Marina Warner

Articles, Essays & other writings

'Ravelling Time: The Aesthetic Adventures of Rachel Kneebone', in Catalogue essay (Mänttä-Vilppula: Serlachius Museum, 2021)

'Tribute for Fiona MacCarthy', Royal Society of Literature, https://rsliterature.org/fellow/fiona-maccarthy-3/, (2020)

'Peter Dronke Obituary', Guardian, May 14 https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/14/peter-dronke-obituary, (2020)

'Unknowability and Pleasure: The Case of the Vanishing Referent', Social Research, , Vol 87, 1, (2020)

'Spellbound, essay review of Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III', NYRB June 2 (2020)

'Melchior Lorck, View of Constantinople, 1559', in On the Viewing Platform: The Panorama between Canvas and Screen, ed. by Katie Trumpener, Tim Barringer (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020), pp. https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300184792/viewing-platform

'Literature and the Web: The Potential of Digital Soundscapes', InVerbis, vol. X, n. 2, (2020)

'Literature and the Web: The Potential of Digital Soundscapes', InVerbis, X, 2, (2020), pp. 15-30

'Foreword', in Crow. From the Life and Songs of the Crow by Ted Hughes (London: Faber, 2020)

'Introduction: Mother Goose and Paula Rego', in Paula Rego Nursery Rhymes by Paula Rego, Marina Warner (London: Thames & Hudson, 2019), pp. 7-11

'In Rochdale', London Review of Books (2019), pp. https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2019/02/05/marina-warner/in-rochdale/

'Dream', in Legsicon, ed. by Laure Prouvost by Laure Prouvost (London: Book Works, 2019)

'My Favourite Painting', Country Life February 20, 2019, (2019), pp. 34

'Leonora’s Storytelling Imagination', in Leonora Carrington. Magic Tales, ed. by Miguel fernandez Felix, Sylvia Navarrete by Miguel fernandez Felix, Sylvia Navarrete (Spain: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, 2019), pp. 291-319

'Introduction', in The Secret Commonwealth: Of Elves, Fauns, And Fairies by Robert Kirk (NY: New York Review Books Classics, 2019), pp. pp vii-xl

'Living in the Country of Words', in Others: Writers on difference, ed. by Charles Fernyhough by Contributors: Leila Aboulela, Gillian Allnutt, Damian Barr, Noam Chomsky, Rishi Dastidar, Peter Ho Davies, Louise Doughty, Salena Godden, Colin Grant, Sam Guglani, Matt Haig, Aamer Hussein, Anjali Joseph, AL Kennedy, Joanne Limburg, Rachel Mann, Tiffany Murray, Sara Nović, Edward Platt, Alex Preston, Tom Shakespeare, Kamila Shamsie, Will Storr, Preti Taneja and Marina Warner (London: Unbound, 2019), pp. 233-251

'L’immateriale materializzato', in Apparizioni: Scritti sulla fantasmagoria by Barbara Grespi, Alessandra Violi (Rome: Aracne, 2019), pp. 77-98

'Magic Opera', in Glyndebourne Festival Brochure 2019, ed. by Karen Anderson (Glyndebourne, 2019), pp. 40-44

'My Summer Reading – Recommended ‘Voodoo Hypothesis’ by Canisia Lubrin', The Tablet 6 July 2019, (2019), pp. p19

'‘Imps and Ogres’ an essays review of ‘Big and Small: A Cultural History of Extraordinary Bodies’ by Lynne Vallone', London Review of Books, Vol 41, Number 11, (2019), pp. pp27-29

'Extreme Possibilities', New Statesman, 5-11 July 2019, (2019), pp. pp46-49

'Foreword', in Paula Rego. The Art of Story, ed. by Deryn Rees-Jones (Thames & Hudson, 2019), pp. 12

'Genius Loci', The Royal Society of Literature Review, Summer 2019, (2019), pp. 31-32

'Noonday Devils', in Broom, Broom, Writings about Witches by LRB (London Review Of Books, 2019), pp. pp42-51

'Cuentas de Hadas (Once Upon a Time)', in Spanish translation by Marina Warner (Spain: Larrad Ediciones, 2019)

'Aristophanes’ Fable: Yearning for the Lost Double', in Transantiquity (Porto: Galeria Municipal Do Porto, 2019)

'Out Loud: the experience of literature in the digital space', in Brave New Words. The Power of Writing Now by Susheila Nasta (ed.) (Myriad editions, 2019), pp. 223-250

'Memory as Fortification: Marina Warner speaks to Dubravka Ugresic', November, (2019), pp. 120-133

'Foreword', in The Creative Writing Coursebook: 40 Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry, ed. by Julia Bell, Paul Magrs (London: Macmillan, 2019), pp. x-xv

'Hero and Heroine', Orlando, ed. Tilda Swinton, Aperture 235, (2019), pp. 86

'Introduction', in The Fourth Pig by Naomi Mitchison (New Jersey: Princeton University Press and Oxford, 2019), pp. 1-23

'Binsey', in Ground Work: Writings on People and Places, ed. by Tim Dee (London: Random House, 2018), pp. 248-259

