PUBLICATIONS> ESSAYS ON LITERATURE & CULTURE

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Here is a selection of Marina Warner's essays and reviews published in journals, newspapers, books and online. Journalism can be found here. The list is incomplete.
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WRITINGS ON THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

MW has contributed 'The reality bodily before us': picturing the Arabian Nights ' to Fictions of Art History (Clark Studies in the Visual Arts) by Mark Ledbury and Michael Hatt, published by Yale University Press (2013).

MW has contributed an essay for Lotte Reiniger's film The Adventures of Prince Achmed, re-released on DVD and Blue Ray special edition by BFI London August 2013.

'Scheherazade's Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights' Edited By Philip Kennedy and Marina Warner, NYU Press, Nov 2013, details here.

'Freud's Couch: A Case History", Raritan, Autumn 2011, Volume XXX1, Number 2. Pp 146-163. Also published as 'Freuds Couch: Das Narrativ Der Nachte und die Erfindung der Psychoanalyse', in Lettre International, LI 96, Macrh 2012, pp 104-105.

'Oriental Irresistible' an essay review of 'Western appreciation of Arab and Islamic civilization' by Alastair Hamilton (Oxford University Press) for The Times Literary Supplement, TLS November 4, 2011, pp 9-10. The article can be found here.

Stranger Magic: Charmed States & The Arabian Nights, published by Chatto & Windus (hardback) London 2011. For all events related to Stranger Magic please see here.

June 2011, MW’s essay ‘Die Zeit des Noch-nicht. Edward Saids Idee der Versöhnung und Goethes west-östlicher Diwan’ is published in Lettre International Volume 93, Summer 2011, Pp 80-82.

June 2010, MW’s essay ‘The Vehicle of Stories in the Arabian Nights: Riding the Carpet’ published in Fogli di Anglistica - Rivista di studi inglesi-semestrale, (Palermo: Flaccovio Editore, 2010) Anno IV n.7-8 2010, pp- 123-136.

‘Do the tales of the Arabian Nights have resonance for audiences today?’ Essay review on the RSC’s production of Arabian Nights for The Guardian Review Section, Saturday 9 January 2010, Page 18.

‘Travelling Text’, essays reviews on ‘The Arabian Nights: Tales of 1001 Nights’, translated by Malcolm Lyons, with Ursula Lyons (Penguin, 2008) and ‘The Arabian Nights’ in Historical Context: Between East’ and West edited by Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (Oxford, 2008), London Review of Books, Vol. 30 No. 24, 18 December 2008, Pp 15-16.

‘Il Mare delle storie: I viaggi delle Mille e una notte’: Talk originally given in Crotone, Italy, 2006 published in Fogli di anglistica, Anno II, n. 3-4 2008 Flaccovio Editore Spring 2009.

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OTHER ESSAYS

2018

MW contributed 'Binsey' to Ground Work: Writings on People and Places, edited by Tim Dee published by Penguin Books (2018) pp 248-259. More info here.


2017

MW contributes an essay review of 'The Book of Dust Vol.1: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman' for Book of the Week in The Guardian Review, 21st October 2017, p6. The essay can be read here.

'Tales of Wonder - Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards' by Jack Zipes, with a foreword by Marina Warner, published by University of Minnesota Press, 2017, ppvii-xiii.
A pictorial history of fairy-tale postcards throughout the world from the late 1800s to the present, Tales of Wonder presents a fascinating look at how key scenes of fairy tales have been rendered over time, suggesting a rethinking and reliving of the tales through the years. Jack Zipes tells this intriguing history of the postcards as well as providing new perspectives on familiar stories.

'This highly illustrated volume offers a historic chapter in the cultural story of fairy tale as a shared symbolic system. Jack Zipes is the most learned and indefatigable historian and polemicist of fairy tale as a cultural phenomenon, and he has always been alert to the technologies of the stories' circulation.... The speaking pictures Jack Zipes has archived here will never be repeated in this form again, as the stories migrate and come to inhabit new vehicles, new technologies of enchantment. '
Marina Warner, from the Foreword.

More info can be found here https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/tales-of-wonder

Legends of the Fall an essay review of 'The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve' by Stephen Greenblatt, published in The New York Review of Books, September 28, 2017, Volume 64, Number 14, pp 22-25 more info here.

