Alice in Transmedia Wonderland

Curiouser and Curiouser New Forms of a Children’s Classic


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About the Book

Part of Alice’s appeal is her ambiguity, which makes possible a range of interpretations in adapting Lewis Carroll’s classic Wonderland stories to various media.
Popular re-imaginings of Alice and her topsy-turvy world reveal many ways of eliciting enchantment and shaping make-believe. Late 20th century and 21st century adaptations interact with the source texts and with each other—providing readers with an elaborate fictional universe.
This book fully explores today’s multi-media journey to Wonderland.

About the Author(s)

Anna Kérchy is a senior assistant professor and a member of the Gender Studies Research Group in the English Department of the University of Szeged, Hungary. Her research interests include gender and body studies, the interface of Victorian and post-modern fantastic imagination, women’s art and children’s literature.

Bibliographic Details

Anna Kérchy
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 268
Bibliographic Info: 23 photos & illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6668-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2616-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Preface 1
Introduction: Adapting Ambiguous Alice 3
1. Transmedia Wonderland 27
2. Imaginative Reluctance and the (Meta)fantasy of Girlish Fantasy 75
3. Picturing the Erotic Girl 125
4. Embodied Language, Multisensorial Nonsense 166
Epilogue: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Wonderland 221
Chapter Notes 229
Bibliography 239
Index 253

Book Reviews & Awards

“an excellent overview of the recent approaches to the Alice novels and impresses by the sheer amount of well-researched data on mixed media approaches…truly, a recommended reading for Carroll fans”—