The Map is Not the Territory: Story-making, Place and Performance | Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2019
Dame Marina Warner
Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture
Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 5pm to 6.30pm
The Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne’s College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS
Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre
About the lecture
‘Home is where I set my foot’ (La mia casa è dove poggio i piedi) is a motto used by refugees and forced migrants in Palermo, who frequent the café Moltivolti in Ballaro, the historic, multicultural heart of the city. In this lecture, Marina Warner will explore the potential of imaginative tale-spinning in establishing a sense of place and belonging; she will discuss how words and stories, myths and legends can help give character to unfamiliar territory and build connections and community.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.
About the speaker
Professor Dame Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, criticism and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols and fairy tales. She is a Distinguished Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford, and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. In 2017 she was the first woman to be elected president of the Royal Society of Literature. Her books include Phantasmagoria (Oxford University Press, 2006), Stranger Magic: Charmed States & The Arabian Nights (Chatto & Windus, 2011), Once Upon a Time – A Short History of Fairy Tale (Oxford University Press, 2014), Fly Away Home (Salt Publishing, 2015), and Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art and Artists (Thames & Hudson, 2018).
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