Alice's Adventures: Lewis Carroll in Popular Culture

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Bloomsbury Academic, Oct 5, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 380 pages
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Will Brooker, author of Batman Unmasked and Using the Force, turns his attention to Lewis Carroll and Alice. He takes the reader through a fascinating and revealing tour of late 20th Century popular culture, following Alice and her creator wherever they go. Brooker reveals the ways in which this iconic character has been used and adapted, taking in cartoons, movies, computer games, theme parks, heritage sites, novelisations, illustrations, biographies, theatrical performances, toys and other products, websites, fan clubs and much more. The result is a remarkable analysis of how one original creation has expanded over time to symbolize many different things to many different people.

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Part of Continuum's trilogy of cultural icons that includes works on Batman and Star Wars, this fascinating survey of present-day Anglo-American popular culture examines the myths and icons of ... Read full review

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This is a book I wish I'd written; I came across it originally when I was teaching a seminar on Lewis Carroll which included contemporary iterations of Alice and reacted with equal parts joy (wow ... Read full review

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Will Brooker is Director of Film Studies and Television at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of several books, including studies of Batman, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and Lewis Carroll.

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