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RECENT AND FORTHCOMING

Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press, January 2018

Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art and Artists, published by Thames and Hudson, Autumn 2018

'Planting Signs: The Art of Jumana Abboud' - Blackdog Publication, Autumn 2017

The Shadow Image, ed. Rut Blees Luxembourg, with essay and photographs from a trip to China in l975 by Marina Warner, forthcoming 2017.

Once Upon a Time - A Short History of Fairy Tale by Marina Warner, Oxford University Press (2014) published in paperback 2016.

'Scheherazade's Children. Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights'. Edited By Philip F. Kennedy and Marina Warner NYU Press, November 2013.

'Alone of All Her Sex: Cult of the Virgin Mary' and 'Joan of Arc', both re-published by Oxford University Press with new introductions, 2013.

Stranger Magic: Charmed States and The Arabian Nights (2011), paperback published by Vintage (2012).

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Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media (2006)Signs & Wonders - Essays on Literature and Culture (2002)

Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds : Ways of Telling the Self (2002)

No Go the Bogeyman - On Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1988)

From the Beast to the Blonde - On Fairy Tales and their Tellers (1994)

Six Myths of Our Time. The 1994 Reith Lectures (1994)

Managing Monsters: Six Myths of Our Time (1994)

Into the Dangerous World - Some reflections on childhood and its costs (1988)

L’Atalante (1993)

Monuments & Maidens - The allegory of the female form (1985)

Joan of Arc - The image of Female Heroism (1981)

Alone of All Her Sex - The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976)

The Crack In The Teacup: Britain in the Twentieth Century, (1979)

Queen Victoria's Sketchbook (1979)

The Dragon Empress - The life and Times of Tz’u-hsi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1980 (1972)

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ESSAYS ON LITERATURE AND CULTURE
A selection of Marina Warner's essays and reviews published in journals, newspapers, books and online. The list is incomplete.

WRITINGS ON THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
'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).

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.

OTHER ESSAYS
2017

'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.

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

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

'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.


'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.

'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.

'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.

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.

'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 here.

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.

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.


'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.

'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.

'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.'

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.

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

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

'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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SHAKESPEARE 400
Shakespeare has been a source of inspiration for MW throughout her writing, in fiction as well as critical studies. This list includes some of these responses.


'Fly Away Home'
MW's collection of short stories 'Fly Away Home' published by Salt Publishing, September 2015, more info here.

02nd June 2015 6.30pm
Who Ate Marina Warner? at The Delfina Foundation, London
Reading by UK Associate Navine G Khan-Dossos followed by a conversation with Aaron Cezar, Director of Delfina Foundation.
Who Ate Marina Warner? is a text based on the 1994 BBC Reith Lecture series, Managing Monsters by Marina Warner. In the penultimate installment, Cannibal Tales: The Hunger for Conquest, Warner discusses the place of cannibalism in mythologies in diverse contexts, from The Tempest to Hannibal Lecter. She links the fantasy of cannibalism to narratives of conquest, as well as exploring how the imagery of consuming the body speaks of longing and fear, identity, the past and the unknowable future.
For the purpose of this project, Marina's voice, ensconced deep in the BBC archives, has been revived and replayed through a computer program that aims to return it to a textual form. Khan-Dossos sees this process as a cannibalisation of knowledge, a regurgitation of sorts, in which the computer is an extension of man, taking part in the process of consumption of the self and others. This event is produced as part of the second season of The Politics of Food: Sex, Diet & Disaster. More details can be found here.

20th November 2013
Richard Hoggart lecture, Goldsmiths University, London
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.

'Forget My Fate', in Midsummer Nights, ed. Jeanette Winterson (stories after opera for Glyndebourne), Quercus, 2009.

The following essays appear in 'Signs and Wonders - Essays on Literature and Culture' (Chatto & Windus 2003), more infomation can be found on the book page here.

Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds (2001) discusses imagination and fantasy in A Midsummer Night's Dream and other plays.

Shakespeare and Caliban, Rough Magic and Sweet Lullaby, 2000

Phantasmagoria (l998) Chapters 6-10 discuss fancy and imagination, spectacle, perception, pareidolia and clouds.

Shakespeare and the goddess - Review of Ted Hughes, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete
Being (1995)

From the Beast to the Blonde (l994) includes discussion throughout of fairy tale allusions and structures in the plays, principally in eg The Merchant of Venice and King Lear.

Indigo (l992), a novel, revisions The Tempest
Shakespeare's Caliban - Review of Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan, Shakespeare's Caliban: A Cultural History (1992)

Joan of Arc (l981) discusses witchcraft in the plays and the representation of Joan in Henry VI.

