Tag Archives: illustration

Alice in Wonderland

Some items that I’ve recently spotted on the Alice books. First, a 1915 silent film of Alice in Wonderland that looks amazing–I’d not come across this before. Then the first of a series of broadcasts on CBC: ‘Curioser and Curioser’. … Continue reading

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Theodore von Holst, ‘Frankenstein’ (1831)

A very erudite and penetrating article here by Ian Haywood of the University of Roehampton on the frontispiece to Mary Shelley’s 1831 edition of Frankenstein by Theodore von Holst, a protégé of Henry Fuseli. Haywood’s essay uses the image of … Continue reading

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Grimms’ Tales — Illustrations

A fabulous collection here of illustrations to Grimms’ fairy tales by the likes of Edward Gorey, Maurice Sendak, David Hockney, and others.

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Fairy Tale Art

A lovely site, Art Passions Fairy Tales, full of fairy tale art and children’s books illustration, featuring all the classic artists such as Arthur Rackham, William Morris, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, Gustave Doré, and many more, with full versions of … Continue reading

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Angela Carter: Children’s books and fairy tales

A great piece here from the TLS: Angela Carter reviewing children’s picture book versions of fairy tales with typical earthy wit, bemoaning the toning down of the more brutal aspects of their sources. And a saddening extract from a review … Continue reading

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Old French Fairy Tales

The Public Domain Review is a brilliant resource, full of all kinds of texts freely available on line, many of them very beautiful. Here, you can view a 1920 translation of Old French Fairy Tales by the Comtesse de Segur, … Continue reading

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Arthur Rackham’s Illustrations for the Brothers Grimm

This beautiful article, ‘Arthur Rackham’s Rare and Revolutionary 1917 Illustrations for the Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales’ on BrainPickings.org, celebrates the beauty of Rackham’s work especially following the horrors of the World War 1. The images are absolutely magical and a celebration … Continue reading

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CFP: Roald Dahl Centenary Conference, 16-18 June 2016, Cardiff University

Yet another great looking conference on Roald Dahl–an author whose work is very relevant to OGOM’s concerns with fantastic narratives. I didn’t spot this and the deadline is approaching: 31 January. There may still be time if you’re quick enough. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

Chapters still required for this collection of essays on ‘supernatural figures in children’s picture books and early readers’, edited by Leslie Ormandy. For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland: An on-line annotated edition

This looks a fantastic resource for scholars, students, and anyone interested in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: An online annotated edition featuring twelve Lewis Carroll scholars taking one chapter each, plus illustrations and remixes from the classic 1865 and … Continue reading

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