Date of Degree Completion
Master of Arts (MA)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Education is an integral part of any society. Victorian England saw drastic reform in the method of childhood education, shifting from religious to secular forms of rote memorization. An analysis of the works of Lewis Carroll reveals significant instances of parody, pastiche, and satire on these styles of education and their corresponding reform. Unlike traditional satire, however, Lewis Carroll’s satire does not simply criticize these targets, but utilizes a strategy of synthesis to illustrate strengths and weaknesses of various conflicting educational ideologies and to suggest ways of adopting methods from all available options.
Sedlacek, Cameron D., "Satire and Synthesis: Parody and Satire of Victorian Education in the Works of Lewis Carroll" (2016). All Master's Theses. 348.