Today, or rather yesterday, I finished the dratted diss chapter on Victorian parodies. Wooohooo! Took me a whole year, but I’ve finally done it! Of course, I’ll still need to revise it and fill the white spaces in my documentation of sources. Things like, who the heck wrote that the curious movements and the bad balance of the knights in THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS refers to the movements of the knights in a game of chess? And who speculated that Carroll / Dodgson proposed to Alice Liddell’s older sister? Or to their governess???