Alice in Wonderland and Utopia
Article first published online: 24 AUG 2007
Volume 45, Issue 1, pages 136–153, March 1990
How to Cite
Hadomi, L. and Elbaz, R. (1990), Alice in Wonderland and Utopia. Orbis Litterarum, 45: 136–153. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0730.1990.tb01959.x
- Issue published online: 24 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 24 AUG 2007
In this paper we study the ways in which Alice in Wonderland simultaneously reaffirms and transgresses the Utopian structure through the consideration of the three basic productive modes of Utopia: the games, the language, and the dream which are essential to the Utopian generic structure as a whole. Alice, we claim, constitutes an insecure form on the very limits of the literary production, and as such, it hovers between sense and nonsense, repetition and difference.