Marina Warner

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The Sarah Hughes Trust Lecture, Friday 2 December

10/11/22

Friday 2 December, The Sarah Hughes Trust Lecture, 6-9pm, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, London W1G 0AE.  Join Marina as she gives the Sarah Hughes Lecture, discussing the role of mythology and writing as well as the influence of art on creat …

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POSTPONED “Viral Spiral: Multiple Shape-shifting from Ovid to Covid”, Thursday 24 November 2022, 6.00pm GMT

27/10/22

Marina is giving the inaugural lecture for the Centre for Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London. In her lecture, “Viral Spiral: Multiple Shape-shifting from Ovid to Covid”, Marina will explore stories of multiple transformations in …

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Inside the Cauldron – Kickstarter Campaign! 5 days to go

20/10/22

83% funded, with 5 days to go! Inside the Cauldron is a short non-profit film based on an unpublished essay by the British surrealist artist Leonora Carrington [1917-2011]. Carrington gave a copy to Marina Warner, who entrusted it to the filmmakers in …

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The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture, 7 October 2022

03/10/22

Marina is giving the Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture in New York on 7 October 2022, titled – Strangers in a Strange Land: Displacement, Sanctuary, and the Traveling Tale. Find out more and book here. Marina will return to Said’s ideas about estrangemen …

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Flightiness in LRB

12/09/18

Review of Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics and Other Airborne Females by Serinity Young Marina’s review of Serinity Young’s book appeared on 30 August 2018 in the London Review of Books, Vol. 40, No. 16. The article can be found here

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The Heroine’s Descent

04/09/18

Talk at the National Theatre, 14th December 2018 ‘All writing negotiates with the dead’, Margaret Atwood once remarked. Many heroes have gone down into the jaws of hell and brought back knowledge of the underworld – it’s almost a requirement: Odysseus, …

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Ovid’s Presence in Contemporary Women’s Writing

01/08/18

Marina’s work is discussed in Ovid’s Presence in Contemporary Women’s Writing by Fiona Cox, published by Oxford University Press 2018.  ‘This innovative study analyses the presence of Ovid in contemporary women’s writing through a series of insightful …

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

10/06/18

10th June 2018 5pm ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival at the British Library One Thousand and One Nights Paulo Lemos Horta and Marina Warner in conversation with John Zubrzycki. More info can be found here https://www.bl.uk/events/zee-jaipur-literature-fes …

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‘Holy Shape-Shifters’ published

07/06/18

  Marina Warner has contributed ‘Holy Shape-Shifters’ an essay review of  The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner by Harriet I. Flower and Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion by Jörg Rüpke, transl …

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On Dolls published

05/06/18

MW has contributed ‘On The Threshold: Sleeping Beauties’ to On Dolls Edited and with an introduction by Kenneth Gross (Notting Hill Editions) UK 2018. https://www.nyrb.com/products/on-dolls?variant=53605779463

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