Dr. Brock-Servais speaks about “Alice in Wonderland”

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“Interpreting Alice through the Ages”
A Special Collections Program


Thursday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Greenwood Library’s Atrium

“Interpreting Alice through the Ages” will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. Rhonda Brock-Servais, department chair and associate professor of English at Longwood University, on Thursday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Atrium of Greenwood Library. The lecture is part of a series of events related to Greenwood Library’s archival and special collections.

In her lecture about Lewis Carroll’s well-known classic, Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Brock-Servais will address the ongoing popularity of Alice in her various incarnations and add her own favorite interpretation to the mix, which reveals Alice as the fairy tale heroine. In 1999, Longwood received a sizable collection of books and memorabilia related to Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland from the late Carol S. Droessler, a 1950 Longwood graduate, and her husband, Dr. Earl Droessler of Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Brock-Servais will highlight this collection during her presentation. In addition, selected books and memorabilia from the Droessler collection will be on display in the Greenwood Library during October.

Following the presentation, refreshments will be served in the Library’s Special Collections Room 202.