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‘On Aurelia’ at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

Date: September 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

A talk at the Royal Academy

Date: March 12, 2018

Time: 10:30 am

Location: Royal Academy, London

Grey is out of time: like an elephant’s hide, like a skyscraper’s height, like a blanket of dust, like the magnitude of the moon.

Please note: Lecture is open to students in the RCA Postgraduate Programme

Literature Live:
Sophie Collins and Carol Mavor

Date: February 12, 2018

Time: 7:30-9pm

Location: Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester

Sophie Collins is a poet, editor and translator. small white monkeys, a text on self-expression, self-help and shame, was published by Book Works in November 2017 as part of a commissioned residency at Glasgow Women’s Library. Carol Mavor is Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester. As Maggie Nelson writes of her latest book, Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale: ‘Forget whatever you previously associated with “fairy tales,” and enter Carol Mavor’s kaleidoscopic universe of art and literature.’

This event will be hosted by Vona Groarke, poet and teacher at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester. Further details can be found at the Facebook event


Date: December 7, 2017

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1

Time | Making | Space brings together practitioners from architectural design, music and filmmaking, whose work explores how time and the temporal in architecture is not simply a matter of measure.

As part of this event, Carol Mavor will screen and discuss her short film Fairy Tale Almost Blue (2012, twelve minutes).

Tickets from £12.00/£6.00 conc.

Artist Amy Hauft and Carol Mavor, in conversation, at testsite, Austin Texas

Date: November 1, 2017

Time: 5-7 pm

Location: testsite, Austin Texas

For this occasion, Carol Mavor will read her latest fairy tale, ‘Sweet Salt, Sale Dolce, which is set within the circumstance of Amy Hauft’s  testsite installation: Tender Glass. A printed edition of the story, entitled ‘Sweet Salt, Sale Dolce, will be available at the opening.

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Aurelia at University of Texas, Austin

Date: October 31, 2017

Time: 3.30pm

Location: University of Texas, Austin; Bldg: Art 1.120

Carol Mavor will present select images from her most recent book: Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale.


Book Launch for Aurelia

Date: September 28, 2017

Time: 6.30pm

Location: The Bluecoat, Liverpool

Join Carol Mavor for the launch of her new book, Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale, followed by a talk from the author.

Aurelia re-visits familiar fairytales and examines their darker qualities.

Carol Mavor is Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Manchester, and has published widely on photography, cinema, colour and childhood. All her books are richly illustrated with an eye on design.

Film Screening of “Poto and Cabengo” at Whitechapel Gallery

Date: September 14, 2017

Time: 19.00

Location: Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery

Carol Mavor introduces a rare screening of Jean-Pierre Gorin’s influential 1980 essay film about the extraordinary twins, who astounded linguists with their invented vocabulary and launches her new book Aurelia: Art and Literature Through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale.

Tickets from £9.50/£7.50 conc.
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Aurelia: Carol Mavor and Marina Warner

Date: July 24, 2017

Time: 19.00

Location: London Review Bookshop

Carol Mavor reflects in her latest book Aurelia (Reaktion) on the very particular place that fairy tales hold in our culture and in the popular imagination. ‘Aurelia is as strange, enigmatic, and full of magic as its subjects’ writes the essayist Maggie Nelson.

Mavor will be in conversation with cultural critic, mythographer and historian of the folk tale Marina Warner.


ACLA, American Comparative Literature Association

Start date: July 6, 2017

End date: July 8, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m - 10:15 a.m

Location: Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

‘The Sound of One Hand Clapping: A Question of Child Abuse, from Like a Lake‘ 

As part of the stream seminars:
‘Feminist Philosophies of Media’

Fri/Sat/Sun – 8:30 a.m – 10:15 a.m
International Campus Utrecht, Spinoza, Room 104I