LCSNA Spring 2021 Program

The Lewis Carroll Society of North America (LCSNA) Spring 2021 Meeting

Organized and Curated by the LCSNA and USC Libraries

In Conjunction with the USC Libraries Wonderland Award


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.

All times in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Quick Links and Information

Zoom link for presentation sessions (not including exhibition tours)

(Please make sure you have the most current version of Zoom)
Complete downloadable program
Contact for questions throughout the meeting Patty Johnson at

Instructional gallery for testing before exhibition tours

(Best with Chrome or Firefox)
Virtual gallery troubleshooting guide
Wonderland Award ceremony program
Kahoot! for social hour


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


Guided Tour of Virtual Wonderland Exhibitions

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

Tyson Gaskill and Anne-Marie Maxwell


Virtual Galleries Open for Exploration

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 Cadagin


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 Cadagin, 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