Alice beyond Wonderland explores the ubiquitous power of Lewis Carrollas imagined world. Including work by some of the most prominent contemporary scholars in the field of Lewis Carroll studies, all introduced by Karoline Leachas edgy foreword, Alice beyond Wonderland considers the literary, imaginative, and cultural influences of Carrollas 19th-century story on the high-tech, postindustrial cultural space of the twenty-first century. The scholars in this volume attempt to move beyond the sexually charged permutations of the qCarroll myth, q the image of an introverted man fumbling into literary immortality through his love for a prepubescent Alice. Contributions include an essay comparing Dantean and Carrollian underworlds, one investigating child characters as double agents in untamed lands, one placing Wonderland within the geometrical and algebraic afourth dimension, a one investigating the visual and verbal interplay of hand imagery, and one exploring the influence of Japanese translations of Alice on the Gothic-Lolita subculture of neo-Victorian enthusiasts. This is a bold, capacious, and challenging work.This is a bold, capacious, and challenging work.
|Title||:||Alice Beyond Wonderland|
|Publisher||:||University of Iowa Press - 2009-12-01|