13 August 2007

UPDATE: Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium schedule

The organizers of the Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium have released an updated schedule. Please note the addition, on Saturday 27th October, of Frances McCullough. McCullough was a long time editor of Plath's work, most notably of her abridged Journals.

Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium Schedule
October 25-29th 2007 at Oxford University

Thursday, 25 October

9:00-5:30 All-day registration, Rothermere American Institute
9:00 Continental breakfast, Rhodes House
9:30 Opening, Rhodes Milner Room
10:00-11:00 Literary panel, Rhodes Jameson [“The Bee Poems’: Bethany Hicok, Georgiana Banita]
10:00-11:45 Literary panel, small Rothermere [‘Plath, Sexton and the Literary Market’: Jo Gill, Adrian Jones, Mel Waters, Luke Ferretter]
10:00-11:45 Literary panel, Rhodes Milner [“Plath and Pathology’: Elana Ciobanu, Mary DeShazer, Ralph Didlake, Deborah Phelps]
10:00-11:45 Literary panel, large Rothermere [‘Expressing Struggle and Pain’: Beth Martinelli, Pamela Ryan, Ghanim Samarrai, Isabella Wai]
12:00-12:45 Welcome lunch, Rhodes
1:30-2:15 Exhibition tour/talk, Oxford Playhouse [Kristina Zimbakova]
1:15-2:15 Guest speaker Nick Owen, Rhodes Jameson [‘Roots of Creativity and Destructiveness in Plath’]
1:15-3:45 Literary panel, small Rothermere [‘Family Romance 1’: Susan Bowers, Kara Kilfoil, Aubrey Menard, Ann Walsh, Kristy Woodcock]
1:15-3:45 Literary panel, Rhodes Milner [‘Comparing Plath’: Abdolmajid Eskandari, Hilary Holladay, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Gary Leising, Anastasia Logotheti, Barbara Mossberg]
1:15-3:45 Literary panel, large Rothermere [‘Plath Parallels’: Majid Avali, Sibel Guzel, Nadide Karkimer, Leyli Jamali, Raja Sekhar, Omid Varzandeh]
2:30-3:45 Guest speakers Marianne Egeland and Pamela Norris, Rhodes Jameson [‘Plath in Print’; ‘Writing the life as fiction: Sylvia Plath and the Problem of Biography’]
4:00-5:45 Featured speakers Helle and Larschan, Rhodes Milner
Helle: ‘“The Photographic Chamber of the Eye”: Plath, Photography and thePost-Confessional Muse’
Larschan: ‘”What Mightn’t the Sea Bequeath?”: Plath’s Mythical Massachusetts’
4:00-5:45 Literary panel, large Rothermere [‘Images of Plath’: Annika Hagström, Allyson Hyland, Philippa Hawker]
4:00-5:45 Literary panel, small Rothermere [Plath and Female Identity’: Gail Crowther, Patricia Grisafi, Jessica McCort, Dorothy Wang]
4:00-5:45 Literary panel, Rhodes Jameson [‘Plath and Pedagogy’: Amanda Golden, Eusebio de Lorenzo Gomez, Kate Gray, Jason Lee]
6:00-7:00 Wine reception at Divinity School, Bodleian Library exhibit of small press books
7:00-9:00 Reception and poetry reading at Blackwell’s Bookshop (P)
8:00-9:30 Featured playwright Elisabeth Gray’s play ‘Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath’, Pilch Theatre (P)
Open hours Rothermere Library exhibition of Enid Mark’s ‘About Sylvia’ book/prints

Friday, 26 October

9:00-5:30 All-day registration, Rothermere American Institute
9:00 Continental breakfast, Rhodes House
9:00-9:50 Forum on Plath Profiles on-line journal 1, Rhodes Milner [Bill Buckley, Mary Nolan]
10:00-11:45 Featured speakers Lynda K. Bundtzen and Tim Kendall, Rhodes Milner
Bundtzen: ‘Confession, Contrition, and Concealment in Ted Hughes’s Howls and Whispers’
Kendall: ‘Sylvia Plath and the Purpose of Poetry’
12:00-12:45 Lunch, Rhodes
1:00-2:20 Literary panel, large Rothermere [‘Plath and Hughes Manuscripts Verso’: Helen Decker, Emma Hoare, Uta Gosmann]
1:00-2:20 Literary panel, small Rothermere [‘Plath’s Influence on International writers’: Fan Jinghua, Maria Johnston, Malin Pereira]
1:00-2:20 Literary panel, Rhodes Milner [‘Motherhood and Marriage’: Annie Finch, Katherine Keenan, Sondra Swedborg]
1:30-2:15 Exhibition tour/talk, Oxford Playhouse
1:30-2:20 Guest speaker Sarah Churchwell, Rhodes Jameson
2:30-4:15 Featured speakers Steven Gould Axelrod and Linda Wagner-Martin, Rhodes Milner
Axelrod: ‘Plath and Torture’
Wagner-Martin: ‘All Those Years in the Archives: A Life with Sylvia Plath’
4:30-6:30 Literary panel, small Rothermere [‘“Lady Lazarus” and Suicide’: Nadia Boudidah Falfoul, Marcia Elis de Lima Francoso, Kamran Javadizadeh, Stephanie Roush]
4:30-6:30 Literary panel, Rhodes Jameson [‘Plath in Popular and Cold War Culture’: Joan Dargan, Erik Mortenson, Patrick O’Connor, Cornelia Pearsall, Nicola Presley]
4:30-6:30 Literary panel, large Rothermere [The Bell Jar: Ozlem Gorumlu, Esin Kumlu, Elaine Pigeon, Janet Stallard]
4:30-6:30 Literary panel, Rhodes Milner [‘Plath and Hughes Dialog’: Heather Clark, Diana Conzett, Janne Stigen Drangsholt, Diane Hunter, Terry Hunter]
5:00-5:30 Hanna/Simmons’s intro to “The Girl Who Would be God’ animation, Oxford Playhouse
5:30-7:00 Hanna/Simmons animation and Lahire films ‘Edge’, ‘Lady Lazarus’ and
‘Johnny Panic’, Top Room, Oxford Playhouse
8:00-8:30 Sarah Purcell’s introduction to Sandra Lahire films, ‘Edge’, ‘Lady Lazarus’ and ‘Johnny Panic’, Top Room/Oxford Playhouse (P)
8:30-10:00 Lahire films, Hanna/Simmons animation, Top Room, Oxford Playhouse Top Room/Oxford Playhouse (P)
8:00-8:30 Mossberg’s introduction to Elisabeth Gray’s play, Pilch Theatre (P)
8:30-10:00 Gray’s play ‘Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath’, Pilch Theatre (P)
Open hours Rothermere Library exhibition of Enid Mark’s ‘About Sylvia’ book/prints