'Illustrated booklet essay for ‘La Belle et la Bête’', ‘La Belle et la Bête’ BFI Classics (2018)

'Essay review of ‘Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint by Mary Jacobus’ Princeton University Press, 2016', The Brown Book LMH (2018)

'Evil Stepmother, Reimagined', The New York Times Book Review (2018)

'MW contributed to Neil MacGregor', in Living with the Gods by Neil MacGregor (Allen Lane, 2018)

'The Museum of Irreversible Damage', in Potential Museums, ed. by Donatien Grau (Paris: Paradis, 2018), pp. pp 43-49

'Two Moments from the History of Dream Illumination', Cabinet Magazine (2018), pp. 72-73

'The Flood', in The Flood, ed. by Sam Kinchin-Smith (London UK: London Review of Books, 2018), pp. 88-93

'The Mimick Net', in Psyche or, The Butterfly, an expanded field guide, ed. by Alison Turnbull by Alison Turnbull (Mas Arte Mas Accion, 2018), pp. 56-63

'Planting signs: dreaming the territory', in In aching agony and longing I wait for you by the Spring of Thieves: Jumana Emil Abboud by Jumana Emil Abboud, Lara Khaldi (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2018), pp. pp60-68

'Falling Idols (excerpt)', in “A Reinvenção do Esquecimento”, The Reinvention of Forgetting by Maria Trabulo (Portugal: Novo Banco Revelação 2018 / Serralves, 2018), pp. 26

'No Dead Matter', in Life Like: Sculpture, colour and the body (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018)

'The Politics of Translation', London Review of Books, Vol 40, No 4, 11 October (2018), pp. 21-24

'At Tate Liverpool: Surrealism in Egypt', London Review of Books, Vol 40, No 5 (2018), pp. 28-9

'Introduction: Salvage/Triage: Out of the Flames', Comparative Critical Studies,, Vol. 15, supplement, (2018), pp. 3-4

'Introduction', in Sinbad the Sailor & Other Stories from the Arabian Nights, ed. by and translated by Laurence Housman, illustrated by Edmund Dulac (Bodleian Library, 2018), pp. 8-15

'Stories in Transit/Storie in transito: Storytelling and arrivants’ voices in Sicily, written in collaboration with Valentina Castagna', in Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean, ed. by Claudia Gualteri (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018), pp. 223-243

'Programme note for Martin McDonagh’s new play, ‘A Very Very Very Dark Matter’', The Bridge (2018)

'Flightiness, review of “Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics and Other Airborne Females” by Serinity Young', London Review of Books, 40, 16, (2018)

'Introduction', in Down Below (New York, NY: NYRB Classics, 2017)

'Binding Enchantments', in Venice Biennale Catalogue LP Mondo Magico, ed. by Alemani, Cecilia (2017)

'Signature Measures: Julie Mehretu’s Disfigurations', in A Universal history of Everything and Nothing (Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2017)

'Corbyn inspired hope in young and old alike', The New Statesman (2017), pp. 44-45

'Cairo Creole', in The Made and the Found: Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringam, ed. by McLaughlin, Emily; McGuinness, Patrick (Oxford: Legenda, 2017), pp. 2-14

'From High Society to Surrealism: In Praise of Leonora Carrington – 100 years on', The Guardian Review (2017), pp. 18

'Lenses from Somewhere: A Memory of Ted Hughes', The London Magazine (2017), pp. 67-74

'Afterword', in The Debutante and Other stories by Carrington, Leonora (London: Silver Press, 2017)

'Back from the Underworld: The Liveliness of the Dead', London Review of BooksVol. 39 No. 16, 17 August (2017), pp. 19-23

'Anglo-Egyptian Attitudes', LRB, Vol 39, No1, 5 January, (2017)

'The Mother’s Tale', in Refugee Tales: Volume II, ed. by David Herd & Anna Pincus (Manchester: Comma Press, 2017)

'Foreword', in Tales of Wonder by Jack Zipes (Minneapolis; London: University of Minnesota Press, 2017)

'Otherworldly Ties: Review of ‘What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky,’ by Lesley Nneka Arimah', New York Times (2017)

'Visions of the Honeycomb', in Incidents of Travel in the Multiverse, ed. by AL and AL (Cornerhouse UK, 2016), pp. 68-76

'Finders Keepers', The Guardian (2016)

'Joan Jonas and the scene of time', in Theatrical Fields: Critical Strategies in Performance, Film, and Video, ed. by Bauer, Ute Meta; Rujoiu, Anca (Cologne: König Books, 2016), pp. 561-81

'In Hell', in The Fate of Rural Hell. Asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand, ed. by Anderson, Benedict (Calcutta; London; New York: Seagull Books, 2016), pp. 101-106

'Those Brogues: Marina Warner on her parents and other travellers', London Review of Books 19, (2016), pp. 29-32

'Short memoir of Angela Carter', in Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter, exh. cat. The Royal West of England Academy (2016)

'“Grief fills up the room” from King John by William Shakespeare', in Poems That Make Grown Women Cry, ed. by Holden, Anthony; Holden, Ben (London: Simon & Schuster, 2016)