MW has contributed 'Rawaa: A Dance Idea (For the qiyan or singing girls of medieval Baghdad)' to Sharjah Biennial 13.
Curated by Christine Tohme, Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj unfolds in five parts from October 2016 through January 2018. Featuring over fifty international artists, the biennial encompasses exhibitions and a public programme in two acts in Sharjah and Beirut; a year-long education programme in Sharjah; projects in Dakar, Ramallah, Istanbul and Beirut; and an online publishing platform. The text can be read here, published 10th July 2017.

Consorts of the Caliphs Set to Ballet --
http://www.libraryofarabicliterature.org/2017/consorts-of-the-caliphs-set-to-ballet/

(Caliph panel in nastaliq script by Persian calligrapher Mir Emad Hassani,
c. sixteenth century)


MW contributes 'Corbyn inspired hope in young and old alike' to The New Statesman, 16-22 June 2017 pp 44-45, more info here.

MW has contributed 'Cairo Creole' published in The Made and the Found: Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringham, eds. Emily McLaughlin and Patrick McGuinness (Oxford: Legenda, 2017), pp. pp 2-14.


MW contributed 'Otherworldly Ties' an essay review of What It Means to Fall from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah, (Riverhead Books) published in The New York Times 05th May 2017, the article can be read here.

'From high society to surrealism: in praise of Leonora Carrington – 100 years on' With her paintings and tales based on dreams, animals and the occult, Carrington was an uncanny original. Marina Warner salutes the artist on her centenary, published in The Guardian Review on 01 April 2017, p18 here.


The Fate of Rural Hell Asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand by Benedict Anderson, published by Seagull Books 2016. Now available in paperback, the volume includes a review of the book by renowned writer Marina Warner and her subsequent brief correspondence with Anderson—which was published in the London Review of Books. Book Review: 'In Hell' by Marina Warner pp101-106 and 'Letters, Benedict Anderson and Marina Warner' pp 107-110.
More info can be found here.


Lenses from Somewhere: A Memory of Ted Hughes by Marina Warner pp 67-74, published in The London Magazine, April/May 2017 more info can be found here.

The Debutante and Other Stories by Leonora Carrington, with an introduction by Sheila Heti and an afterword by Marina Warner, published by Silver Press (2017), more info and events can be found here.

Down Below by Leonora Carrington, introduction by Marina Warner, published by NYRB Classics,April 2017, more info here.

2016

'Cairo Creole', forthcoming in Festschrift for Michael Sheringham, eds. Emily McLaughlin and Patrick McGuinness (Oxford: Legenda, 2016). The Tongue of Adam by Abdelfattah Kilito, foreword by Marina Warner published by New Directions (2016) more information can be found here. MW has contributed an essay on rastaquouères to the 'verbal-visual' issue of Oxford Poetry XV.ii, Summer 2016, the publication can be found here.

MW contributed 'Those Brogues: Marina Warner on her parents and other travellers' to London Review of Books, Vol. 38 No. 19, published on 6th October 2016, pp 29-32, the essay can be read here.

MW contributes 'In the Time of Not Yet: On the Imaginary of Edward Said' to Conflicting Humanities edited by Rosi Braidotti and Paul Gilroy published by Bloomsbury Academic 2016. More details here.

MW contributes short memoir of Angela Carter for the catalogue of this show: Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter at The Royal West of England Academy, opening on 10th December 2016. More info here.

MW contributed 'Grief fills up the room' from King John by William Shakespeare to Poems That Make Grown Women Cry edited by Anthony Holden and Ben Holden published by Simon & Schuster UK (25 Feb. 2016)
See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Poems-That-Make-Grown-Women-Cry/Anthony-Holden/9781501121852#sthash.6czGxeB9.dpuf

2015

'Conversations with Critics by Nicolas Tredel' first published by Carcanet (1994) Republished by Verbivoracious Press (2015). Interviews John Barrell; Catherine Belsey; Bernard Bergonzi; Christine Brooke-Rose; David Caute; Brian Cox; Donald Davie; Terry Eagleton; Stephen Heath; Robert Hewison; Philip Hobsbaum; Lisa Jardine; Frank Kermode; Colin MacCabe; Karl Miller; Roger Scruton; C. H. Sisson; George Steiner; Raymond Tallis; Marina Warner. More infomation can be found here.

8th December 2015
From 'Translumination or Travesty? The Passage into English' by Marina Warner published in In Other Worlds: The Journal for Literary Translators, Winter 2015, Number 46, pp 77-79, details can be found here.