'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 Autumn 2014, published by Shakespeare's Globe.

'"Come to Hecuba": Theatrical Empathy and Memories of Troy', Shakespearean International Yearbook Volume 11: Special issue, Placing Michael Neill. Issues of Place in Shakespeare and Early Modern Culture. November 2011, (Ashgate,2009

'Once Upon A Time in Rossillion', programme note for All's Well That Ends Well ,
directed Marianne Elliot, National Theatre,
2003

Signs and Wonders: Essays on Literature and Culture (Chatto & Windus 2003), more information can be found on the book page here.

Includes a section on Shakespearean Transformations: 'Shakespeare and Caliban, Rough Magic and Sweet Lullaby' (2000)
'Shakespeare and the goddess', review of Ted Hughes, Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete
Being (1995)
'Maps of Elsewhere' (1992)

'The Silence of Sycorax' (l996)

'His Own Dark Styx', review of Caryl Phillips, The Nature of Blood, a novel inspired by Othello (1997)

'Castaway on the Ocean of Story', edited version of the lecture given at the Shakespeare Deutsche Gesellschaft Conference, Weimar, April 2002, and revised for Jahrbuch, Vol 139 (2003: 1).

'Shakespeare's Caliban', review of Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan, Shakespeare's Caliban: A Cultural History (1992)

Fly Away Home: Stories (Salt Publishing, September 2015) includes a story inspired by the Purcell opera, Dido and Aeneas, itself inspired by Marlowe's Dido, Queen of Carthage, a play that underlies many elements of The Tempest.

Selected named lectures - Shakespeare Jahrbuch 2002


WRITINGS AROUND SHAKESPEARE
Indigo is a novel written by Marina Warner, published by Simon & Schuster in 1992

It is a modernized and altered retelling of William Shakespeare's, The Tempest. Within the novel, Warner appropriates Shakespeare's original plot and characters to fit a dual reality, spanning the 17th and 20th Centuries, and the colonial sphere of the Caribbean alongside post-colonial London. She expands certain characters, for example, Sycorax, Shakespeare's dark witch, is given her own identity as indigo maker and village sage. The colonialist realities of 'discovery' and the conquering of 'new' lands are played out in the novel's first section. Finally, the characters of Miranda and Caliban (recreated as Dulé and George/Shaka) are unified in a shared acknowledgement of past colonial wrongs.

Indigo is a shimmering, lyrical novel about power and transformation. Inspired by Shakespeare's magic play The Tempest, prizewinning writer Marina Warner refashions the drama to explore the restless conflicts between the inhabitants of a Caribbean island and the English family who settled it. From that violent moment in the seventeenth century when the English buccaneer Kit Everard arrives at Enfant-Beate, the islanders' fate is intertwined, often tragically, with that of the Everards. The voices that map the fortunes of those born, raised, or landed on the island pass from the wise woman Sycorax in the past, a healer and a dyer of indigo, to the native nanny Serafine Killebree, who transforms them to fairy tales for the two little Everard girls in London in the 1950s.

At the center of the modern-day story is the relationship between these two young women: Xanthe, the golden girl, brash and confident, and Miranda, self-conscious and uneasy, who struggles with her Creole inheritance. When Xanthe decides they should return to Enfant-Beate to restore their fortunes, she binds the family closer to its past and awakens a history marked with passions and portents that takes the two women on very different paths of discovery. Sensuous and earthy, humorous and magical, Indigo is a novel of powerful originality and imagination.

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ESSAYS ON ART
Here is a selection of Marina Warner's art essays and reviews from 1988 to the present, published in artists monographs, catalogues, magazines, journals, newspapers and online. The list is incomplete.



2017
MW has contributed to ‘Conversations in Time’ a series of new conversations inspired by Suzi Gablik's important book, Conversations Before the End of Time, first published in 1995. Artists, writers and cultural thinkers have been recorded today, broadly inspired by the question posed in Gablik’s book:
What is the purpose or role of art in an age of accelerating social change and environmental uncertainty?
These conversations and the audiobook of Gablik’s book are distributed within the Public Programme ‘Conversations in Time’, part of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017.
Marina Warner in conversation with Jimmie Durham can be streamed here
http://www.conversationsintime.eu/conversations.html

MW has contributed 'Floored by Wonder' to Parkett 100/101 'Grounding Vision', forthcoming.

MW has contributed 'Signature Measures: Julie Mehretu's Disfigurations' in 'A Universal history of Everything and Nothing' co-published by Fundação de Serralves and Fundacion Botin with Mousse Publishing, 2017. The book features an essay by Suzanne Cotter and newly commissioned texts by Amin Malouf, published as part of Julie Mehretu: A Universal History of Everything and Nothing at Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal. More info can be found here.

