A262

Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What She Found There series has long captured our cultural imagination. Hundreds of writers, filmmakers, and artists have adapted its story and drawn inspiration from its pages. What is it about Wonderland that keeps us returning again and again? The Alice books’ popularity make them an ideal case study for examining how literary works become canonized and appropriated as a “cultural idiom.” This research project uses phenomenology, book studies, and cultural studies to uncover what keeps us captivated by Wonderland and what we find there.