October 2015
MW has contributed 'Wild Ecstasy' to Textus - English Studies in Italy XXVII (2014) No.3 edited by Lilla M. Crisafulli, September-December. More details can be found here.

September 2015
MW contributed 'Recycling Myths: Voices in the Dark,Dreams, Confidences, Sisters ' to The Power of Form: Recycling Myth' edited by Ana Raquel Fernandes, José Pedro Serra, Rui Carlos Fonseca and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp6-29 . More details can be found here.

MW has contributed 'Chapter 7. The Library in Fiction' pp 153- 175 to The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History - Edited by Alice Crawford published by Princeton University Press (2015), more details can be found here.

'From Alexandria to Babel' Alberto Manguel reviews 'The Meaning of the Library' in The TLS 2nd December 2015, can be read in full here.

'Three essays consider the library in fiction, poetry and film. Marina Warner, with her habitual learned charm, starts, as is proper, with the Epic of Gilgamesh and its reconstruction in the mid-nineteenth century from a progressively discovered library of tablets. Warner extends the meaning of library to that of collections of tales, and notes the links between the Semitic epic and Indo-European literature, especially in the narrative process that moves "from the song, the recitation, the performance, and the scene of storytelling" into the manuscript text, finding echoes of the methods of the poet of Gilgamesh in those of the compilers of the Arabian Nights. Both works depend, says Warner, on a "library of stories" whose archetype is Borges's "Library of Babel", the mysteriously ordered library depicted sub specie aeternitatis. The library in poetry is discussed by Robert Crawford, who begins with a simple image of transformation inscribed on a flagstone at the entrance to the Palacky University Library in the Czech Republic: "Turn the arsenals into libraries". The sentiment is echoed in certain poems quoted by Crawford, by Abraham Cowley and Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Douglas Dunn, all of whom find singular ways to word this subversive metamorphosis in images of ghostly libraries born from almost anything in our cultural imaginaire: an ark, a garden, a vessel, a church, a battlefield. Laura Marcus, in her essay on the library in film, notes that "it is striking how so many films have taken up these questions of order and of mystery or confusion, as well as ideas of haunting in relation to the book and the library". Alain Resnais, Alfred Hitchcock, Wim Wenders and Orson Welles are only a few of the directors Marcus mentions who have lent the library something like a renewed sense of visual symbolic power.'


November 2015
L'Atalante: BFI Classic - Paperback L'Atalante: BFI Classicby Marina Warner, published by BFI Classics / Palgrave 2015, more details announced here.
L'Atalante has achieved legendary status over the past eighty years. This reissued edition of the BFI Classic features original cover artwork and a substantial new prologue that revisits the film and recent readings of it.

MW contributes 'At the V&A: Alexander McQueen' to London Review of Books, Vol. 37 No. 11, 4 June 2015, 24-25, can be read here.

MW contributes the foreword to Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad by Ibn al-Sai Edited by Shawkat M. Toorawa,translated by The Editors of the Library of Arabic Literature, published by NYU Press 2015, pp xi-xiv.Full details here.

'Learning My Lesson - Marina Warner on the disfiguring of higher education' published in The London Review of Books, Vol. 37 No. 6 · 19 March 2015, pages 8-14 .

2014

Cavosi, Roberto, 'The School for Sons', play, translated by Enza De Francisci, with Marco Gambino and Marina Warner, in Pirandello Studies: The Journal of the Society for Pirandello Studies, Vol. 34 (2014), pp.73–79, Autumn 2014.

Marina Warner chose 'Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500 -1800', edited by Amelia Peck, (Thames and Hudson 2013), in 'Books of the Year 2014' published in The Art Newspaper, Issue 263 - December 2014, page 57

'How fairytales grew up - With Hollywood spending millions on new versions of age-old characters, from Frozen's Snow Queen to Cinderella, fairytales are more popular than ever. But they've had to adapt, with lots of dark twists and no more sweet, biddable girls' - an essay by Marina Warner published in The Guardian, 12 december 2014, can be read here.

'Nine' in Culture and Climate Change: Narratives, eds. Joe Smith, Renata Tyszczuk, Robert Butler (Cambridge: Shed, 2014) p. 104. Details here.

MW has contributed the introduction to The Forth Pig by Naomi Mitchison, published by Princeton University Press / Princeton and Oxford 2014, pp1-23. More details can be found here.

