Marina Warner

Diary

Dandelions, by Thea Lenarduzzi – in conversation! 10 July, 6.30pm

03/07/23

Thea Lenarduzzi belongs in two worlds and two languages, and in her unusual, wide-ranging and beautiful memoir Dandelions, she meditates on the divisions and the gifts of her doubled identity. The flower that gives her her title is an emblem of diaspor …

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Temporale excerpt, The New York Review, 14th April 2023

17/04/23

An edited excerpt from Marina’s recent book Temporale for The Cahiers Series is now available to read on The New York Review website, here.

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JO SPENCE: FAIRY TALES AND PHOTOGRAPHY, Thursday 30th March, 6.30pm

27/03/23

Marina joined Patrizia Di Bello, reflecting on the themes of fairy tales and transformation in Jo Spence’s work and its resonances in contemporary culture. The event took place at the Centre of British Photography (49 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London …

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The wicked? stepmother – Free Thinking, BBC R3

17/03/23

Listen back to hear Marina speak with New Generation Thinkers Sabina Dosani and Emma Whipday on Free Thinking with Matthew Sweet, where they discussed the figure of the stepmother and the ways this has been created and perceived over time. First broadc …

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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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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 Inside the Cauldron is a short non-profit film based on an unpublished essay by the British surrealist artist Leonora Carrington [1917-2011].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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