It’s National Poetry Month? Nonsense!
[…] April 9, 2018
[Author: Matt Dilworth] mdilwort
[…] Yet nonsense poems, and Carroll’s in particular, often carry significant political undertones. For example, in Carroll’s “The Hunting of the Snark”, he tackles vivisection and the role of anthrocentrist activities in scientific pursuit. […]
Yes, I thought so.
2018-04-29, shifted to the top 2018 posts: 2018-12-21
Need I rehearse the history of Jowett?
I need not, Senior Censor, for you know it.
That was the Board Hebdomadal, and oh!
Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow!
Lewis Carroll, from Notes by an Oxford chiel (1874)
※ John Tufail, The Jowett Controversy
※ Karen Gardiner, Escaping Justice in Wonderland (abstract, 2018)