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|
|At The Museum (Standard)||£12|
|At The Museum (Concession)||£11|
|At The Museum (Members)||£10|