Binding Enchantments' by Marina Warner, published in the Venice Biennale catalogue LP Mondo Magico, ed. Cecilia Alemani, 2017

MW has contributed a text to celebrate the opening of Ana Maria Pacheco's exhibition Dispersing the Night at for Salisbury Cathedral, which can be read here.
This is an excerpt from The Enchanted Garden of Ana Maria Pacheco in Ana Maria Pacheco|Norwich 2015, Pratt Contemporary, 2015, pp.15-19, Marina Warner @ 2015.
More information about Ana Maria Pacheco's exhibition Dispersing the Night exhibition at the Cathedral can be found here.

MW's introduction to Down Below by Leonora Carrington, (NYRB Classics 2017) discussed in Swimming under cemeteries by Lorna Scott Fox published in The TLS 05 May 2017, pp 3-5
The article can be found here http://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/leonora-carrington/

'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.

Magical Aesthetics by Marina Warner, published in the forthcoming catalogue to 'Christian Thompson: Ritual intimacy, 27 April – 8 July 2017 at Monash University Museum of Art . More information here.

2016
MW has contributed 'Joan Jonas and the scene of time' pp56-81 to Theatrical Fields: Critical Strategies in Performance, Film, and Video Published by NTU CCA Singapore, König Books, London, and Bildmuseet, Umeå, Edited by Ute Meta Bauer and Anca Rujoiu. More information can be found here.

MW has contributed the essay 'The perforate Self or Nought is Not Naught' to Anish Kapoor - Archaeology: Biology, Folio 043 published by MUAC Museo Universitation Arte Contemporaneo, UNAM 2016, pp 84-90, with essays by Cecilia Delgado Masse, Catherine Lampert, Jaime Soler Frost, Pablo Soler Frost, Douglas Maxwell, Hommi K. Bhabha, Lee Ufan and Julia Kristeva. More info can be found here.

MW has contributed to the 'Bridget Smith - Now It is Permitted: 24 Wayside Pulpits'
Artist in residence at the Swedenborg Society, Bridget Smith, presents an exhibition of ongoing work Now It is Permitted: 24 Wayside Pulpits. Inspired by a collection of 24 New Church 'wayside pulpits' from the 1950s held in the archive at Swedenborg House, the exhibition features 58 newly commissioned visionary statements from invited artists, writers, musicians, playwrights and filmmakers. Co-curated with the Swedenborg Society's Director Stephen McNeilly, and designed by the Fraser Muggeridge studio, the posters will be on display at Swedenborg House, the Window Gallery in Conway Hall and around other Bloomsbury Festival venues 2016.

MW contributes essay ' Leonora Carrington: Badger' to Leonora Carrington in The Viktor Wyind Museum booklet, Leeds College of Art, August 2016. More informatiocan be found here.

MW contributes essay on illustrator Kay Nielsen and the fairy tales that inspired him 'Dreams of Enchatment' to The Folio Magazine pp3-7, more details can be found here.

MW has contributed an essay to the catalogue of 'Leonora Carrington / Lucy Skaer' co-edited by the curator and Jonathon P. Eburne, Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (Manchester University Press 2016). Details to follow.

MW contributed to Cornelia Parker's exhibition 'FOUND' at the Foundling Museum, 27 May 2016 — 04 September 2016.
For this major exhibition, Foundling Fellow Cornelia Parker has invited over sixty outstanding artists from a range of creative disciplines to respond to the theme of 'found', reflecting on the Museum's heritage.
Combining new and existing work with found objects kept for their significance, the exhibition will unfold throughout the Museum, interacting with historic works in the Collection and with each other. Parker's inspiration has in part been taken from the Museum's eighteenth-century tokens – small objects left by mothers with their babies as a means of identification should they ever return to the Foundling Hospital to claim their child.
Artists participating in FOUND include: Ron Arad RA, Phyllida Barlow RA, Jarvis Cocker, Richard Deacon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Jeremy Deller, Edmund de Waal, Brian Eno, Antony Gormley RA, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Heatherwick RA, Christian Marclay, Mike Nelson, Laure Prouvost, David Shrigley, Bob and Roberta Smith RA, Wolfgang Tillmans RA, Marina Warner and Rachel Whiteread. Twenty Royal Academicians are contributing to the show, echoing the role that the Foundling Hospital played in the development of the Royal Academy. Founded in 1739 to care for babies at risk of abandonment, the Foundling Hospital was supported by the leading artists of the day, many of whom donated work, thanks to the revolutionary involvement of the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. The Royal Academy's origins can be traced to the collective mobilisation of artists and the promotion of British art that took place at the Hospital during the eighteenth century.
More information can be found here.

