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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Children's Literature, Children's Lives: "You Might Make a Joke On That!": Alice in Cartoonland (Brian Sibley)

11 October 2018

Time: 5:30pm
Speaker: Brian Sibley (writer, broadcaster and President of the Lewis Carroll Society)
Venue: Room 1.02.6, Francis Bancroft Building

Brian Sibley explores the many adventures of Lewis Carroll’s heroine among cartoonists and caricaturists from the work of Sir John Tenniel (parodying his own illustrations for the Alice books) to the work of such contemporaries as Gerald Scarfe, Ralph Steadman, Steve Bell and Martin Rowson.

Brian Sibley is an award-winning dramatist of works by J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, T. H. White, Mervyn Peake and Ray Bradbury. His books include biographies of Rev. W. Awdry and Peter Jackson; histories of the Walt Disney Studio, Aardman Animation and Guinness advertising and books on the making of the Harry Potter films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. He is currently President of The Lewis Carroll Society.

The Children's Literature Children's Lives research cluster is part of the Centre for Childhood Cultures (CCC). This is a partnership between the V&A Museum of Childhood and Queen Mary University of London which fosters research on childhood culture, from literature, architecture and film to theatre, dress, toys and beyond. More information here

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