C. McAra, ‘Emma’s Navel: Dorothea Tanning’s Narrative Sculpture’ in Intersections: Women/Surrealism/Modernism, edited by Patricia Allmer (Manchester University Press, 2016).
Co-authored with Victoria Carruthers, ‘Mermaids and Metaphors: Dorothea Tanning’s Surrealist Ocean’ in Framing the Ocean, 1700 to Present: Envisaging The Sea as Social Space in Western Art, edited by Tricia Cusack (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2014), 211-222. Reviewed in The International Journal of Maritime History (2015).
C. McAra, ‘Sadeian Women: Erotic Violence in the Surrealist Spectacle’ in Violence and the Limits of Representation, edited by Graham Matthews and Sam Goodman (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 69-89.
C. McAra, ‘A Natural History of The Dark Crystal: The Conceptual Design of Brian Froud’ in The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson: Essays on His Work and Legacy Beyond ‘The Muppet Show’ and ‘Sesame Street’, edited by Jennifer C. Garlen and Anissa M. Graham (Jefferson: McFarland, 2013), 101-115. Reviewed by Joe Hennes in Tough Pigs (4 February 2013), and John Patrick Pazdziora in Gramarye (Winter 2014).
C. McAra, ‘Anti-Fairy Tale Taxidermy: The Animations of Tessa Farmer’ in New Fairy Tales: Essays and Stories, edited by Defne Çizakça and John Patrick Pazdziora (Chicago: Unlocking Press, 2013), 41-60.
C. McAra, ‘Longing for Endor: Little People and the Ideological Colonization of the European Fantasy Genre’ in Exploring the Cultural History of Continental European Freak Shows and ‘Enfreakment’, edited by Anna Kérchy and Andrea Zittlau (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012), 266-282. Reviewed by Gaborják Ádám in prae.hu: Általános művészeti portal (November 2013).
C McAra, ‘ “Blind Date”: Tanning’s Surrealist Anti-tale’ in Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment, edited by C. McAra and D. Calvin (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), 100-114. Reviewed in Gramarye (2012), Marvels and Tales (2012), The Kelvingrove Review (2011) and The Inklings Yearbook (2011).
C. McAra, ‘(Re-)Reading (Post-)Surrealism Through Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm: The Femme-Enfant Tears Through the Text’ in Postmodern Reinterpretations of Fairy Tales: How Applying New Methods Generates New Meanings, edited by Anna Kérchy (Lampeter and Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011), 421-442. Reviewed in Marvels and Tales (2012) and Americana (2011).
C. McAra, ‘Prescription Narratives: Re-reading Joseph Cornell’s Pharmacy Series as Modernist Anti-dote’ in The Apothecary’s Chest: Magic, Art and Medication, edited by K. Georganta, F. Collignon, A. M. Millim (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), 59-70.