'Finders Keepers' MW describes the intruiing item that she has contributed to a major exhibtiion of found objects. curated by Cornelia Parker RA at the Foundling Museum for RA Magazine, Summer 2016 page 24, also feastured in The Guardian, 25 May 2016 here.
MW contributed 'Visions of the Honeycomb' an essay for Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse by AL and AL published by Cornerhouse UK 2016) pp 68-76. Published to accompany the exhibition at HOME, Manchester, 6 Feb – 27 Mar 2016. Curated by Bren O'Callaghan & Sarah Perks.More details can be found here.

2015
MW contributes 'Wild Ecstasy' to Textus: English Studies in Italy n. 3 (2014) pp 213-230 more details can be found here.

MW contributes 'The springs beneath, the flow above, the light within' to Cristina Iglesias 'Tres Aguas', published by Artangel and Turner 2015 (pp 55-67). More details can be found here.

''Joan Jonas: The Taste of the Clouds' an essay for Joan Jonas: They Come To Us Without A Word' pp 30-40 written by Marina Warner published by Hatje Cantz, Germany 2015, details can be found here.

MW writes obituary for artist and curator Felicity Powell, published in the The Guardian here, 18th May 2015. MW contributes 'The Enchanted Garden of Ana Maria Pacheco' to Ana Maria Pacheco: Sculpture Norwich 2015' published by Pratt Contemporary 2015, pp15-19

2014

MW contributes 'Pierre Huyghe: Vacant Posession'to Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art No.5 , published by DIA Art Foundation, New York 2014, p129-14

MW has contributed an essay to 'David Parker: Myth and Landscape' published by Art Books Heidelberg (2014) ISBN 978-3-86828-589-5

'The Music of Myth' in Glyndebourne Festival 2013 Programme (does it have another title?), pp. 32-35 (Summer 2013)

'Contradictory Curiosity', in the exhibition catalogue of Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, pp 25-41, curated by Brain Dillon, Turner Contemporary, Margate. (June 2013)

'Marina Warner in conversation with Omar Berrada' as part of 'Meanwhile...History*', Global Art Forum 8, Doha, March 19-21 2014) in Bidoun #28: Interviews, (Abu Dhabi: March 2014 OR 2013?)

The reality bodily before us: picturing the Arabian Nights', in Fictions of Art History,  ed. Mark Ledbury, intro Michael Hatt and Mark Ledbury, [Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series] (Yale University Press, 2013).

'Icons of Modern Life', Introduction to Man Ray Portraits by Terence Pepper, a fully-illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. (February 2013)

MW has contributed 'Helen - A Eulogy' to 'Helen Chadwick - Wreaths to Pleasure'
published by Ridinghouse 2014. More details here.

October 2014
MW has contrinuted an essay to 'David Parker: Myth and Landscape' published by Art Books Heidelberg (2014) ISBN 978-3-86828-589-5. More details can be found here.

Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) - Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidsonpublished by Marian Goodman Gallery, Septemb
MW's essay 'Ruby' can be read here.

Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) centers around a series of four interviews the artists Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson conducted in 2009 with gemologist and jewelry designer Karen L. Davidson, talking about the stones used to record her voice. The artists made lithic tools from the four gemstones and etched a series of unique lathe-cut dub plates of each interview. Each of the four gemstone styli were given to Karen to use as elements in four pieces she designed. These handmade pieces are composed of the stylus, crystal slices or stones in their natural states, cut gems and 22k gold. Each of the four pieces can be worn as a pendant.
Actress Elina Löwensohn, artist Pierre Huyghe, curator Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, geologist Violaine Sautter, hypnotist Victor Simon with curator Maxime Guitton, psychoanalyst Jamieson Webster, singer Stine Janvin Motland and writer Marina Warner were invited by the artists to listen to the records and to be exposed to, or exhibit these objects for various lengths of time.The information contained on the records was transmitted through casual conversations and occurrences that took place during their daily lives. A record of these instances has been contributed by each individual in the form of texts, compositions or conversations. More information here.

2013
review of Kara Walker's exhibition at Camden Arts Centre, London. Published in London Review of Books, Vol. 35 No. 23, 5 December 2013, page 41. The article can be read here.

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 IB Tauris London, November 2013. More details on the publication can be found here.

