C. McAra, ‘Chloe Aridjis and the Female Human Animal,’ Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium, Edge Hill University (30 June 2017).

In Conversations

C. McAra with Panel (Catriona Duffy and Lucy McEachan), Maeve Redmond and Rob Kennedy, Sincerely Valentines: Behind the Scenes, V&A Dundee (8 December 2022).

C. McAra with Rachel Goodyear, New Adelphi Studio Theatre, University of Salford (27 October 2022).

C. McAra with Mieke Bal, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Kamini Vellodi, Image Thinking, The Fruitmarket Gallery and Edinburgh University Press (6 May 2022).

C. McAra, ‘Kate MccGwire’s Marvellous Menagerie,’ The Last Tuesday Society (24 January 2022).

C. McAra with Ilana Halperin and Naoko Mabon, Felt Events, Art History Festival (20 September 2021).

C. McAra with Katy Hessel, Carol Jacobi and Tai Shani at Rebel Muses, Cheltenham Literary Festival (13 October 2019).

C. McAra with Kim L. Pace and Sarah Woodfine, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London (3 July 2019).

C. McAra with Roger Shannon for Leonora Carrington: The Lost Surrealist, Edge Hill University (24 January 2018).

C. McAra, Distant Love: Surrealism, Women and Helmut Newton at Foam Gallery, Amsterdam (29 June 2016).

C. McAra with Rachel Maclean, British Art Show 8, Leeds Art Gallery (23 October 2015).

Recent Papers and Invited Lectures

C. McAra, ‘Ali Smith’s Feminist Surrealism,’ Dialogic Encounters in Surrealist Women’s Writing in International Society for the Study of Surrealism (ISSS) Conference (20 November 2022).

C. McAra, ‘Open Sesame: Dorothea Tanning’s Bibliographic Surrealism,’ The Last Tuesday Society (6 June 2022). Available on demand. Subsequently invited for Out of Bounds: le artiste e il Surrealismo, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (6 October 2022).

C. McAra, ‘Another Maybe: Tilda Swinton, Leonora Carrington and Performance Art,’ Leonora Carrington and Surrealism’s Politics of Invention: An International Symposium, Stockholm University (21 May 2022).

C. McAra, ‘Oracle in Stone: Dorothea Tanning’s Printmaking,’ Farleys House and Gallery, Chiddingley (1 May 2022).

C. McAra, ‘Anachronistic Pursuits: In-Conversation with Laurence Figgis,’ Surrealism and Scotland Network (23 March 2022).

C. McAra, ‘Travelling Incognito: When Men Rewrite Leonora Carrington,’ Feminist-Surrealist Rewritings and Adaptations, International Society for the Study of Surrealism (ISSS) Conference (14 November 2021).

C. McAra, ‘The Fur of the Fairy Tale: Dorothea Tanning and Samantha Sweeting,’ Henry Moore Institute (18 November 2020). Webinar with Hannah Buckley, Rachel Goodyear and Mayako Murai.

C. McAra, ‘A Feminist Marvellous’ for The Debutante (13 September 2020). Webinar.

C. McAra, ‘Dorothea Tanning: Tableau vivant’ at National Galleries of Scotland (25 February 2020).

C. McAra, ‘30+1: Dorothea Tanning, Sedona and Contemporary Art’ at Sedona Arts Center (23 January 2020).

C. McAra with H. Buckley, ‘Running with Wolves, Somaticizing the Text: Revisionary Feminism and Contemporary Dance,’ This Woman’s Work: A Kate Bush Symposium, University of Edinburgh (13 December 2019).

C. McAra, ‘An Outbreak of Surrealism in Leeds,’ ISSS Conference, University of Exeter (30 August 2019).

C. McAra, ‘Three Streets Away: Artists Respond to the Work of Dorothea Tanning’ at Doyce Street Studios, London (5 May 2019).

C. McAra, ‘Memory Box: Dorothea Tanning’s Chasm’ at Dorothea Tanning: A Family Portrait, Tate Modern (16 March 2019).

C. McAra, ‘Curating Carrington in Contemporary Art,’ Dada and Surrealism Group, University of Edinburgh (11 March 2019).

C. McAra, ‘Towards a Feminist Marvelous: Channeling Carrington Through the Animal Languages of Heidi Sopinka,’ SURREALISMS: Inaugural Conference of the ISSS (2 November 2018).

C. McAra, ‘Surrealist Souvenirs: The Prime Minister’s Bracelet and Leonora Carrington’s Postcards,’ Surrealism in Britain 1925-55, The Hepworth Wakefield (6 October 2018).

C. McAra, ‘Lucy Skaer/Leonora Carrington: “Wild Card”‘ in Visionary Artists, Visionary Objects, The John Rylands Library, Manchester (9 February 2018).

C. McAra, The Artist’s Dining Room: Leonora Carrington, London (19 January 2018). Invitation by Marina Warner.

C. McAra, ‘Making a Statement: Dorothea Tanning’s Critical Writings’ in Surrealist Women’s Writing in the Later 20th Century, Modernist Studies Association: Modernism Today, Amsterdam (12 August 2017).

C. McAra, ‘Leonora in Contemporary Practice,’ Leonora Carrington Centenary, La Biblioteca de México, Mexico City (6 April 2017).

C. McAra, ‘Curating the Fairy Tale: A Feminist Practice’ in Fireworks! The Visual Imagination of Angela Carter, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol (9 January 2017).

C. McAra, ‘Dollhouse Architecture: Leonora Carrington and Dorothea Tanning’s Visual Narratives’ by invitation at the National Galleries of Scotland (9 September 2016).

C. McAra, ‘Pandora’s Complex: Curatorial Quests for a Feminist Surrealism’ in Feminist Historiographies of Surrealism, European Network of Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies (EAM) biannual conference, Rennes, France (3 June 2016).

C. McAra, ‘Some (Pen) Roses and Their Phantoms: A Curated Dialogue Between Dorothea Tanning and Roland Penrose’ in Roland Penrose: Curating the 20th Century, Association of Art Historians (AAH) Annual conference, University of Edinburgh (9 April 2016).

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