CURRENT DIARY 2013
4th September 2013
Times Literary Supplement
Marina Warner considers Edith Hall's "superb and richly detailed study" of how Goethe and Stalin, among others, obscured our understanding of Iphigenia's time beside the Black Sea. Details will be posted here.
16th September 2013
Reading at Shakespeare & Co, Paris chaired by Anne Marsell.Check here for details.
30th September 2013 10am to 4pm
Voices without Borders
Travelling Tales and Literary Heritage
Several of Boccaccio's stories include special motifs and plots with links to the Arabian Nights. Above all, the general character of his storytelling reveals lively interactions across linguistic and political borders. Can literature offer a contrasting perspective on the conflicts of the past? Where are the borders in the sea of stories? Marina Warner will look at ways in which customary oppositions and divisions are treated in the wonder tale or marvellous fictions of the Mediterranean.
Held at Room 349, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
The British-Italian Society is supporting Boccaccio & Company: an introduction to the Decameron a special event organised by The British Library.
Organised by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London School of Advanced Study, in conjunction with the conference 'Boccaccio and Company: An Introduction to the Decameron' at the British Library (further details here.) For more details click here.
4th October 2013
Traveling Tales: The Arabian Nights in Europe
Public lecture, Leeds.
11th October 2013, 4pm
13th October 2013, 4- 6 pm
Wivwords Wivenhoe Literary Festival Reading. - details soon.
14th October 6-7.30pm
Undead: 'UNDEAD: ICONS, IDOLS, EFFIGIES'
King’s College Arts and Humanities Festival Being/Human. All details can be found here.
18th October 2013, 7pm
Marina Warner: Imaginary Time: Fairy Tale, Fiction & The Past as Prologue
A Writer's Talk event introduction and Q&A hosted by Dr Cleo Hanaway
Held at Quarter Horse Coffee House, 76 Cowley Road, Oxford
Marina Warner has contributed 'Writing to the Future' an essay on fairy tales in 'The Light Princess' programme, National Theatre October 2013, full details here.
23rd October 2013 6pm
Gothic Festival at BFI, launch discussion
30th October 2013
Blackwells Bookshop, Oxford with Caspar Henderson - details here.
MW has contributed an essay to Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Deep, edited by Martin Clark and Alex Farquarson, published by Tate Publishing 2013.
The art in Aquatopia has strong links with powerful literary archetypes, including The Odyssey, The Tempest, The Ancient Mariner, Moby Dick and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The richly illustrated catalogue, published by Tate St Ives and Nottingham Contemporary, includes newly commissioned and recent critical essays by leading thinkers and writers on the sea, including Philip Hoare, Marcus Rediker, Marina Warner, Kodwo Eshun, Simon Grant, David Toop and Celeste Olalquiaga, as well as a selection of classic literary extracts and texts.
Click here for full details of the publication and the exhibition at Tate St Ives.
6th November 2013
MW has contributed 'Intimate Communiqués: Melchior Lorck's Flying Tortoise' an essay in Seeing from Above: The Aerial View in Visual Culture', Dorrian, Mark ; Frederic Pousin (eds) published by Tauris London, November 2013. More details on the publication can be found here.
The book will be launched at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh on 6th November 2013.More details here.
6th November 2013, 5pm
Playwright ROBERTO CAVOSI: The School of Sons, Chaired by Prof Marina Warner, Performed by Marco Gambino, held at Bloomsbury Theatre, Rehearsal Rooms part of UCL Italian departmental series, Centre Stage, which combines talks on theatre with the practicality of the stage.
More details here or click on the image below.
8th November 2013
Francis Alys symposium Art Exchange, Univeristy of Essex 2- 6
9th November 2013
Pirandello Symposium, London with Roberto Cavosi - details soon.
9th November 2013
The White Review, November online issue features Marina Warner and Clare Finburgh's new translations of the Moroccan poet Abdelfattah Kilito's 'miniatures' which can be read here.
14th November 2013, 4pm
Truman Capote Award Ceremony for Marina Warner, University of Iowa. More details here.
20th November 2013
Richard Hoggart lecture, Goldsmiths University, details to come here.
Postfeminist Discourse in Shakespeare's The Tempest and Warner's Indigo: Ambivalence, Liminality and Plurality, by Natali Boğosyan, published November 2012, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. A scrupulous study of Shakespeare's The Tempest and its most comprehensive rewriting Indigo, or Mapping the Waters by Marina Warner. More details can be found here.
MW become patron of Bloodaxe Books, more details can be found here.
4th December 2013, 6pm
Marina Warner in conversation with Jack Zipes, world-renowned scholar, story collector, story teller, and Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University, held at Nihon Room at Pembroke College, Cambridge. For more info please click here.
9th December 2013
Mark Wallinger in conversation with Marina Warner
Part of Literature Autumn Season 2013 at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre
Mark Wallinger, one of the UK's leading contemporary artists and winner of the 2007 Turner Prize, has created a major new artwork for London Underground to celebrate its 150th anniversary. Labyrinth is a multi-part work on a huge scale -- a set of labyrinthine enamel plaques installed in every one of the tube's 270 stations. He talks to Marina Warner, the novelist and mythographer, about labyrinths, myths and mysteries.
All booking details can be found here.
16th December 2013
Christmas Lecture, Sheffield University, details soon.
5th-23rd January 2014
J-Term NYU Abu Dhabi
Launch of Scheherazade's Children, eds. Philip Kennedy and Marina Warner.
The Man Booker International Prize 2015
The five judges who will trawl world literature for authors who have made a significant contribution are announced today. Chaired by writer and academic Marina Warner CBE, the panel consists of the novelist Nadeem Aslam, writer and critic Elleke Boehmer, Editorial Director of the New York Review Classics series, Edwin Frank and Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature at SOAS, University of London, Wen-chin Ouyang.
See more here.
2012 Diary can be found in the Diary archive here,
Jan - Sept 2013 diary archive can be found here.