Marina Warner has contributed an excerpt from From The Beast To The Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers to 'Aquatopia: The Imaginary of the Ocean deep' a catalogue for the exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary 20 Jul 2013 - 22 Sep 2013. More details can be found here.

'The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought: Writings on Art by Marina Warner Volume 1', Edited by Vivian Sky Rehberg, Introduction by Marina Warner, published by Violette Editions ( 2013).
The first of two volumes.
More information here.

'Icons of Modern Life' by Marina Warner published in 'Man Ray Portraits' by Terence Pepper, and an illustrated chronology of the artist's life and career by Helen Trompeteler.
A fully-illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery Feb-May 2013.
More details can be found here.

'The reality bodily before us: picturing the Arabian Nights', in Fictions of Art History,  ed. Mark Ledbury, intro Michael Hatt and Mark Ledbury, [Clark Studies in the Visual Arts series] (Yale University Press, 2013).

'Icons of Modern Life', Introduction to Man Ray Portraits by Terence Pepper, a fully-illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. (February 2013)

2012
'My Hero: Paula Rego' by Marina Warner, published in The Guardian Saturday Review, 25 August 2012, page 5. The article can be read here.

'"I am a history / A Memory inventing itself...": The Embodiment of Time’ an essay on recent RCA Animation work for Royal College of Art Animation Showreel, RCA London, July 2012.

MW has contributed an essay for the book 'Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination' edited by Mark W. Scala, published by Vanderbilt University Press, 2012. More details can be found here.


2011
MW contributed 'Visions of Alice: the little girl at the heart of Wonderland / The Dream Child' an essay review on Alice in Wonderland at Tate Liverpool in The Guardian Review, 29 October 2011, pp16-17. The article can be read here.

MW was interviewed for the documentary film about painter, poet and writer Leonora Carrington 'Open Up Stone Door' Directed by Dominique et Julien Ferrandou for Seven Doc Films, France. Available on DVD here.

MW has contributed her essay 'Intimate Communiqués: Melchior Lorck’s Flying Tortoise' to Seeing from Above: The Aerial View in Visual Culture edited by Mark Dorrian and Frédéric Pousin, published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd or Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd, London 2011. A full contents list can be read here.

MW has contributed the essay ‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ on the rarely seen drawings of Lewis Carroll featured in the Tate Liverpool’s exhibition ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (4 November - 29 January 2012) in Tate Etc magazine, issue 23, Autumn 2011, pp 68-73.

‘At the Hayward’ MW contributed an essay review on the ‘Tracey Emin: Love is What You Want’ exhibition at The Hayward Gallery London for The London Review of Books, Vol. 33 No. 16-25 August 2011, pp 28-29.

‘Unhealing Time’ Marina Warner essay lecture for Royal College of Art MA Animation 2011 programme. Pp-6-13.

‘Footage’, with Tacita Dean, Artist’s book, one of Tacita Dean ‘Seven Books Grey’ (Vienna: MUMOK, Steidl, 2011). Pp 9-34.

2010
Chronicle of a Life Repaired: Bobby Baker, Wellcome Collection published by Profile Books (2010), essay by Marina Warner.

MW has contributed an essay on Bernini for the book ‘What Makes a Masterpiece? Encounters with Great Works of Art’ edited by Christopher Dell, published by Thames and Hudson (London and New York, 2010).

'Lament and Blessing in the Aftertime’ an essay for the catalogue for Anselm Kiefer’s show opening at Gagosian Gallery, New York on 6 November 2010.

‘The Language of Stones’, in catalogue of The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity’, Tate St Ives. 2010

‘Fruit Bomb’, about a talisman in the Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford appears in the catalogue of Magic Show, a South Bank touring exhibition curated by Sally O’Reilly and Jonathan Allen. Published 2010.

'Adynaia - Time’s Colour; Impossible Beauty’ an essay for The Colour of Time: Garry Fabian Miller by Adam Nicolson, Marina Warner, Nigel Warburton, published by Black Dog Publishing, London September 2010. The publishing coincides with two exhibitions of Garry Fabian Miller’s work at the V&A and Hacklebury Fine Art, London 2010.

‘A Howling Yearning’ an essay on recent RCA Animation work for ARC: The Journal of The Royal College of Art, London, ARC 14, Summer 2010, Pp 58-61.

2009
Introduction to the Peter Randall-Page exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, adapted in ‘Heart of Stone’, Guardian Review 4 July 2009, p. 18.

‘Rat and Bear: The Animal Fables of Fischli/Weiss’ in Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Are Animals People? Exhibition catalogue, Reina Sofia, Madrid, 2009.

