Monday, March 2, 2015

Getting Ready for Alice Week

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is our song and dance this week and we want everyone to come join in the festivities. Everyone has a great opportunity to become more versed in the world of Alice through the fun events (or maybe tricks) planned around campus this week.

First, be sure to check out Dr. Michael Heyman who is visiting the SDSU campus and giving a talk on March 4. He is considered an expert on aspects of Lewis Carroll’s work and is also an expert of nonsense. He is the head editor of The Tenth Rasa: An Anthology of Indian Nonsense and the Faculty advisor for the Debate and Slam Poetry clubs. Dr. Heyman has been published in The Horn Book, Children's Literature Association Quarterly, The Lion and the Unicorn, The Five Owls, and Children's Literature and the Fin de Siecle. His latest book This Book Makes No Sense: Nonsense Poems and Worse (2012) is filled with some great nonsense poems, stories, chants, and songs. But moving past the nonsense, this event is one definitely worth attending because it will be jabbertastic.

But, that is not all. This Friday, March 6th, the Experimental Theatre is making room for a pre-show talk panel from the Children’s Literature Department. Doors open at 5:30pm and the panel will begin at 6pm. It will be led by the Director of the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature at SDSU, Dr. Joseph Thomas, and it will also feature Dr. Michael Heyman from Berklee College, Dr. Shelley Orr from SDSU’s School of Theatre, and several graduate students from the English department including yours truly, Cristina and Meg. This panel is intended to stir up some fun trouble in honor of the theater’s next great play: an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. ALICE: Curiouser and Curiouser! starts March 6th and goes through March 15th at the Don Powell Theatre.

If there was ever a time to familiarize yourself in the curious world of Wonderland, this is definitely it! However, we cannot guarantee that you won't be tumbled, rumbled, squmbled, and lampeled just a bit.

Looking forward to see all you Alice fans there.

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