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  • Adriana Peliano
    Hello Lorena how are you? I m also very interested in this aspect of Alice metamorphosis. I would like to know if you find something interesting about it. I
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 21, 2010
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      Hello Lorena

      how are you?

      I'm also very interested in this aspect of Alice metamorphosis. I would like to know if you find something interesting about it. I have written texts related to it, but are mostly literary texts and are in portuguese. I understand Alice metamorphosis not just in Alice books themselves, but in her metamorphosis in culture where she crossed many adventures though surrealism, psychedelia, visual arts, horror games, etc. All of this emphasizes her doubt about herself, in a fluid identity, transforming hundreds of times after each breakfast. Having this in mind I have some blogs about Carroll and Alice with many articles (most in portuguese) hundreds of images and some collages that my students create in workshops answering the question: "Who is Alice for you?" in a caleidoscopic and metamorphic way. I'm from the Lewis Carroll Society of Brazil.

      More articles:

      Images, Alice in Arts and many guises:

      Collages from workshop:

      please, keep in contact.

      Adriana




      On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:32 AM, Lorena Leonardi <lorena_leonardi@...> wrote:
       

       



      Dear members,

      I'm an italian universitary student, I'm graduated in Modern Literature and I'm writing my specialistic degree thesis of Modern Philology in Comparative Literature about metamorphical aspects in Alice.

      There are few works in italian about Alice and it's so difficult to find foreign books in Italian libreries. 

      This is the reason why I would like to ask you if you know some essays about the relationship between the (classical but not only) metamorphosis and Alice.

      Then I would further ask you if you please could send me (if you have them, of course!) some papers, or critical essays, or everything you want and you think it could be interesting for me,  in electronical format about Alice. It would be useful especially if they're written by famous writers or critics.

      I'm especially looking for:

      "Why Size Matters in Wonderland" by Jacob Strick in Knight Letter 81, Winter 2008, pp. 5-7

      Jabberwocky in Vol 6, Issue 1, pp. 20-24, Winter 1977. "On Alice's changes of size in Wonderland," by Selwyn Goodacre.

      P.Schilder, Psychoanalytic remarks on Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll, in Joutnal od nervous and mental desease, 1938, LXXXVII, pp. 159-168

      I thank you all in advance,

      hopefully,

      Lorena Leonardi

       

      my email address is lorena_leonardi@...

       

       


    • oldjoesoap
      Dear Lorena, Paul Schilder s article is reproduced in Aspects of Alice (1971, ed. Robt. Phillips). Although out of print, there are plenty of secondhand
      Message 2 of 4 , Oct 21, 2010
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        Dear Lorena,
        Paul Schilder's article is reproduced in 'Aspects of Alice' (1971, ed. Robt. Phillips). Although out of print, there are plenty of secondhand copies available on Abebooks priced from about £10. I could scan the Schilder article for you if you want, but you would be better to get a copy of the book which contains critiques of Schilder's article and other interesting psychoanalytical analyses by A.M.E. Goldschmidt, Martin Gratjahn and others. 'Aspects of Alice' also contains many other short articles on Carroll and his work, including reprints of the essays by W.H. Auden, Walter de la Mare and Virginia Woolf.
        The Freudian interpretations may strike you as being even more absurd than the stories which they seek to explain.
        j

        --- In lewiscarroll@yahoogroups.com, Lorena Leonardi <lorena_leonardi@...> wrote:
        >
        > Dear members,
        > I'm an italian universitary student, I'm graduated in Modern Literature and I'm writing my specialistic degree thesis of Modern Philology in Comparative Literature about metamorphical aspects in Alice.
        > There are few works in italian about Alice and it's so difficult to find foreign books in Italian libreries.
        > This is the reason why I would like to ask you if you know some essays about the relationship between the (classical but not only) metamorphosis and Alice.
        > Then I would further ask you if you please could send me (if you have them, of course!) some papers, or critical essays, or everything you want and you think it could be interesting for me, in electronical format about Alice. It would be useful especially if they're written by famous writers or critics.
        > I'm especially looking for:
        > "Why Size Matters in Wonderland" by Jacob Strick in Knight Letter 81, Winter 2008, pp. 5-7
        > Jabberwocky in Vol 6, Issue 1, pp. 20-24, Winter 1977. "On Alice's changes of size in Wonderland," by Selwyn Goodacre.
        > P.Schilder, Psychoanalytic remarks on Alice in Wonderland and Lewis Carroll, in Joutnal od nervous and mental desease, 1938, LXXXVII, pp. 159-168
        > I thank you all in advance,
        > hopefully,
        > Lorena Leonardi
        >
        > my email address is lorena_leonardi@...
        >
      • Keith
        Lorena I don t know whether it s of interest but last summer I was on an Alice authors panel in Blackwells of Oxford. I shared the podium with three other
        Message 3 of 4 , Oct 22, 2010
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          Lorena

          I don't know whether it's of interest but last summer I was on an Alice authors' panel in Blackwells of Oxford. I shared the podium with three other Alice-related authors including Tyler Shores.

          Tyler Shores was a contributor to "Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy", which probes the deeper underlying meaning in the Alice books. Tyler's chapter was about Alice and the Philosophy of Memory but I've just looked at his web site (http://www.tylershores.com/2010/03/13/alice-and-the-philosophy-of-memory/) and he does broach the subject of metamorphosis so maybe this might be another book worth investigating.

          My own humble work was much less deep and intended primarily for entertainment but it occurs to me that even I had a metamorphisis scene...

          [From Wonderland Revisited and the Games Alice Played There]
          `They do, you know,' continued the Mole. `People turn into all sorts of things. Caterpillars turn into butterflies, coaches turn into driveways, children turn into grown ups, all for no apparent reason whatsoever. Why, only last week I turned into a mole. Imagine that.'

          `That's not the same sort of thing at all. Children are meant to turn into grown ups - that's what growing up means. I must admit, though, turning into a mole is somewhat remarkable. What were you before you turned into one?'

          `I don't rightly recall,' answered the Mole with a sigh. `It seems such a long time ago.'
          [END]

          Keith Sheppard
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