For the last 150 years, readers, writers, dancers and artists have been fascinated by Alice. This course will investigate this obsession. Beginning with the original Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, we will investigate historical context, including the real Alice - Alice Liddle, why hatters are mad, and how Victorian culture believed it could tame nature. Alice in Bed, a play by Susan Sontag, takes us through a fictional account of Alice James, Henry James' invalid sister, as her reality collides with wonderland. White Stone, a series of poems by Stephanie Bolster, explorers the relationship between Carroll the writer and Carroll the photographer with Alice the girl and Alice the character. Additionally, we will look at samples of some of the many ways artists have chosen to make Alice their own.
Course Number: LIT-80005
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)