'The top 10 fairytales from Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter's Bloody Chamber, Marina Warner picks her favourite fairytales', published in The Guardian, 08 October 2014 here.

'Devil's Dictionary' an essay review of Shakespeare's Demonology: A Dictionary, by Marion Gibson and Jo Ann Esra, can be found in Around the Globe Issue 58 Sutumn 2014, published by Shakespeare's Globe.

MW contributed 'They make a desert (and call it peace)' to Of what is past, or passing, or to come- Travelling in Time and Space in Literature in English edited by Liliana Sikorska published by Peter Lang Edition 2014, pp23-31.

July 2014
'Sarah Pickstone' An essay by Marina Warner in 'Park Notes- An Anthology of writing and art inspired by a London park' by Sarah Pickstone, published by Daunt Books, pp107-114 July 2014. Details here.

17th April 2014
'Story-Bearers', MW's essay review of Je parle toutes les langues, mais en arabe by Abdelfattah Kilito in London Review of Books Vol. 36 No. 8 4 pages 19-20 can be found here.

2013


'Writing to the Future', an essay on fairy tales in 'The Light Princess' programme, The National Theatre (October 2013)

'Intimate Communiqués: Melchior Lorck's Flying Tortoise', in Seeing from Above: The Aerial View in Visual Culture, eds. Mark Dorrain and Frédéric Pousin (London: I. B. Tauris, 2013)

The First Time' in The Story: Love, Loss & The Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories, ed. Victoria Hislop (London: Head of Zeus, 2013) pp 395-402.

MW contributes Wrong Kind of Noise, an essay review of Silence: A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch published in The London Review of Books Vol. 35 No. 24 · 19 December 2013, pages 29-3. The article can be found here.

Essay on The Plague, by Camus, in Brick #91, p. 112 (Summer 2013).

Reveiw of The Faraway Nearby, by Rebbeca Sonlit, in The Guardian (7 June 2013), here.

'Here Be Monsters' MW's essay reviews of Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps
by Chet Van Duzer, Sea Monsters: A Voyage Around the World's Most Beguiling Map
by Joseph Nigg and Witches and Wicked Bodies an exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and the British Museum, London, September 2014–January 2015, in New York Review of Books, December 19 2013, Volume LX, Number 20, pp 58-62. The articles can be read here.

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.

MW has contributed an essay to Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Deep, edited by Martin Clark and Alex Farquarson, published by Tate Publishing 2013. More details here.

Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives Editor(s): Monica Germana, Emily Horton, Foreword by Marina Warner, published by Bloomsbury August 2013. Details here.

'Death in Plain Sight'
Marina Warner on Emily Davison, published in The London Review of Books, Vol. 35 No. 04 July 2013, pages 19-20. The article as well as a podcast of the original talk can be found here.

MW contributes 'Light in The Dark Forest' to the Garsington Opera at Wormsley 2013 catalogue.

'Contradictory Curiosity' to the exhibition catalogue Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing' curated by Brian Dillon pp 25-41 (Hayward Publishing 2013). More details here.

'The Music of Myth' Ever since myth gave birth to opera during the High Renaissance, the two forms have been inextricably linked, as evidenced by Glyndebourne's two new productiouns, Hippolyte et Arice and Ariadne auf Naxos'.
An essay by MW for Glyndebourne Festival 2013 Book (18 May - 25 August 2013), page 32-35, copies are available here.

'Emancipate A Masochiste' an article by MW for Il Secolo XIX, 20 April 2013, XTE/Culture section, page 28, the article can be read in Italian here.

'New Ways of being sacramental: The traditional symbolism of Mary now shapes secular events, argues Marina Warner', Church Times No.7831, 19 April 2013 page 15. The article will be available here.

Foreword by Marina Warner in ''Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist: The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi' by Anbara Salam Khalidi translated by Tarif Khalidi, published by Pluto Books, London (2013) Pp8-10. All details here.

Introduction by Marina Warner in 'Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror' by Victoria Brittain, Pluto Press (2013). More details can be found here.

'Monstrous Mothers' by Marina Warner published in “Witches: Hunted, appropriated, empowered, queered’ edited by Curator and editor Anna Colin, co-published with Maison Populaire, Montreuil and B42 Editions, January 2013. More details can be found here.

