Writing, Fairy Tale and Rococo: Marina Warner Reflects

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Writing, Fairy Tale and Rococo: Marina Warner Reflects

Writing, Fairy Tale and Rococo: Marina Warner Reflects

Date: Monday 20 June 2022
Times: 18.30–19.30 BST 
Location: At the museum or online (Zoom)
Speaker: Prof Dame Marina Warner

Description: In conjunction with our exhibition Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts, Dame Marina Warner – writer of fiction, criticism and history, whose award-winning works include studies of art, myths, symbols and fairy tales – reflects on fairy tale, rococo and her own writing practice.

About the Speaker: Prof Dame Marina Warner has been a writer since she was young, specialising in mythology and fairy tales, with an emphasis on the part women play in them. Her award-winning books include From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers (1994) and No Go the Bogeyman (1998), alongside Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media (2006), Stranger Magic: Charmed States and The Arabian Nights (2011), Forms of Enchantment: Writing on Art and Artists (2018) and Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction (2018). 

Prof Dame Marina was shortlisted for the Booker Prize; she is a contributing editor to The London Review of Books, a Fellow of the British Academy, a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and was President of the Royal Society of Literature. Among many distinguished awards and honorary titles and doctorates, she has received a British Academy Medal, World Fantasy Life Time Achievement Award and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France.

Take part at the Museum: Join us at the museum for this special talk.

Watch Online: This talk will also be broadcast live from the museum. Online ticketholders will be emailed a link to join 24 hours in advance. Online ticketholders will also receive a link to view a recording of the talk, which will be available for one week only.


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
20/06/2022 18:30 19:30

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
At The Museum (Standard) £12
At The Museum (Concession) £11
At The Museum (Members) £10
Online Only £7
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