‘Satyrs, Harpies, Jellyfish, and Mutants: Ovidian Metamorphosis in Contemporary Art’, in The Body and the Arts, ed. Corinne Saunders, Palgrave, 2009.

Extracts from Phantasmagoria in Susan MacWilliam: Remote Viewing, Black Dog Publishing, 2009, pp. 56-57.

2008
‘Light Drawing In: The Art of Tacita Dean’, in Gehen/Walking, edited by Theodora Vischer and Katrin Grogel, Schaulager, Basel und Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, 2008, Pp 15-28.

‘The Writing of Stones: Roger Caillois’s Imaginary Logic’
, Cabinet magazine, Spring 2008.

‘The Word Unfleshed: Memory in Cyberspace’, trans. German in Sinn und Form, May-June 2008.
‘Phew! Whaam! Aaargh! Boo!: Sense, Sensation, and Picturing Sound’ in The Soundtrack, Vol 1, 2008.
‘Al and Al’, in Al and Al: Eternal Youth, exh. catalogue, FACT, Liverpool, April, 2008.

2006
‘Hieronymus Bosch: The Hay Wain’, El Bosco y la tradicion pictorica de lo fantastico en el Museo del Prado, Madrid, forthcoming, 2006.

‘Invented Plots: The Enchanted Puppets and Fairy Doubles of Henry Fuseli’, in exhibition catalogue for Gothic Nightmares, Tate Britain, 2006.

‘Airy Spirits and Spitting Images: Adventures with Ectoplasm’, Vorträge aus dem Warburg-Haus, Vol. 9, Hamburg, 2006

2005
‘Out of the Hell-Broth on to the Pillow: The Metamorphosis of a Frog’, in Kiss the Frog: The Art of Transformation exh cat. Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, arkitektur og design, Oslo 28 May- 18 Sept 2005.

‘Passionate Cruces: The Art of Dorothy Cross’ in Dorothy Cross, exhibition catalogue, Irish Museum of Modern Art. Dublin, 2005 (Milan; Charta, 2005)

‘Insubstantial Pageants: spirit visions, soul traces’, in The Blur of the Otherworldly, ed. Mark Alice Durrant, exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, 2005.

‘Wolf-Girl, Soul-Bird: The Mortal Art of Kiki Smith’
, in Kiki Smith, exhibition catalogue for retrospective, Minneapolis – San Francisco, 2005- .

2004
‘In the Mind’s Eye: Thought-Pictures and Ethereal Presences in the Photograph of Julia Margaret Cameron 1815-79, Archive (Bradford Museum of Photography, Film & Television), February 2004: 30-34.

‘Self-Portrait in a Rear-View Mirror’ in Only Make Believe: Ways of Playing, catalogue of exhibition at Compton Verney, 2004-5.

‘Psychic Time, or, The Metamorphoses of Narcissus’, in Chris Bucklow: This I that is Not I (catalogue, London: British Museum and Wordsworth Trust, 2004)

‘Medusae: Dorothy Cross/Tom Cross’, in Experiment: conversations in art and science. Eds. Bergit Arends and Davina Thackara (London:The Wellcome Trust, 2004).

‘Here comes the Bogeyman’: Juan Munoz and the Late Grotesque’, in Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art , No. 2: Dia Art Foundation, New York, eds. Lynne Cooke and Karen Kelly, with Bettina Funcke (New York, 2004).

2003
'Metamorphing', written with Sarah Bakewell, published by New Scientist, 2003.

‘Ethereal Body: The Quest for Ectoplasm’, in Spiritus, catalogue of exhibition at Magasin3, Stockholm, 2003; reprinted Cabinet (New York), Fall/Winter 2003-4.

'"An artist’s dreamland”: Jane Eyre through Paula Rego’s eyes’, in Paula Rego: Jane Eyre (Enitharmon Press, London, 2003).

‘Anish Kapoor: The Perforate Self, or Nought Is Not Nought’
, Parkett, Spring, 2004.

‘Oracles & Treacle’, in catalogue of Joan Jonas: Works, Queens Museum of Art, Queens New York, December 2003.

2002
‘Metamorfosis fantasticas: frutos prohibidos y otros mundos en “El Jardin de las delicias” de Hieronymus Bosch’, in Historias Inmortales (Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg, 2002).

‘”Ourself behind Ourself, Concealed”: Ethereal Whispers from the Dark Side’ in Tony Oursler: The Influence Machine, London: Artangel, New York: Public Art Fund, 2002.

‘Pavane for Her Wildwoman Symmetries: Francesco Clemente’s The Book of the Sea' catalogue essay, London and New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2002

Catalogue note to The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2002.