'Filigrana Italiana', in La Renaissance Italienne à pleines dents, ed. by Dulcimeti e Re, Nicolas et al. (Somogy Editions d'Art, 2016)

'Dwelling Under the Sea, or the Wonder of a Glass Sponge', in What Reason Promises. Essys on Reason, Nature and History, ed. by Wendy Doniger, Peter Galison, Susan Neiman (Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter, 2016), pp. 71-76, https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/9783110455113/10.1515/9783110455113-011.xml

'Learning My Lesson: Marina Warner on the Disfiguring of Higher Education', London Review of Books 6, (2015), pp. 8-14

'Felicity Powell obituary', The Guardian (2015)

'Joan Jonas: The Taste of the Clouds', in Joan Jonas: They Come To Us Without A Word (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2015), pp. 30-40

'Translumination or Travesty? The Passage into English', Other Worlds: The Journal for Literary Translators 46, (2015), pp. 77-79

'Recycling Myths: Voices in the Dark, Dreams, Confidences, Sisters', in The Power of Form: Recycling Myth, ed. by Fernandes, Ana Raquel; Serra, José Pedro; Fonseca, Rui Carlos (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), pp. 6-29

'Chapter 7: The Library in Fiction', in The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, ed. by Crawford, Alice (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015)

'At the V&A: Alexander McQueen', London Review of Books 11, (2015), pp. 24-25

'Foreword', in Consorts of the Caliphs: Women and the Court of Baghdad, ed. by Toorawa, Shawkat M. by al-Sai, Ibn (New York: NYU Press, 2015), pp. xi-xiv

'Diary: Medea', London Review of Books (2015), pp. 46-47

'Performances for Sleepless Tyrants', London Review of Books, Vol 37, No 1, 8 January (2015), pp. 27-8

'John Forrester: Historian and philosopher who wrote extensively on Freud and psychoanalysis (Obituary)', The Guardian (2015)

'They make a desert (and call it peace)', in Of What is Past, or Passing, or to come – Travelling in Time and Space in Literature in English (Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2014)

'In Defence of Fairy Tales', The Observer New Review (2014), pp. 5

'The Cracks in the Pavement', Brooklyn Rail (2014)

'On Magic', The Threepenny Review 137, (2014), pp. 16-17

'Why I Quit', London Review of Books 11, (2014), pp. 42-43

'Obituary for Radwa Ashour: Courageous Egyptian writer, academic and translator known for her Granada trilogy', The Guardian (2014)

'Helen – A Eulogy', in Helen Chadwick: Wreaths to Pleasure by Chadwick, Helen; Notarius, David (London: Ridinghouse, 2014)

'Pierre Huyghe: Vacant Posession', Robert Lehman Lectures on Contemporary Art 5, (2014), pp. 129-14

'Wild Ecstasy', Textus: English Studies in Italy 3, (2014), pp. 213-30

'Nine', in Culture and Climate Change: Narratives, ed. by Smith, Joe; Tyszczuk, Renata; Butler, Robert (Cambridge: Shed, 2014), pp. 104

'Introduction', in The Fourth Pig by Mitchison, Naomi (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014), pp. 1-23

'The top 10 Fairytales from Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter’s Bloody Chamber', The Guardian (2014)

'Devil’s Dictionary', Around the Globe 58, (2014)

'Story-Bearers', London Review of Books 84, (2014), pp. 19-20

'Singing to Each', in David Parker: Myth and Landscape by Ibrahim al-Koni, David Parker (eds) (Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2014)

'Forty Thousand Kilocupids: The Femfatalatron', London Review of Books, Vol 36, No. 15 (2014)

'Sarah Pickstone', in Park Notes: An Anthology of Writing and Art inspired by a London Park by Pickstone, Sarah (London: Daunt Books, 2014), pp. 107-114

'Roberto Cavosi, ‘The School for Sons’, trans. by Marina Warner', The Journal of the Society for Pirandello Studies (2014)

'How Fairytales Grew Up', The Guardian Dec 12, (2014)

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

'Death in Plain Sight: Marina Warner on Emily Wilding Davidson', London Review of Books 13, (2013), pp. 19-20

'‘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’', London Review of Books 23, (2013), pp. 41

'Wrong Kind of Noise', London Review of Books 24, (2013), pp. 29-30

'Icons of Modern Life', in Man Ray Portraits, ed. by Pepper, Terence (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2013)

'The reality bodily before us: picturing the Arabian Nights', in Fictions of Art History, ed. by Ledbury, Mark (New Haven, CT and London: Yale University Press, 2013)

'Review of The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Sonlit', The Guardian (2013)

'Contradictory Curiosity', in Curiosity: Art and the Pleasures of Knowing, exh. cat. (London: Hayward Publishing, 2013), pp. 25-41

'The Music of Myth', in Glyndebourne Festival Opera 18 May-25 August 2013, ed. by Anderson, Karen (Glyndebourne: The Opera, 2013), pp. 32-35