Saturday, 27 October

9:00-4:00 All-day registration, Rothermere American Institute
9:00 Continental breakfast, Rhodes House
9:00-9:50 Forum on Plath archives, Smith, Lilly & Emory, Rhodes Milner
10:00-11:30 Featured speakers Karen Kukil and Robin Peel, Rhodes Milner
Kukil: ‘Sylvia Plath’s Women’
Peel: ‘Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Publication’
10:00-11:30 Lahire and Hanna/Simmons animation, Top Room, Oxford Playhouse (P)
11:45-12:45 Lunch, Rhodes
1:00-2:45 Featured speakers Anne Stevenson/Martin Schaetzle and Britzolakis, Rhodes Milner
Stevenson/Schaetzle: “Sylvia Plath and Ruth Beuscher’
Britzolakis: ‘Plath’s Dreamwork’
3:00-4:15 Artist panel Siall Waterbright and Amanda Robins, Rhodes Milner [‘Plath as Artistic Inspiration’]
3:00-4:15 Guest speakers Francis McCullough and Jonathan Ellis, large Rothermere [‘Editing Plath’]
3:00-4:15 Featured and Guest poets Catherine Bowman and Crystal Hurdle, small Rothermere
3:00-4:15 Featured photographer Linda Adele Goodine, Rhodes Jameson
4:30 Bus to London, Piccadilly
6:00-8:30 London free time
8:30-10:00 Sylvia Plath Birthday Concert, St. James Church, Piccadilly (P)
10:30 Bus to Oxford
8:00-9:30 Gray’s play, ‘I Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath’, Pilch Theatre, Oxford (P)
Open hours Rothermere Library exhibition of Enid Mark’s ‘About Sylvia’ book/prints

Sunday, 28 October

9:00-2:00 All-day registration, Rothermere American Institute
9:00 Continental breakfast, Rhodes
9:00-9:45 Forum on Plath Websites, Rhodes Milner [Elaine Connell, Peter Steinberg]
10:00-11:45 Featured speakers Tracy Brain and Langdon Hammer, Rhodes Milner
Brain: ‘Representing Sylvia Plath’
Hammer: ‘Plath’s German’
12:00-12:45 Lunch, Rhodes
1:00-2:00 Book signing, Rhodes (open to public)
2:15-4:00 Featured speakers A. Alvarez and Diane Middlebrook, Rhodes Milner
Alvarez: ‘My friendship with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’
Middlebrook: ‘Call and Response in the Poetry of Plath and Hughes’
4:15-5:50 Literary panel, Large Rothermere [‘Plath, Gender and Self definition’: Andrew Browne, Vassilis Manoussakis, Janet McCann, Neslihan Emkekciouglu]
4:15-5:50 Literary panel, Rhodes Jameson [‘Ariel’: Smita Agrawal, Bora Im, Chloe Stopa-Hunt, Jennifer Ryan]
4:15-5:30 Literary panel, small Rothermere [‘Plath’s story “The Perfect Place”’: Irralie Doel, Lena Friesen, Peter Steinberg]
4:30-5:30 Guest speaker Kroll, Rhodes Milner
6:00-7:30 Oxford Playhouse reception
7:30-9:30 Oxford Playhouse performance (P)
Open hours Rothermere Library exhibition of Enid Mark’s ‘About Sylvia’ book/prints

Monday, 29 October (Panels are free and open to the public this day)

9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00-9:50 Forum on Plath Profiles on-line journal 2, Rhodes Milner [Bill Buckley, Mary Nolan]
10:00-11:00 Literary panel, small Rothermere [Feminist ID: Janet Badia, Christina Belcher]
10:00-11:45 Literary panel, Rhodes Jameson [‘Plath’s Landscapes’: Katherine Hazzard, Bajrang Korde, David Troupes]
10:00-11:45 Literary panel, Rhodes Milner [‘Plath as Visionary’: Liz Beasley, Bill Buckley, Anne Dillon, Anaya Ghoshal, Nephie Christodoulides]
10:00-11:45 Literary panel, large Rothermereermere [‘Plath’s Prose’: Ipsita Bhattacharyya, Laure De Nevraux]
11:10-11:50 Literary panel, small Rothermere [‘Family Romance 2’: Ashok Sachdeva, Yashpal Vyas]
12:00 Closing, Rhodes Milner
1:00 Lunch at local pub


(P) indicates open to the public

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