2012

‘The Writing of Stones’ in Pareidolia, in ‘Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine’, published by Cabinet Books, New York, 2012, pp 295- 300 (first published in Cabinet, issue no. 29, Spring 2008).

‘Pleasure’ by MW in ‘Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine’, published by Cabinet Books, New York, 2012, pp 505-514. More details here.

'At The V&A'an essay review in London Review of Books, Volume 34 Number 24, 20th December 2012 page 26 . The article can be read here.

Marina Warner interviewed by Hans Ulrich Obrist in London Dialogues: Serpentine Gallery 24-Hour Interview Marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rem Koolhaas, Skira Editore, 17 Sep 2012.

MW contributed 'On The Threshold: Sleeping Beauties', in On Dolls edited by Kenneth Gross, Published by Notting Hill Editions Ltd 2012, pp 108-12. Details can be found here.

'Everybody's Joan' , An essay on Joan of Ar, for London Review of Books, Vol 43. No 23. 6th December 2012, pages 11-14. The essay can be read here.

'Our Lady of Counterculture: The Lives of The Virgin Mary' in London Review of Books, Volume 34, Number 21, pages 9-11. The article can be read here.

'In Hell' an essay review of The Fate of rural Hell: asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand by Benedict Anderson for London Review of Books 13 September 2012, Vol. 34 No. 17, page 29. The review can be found here.

'Of Time and Temples' published in Letters, London Review of Books 30 August 2012, Vol. 34 No. 16, page 5. Can be read here.

Introduction to 'The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories' by Angela Carter, Folio Society, London 2012. Pp 9-16.
(A video of Marina Warner in conversation with Folio Society editor Johanna Geary can be viewed here).

Essay review of Damien Hirst at Tate Modern by MW 'Once a Catholic…', London Review of Books, Voume 34, Number 13, 5th July 2012, page 16-17. Marina Warner reads the article as an audio podcast here.

Essay by MW 'Report to the Memoir Club: Scenes from a Colonial Childhood' in Contradictory Woolf: Selected Papers from the Twenty-First Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, edited by Derek Ryan and Stella Bolaki (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2012), xvi, 310 pp. Essay can be found here.

Essay by MW 'Communiques Intimes: La Tortue volante de Melchior Lorck', Vues aériennes. Seize études pour une histoire culturelle' edited by Mark Dorrian and Frédéric Pousi, Genève: MētisPresses, 2012. More details can be found here.

Foreword by MW 'Long Ago and Far Away: Eight Traditional Fairy Tales: Eight Traditional Fairy Tales: Eight Traditional Fairy Tales', April 2012, Hesperus Press Ltd, London.

'Ursula Dronke: Enlightening scholar of medieval literature' an Obituary for Ursula Dronke published in The Independent, 6th April 2012, page 50. The article can be found here.

'Il teatro delle ombre orientali di Lotte Reiniger' in Ombre Quaderni di Synapsis X, a cura di Francesco Cattani e Luca Raimondi, Atti della Scuola Europea di Studi Comparati Bertinoro 6-13 2009, a cura di Francesco Cattani e Luca Raimondi. Morellini Editore, 2011, Italy. Pp 199-212.

'Perpetua's Prisons: Notes on the Margins of Literature in Perpetua's Passions; Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis ed. Jan N. Bremmer and Marco Formisano, Oxford University Press, February 2012.
A review by Thomas Heffernan in Church History 83:3 (September 2014), 723–807 , can be read here.

"Metamorphosis of the Monstrous," in Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination ed. Mark W. Scala, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville Tenenessee, February 24-May 28 2012, (Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press), pp. 24-36. The exhibition continues in Canada, more details can be found here.

'Monstrous offspring, unruly brood' an essay review of 'Monsters and their Meanings in Early Modern Culture: Mighty Magic' by Wes Williams for The Times Literary Supplement, 10 February 2012, No 5680.

'The Labile Self' by Marina Warner, an essay review of Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe by Ulinka Rublack, for London Review of Books, Vol. 34 No.1, 5 January 2012, pp 8-9. Essay can be found here.

"Come to Hecuba": Theatrical Empathy and Memories of Troy' to The Shakespearean International Yearbook Volume 11: Special issue, Placing Michael Neill. Issues of Place in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture. November 2011, Published by Ashgate. More details can be found here.