'Emancipate a Masochist', Il Secolo (2013), pp. 15

'New Ways of beinng sacramental: The traditional symbolism of Mary now shapes secular events, argues Marina Warner', Church Times 7831, (2013), pp. 15

'Introduction', in Shadow Lives: The Forgotten Women of the War on Terror by Brittain, Victoria (London: Pluto Press, 2013)

'Monstrous Mothers', in Witches: hunted, appropriated, empowered, queered, ed. by Colin, Anna (Montreuil: Maison Populaire, 2013)

'‘Here Be Monsters’ review 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', The New York Review of Books 20, (2013), pp. 58-62

'After Aulis, review of ‘Adventures with Iphigenia in Tauris: A cultural history of Euripides’s Black Sea tragedy ‘ by Edith Hall', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5762, Sept. 6, (2013)

'My Hero: Paula Rego', The Guardian Saturday Review (2012), pp. 5

'Pleasure', in Curiosity and Method: Ten Years of Cabinet Magazine (New York: Cabinet Books, 2012), pp. 505-514

'Everbody’s Joan', London Review of Books 23, (2012), pp. 11-14

'On the Threshold: Sleeping Beauties', in On Dolls, ed. by Gross, Kenneth (London: Notting Hill Editions, 2012), pp. 108-12

'Our Lady of Counterculture: The Lives of the Virgin Mary', London Review of Books 21, (2012), pp. 9-11

'Of Time and Temples', London Review of Books 16, (2012), pp. 5

'Once a Catholic…', London Review of Books 13, (2012), pp. 16-17

'Report to the Memoir Club: Scenes from a Colonial Childhood', in Contradictory Woolf: Selected Papers from teh Twenty-First Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, ed. by Ryan, Derek; Bolaki, Stella (Clemson: Clemson University Digital Press, 2012), pp. xvi

'Communiques Intimes: La Tortue volante de Melchior Lorck', in Vues aériennes. Seize études pour une histoire culturelle, ed. by Dorrian, Mark; Pousin, Frédéric (Geneva: Metis Presses, 2012)

'Foreword', in Long Ago and Far Away: Eight Traditional Fairy Tales (London: Hesperus Press, 2012)

'Metamorphosis of the Monstrous', in Fairy Tales, Monsters and the Genetic Imagination, ed. by Scala, Mark W. (Nashville: Vanderbilt Press, 2012), pp. 24-36

'Memories of the Martyrs: Reflections from a Catholic Girlhood', in Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis, ed. by Bremmer, Jan; Formisano, Marco (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)

'Monstrous offspring, unruly brood, review of ‘Monsters and Meanings in Early Modern Culture’ by Wes Williams', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5680, Feb. 10, (2012)

'Toads, tongues and roses, review of ‘Grimm Tales for Young and Old’ by Philip Pullman, ‘The Fairies Return’ by Peter Davies and Maria Tatar (eds.)', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5720, Nov. 16, (2012)

'At the V&A: Hollywood Costume', London Review of Books, , Vol 34, No 24, (2012), pp. 26

'Ursula Dronke: Enlightening Scholar of Medieval Literature (Obituary)', The Independent (2012)

'The Labile Self, review of ‘Dressing Up: Cultural Identity in Renaissance Europe’ by Ulinka Rublack', London Review of Books 1, (2012), pp. 8-9

'Introduction', in Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, illustr. by Ivan Karash by Carter, Angela (London: Folio Society, 2012), pp. 9-16

'Unhealing Time', London Review of Books 16, (2011), pp. 28-29

'Curiouser and Curiouser', Tate Etc 23, (2011), pp. 68-73

'Freud’s Couch: A Case History', Raritan 2, (2011), pp. 146-163

'Oriental Irresistible', Times Literary Supplement (2011), pp. 9-10

'Il teatro delle ombre orientali di Lotte Reiniger', in Ombre Quaderni di Synapsis X, ed. by Cattani, Francesco; Raimondi, Luca (Milan: Morellini Editore, 2011), pp. 199-212

'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 (2011)

'The Quiet Revolution', The New Statesman (2011), pp. 54-55

'Cancellanda (with introduction)', in Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text – New Cassandras, ed. by Bahun-Radunovic, Sanja; Rajan, Julie (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp. 189-2011

'At the Hayward: Tracey Emin', London Review of Books, Vol 33, No 16 (2011)

'Footage', in Tacita Dean, Seven Books Grey, Book 5 (Vienna: MUMOK, Steidl, 2011)

'Intimate Communiqués: Melchior Lorck’s Flying Tortoise', in Seeing from Above: The Aerial View in Visual Culture, ed. by Dorrian, Mark; Pousin, Frédéric (London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2011)

'Visions of Alice: the little girl at the heart of Wonderland', The Guardian Review Oct 28, (2011), pp. 16-17

'A Howling Yearning', The Journal of The Royal College of Art (2010), pp. 58-61

'Chronicle of a Life Repaired: Bobby Baker', in Diary drawings : mental illness and me (London: Profile Books, 2010)

'Did she go willingly?', London Review of Books 19, (2010), pp. 24-26

'In the Time of Not Yet: Marina Warner on the imaginary of Edward Said', London Review of Books 24, (2010), pp. 15-18