2001
‘Gateways of the Primordial’, introduction to Sculpture at Goodwood 2001-2.

2000
‘Nine Turns around the Spindle: The Turbine Towers of Louise Bourgeois’, Louise Bourgeois (London, 2000).

‘Ready or Not Here I Come!’
, in Janine Antoni (Zurich, 2000).

‘I will give you a monument’ a
debate on Trafalgar Square’s empty plinth from a talk given to Royal Society of Arts, published in The New Statesman, 21 February, 2000, p. 43-44.

1999

‘Adventures in the way we see,’ review of Colour and Meaning: Art, Science and Symbolism, John Gage, in THES, December 17th 1999.

‘The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower’, introduction to Virginia Rodier, Clementina Lady Hawarden (New York, 1999).

‘Desire Paths’, in Granite Song : Sculpture Peter Randall-Page (Devon Books, 1999).

‘Family enfer’: review of Louise Bourgeois, recent works, Serpentine Gallery, and Louise Bourgeois ‘Deconstruction of tthe Father, reconstruction of the father,’ Writings and Interviews, eds. Marie-Laure Bernadac, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, TLS, 1999.

1998
‘Angelic Visions’, RA Quarterly, Winter 1998.

‘A renaissance of repugnance,’ review of Master of death: the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, Michael Camille; Medieval death: Ritual and representation, Paul Binski; King Death: the Black death and its aftermath in late-medieval England, Colin Platt, THES, July 5, 1998

‘Playacting, Chimaera and the late grotesque’ in Veronica’s revenge, ed.Elizabeth Janus (Zurich, 1998).

Preface to 20 Maresfield Gardens: A Guide to The Freud Museum (London, 1998).

1997
‘Megan Jenkinson: Making Her Way Through the Palace of Memory’, in Under the Aegis : ‘The Virtues’ by Megan Jenkinson. Auckland, 1997.

‘Making Secret Visions Visible’, PN Review 1997

‘At the bottom of the garden’, Victorian Fairy Painting (Royal Academy of Arts), Victorian Fairy painting , Jane Martineau, ed. Merrell Hollberton/Royal Academy of Arts, in TLS, December 5, 1997.

1996
Introduction and essay 'A Short Dictionary of the Invisible' for 'The Inner Eye: Art Beyond the Visible' Catalogue of exhibition, Manchester, Brighton, Swansea, Dulwich Picture Gallery (London, 1996-97).

Essay in Helen Chadwick Stilled Lives (Edinburgh, 1996).

Essay in David Nash: Forms into Time (London, 1996).

Catalogue of exhibition 'The Inner Eye: Art Beyond the Visible' shown in Manchester, Brighton, Swansea, Dulwich Picture Gallery London, l996-97.

1995
‘Secret Ceremonies of Innocence: Zarina Bhimji’, in Zarina Bhimji (Cambridge, 1995).

‘The Rebel at the Heart of the Joker: Bobby Baker’, in Take a Peek (Royal Festival Hall, London, June l995), in Performance Art: Into the 90’s , A & D, October l995; reprinted in ‘Bobby Baker: The rebel at the heart of the Joker’ in A split second of Paradise, eds. Nicky Childs and Jeni Walwin (London, l996)

‘Waxworks and Wonderlands’
, in Lynne Cooke and Peter Wollen, Visual Display Culture Beyond Appearances, New York, l995; another version in Printer’s Devil, Fall, l995, translated as ‘Museo delle Cere e Paese delle Meraviglie; l’arte dell’imbalsamazione come simulazione della vita e sconfitta della morte,’ Prometeo, Anno 16, No. 62.

‘Soul Stealing, Shadow-Catching ’ 2 parts, Tate , Summer-Autumn, l995; another version:‘Lost Souls, Stolen Shadows’, Raritan, Fall, 1995.

‘Shearings’, in Ann Hamilton: Tropos (New York, 1995).

‘Le vil et le vigoureux, la toison et le poil: des cheveux et leur langage’ in masculinfeminin, le sexe de l’art, eds.Marie-Laure Bernadac et Jean-Claude Barnabé (Paris 1995); reprinted ‘Fur and fleece and the language of hair’ in Haare - Obsession und Kunst, Museum Bellerive, Zurich (7 March-21 May 2000).

1994
‘The Searcher in the Woods’, in David Nash (Omaha, l994)

1993
Richard Wentworth catalogue, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1993; version translated as ‘Le parti pris des choses’ in catalogue to Richard Wentworth exhibition,, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais (22 July-9 October 1994).

‘Penis Plenty Phallic Lack’, Parkett No 33 – 1993.

