Afterlife of Alice Conference Programme

Further Adventures in Wonderland: The Afterlife of Alice
Thursday 1st December 2011

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
Cambridge Street
United Kingdom

9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-11.00 Plenary Paper
Dr. Will Brooker (Kingston University): The Further Adventures of Alice
Will Brooker is Reader and Director of Research in Film and Television at Kingston University, London. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Alice’s Adventures (Continuum 2003) and, most recently, Hunting the Dark Knight (I B Tauris, 2012). He is a regular film reviewer for the Times Higher Education magazine.

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-1.00 Panel 1: Adaptation and Literature

Laura-Jane Maher (Monash University): Taking Liberties: Adaptation and Transmedia Narrative in Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass Wars

Hannah Priest (University of Manchester): Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Whimsy: Genre Definition and Jeff Noon’s The Automated Alice

Deidre Flynn (Mary Immaculate College, Limerick): Adventures in the Postmodern Wonderland

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00-3.30 Panel 2: Performing Alice

Michael Goddard (University of Salford): Alice in Radioland: Radio Alice and the Movement of 77 Through the Looking Glass

Justine Houyaux and Neil Elliott Beisson (UMONS, Belgium): Waltz in Wonderland – Tom Waits and Alice

Guilia Sandelewski (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham): Behind Bars and yet in Wonderland – Alice Refracts Hamlet, Reflects Italy’s Fractured Identity

3.30-4.00 Coffee

4.00-5.30 Panel 3: Alice at Play

Alexander Sergeant (King’s College London): Twas Brillig! Nonsense, Play and Inconsequentiality in Paramount’s Alice in Wonderland (1933)

David Allen (Midland Actors Theatre): Alice In Wonderland – The Disneyland Dark Ride

Franziska Kohlt (University of Sheffield): Into the X-Box and what Alice Found There: American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns

5.30-6.00 Discussion and Closing Remarks

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