'The Vehicle of Stories in the Arabian Nights: Riding the Carpet', Fogli die Anglistica – Rivista di studi inglesi-semestrale 7-8, (2010), pp. 123-136

'Do the tales of the Arabian Nights have a resonance for audiences today?', The Guardian Review (2010), pp. 18

'The Difference in the Dose: A Story after Rapunzel', (2010), pp. 317-328

'A View of a View, review of ‘Melchior Lorck’ by Erik Fischer, rnst JonasBencard and Mikael Bogh Rasmussen (eds)', LRB, Vol 32, No 10, 27 May, (2010)

'Adynata – Time’s Colour, Impossible Beauty', in The Colour of Time: Garry Fabian Miller, ed. by Nicolson, Adam; Warburton, Nigel; et al. (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010)

'Satyrs, Harpies, Jellyfish, and Mutants: Ovidian Metamorphosis in Contemporary Art', in The Body and the Arts, ed. by Saunders, Corinne (London: Palgrave, 2009)

'Rat and Bear: The Animal Fables of Fischli/Weiss', in Peter Fischli and David Weiss: Are Animals People? (Madrid: Reina Sofia, 2009)

'The Language of Stones', in The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernism in British Art, ed. by Bracewell, Michael; Rowlands, Alun; Clark, Michael (Saint Ives: Cornwall, 2009)

'Out of an old toy chest', Journal of Aesthetic Education 2, (2009), pp. 3-18

'Afterword: Mirror-Readings', in The Poetics of Recognition, ed. by Lawrence, Marilyn; Kennedy, Philip (New York: Peter Lang, 2009)

'Baba Yaga and Other Hags', London Review of Books 16, (2009), pp. 23-24

'Beastly Tales: Animals in fairytales', The Guardian (2009)

'Witchiness', London Review of Books, Vol 31, No 16 (2009), pp. 23-4

'Ventriloquism', London Review of Books, Vol 31, No 7, 9 April (2009), pp. 13-14

'Heart of Stone', Guardian Review 4 July, (2009), pp. 18

'Phew! Whaam! Aaargh! Boo!: Sense, Sensation, and Picturing Sound', The Soundtrack 2, (2008), pp. 107-125

'Al and Al', in Al and Al: Eternal Youth (Liverpool: FACT, 2008)

'The Word Unfleshed: Memory in Cyberspace', Sinn und Form (2008)

'The Writing of Stones: Roger Caillois’s Imaginary Logic', Cabinet 29, (2008)

'Light Drawing In: The Art of Tacita Dean', in Gehen/Walking, ed. by Vischer, Theodora; Grogel, Katrin (Göttingen: Steidl Verlag, 2008), pp. 15-28

'True Stories and Translated Selves (The Sebald Lecture)', In Other Words (2008), pp. 26-41

'Ghosts and Daemons: The Revival of Myth and Magic', Proceedings of the Virgil Society (2008), pp. 17-31

'Introduction', in The Red Fairy Book (London: Folio Society, 2008)

'Who Can Shave an Egg? Foreign tongues and primal sounds in Mallarmé and Beckett', Raritan 4, (2008), pp. 62-89

'Travelling Text', London Review of Books 24, (2008), pp. 15-16

'Il Mare delle storie: I viaggi delle Mille e una notte', Fogli di anglistica 3-4, (2008)

'Doubly Damned', London Review of Books 3, (2007), pp. 26-27

'Imaginary Passages: The Metamorphoses of Europa', Third Text Magazine 5, (2007), pp. 487-498

'Dancing the White Darkness: Maya Deren', Tate Etc, 1 May (2007)

'Insubstantial Pageants: spirit visions, soul traces', in The Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal, ed. by Durrant, Mark Alice (Baltimore: Center for Art and Visual Culture, 2006)

'Airy Spirits and Spitting Images: Adventures with Ectoplasm', Vorträge aus dem Warburg-Haus (2006)

'Invented Plots: The Enchanted Puppets and Fairy Doubles of Henry Fuseli', in Gothic Nightmares (London: Tate Britain, 2006)

'Hieronymus Bosch: The Hay Wain', in El Bosco y la tradicion pictorica de lo fantastico en el Museo del Prado by Torviso, Isidro (Madrid: Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, 2006)

'The Word Unfleshed: Memory in Cyberspace', Raritan 1, (2006), pp. 1-13

'Old Hags', in London: Ciy of Disappearances, ed. by Sinclair, Ian (London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2006)

'Dream of a downtown Dryad', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5367, Feb. 10, (2006)

'Arabesques, review of ‘Arabian Nichts and Orientalism’ by Yuriko Yamanaka and Tetsuo Nishio (eds.)', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5405, Nov 3, (2006)

'Wolf-Girl, Soul-Bird: The Mortal Art of Kiki Smith', in Kiki Smith: A gathering, 1980-2005 (Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center, 2005)

'Passionate Cruces: The Art of Dorothy Cross', in Dorothy Cross (Milan: Charta, 2005)

