The Lewis Carroll Society of North America Spring Meeting

April 23, 2021 - April 24, 2021
Online Event

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America Spring Meeting

In Conjunction with the 2021 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 a full program, including links for program sessions, digital exhibitions, the Wonderland Award ceremony, and social activities.

Schedule below in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

April 23, 2021

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

Welcome 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 Wagoner


Alice and the Order of Aristotle’s Categories 10:30 a.m.-11:10 a.m.

Eric Gerlach


Moderated Q & A with Diane Wagoner 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

Welcome 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 LukeEdward 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 Renée Descartes 12:50 p.m.-1:35 p.m.

Kathleen AllanJason 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