Below are some snapshots taken from Dr. Jan Susina's lecture in March. Dr. Susina's lecture focused on the various Walt Disney Company productions and adaptations of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland. His historicizing of Disney's infamous (and now popular) Alice in Wonderland drew quite a crowd from our SDSU faculty and student body. One of our NCSCL Graduate Assistants, Andrea Kade, had a few undergraduate students from her RWS class attend the lecture and write up a blog of their own for an extra credit assignment.
Click for more insight into an undergraduate's perspective on Dr. Susina's lecture!
|Our NCSCL director, Dr. Joseph Thomas |
with his mentor, Dr. Jan Susina
|Black and White silent animated short film |
by Walt Disney Company (1924)
|Walt Disney Company series of animated and live action |
cartoons called Alice Comedies (1923-1927)
|Photos of Lewis Carroll (left) and Walt Disney (right)|
|Walt Disney's 1946 interview from American Weekly |
magazine about his views on Carroll's Alice stories
|Lutz's educational book helped inspire |
Walt Disney's animation techniques
|Dr. Jan Susina during the Q&A session|
|Quote from McCall's magazine from Walt Disney |
and his conflicted feelings about the Alice film
|Left: Sir John Tenniel's originial woodcut of the White Rabbit (1865); |
Right: Walt Disney's feature film version of the White Rabbit (1951)
|Quote from Walt Disney (1939)|
|Donald Hall artwork during the pre-production |
stage of the Disney feature film
|Mickey Mouse adaptation of Carroll's story (1936)|
|Live Action Alice in Wonderland (1933)|
|Dr. Susina's audience|
|Alice Liddell, the inspiration for Carroll's |
|Page from E.G. Lutz's animation book|
|SDSU Children's literature professors Dr. Angel Matos (left) and |
Dr. Joseph Thomas (right) with Dr. Jan Susina (center) after the lecture
Many thanks to Dr. Jan Susina for giving such an insightful and brilliant lecture on the adaptations of Carroll's Alice by the Walt Disney Company.
If you would like to contact Dr. Susina you can email him or check out his website, Ghost of the Talking Cricket.
You can also following him on his Twitter account with the aptly named handle: @alicentweetland