'Out of the Hell-Broth on to the Pillow: The Metamorphosis of a Frog', in Kiss the Frog: the Art of Transformation (Oslo: Oslo National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, 2005)

'Angels and Engines: The Culture of Apocalypse', Raritan 2, (2005), pp. 12-41

'Angels and Engines: Apocalypse and Its Aftermath, from George W. Bush to Philip Pullman', Times Literary Supplement (2005), pp. 14-17

'Self-Portrait in a Rear-View Mirror', in Only make believe: Ways of playing (Warwickshire: Compton Verney House, 2005), pp. 4-19

'Pick the small ones: Girls Are Rubbish', London Review of Books, Vol 27, No. 4 (2005)

'Sexy fun, review of ‘The Myths of Rome’ by T.P. Wiseman', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5324, Apr. 15, (2005)

'Anish Kapoor: The Perforate Self, or Nought is not Naught', Parkett (2004)

'Medusae: Dorothy Cross/Tom Cross', in Experiment: conversations in art and science, ed. by Arends, Bergit; Thackara, Davina (London: The Wellcome Trust, 2004)

'In the Mind’s Eye: Thought-Pictures and Ethereal Presences in the Photograph of Julia Margaret Cameron 1815-79', Archive (2004), pp. 30-4

'Mink', (2004)

'‘Here comes the Bogeyman’: Juan Muñoz and the Late Grotesque', in Robert Lehman Lecture on Contemporary Art, ed. by Cooke, Lynne; Kelly, Karen; et al. (New York, NY: Dia Art Foundation, 2004)

'Oracles & Treacle', in Joan Jonas: Five Works (New York, NY: Queens Museum of Art, 2003)

'Ethereal Body: The Quest for Ectoplasm', Cabinet (2003)

'Rapture', in Otherworlds: Nancy Spero and Kiki Smith (London: Reaktion Books, 2003)

'Introduction', in World of Myths (London: The British Museum Press, 2003), pp. vi-xiv

'To be a man, review of ‘The Plague’ by Albert Camus', Guardian 26 April, (2003)

'Metamorphing', New Scientist, , article and booklet for the exhibition 'Metamorphing', Wellcome Institute at the Science Museum, 2003-4., (2003)

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

'Spirit Visions: Faces in the Clouds, or, Figuring the Invisible', Raritan 4, (2002), pp. 264-301

'Ovid in America', Raritan 1, (2002)

'Embodiments of wisdom', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5162, Mar 8, (2002)

'Into Thin Air, review of ‘The Invention of Telepathy’ by Roger Luckhurst', LRB, Vol 24, No 19, 3 October, (2002)

'Strange Tongues: Mallarme in the English Nursery, Beckett in Babel', in When familiar meanings dissolve…: Essays in French Studies in Memory of Malcolm Bowie, ed. by Segal, Naomi; Rye, Gill (Bern: Peter Lang, 2001), pp. 7-35

'Demons to the life, review of ‘Botticelli’s Dante. The Drawings for the Divine Comedy’, Royal Academy', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5113, Mar. 30, (2001)

'Ready or not, Here I come!', in Janine Antoni (Küsnacht: Ink Tree, 2000)

'Ourself behind Ourselves, concealed…Ethereal Whispers from the Dark Side', in Tony Oursler : the influence machine (London: Artangel, 2000)

'A New Twist in the Long Tradition of the Grotesque, review of ‘High Art Lite: British Art in the 1990s’ by Julian Stallabrass and ‘This is Modern Art’ by Matthew Collings', LRB, Vol 22, No 8, 13 April, (2000)

'Family enfer', Times Literary Supplement (1999), pp. 20

'Desire Paths', in Granite Song: Sculpture by Randall-Page, Peter (Tiverton: Devon Books, 1999)

'The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower', in Clementina, Lady Hawarden: Studies from Life, 1857-1864, ed. by Dodier, Virginia; Elphinstone-Hawarden, Clementina (New York, NY: Aperture, 1999)

'Adventures in the way we see', Times Higher Education Supplement (1999)

'Showers of Toads, review of ‘The Feejee Mermaid’ by Jan Bondeson', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5035, Oct. 1, (1999)

'Thesaurus of Symbols', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5018, June 4, (1999)

'Waxworks and Wonderlands', in Visual Display: Culture Beyond Appearances, ed. by Cooke, Lynne; Wollen, Peter (New York, NY: New Press, 1998)

'Play-Acting, Chimaera and the Late Grotesque', in Veronica's Revenge: Contemporary Perspectives on Photography, ed. by Janus, Elizabeth (Zurich: LAC, 1998)

'A Renaissance of Repugnance', Times Higher Education Supplement (1998)

'Hush-a-Bye Baby: Death and Violence in the Lullaby', Raritan 1, (1998), pp. 93-114

'‘Nonsense is Rebellion’: The childsplay of Lewis Carroll', in Lewis Carroll (London: The British Council, 1998), pp. 7-25

'Is there another place from which the dickhead’s self can speak? review of ‘Bodies of Law’ by Alan Hyde', LRB, Vol 20, No 19, 1 October, (1998)

