The Lewis Carroll Society of North America Spring 2021

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The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) Spring 2021 Meeting Organized and Curated by the LCSNA and USC Libraries

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The Lewis Carroll Society of North America Spring 2021 Meeting

In Conjunction with the USC Libraries Wonderland Award

April 23-24, 2021


The meeting is free and open to the public.

All programs will take place virtually, through Zoom and other online platforms. Upon registration, participants will receive a confirmation and more details. Registrants will receive the full program, including links for sessions, digital exhibitions, the Wonderland Award ceremony, and social activities via an additional email from USC Libraries.

Schedule below in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

April 23, 2021

Day the First: The Tortoise Who Taught Us—Scholars’ Day


9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Catherine Quinlan, Dean of the USC Libraries

Linda Cassady, President, Lewis Carroll Society of North America

Lewis Carroll and Reginald Southey, A Photographic Friendship

9:45 a.m.-10:25 a.m.

Diane Waggoner

Alice and the Order of Aristotle’s Categories

10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

Eric Gerlach

Moderated Q & A with Diane Waggoner and Eric Gerlach

11:10 a.m.-11:25 a.m.

Morning Break

11:25 a.m.-11:35 a.m.

CAUTION! Lewis Carroll May Be Funny, but He Is Often Hopelessly Addictive and May Even Result in Divorce!

11:35 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Byron Sewell

The Mythological Centers of Lewis Carroll’s Alice Books

12:25 p.m.-12:55 p.m.

Richard Kopley

Moderated Q & A with Byron Sewell and Richard Kopley

12:55 p.m.-1:10 p.m.

Lunch and Social Hour

1:10 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Led by Heather Simmons

Introduction and Tutorial for Virtual Exhibitions

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Curtis Fletcher and Samir Ghosh

42: Wonderland Award Retrospective Exhibition

2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

Tyson Gaskill and Anne-Marie Maxwell

Wonderland Award 2020-2021 Exhibition

3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Tyson Gaskill and Anne-Marie Maxwell

Wonderland Award Ceremony

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Evening Social Hour

5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.

Led by Heather Simmons

Day the First Concludes

Linda Cassady

April 24, 2021

Day the Second: Behind the Looking-Glass—Voices and Visions


9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Linda Cassady, President, Lewis Carroll Society of North America

The Life of Edwin Dodgson: Brother of Lewis Carroll and Missionary to the South Atlantic Islands

9:45 a.m.-10:25 a.m.

Caroline Luke

Edward Wakeling

Reflection, Recursion, and Self-Reference: Mathematics, Surrealism, and the Mind of Lewis Carroll

10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

Mark Richards

Moderated Q & A with Caroline Luke, Mark Richards, and Edward Wakeling

11:10 a.m.-11:25 a.m.

Brunch Break

11:25 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Dreams and Deliria: Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland and Its Operatic Lineage

12:05 p.m.-12:45 p.m.

Joe Cadigan

Furiouser and Spuriouser, or Unforeseen Consequences of the Democratization of Knowledge: A Musical Fairytale about the Internet after Lewis Carroll and René Descartes

12:50 p.m.-1:35 p.m.

Kathleen Allan

Jason Noble

Moderated Q & A with Kathleen Allan, Joe Cadigan, and Jason Noble

1:35 p.m.-1:50 p.m.

Afternoon Break

1:50 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Game of Logic in Virtual Reality

2:00 p.m.-2:40 p.m.

Jackie Lee

Carroll in Japan: A Discussion with Yoshi Momma

2:40 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

Amanda Kennell

Yoshi Momma

Moderated Q & A with Amanda Kennell, Jackie Lee, and Yoshi Momma

3:20- p.m.-3:35 p.m.

Day the Second Concludes

3:35 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Linda Cassady

Afternoon Social Hour

3:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Led by Heather Simmons

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