Friday, 14 October 2011

Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice

Registration is now open for the Hic Dragones Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice conference. See here for more details.

This one-day inter-disciplinary conference in Manchester, UK, explores the influence, interpretation and representation of Alice in Wonderland in contemporary popular culture. Dress and style, music and film - Alice is out of the rabbit hole and into our collective psyche. This conference seeks to address the perennial popularity of Lewis Carroll's creation, and to explore her most recent incarnations.

Venue: The International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

Date: Thursday 1st December 2011


9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-11.00 Plenary Paper
Dr. Will Brooker (Kingston University): The Further Adventures of Alice

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-1.00 Panel 1: Adaptation and Literature

Laura-Jane Maher (Monash University): Taking Liberties: Adaptation and Transmedia Narrative in Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars

Hannah Priest (University of Manchester): Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Whimsy: Genre Definition and Jeff Noon’s The Automated Alice

Deidre Flynn (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick): Adventures in the Postmodern Wonderland

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-4.00 Panel 2: Performing Alice

Michael Goddard (University of Salford): Alice in Radioland: Radio Alice and the Movement of 77 Through the Looking Glass

Justine Houyaux and Neil Elliott Beisson (UMONS, Belgium): Waltz in Wonderland – Tom Waits and Alice

Guilia Sandelewski (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham): Behind Bars and yet in Wonderland – Alice Refracts Hamlet, Reflects Italy’s Fractured Identity

Alexander Sergeant (King’s College London): Twas Brillig! Nonsense, Play and Inconsequentiality in Paramount’s Alice in Wonderland (1933)

4.00-4.30 Coffee

4.30-6.00 Panel 3: Alice at Play

David Allen (Midland Actors Theatre): Alice In Wonderland – The Disneyland Dark Ride

Franziska Kohlt (University of Sheffield): Into the X-Box and what Alice Found There: American McGee's Alice: Madness Returns

Jennifer Hardy Williams (Calvin College): Alice Meets Lolita: Quinrose’s Alice in the Country of Hearts

To register, visit the website or email the conference convenors.

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