The Baylor Libraries Symposium highlights research and scholarship at Baylor by recognizing the major anniversary of a significant publication. Each year a particular work is chosen based on its cross-disciplinary appeal in the humanities, arts and/or sciences.
2015 Baylor Libraries Symposium
The 2015 Annual Baylor Libraries’ Symposium recognizes the 150th anniversary of the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Penned by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, under the name Lewis Carroll, the tale has achieved enduring popularity among adults and children. The range of criticism and research regarding Carroll, Alice, and the other beloved inhabitants of Wonderland is striking, reaching across disciplinary divides. Since the book’s publication in 1865, readers and scholars have approached the novel as a work of literary nonsense, as a game of logic and mathematics, and as a social and cultural commentary on Victorian England. Wonderland is vast, supporting a multitude of interpretations, and in so doing, invites further exploration by a new generation of readers in new century that continues to be “curiouser and curiouser."