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22 May 2012

Marina Warner: 'Family Romances: The Daughters of Eve, the Sisters of Cain'

Freud Memorial Lecture

A podcast is available for this event on our iTunes page.


Marina Warner is a writer whose works include novels and short stories as well as studies in cultural history, art, myths, symbols, and fairytales. She is a Professor in the Department of Literature at the University of Essex. Her most recent book, Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights, was recently published by Chatto & Windus.

This year’s Freud Memorial Lecture will connect with the two major London exhibitions for 2012 which are running concurrently: Louise Bourgeois: The Return of the Repressed, at the Freud Museum, and Lucian Freud Portraits, at the National Portrait Gallery.

Read Marina Warner's Freud's Couch: A Case History, the essay originally appeared in RARITAN (Fall 2011) NB: The essay should not be reproduced without permission.

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