Marina Warner

The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture, 7 October 2022

October 3, 2022

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 estrangement, the traveling tale and contrapuntal reading, through a reading of the Flight into Egypt. The legend spread through stories, cult, and pilgrimage and Memories of Mary/Mariam in Egypt live on in some form in both the Christian and Islamic traditions. In a time of ever greater displacements and tumult, this narrative offers a test case of storytelling’s role in living through exile and dislocation, and surviving somewhere that is not home.