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The Voice of the Toy: Writing Magic and Enchanted States



Marina Warner's talk included bottle
imps, genies in lamps, flying carpets, speaking fruits,
toys, and severed heads. Touching on the influence of
Arabian Nights and other Eastern narratives on western
European fictions, Warner discussed the changing uses of
enchantment in contemporary imagination, the different
states of belief and disbelief that are developing, and the
experience of the "digital uncanny."