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Helen
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(12/1/03 10:11 am)
Marina Warner speaking in NY ...
Dear All:

I thought that it might be worth posting a heads-up that Marina Warner is in New York this term as a fellow at Columbia's Italian Academy, and scheduled to speak twice in these next two weeks. I was thrilled and chagrined to discover that she had been here all term when I received a flier for her last talk (on ethereal metaphors - it was wonderful) ... thrilled because it meant that I would be able to hear her speak, chagrined because I had had no idea that she was around! (I also received the flier about an hour before the lecture, hence my lack of a post that time around.) She is, unsurprisingly, a fascinating lecturer. She'll be speaking on these topics:


Phantoms in the Mindís Eye: Metamorphosis and Contemporary Art

At The Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
2 December 2003
5.30 pm

and

Vacant Possession

At DIA

West 22nd Street
10 December 2003
6.30 pm

Hope that I'll see some of you there!

Best,
Helen

Terri
Registered User
(12/2/03 4:17 am)
Re: Marina Warner speaking in NY ...
Oh, I'm jealous. Wish I could be there! I heard her speak once here in Devon, at Dartington Hall, and she was terrific. I had drinks with her afterwards, because I'd gone to the lecture with my friend Peter Randall-Page, who is a friend of hers -- but I was too tongue-tied to say more than two words. Pathetic.

janeyolen
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(12/2/03 6:12 am)
Re: Marina Warner speaking in NY ...
And she was here at Smith College and no one told me till I read it AFTER in the newspaper, and no one called to ask me to gomto the dinner for her. I was FURIOUS!!!

Jane

Helen
Registered User
(12/2/03 10:41 am)
Teehee ...
... this makes me feel a bit less silly about being so excited that I made a fool of myself. I hadn't heard about the last lecture until about an hour before, so I ran like a madwoman to pull myself together (calling friends who've read her work all the while to make sure that no-one who could possibly be there wouldn't) and managed to be the first one there. Nothing like shyly approaching a personal hero in the hopes of making a good first impression only to realize that you're intruding on their prep time ... I think that I managed to garble out something about how much I admired her work before beating a hasty retreat. Hopefully I'll manage to redeem my ignimonious behavior at some point in the future ...

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