'What St Paul's could learn from Mary, the patron of the Occupy protesters - Giles Fraser's resignation over Occupy London shows the church must engage with new forms of faith and belief', The Guardian, 28th October 2011, Article can be read here.

'Strange Tongues: Mallarme in the English Nursery, Beckett in Babel' to 'When familiar meanings dissolve...' Essays in French Studies in Memory of Malcolm Bowie, Ed. Naomi Segal and Gill Rye published by Peter Lang, Bern Switzerland 2001, pp 7-35.

‘Phantasmagoria: Professor Marina Warner in conversation with Professor Hermione Lee’ for British Academy Review, issue 18 (Summer 2011) pp- 29-32.

‘The Quiet Revolution’ an essay on libraries currently flourishing across the Arab World as part of Joan Bakewell’s guest edited section The Critics for for The New Statesman (11th July 2011), Pp 54-55.

'Introduction to "Cancellanda"' and the essay "Cancellanda" to 'Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text - New Cassandras', edited by Sanja Bahun-Radunovic, University of Essex, UK, and V.G. Julie Rajan, Rutgers University, USA, published by Ashgate, July 2011, Pp189-209.

'"Who In The World Am I?" The Child's play of Lewis Carroll' programme notes (taken from Marina Warner 'Signs & Wonders: Essays on Literature and Culture, Vintage Books) for "Dining With Alice performed at Elsing Hall, Norfolk 12-21 May 2011, Pp 6-8.

'Creation of Fantasy' An essay for the programme notes for 'Bronte' by Polly Teale, at The Tricycle Theatre, London from 5-30th April 2011. Pp 11-14.

'In the Time of Not Yet: Marina Warner on the imaginary of Edward Said' an essay for London Review of Books, Vol. 32 No.24, 16 December 2010, pp 15-18. The essay can be found here.

"The Difference in the Dose: A Story after "Rapunzel", published in Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, Vol 24, No. 2 (2010), Pp. 317-328.

'Did she go willingly?' an essay review on Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood by Laurie Maguire, published in The London Review of Books Vol. 32 No 19, 7 October 2010, pp 24-26.

'Who Can Shave An Egg?: Foreign Tongues and Primal Sounds in Mallarme and Beckett', in Reflections on Beckett -A Centenary Celebration, eds. Anna McMullan and S.E Wilmer, The University of Michigan Press / Ann Arbor 2009, pp. 53-81.

Introduction to An Essex Attitude, poems by Adrian May , published by Wivenbooks, 2009.

'Beastly Tales', Part 7 of Great Fairytales published as booklet in series on Fairy Tales, Guardian, October 2009.

'Once Upon A Time In Rossillion', programme note for All's Well That Ends Well directed Marianne Elliot, National Theatre, 2009.

'Other Cinderellas', programme essay for 'La Cenerentola', Garsington Opera Programme 2009, pages 54-56.

'The Silence of The Siren', programme essay for Rusalka, Glyndebourne Opera Programme 2009, pages 92-97 (adapted from From the Beast to The Blonde (Vintage).

'Baba Yaga and Other Hags': review of Dubravka Ugresic, "Baba Yaga Laid an Egg" translated by Ellen Elias-Bursac, Celia Hawkesworth and Mark Thompson's latest novel, London Review of Books, Volume 31 Number 16, 27 August 2009, pp. 23-24.

'Ventriloquism', review essay of 'Edward FitzGerald, The Rubaiyyat of Omar Khayyam', ed. Daniel Karlin, in London Review of Books.

'Afterword:Mirror-Readings', in The Poetics of Recognition, ed. Marilyn Lawrence and Philip Kennedy, Peter Lang, 2009.

'Who Can Shave an Egg? Foreign tongues and primal sounds in Mallarmé and Beckett', in Reflections on Beckett A Centenrary Celebration, ed. Anna McMullan and S.E. Wilmer, Michigan University Press, 2009: 53-81. Adapted in 1. Times Literary Supplement, February 29 2008 2. Longer version: Raritan Spring 2008, pp 62-89.

'Out of an old toy chest', in Journal of Aesthetic Education, special edition ed. Ellen Handler Spitz, Volume 43, Number 2, Summer 2009, pp. 3-18.

Introduction to The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang, London, Folio Society, 2008.

'Ghosts and Daemons: The Revival of Myth and Magic', Presidential Address, 23 October 2004, printed in Proceedings of the Virgil Society Volume XXV1 (2008), pp. 17-31. ISSN: 0968-2112.