‘In the Charnel House of Love: Marlene Dumas’, Parkett No 38 - 1993.

1992
Lucian Freud, New York Times Magazine, 1992.

Peter Randall Page, Catalogue Henry Moore Centre, Leeds, l992.

1991
‘Leonora Carrington’s Spirit Bestiary; or, The Art of Playing Make-Believe’ , Catalogue, Leonora Carrington London, 1991.

‘Bush Natural’, Parkett No 27 - 1991

1989
‘In the Garden of Delights: Helen Chadwick’s “Of Mutability”’ in Helen Chadwick (exhibition catalogue), London,1986, reprinted in Helen Chadwick, Enfleshings, London, 1989.

‘Personification and the Idealization of the Feminine’, in Medievalism in American Culture, ed. Bernard Rosenthal and Paul E. Szarmach. Binghamton, New York, 1989, 85-111.

Maggi Hambling Catalogue, Serpentine Gallery, London, 1989

Introduction to 'Paula Rego, Nursery Rhymes', 1989 reprinted in 1994.

‘Signs of the Fifth Element’, Catalogue The Tree of Life, South Bank Centre Touring Exhibition, l989.

1988
‘Eve, the Serpent and Death (Hans Baldung Grien)’, FMR, 31 (March-April 1988).
Introduction to Frans Masereel, The City. London, 1988.

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JOURNALISM
A selection of Marina Warner's recent articles published in newspapers and magazines. The list is incomplete.

John Forrester: Historian and philosopher who wrote extensively on Freud and psychoanalysis - an obituary by Marina Warner was published in The Guardian 3rd December 2015 can be read here. The original version of the tribute can be read here.

Simon Schaffer's tribute can be found on the University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science site here.

Marina Warner's diary published in The London Review of Books, volume 37 number 23, 3rd December 2015, pp46-47

Marina Warner's Books of the year 2015 published in The Observer New Review and The Times Literary Supplement, 27 and 29 November 2015.

'Learning My Lesson: Marina Warner on the disfiguring of higher education' published in London Review of Books, Vol. 37 No. 6, 19 March 2015, pp 8-14 can be read here.

Marina Warner has writen an obituary for Radwa Ashour, ' Courageous Egyptian writer, academic and translator known for her Granada trilogy' published in The Guardian Monday 8 December 2014. Can be read here.

'Why I Quit' An essay by Marina Warner published in London Review of Books, Vol. 36 No 1 11 September 2014, pages 42-43. The essay can be read here. 'There's method in theatre's blood and gore', in The Guardian, p. 22 (12 May 2014). Details here.

'Short Cuts', in The London Review of Books, Vol. 36, No. 5, p. 19. (6 March 2014) Details here.

'On Magic', A Symposium on Magic in The Threepenny Review, Issue 137, Spring 2014, pp. 16-17.

The Cracks in the Pavement by Marina Warner, published in The Brooklyn Rail 5th June,the article can be read here.

'In Defence of Fairy Tales' an essay by Marina Warner published in The Observer New Review 08 June 2014 Page 5 can be read here.

'Liberty – a few words', Writers at Liberty online project celebrating Liberty's 80th birthday (24 February 2014). Details here.

'Wrong Kind of Noise', review of Silence: A Christian History, by Diarmaid MacCulloch, The London Review of Books, Vol. 25, No. 24, pp. 29-30 (19 December 2013) . Details here.

'Here Be Monsters' 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' exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh and the British Museum, London, September 2014–January 2015, in The New York Review of Books, Volume LX, Number 20, (19 December 2013) pp. 58-62. More info here.

'At Camden Arts Centre', review of Kara Walker's exhibition 'We at Camden Arts Centre are Exceedingly Proud to Present an Exhibition of Capable Artworks by the Notable Hand of the Celebrated American, Kara Elizabeth Walker, Negress' in The London Review of Books, Vol. 35, No. 23 (5 December 2013) p. 41. More info here.

Review of Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris; A cultural history of Euripides's Black Sea tragedy by Edith Hall, The Times Literary Supplement (4 September 2013).

'Death in Plain Sight: Marina Warner on Emily Wilding Davidson', in The London Review of Books, Vol. 35, No. 13, (4 July 2013) pp. 19-20 , here.

Foreword for Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist: The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi, Anbara Salam Khalidi, trans. Tarif Khalidi, (London: Pluto Books, 2013) pp. 8-10.

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IN PROGRESS
Marina Warner is currently working on a novel inspired by her father’s booksho
in Egypt in the Fifties entitled ‘Inventory of a Life Mislaid’




MW's father's bookshop in Cairo, 1950s


 

 

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