6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Can myths, legends and stories provide alternative shelter where refugees, migrant or wanderers might feel at home in times of exile and dispossession? Award-winning writer and cultural critic Marina Warner brings her lifelong expertise on the metamorphoses of myths and fairytales to bear on issues of current political concern. She explores how story-telling and story-making can play a part in the contemporary refugee crisis and be ‘strong enough to help’.
In times of serious physical deprivation, where people’s physical and emotional needs are often not being met, we must also consider their right to liberty of thought and imagination, to intellectual mobility, and to realise their own creative potential. How can that happen? Join Marina Warner for a lively, engaging discussion.
A relaxed evening of inspiring talk and discussion, over drinks and light food.
Registration is compulsory.
Brussels location announced 48H before the event.
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Marina Warner is an award-winning novelist, critic and cultural historian born to an English father and an Italian mother. She was educated in Cairo, Brussels and England, and read French and Italian at Oxford University. She was Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex from 2004 to 2014. She is currently Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including critical studies, novels and children’s books. She contributes essays, articles and reviews to newspapers, journals and artists’ catalogues. Much of her writing is concerned with an analysis of the mythology, folklore and archetypes surrounding the feminine throughout history, as expressed in art, literary texts and fables.
Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (2014), Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (2011), Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media into the Twenty-first Century (2006), Murderers I Have Known and Other Stories (2002), No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1998), From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers (1994), Managing Monsters: Six Myths of Our Time (1994), Wonder Tales: Six Stories of Enchantment (1994), Imagining a Democratic Culture (1991), Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism (1981), The Crack in the Tea-Cup: Britain in the 20th Century (1979), Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976), The Dragon Empress: Life and Times of Tz’u-his 1835-1908 (1972).