Lewis Carroll, the Victorian Stage and Psychiatry – ‘Among Mad People’, University of York, 4th May 2017

That science and comedy had currency on the Victorian stage was not just known since Gilbert and Sullivan’s Major General & Lady Psyche sang their parodic praises of Victorian scientific progress — but science, especially psychology and psychiatry, along with early performance science, influenced also the work of Lewis Carroll (a great fan of G&S) and his most famous story Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

I will be presenting alongside a fabulous panel consisting of Dr Kim Bevan of the York Retreat (learn more about mad tea parties!) and Dr James Williams (and about language and insanity) at the University of York on the 4th of May (the birthday of the ‘real Alice’ – and Star Wars Day).

Do come along to what is looking to be a fantastic event (with free wine and nibbles).

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