Alice and the World of Children's Literature
02 Mar - 23 Mar 2016
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|Join us on this four-week course as we explore Alice in the context of the development of children’s book publishing since the mid-18th century|
Course dates: Wednesdays 2 March, 9 March, 16 March and 23 March 2016.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice books were a landmark in the development of literature for children. And as our current Alice in Wonderland exhibition shows, the texts have also had a significant impact on wider culture since their first publication.
We’ll delve into the aspects of Carroll’s books that have influenced other writers – nonsense and paradox; anthropomorphic fantasy; and the psychology of the child. You’ll also hear from British Library curators, who will lead an exclusive tour of our popular Alice in Wonderland exhibition.
The course is led by Dr Adam Lively, Middlesex University, with contributions from British Library curators.
See more at the website.