'Suffering Souls, review of ‘Ghosts in teh Middle Ags: The Living and the Dead in Medieval Society’ by Jean-Claude Schmitt', LRB, Vol 20, No 12, 18 June, (1998)

'Peroxide Mug-Shot: Women who kill children', LRB, Vol 20 No 1, 1 January, (1998)

'At the Bottom of the Garden', Times Literary Supplement (1997)

'Making Secret Visions Visible', PN Review (1997)

'Megan Jenkinson: Making Her Way Through the Palace of Memory', in Under the Aegis: 'The Virtues', ed. by Jenkinson, Megan; Shand, Peter (Auckland, NZ: Fortuna Press, 1997)

'The Enchantments of Circe', Raritan 1, (1997)

'A Revolution in Classical Drag, review of ‘Male Trouble’ by Abigail Solomon-Godeau', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4926, Sept. 12, (1997)

'Its Own Dark Styx, review of ‘The Nature of Blood’ by Caryl Phillips', LRB, Vol 19, No 6, 20 March, (1997)

'A Short Dictionary of the Invisible', in The Inner Eye: Art beyond the Visible (exh. cat.) (London: South Bank Centre, 1996)

'Forms into Time', in by David Nash, Marina Warner (London: Academy Editions, 1996)

'You must not ask, review of ‘Lewis Carroll: A Biography’ by Morton Cohen and ‘The Literary Products of the Lewis Carroll-George MacDonald Friendship’ by John Docherty', LRB, Vol 18, No 1, 4 January, (1996)

'Shearings', in Ann Hamilton: Tropos (New York, N.Y.: Dia Center for the Arts, 1995)

'Secret Ceremonies of Innocence: Zarina Bhimji', in Zarina Bhimji (Cambridge: Kettle's Yard, 1995)

'Stolen Shadows, Lost Souls: Body and Soul in Photography', Raritan 2, (1995), pp. 35-58

'Angels and their Masquerades', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4828, Oct. 13, (1995)

'Harmoniously Arranged Livers, review of ‘The Resurrection of the Body in Western Christianity 200-1336’ by Caroline Walker Bynum', LRB, Vol 17, No 11, 8 June, (1995)

'Diary: Gone Bananas', LRB, Vol 17, No 10, 25 May, (1995)

'Fierceness, review of ‘Love’s Work’ by Gillian Rose', LRB, Vol 17 No 7, 6 April, (1995)

'The Searcher in the Woods', in David Nash: Voyages and Vessels (Omaha, Nebraska: Joslyn Art Museum, 1994)

'The Rebel at the Heart of the Joker: Bobby Baker', in Performance Art: Into the 90s, ed. by Jones, Dein (London: Offices, 1994)

'Nights in Cairo, reivew of ‘The Arabian Nights’ by Robert Irwin etc.', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4754, May 13, (1994)

'What the children saw, review of ‘Marpingen: Apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Bismarckian Germany’ by David Blackhourn', LRB, Vol 16, No 7, April, (1994)

'Magic Zones, review of ‘Flesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization’', LRB, Vol 16, No 23, 8 December, (1994)

'In the Charnel House of Love: Marlene Dumas', Parkett 38, (1993)

'Penis Plenty or Phallic Lack: Exit Mister Punch', Parkett 33, (1993)

'Tapping into creativity: Why I live in Kentish Town', Evening Standard 26 May (1993), pp. 47

'The Flavour of Utopia', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4713, July 30, (1993)

'The sites of desire, review of ‘Body Work’ by Peter Brooks', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4709, July 2, (1993)

'The Virtue of Incest, review of ‘Elizabeth’s Glass’ by Marc Shell', LRB, Vol 15, No 19, 7 October, (1993)

'Other Men’s Monsters', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4674, Oct. 30, (1992)

'Equating the turbulence, review of ‘Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being’ by Ted Hughes', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 5324, Apr. 15, (1992)

'Drawing stars from stones. Labor, diligentia and ingegno in Mantegna, review of ‘Andrea Mantegna’ at the Royal Academy', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4636, Feb. 7, (1992)

'Watch your tongue', LRB, Vol 14, No 16, 20 August, (1992)

'Bush Natural', Parkett 27, (1991)

'The Absent Mother: Women Against Women in Old Wives’ Tales', History Today, Volume 41, Issue 4 (1991)

'Responding Mirrors, review of ‘His Other Half’ by Wendy Lesser', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4601, June 7, (1991)

'Happiness and the daily round, review of ‘The Midnight Love Feast’ by Michel Tournier', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4585, Feb 15, (1991)

'Brétecher’s brat, review of ‘Agrippina’ by Claire Brétecher', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4600, May 31, (1991)

'Fainting in coils, review of ‘Andromeda’s Chains: Gender and interpretation in Victorian literature and art’ by Adrienne Auslander Munich', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4536, Mar. 9, (1990)

'Revelling in hope, review of ‘Nine Fairy Tales and One More Thrown in for Good Measure’ by Karel Capek, trans. by Dagmar Herrmann', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4565, Sept. 28, (1990)

