The Slovene trilogy Alice in Crazyland by Evald Flisar

Milena Mileva Blazic, Juan Varela Tembra


The British writer Lewis Carroll exerted influence upon Slovene authors writing for young readers with his Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871). Contemporary Slovene writer Evald Flisar wrote his trilogy about Alice as a fantasy tale (Alice in Crazyland, 2008), a play (Alice in Crazyland: an ecological farce, 2010) and as a comic strip or graphic novel (Alice in Potteroonia, 2013, illustrated by P. Kovačič). His trilogy, particularly Alice in Crazyland (2008), reflects the philosophy of the Slovene theoretician Slavoj Žižek in his Pathological Narcissus as a Socially Mandatory Form of Subjectivity (1985).

Keywords: Lewis Carroll, Evald Flisar, Slavoj Žižek, Alice in Crazyland.

Full Text:



Beckett, S. (1999). Transcedning boundaries: writing for a dual audience of children and adults. New York, London: Garland.

Falconer, R. (2008). The Crossover Novel: Contemprorary Children's Fiction and its Adult Readership. New York; London: Routledge.

Flisar, E. (2008). Alica v nori deželi. Ljubljana: Vodnikova založba (DSKG): Sodobnost International.

Flisar, E. (2010). Alica v nori deželi: ekološka farsa. Ljubljana: Vodnikova založba (DSKG): Sodobnost International

Golež Kaučič, M. (2003). Ljudsko in umetno: dva obraza ustvarjalnosti. Ljubljana: Založba ZRC, ZRC SAZU

Juvan, M. (2000). Intertekstualnost. Literarni leksikon. Študije. Ljubljana: DZS.

Kidd, D. C., Castano, E. (2013). Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind. Science, 18 October 2013. Vol. 342. No. 6156 pp. 377-380.

Kovačič, P., Flisar, E. (2013). Alica v Potteruniji. Ljubljana: Vodnikova založba (DSKG): Sodobnost International.

Nikolajeva, M. (1988). The Magic Code; the use of magical patterns in fantasy for children. Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell International.

Seifert, L. C. (2006). Fairy Tales, Sexuality, and Gender in France, 1690-1715: Nolstagic Utopias. Cambridge University Press.

Žižek, S. (1985). Patološki narcis kot družbeno-nujna forma subjektivnosti. Družboslovne razprave. Let. 2, št. 2., str. 105-141.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Angloamericanae Journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License Based on a work at

                                          Copyright © 2016-2019 Angloamericanae Journal (AAJ)

                                                                     ISSN (online) 2545-4218

Disclaimer: Articles on Angloamericanae Journal (AAJ) have been reviewed and authenticated by the Authors before sending for the publication. The Journal, Chief Editor and the editorial board are not entitled or liable to either justify or responsible for inaccurate and misleading data if any. It is the sole responsibility of the Author concerned.