'Travelling Text', essay about the Arabian Nights, in London Review of Books, Vol. 30 No. 24, 18 December 2008, pp 15-16.

'The Compass of Story - Eastern Bearings in Western Literature', in What is the West? (proceedings of conference), Stockholm, 2008.

'True Stories and Translated Selves' (The Sebald Lecture) published in 'In Other Words' (published by the British Centre for Literary Translation), Vol. 31, Summer 2008, pp 26-41.

Also published Times Literary Supplement, July 11, 2008.
'Imaginary Passages: The Metamorphoses of Europa' published in Third Text Magazine, Volume 21, Issue 5 September 2007 , pp 487 - 498.

'Doubly Damned' an essay review of Enigmas and Riddles in Literature by Eleanor Cook published in London Review of Books, Vol. 29 No. 3, 8th February 2007, Pp 26-27.

'Old Hags' essay for London: City of Disappearances edited by Iain Sinclair published by Hamish Hamilton Ltd; 1st ed. edition (2006).

'The Word Unfleshed: Memory in Cyberspace.', in Raritan, Summer 2006, Volumne XXVI, Number 1. Pp. 1-13.

'Angels and Engines: The Culture of Apocalypse', in Raritan, Fall 2005, Volume XXV, Number 2. Pp. 12-41.

Signs & Wonders, Essays on Literature and Culture published by Chatto & Windus, 2003 and re-printed by Vintage Paperback, October 2004.

'The Pillars of Hercules: Trespassing beyond the Mark', in Raritan, Winter 2003, 21st Anniversary Issue, Volume XXII, Number 3. Pp. 17-38

'Spirit Visions: Faces in the Clouds, or, Figuring the Invisible', in Raritan, 21st Anniversary Issue, Spring 2002, Volume XXI, Number 4. Pp. 264-301.

'"Hush-a-Bye Baby": Death and Violence in the Lullaby', in Raritan, Summer 1998, Volume XVIII, Number 1. Pp. 93-114.

'The Enchantments of Circe', in Raritan, Summer 1997, Volume XVII, Number 1. Pp. 1-23.

'Stolen Shadows, Lost Souls: Body and Soul in Photography', in Raritan, Summer 1995, Volume XVI, Number 2. Pp. 35-58.

'Tears in the Mind's Eye: From David to Pissaro' Marina Warner's essay for Encounter, April 17th 1987.

'Berkoff!' by Marina Warner in Stage and Screen as part of The Vogue Bedside Books II, edited by Josephine Ross, published by Century Hutchinson LTS 1986, pp 197-200.

'The Palio di Siena' Marina Warner's article on the The Palio di Siena (Il Palio) horse race held twice each year on July 2 and August 16 in Siena, Italy for Telegraph Magazine, Number 407, August 12th 1984, pp 26-30.

'Venice: Days from a Diary' by Marina Warner in Places as part of The Vogue Bedside Book I, edited by Josephine Ross, published by Century Hutchinson LTS 1984, pp 158-160.

'Paradoxical Power - Women's History' an essay by Marina Warner for Encounter Magazine, Vol. LX1, No.3 November 1983, pp 73-79.

'Saints, scholarship and the kitchen sink' Marina warner tallks to June Levine, for Image Magazine, July 1983, pp 35-36.

'Can The Devil Speak true?' Marina Warner's essay review of The Portage to San Cristobal of AH, Mermaid Theatre London for The Literary Review, April 1982, pp 27-28.

'Breaking Away' Marina Warner's essay review of Eminent Victorian Women by Elizabeth Longford, for Enquiry Magazine, December 1981, pp 24-26.

'Gretel and Hansel' Marina Warner's essay review of The Maid of The North: Feminist Folk Tales from around the world by Ethel Johnston Phelps, for Enquiry Magazine, July 1981, pp 26-28

'In Praise of the Eternal Feminine' Marina Warner's essay review of The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and The Origins of Culture by William Irwin Thompson for The New Republic, May 23rd, 1981, pp 38-40.

'The Diffident Shelley' Marina Warner's essay review of The Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley: Volume1, A Part of the Elect' edited by Betty T. Burnett, for Enquiry Magazine, June 1980, pp 19-21.

'Queen Victoria's Sketchbook' Marina Warner's essay on her book of the same name for NRTA Journal, November-December 1980, pp 56-58.

 

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