'That which is spoken, review of ‘The Virago Book of Fairy-Tales’ by Angela Carter (ed.) and ‘Sisters and Strangers: A Moral Tale’ by Emma Tennant', LRB, Vol 12 No 21, 8 November, (1990)

'Personification and the Idealization of the Feminine: Papers of the Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies', in Medievalism in American Culture by Rosenthal, Bernard; Szarmach, Paul E. (Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1989), pp. 85-111

'In the Garden of Delights: Helen Chadwick’s “Of Mutability”', in Enfleshings (London: Secker and Warburg, 1989), pp. 39-63

'The price of paternity, review of ‘Daughters and Fathers’ by Lynda E. Boose and Betty S. Floewrs, and ‘Literary Daughter’ by Maggie Lane', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4496, June 2, (1989)

'Against parents and plenty, review of ‘Fasting girls: The emergence of anorexia nervosa as a modern disease’ by Joan Jacobs Brumberg', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4490, Apr. 21, (1989)

'Seeking the authentic nursery tone, review of ‘Victorian FairyTales’ by Jack Zipes (ed.), ‘The Cinderella Story’ by Philip eil (ed.), ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ by Alan Dundes (ed.), ‘Cinderella’ by Alan Dundes (ed.) and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by Betsy Hearne', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4521, Nov. 24, (1989)

'Villa Lampedusa', LRB, Vol 11, No 1, 5 January, (1989)

'Baby Power, review of ‘The Romantic Child: From Runge to Sendak’ by Robert Rosenblum, ‘Caldecott & Co: Notes on Books and Pictures’ by Maurice Sendak, ‘Dear Mili’ by Wilhelm Grimm, ‘Grimm’s Bad Girls and Bold Boys: The Moral and Social Vision of the ‘Tales’ by Ruth Bottigheimer, ‘The One Who Set Out to Study Fear’ by Peter Redgrove', LRB, Vol 11, No 13, 6 July, (1989)

'Eve, the Serpent and Death (Hans Baldung Grien)', FMR (1988)

'Introduction', in The City by Masereel, Frans (London: 1988)

'That soaring feeling, reivwe of ‘Images of Flight’ by Clive Hart', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4470, Dec. 2, (1988)

'In the Mirror of Madness', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4405, Sept. 4, (1987)

'Making up for mother, review of ‘The Cult of the Virgin Mary’ by Michael P. Carroll', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4393, June 12, (1987)

'Berkoff!', in The Vogue Beside Books II, ed. by Ross, Josephine (Century Hutchinson, 1986), pp. 197-200

'Uncovering Shared Meanings', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4337, May 16, (1986)

'With Downcast Gaze, review of ‘Alfred Gilbert (1854-1934): Sculptor of Eros at the Royal Academy', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4333, Apr. 18, (1986)

'Homoeroticism on high, review of ‘Ganymede in the Renaissance’ by James M. Saslow', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4355, Sept. 19, (1986)

'Progressive lights', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4325, Feb. 21, (1986)

'The Palio di Siena', Telegraph Magazine 407, (1984), pp. 26-30

'Posthumous honours, review of ‘Saint Joan’ by G.B. Shaw at the Olivier Theatre', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4222, Mar. 2, (1984)

'Paradoxical Power: Women’s History', Encounter Magazine 3, (1983), pp. 73-79

'The Logic of Decadence', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4194, Aug. 19, (1983)

'The Protestant party line, review of ‘Six Subjects of Reformation Art’ by William H. Halewood', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 4173, Mar. 25, (1983)

'Can the Devil Speak True?', The Literary Review (1982), pp. 27-28

'In Praise of the Eternal Feminine', Enquiry Magazine (1981), pp. 26-28

'Breaking Away', Enquiry Magazine (1981), pp. 24-26

'The Diffident Shelley', Enquiry Magazine (1980), pp. 19-21

'The Chastity Lobby, review of ‘Vice and Vigilance’ by Edward Bristow', Times Literary Supplement, Issue 3980, July 14, (1978)

'Living for Effect, review of ‘The Face of the Sphinx’ by Daphne Fielding', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 3990, Sept. 22, (1978)

'Vociferating for the vote', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 3957, Jan. 27, (1978)

'From Taoism to Maoism', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 3919, April 22, (1977)

'Take 1 duck, 2 clothes-pegs…, review of ‘The Step-by Step Chines Cookbook’ by Georges Spunt, ‘The COmmonsense Chinese Cookery Book’ by Ella-Mei Wong, and ‘Art of Oriental Cooking’ by Leong Yee Soo', Times Literary Supplement,, Issue 3930, July 8, (1977)

'Diary: Literary Diplomacy', London Review of Books (16 November 2017), pp. 37-9

'Psychic Time, or, The Metamorophoses of Narcissus', in Chris Bucklow: This I that is Not I (London: British Museum and Wordsworth Trust, )

'Tears in the Mind’s Eye: From David to Pissaro', Encounter ()

'The Pillars of Hercules: Trespassing beyond the Mark', Raritan 3, (), pp. 17-38

'Foreword', in Ali Smith: Contemporary Critical Perspectives ()