Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – a discussion in the library – 13th May 5.30pm

aliceAn opportunity to discuss some of our most influential books with Humanities and Creative Arts scholars from UNE.

When: 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesday 13th May 2015

Where: Armidale Dumaresq Council War Memorial Library, 122 Faulkner Street Armidale

Lewis Carol, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, – a discussioin with Liz Hale and Richard Scully

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year, not merely as a published work, but as a cultural phenomenon that transcends time, place, and context. The magic of Alice comes from its unique and influential combination of text and illustration.  Composed by the mathematician Lewis Carroll, and illustrated by John Tenniel, it is a classic for the ages.  We will discuss the way that Carroll’s words and Tenniel’s images work together to convey layers of special meaning.

Presented by Dr Elizabeth Hale and Dr Richard Scully. Dr Hale is an expert on children’s literature, particularly its emergence in the Victorian Age and its function today. Dr Scully’s chief research focus is the history of the political cartoon and satirical art.


Discussions planned for the remainder of the year:

  • Helen Garner, This House of Grief, with Anne Pender 3rd June 2015
  • Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, with Jennifer McDonell and Richard Scully 1st July 2015
  • Marcus Clark, For the Term of His Natural Life, with David Roberts and Matt Allen 5th August 2015
  • Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, with Jennifer Clark and Robyn Bartel 2nd September 2015