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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: 7:00 pm

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: 7:00 pm

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

Keynote for the Annual Screen Conference

Date: June 23, 2017

Time: 4:00- 6:00 pm

Location: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Keynote (along with Anna McCarthy) for the Annual Screen Conference, 23-25 June 2017
Screenplay: ‘A Question of Child Abuse’

The J Paul Getty Museum
The Getty Book Club Reads Blue Mythologies

Date: June 10, 2017

Time: 3:00- 5:00 pm

Location: The Getty Center, Research Institute Plaza Conference Room

For this session, delve into the color blue and its varied meanings in art and culture. Join author Carol Mavor to discuss her book Blue Mythologies: Reflections on a Colour. The beautiful cyanotypes of Anna Atkins will be on view for book club participants.

Tickets $15. Complimentary parking.

The J Paul Getty Museum:
What Does Blue Mean?

Date: June 8, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: The Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium

Blue describes emotional states, musical and literary genres, and moral codes. And yet, historically, humans have found the color itself notably difficult to pin down. How did blue come to occupy its singular scientific and cultural significance? What relationships exist between the history of blue pigments and the wealth of meanings the term conveys today? A panel with authors Catherine McKinley and Carol Mavor, scientist Mas Subramanian, and actor/comedian/singer Garrett Morris explore the science and sentiment of the color blue.

Free, but advance ticket required

‘Like water for water’

Date: April 27, 2017

Time: 4:30 pm

Location: The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford