Thesis Title

Vision and Re-Vision of the Dreamchild: Artistic Representations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel, and Arthur Rackham

Date of Graduation

Summer 2000

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Jane Hoogestraat

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

The story now known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has been illustrated by dozens of artists rendering the story through their interpretation of the words of the text, the views of earlier illustrators, and their own unique artistic visions. This thesis focuses on three of those artists: Lewis Carroll (also the author of the text), Sir John Tenniel, and Arthur Rackham. Through comparison with the words of the text and attention to artistic detail, this thesis examines the vision each of these three artists had of the story and, in the cases of Tenniel and Rackham, the influences upon them by the artists whose work came before.

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© Angelia M Blair

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