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Professor Dame Marina Warner FBA

History; historical studies of language and literature; English language and literature

About this Fellow

Marina Warner is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer, who works across genres and cultures exploring myths and stories. Recent work has focused particularly on the magic of fairy tales and the Arabian Nights, including Stranger Magic (2011), and Once Upon a Time (2014). In Fly Away Home: Stories (2015) she draws on mythic predecessors, translating them into contemporary significance. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Holberg Prize, and was also Chair of the judging panel for the Man Booker International Book Prize. She is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls, and Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London.



Current post

  • Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck; Quondam Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Visiting Scholar, Getty Research Institute, 1987 - 1988
  • Tinbergen Professor, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 1991
  • Fellow, University of Essex, 2013 - 2014
  • Professor, Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex, University of Essex, 2004 - 2014
  • Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck College University of London, 2014
  • Fellow, All Souls College University of Oxford, 2013 - 2017
  • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 2017


The Inner Eye: Art Beyond the Visible

Marina Warner, 1996 National Touring Exhibitions

Queen Victoria's Sketch Book

1979 Macmillan

The Dragon Empress: Life and Times of Tz'u-hsi 1835–1908

Marina Warner, 1972 Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor John Barrell

English Language and Literature History of a specific country Britain in the 18th & 19th C. History of Art Theory of Painting Cultural Geography

Professor Gabriel Josipovici

Creative Writing - English Language and Literature Contemporary Literature Creative Writing - Modern Languages History of the Book

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