Marina Warner

Articles, Essays & other writings

'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)

'Buck Moon', in Kiss & Part, ed. by Sarah Hosking (Hosking House, 2019, forthcoming)

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

'Foreword', in The Creative Writing Coursebook: 40 Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry (London: Macmillan, 2019)

'This Place of Thorns', in The Outcast Hours, ed. by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2019)

'In Rochdale', London Review of Books (2019), pp.

'Orlando', Aperture (2019)

'This Place of Thorns', in The Outcast Hours, ed. by Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin (Oxford UK: Solaris, 2019), pp. 297-311

'Dream', in Legsicon, ed. 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 (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 (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 (London: Unbound, 2019), pp. 233-251

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

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

'Hero and Heroine', Aperture 235, (2019), pp. 86

'Imps and ogres', London Review of BooksVol 41, Number 11, (2019), pp. 27

'Out Loud', in Brave New Words. The Power of Writing Now (Wasafiri, 2019)

'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 BooksVol 41, Number 11, (2019), pp. pp27-29

'Extreme Possibilities', New Statesman5-11 July 2019, (2019), pp. pp46-49

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

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

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

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

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

'Buck Moon', in Kiss and Part: Short stories (Canterbury Press, 2019), pp. 1-17

'Foreword', in The Creative Writing Coursebook, ed. by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs (Macmillan, 2019), pp. x-xv

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

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

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

'Flightiness', review of "Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics and Other Airborne Females" by Serinity Young in London Review of Books, Vol. 40, No. 16 (2018)

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

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

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

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

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

'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 (Mas Arte Mas Accion, 2018), pp. 56-63

'Introduction to', The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns, and Fairies (2018)

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

'Stories in Transit/Storie in transito: Storytelling and arrivants’ voices in Sicily, with Valentina Castagna', Migration and the Contemporary Mediterranean (2018), pp. 223-243

'Falling Idols (excerpt)', in “A Reinvenção do Esquecimento”, The Reinvention of Forgetting (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', 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

'Otherworldly Ties', New York Times (2017)

'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 (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

'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)

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

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

'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. (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

'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 (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

'The School for Sons', The Journal of the Society for Pirandello Studies (2014)

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

'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 (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)

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

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

'Item, One Tortoiseshell Bag', AnOther Magazine (2014)

'Ruby', Making a Record (Diamond, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald) (2014)

'Singing to Each', in David Parker: Myth and Landscape (Heidelberg: Kehrer, 2014)

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

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

'‘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

'‘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', The New York Review of Books 20, (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)

'Here be Monsters', New York Review of Books 20, (2013), pp. 58-62

'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 (London: Pluto Press, 2013)

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

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

'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

'At the V&A', London Review of Books 24, (2012), pp. 26

'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

'Introduction', in The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (London: Folio Society, 2012), pp. 9-16

'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)

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

'Monstrous offspring, unruly brood', Times Literary Supplement (2012)

'The Labile Self', London Review of Books 1, (2012), pp. 8-9

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

'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)

'Footage', in (Vienna: MUMOK, Steidl, 2011)

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

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

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

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

'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)

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

'Adynaia – 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)

'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

'A Chatelaine in the Making', (2010)

'Red Lightning', (2010)

'See No Evil', (2010)

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

'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)

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

'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)

'Introduction', in (Wivenbooks, 2009)

'Forget My Fate', in Midsummer Nights, ed. by Jeanette Winterson (London: Quercus, 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', The Guardian, 4 July (2009)

'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

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

'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)

'Mélusine: A Mermaid’s Tale', in Les Théatres Immobiles, ed. by Marie-Claude Brunhoff, René de Ceccatty (Paris: Seuil, 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 (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)

'After the Fox', in Don't Know a Good Thing: The Asham Award Collection (London: Bloomsbury, 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

'Ladybird, Ladybird', (2005)

'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)

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

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

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

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

'Metamorphing', New Ycientist (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

'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)

'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

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

'Leto’s Flight', in Ovid: Metamorphosed, ed. by Philip Terry (London: Vintage, 2000)

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

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

'Desire Paths', in Granite Song: Sculpture (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)

'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

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

'In the House of Crossed Desires: an Opera in Two Acts', in (London: Faber Music, 1996)

'Forms into Time', in (London: Academy Editions, 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

'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)

'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

'Bush Natural', Parkett 27, (1991)

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

'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 (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

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

'Introduction', in The City (London: 1988)

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