Something to look forward to in December, especially because Helen Pilinovsky is one of the contributors.
Alice beyond Wonderland
Essays for the Twenty-first Century
Edited by Cristopher Hollingsworth
Foreword by Karoline Leach
Available December 2009
From the website:
The scholars in this volume attempt to move beyond the sexually charged permutations of the “Carroll myth,” the image of an introverted man fumbling into literary immortality through his love for a prepubescent Alice. Contributions include an essay comparing Dantean and Carrollian underworlds, one investigating child characters as double agents in untamed lands, one placing Wonderland within the geometrical and algebraic â€œfourth dimension,â€ one investigating the visual and verbal interplay of hand imagery, and one exploring the influence of Japanese translations of Alice on the Gothic-Lolita subculture of neo-Victorian enthusiasts. This is a bold, capacious, and challenging work.