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Lewis Carroll Society of North America Fall 2013



A daylong exploration of how videogame designers, scientists, artists, graphic novelists—and USC Students—have transformed the world of Alice in Wonderland author Lewis Carroll.

Saturday November 2, 2013

9:30 a.m.
Bootstrapping in Wonderland, presented by Dan Bergevin, editor of The Alice Project, a massive, participatory endeavor in which artists illustrated single pages of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with new, original work.

10:45 a.m.
Beyond Sunderland, a conversation between USC Provost’s Professor Henry Jenkins and U.K.- based graphic novelist Bryan Talbot, writer and illustrator of Alice in Sunderland, described by Publishers Weekly as a “freewheeling, metafictional magnum opus.”

11:45 a.m.
Parallel Alices: Alice through the Looking-Glass of Eleanor of Aquitaine, presented by Christopher Tyler, a neuroscientist and investigator of medieval themes in the Alice stories.

1:30 p.m.
Wonderland at USC, a panel of USC students who have submitted creative and scholarly projects to the USC Libraries’ annual Wonderland Award competition, moderated by Abby Saunders, curator of the libraries’ Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection.

2:30 p.m.
A conversation with American McGee, designer of the American McGee’s Alice videogame and its sequel Alice: Madness Returns. American McGee—who also worked on seminal Doom and Quake games earlier in his career—will discuss his work in adapting Carrollian realms into interactive media.

3:45 p.m.
Presentation on USC’s Cassady Carroll Collection and its influence on Carroll studies, by Abby Saunders. A tour of the collection will follow the presentation.

5:00 p.m.
Reception in Doheny Library’s Nazarian Pavilion courtyard.

All sessions are free and open to USC students, faculty, and staff and will take place in the Friends of the USC Libraries Lecture Hall, Doheny Library room 240.

Please RSVP—whether you’re planning to attend a single session or the entire day— at, using the code LCS.

Email Patty Johnson at or call 213-821-1153 with questions or for more details. Travel and registration information is available here. Presented by the USC Libraries and the Lewis Carroll Society of North America.