19 October 2007

Event update: Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium schedule

The Sylvia Plath 75th Year Symposium programme was updated today. See below. Abstracts and biographies are online now at the Symposium's website. Click the link for the "Full Programme" to download/view them.

Thursday, 25 October

All-day registration, Rhodes House

Continental breakfast, Rhodes House

Opening, Barbara Mossberg, Rhodes Milner Room

Literary panel, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘Plath and Pathology’
Elana Ciobanu, Mary DeShazer, Ralph Didlake, Deborah Phelps

Literary panel, large Rothermere ~ ‘Expressing Struggle and Pain’
Beth Martinelli, Pamela Ryan, Ghanim Samarrai, Isabella Wai

Literary panel, small Rothermere ~ ‘Plath, Sexton and the Literary Market’
Luke Ferretter, Jo Gill, Melanie Waters

Welcome lunch, Rhodes

Featured artist exhibition talk, painter Kristina Zimbakova, Oxford Playhouse

Literary panel, small Rothermere ~ ‘The Bee Poems’
Georgiana Banita, Bethany Hicok

Literary panel, Rhodes Beit ~ ‘Plath Family Romance’
Susan Bowers, Kara Kilfoil, Aubrey Menard, Nick Owen, Ann Walsh, Kristy Woodcock

Literary panel, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘Plath in Comparison’
Abdolmajid Eskandari, Hilary Holladay, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Gary Leising, Anastasia Logotheti, Barbara Mossberg

Literary panel, large Rothermere ~ ‘Plath Parallels with Persian and Turkish Women Writers’
Majid Avali & Raja Sekhar, Nafize Sibel Güzel, Nadide Karkiner, Leyli Jamali, Omid Varzande

Guest speakers Marianne Egeland and Pamela Norris, Rhodes Beit
Egeland ~ ‘The Use and Abuse of a Poet: The Reception of Sylvia Plath’
Norris ~ ‘Writing the Life as Fiction: Sylvia Plath and the Problem of Biography’

Featured speakers Anita Helle and Richard Larschan, Rhodes Milner
Helle ~ ‘“The Photographic Chamber of the Eye: Plath, Photography and the Post-Confessional Muse’
Larschan ~ ‘“What Mightn’t the Sea Bequeath?”: Plath’s Mythical Massachusetts’

Wine reception at Divinity School, Bodleian Library exhibition of Plath’s small press books

Reception and poetry reading at Blackwell’s Bookshop (P)

Featured playwright Elisabeth Gray’s play ‘Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath’, Pilch Theatre (P)

Friday, 26 October

All-day registration, Rhodes House

Continental breakfast, Rhodes House

Forum, Rhodes Beit ~ ‘Plath Profiles on-line journal 1’Bill Buckley, Kathleen Connors, Mary Nolan

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’

Lunch, Rhodes House

Literary panel, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘Plath and Hughes Manuscripts Verso’
Helen Decker, Emma Hoare, Uta Gosmann

Literary panel, small Rothermere ~ ‘Plath’s Influence on Irish, African American, and Indian Writers’
Maria Johnston, Malin Pereira, Raja Sekhar

Literary panel, large Rothermere ~ ‘Plath, Motherhood and Marriage’
Annie Finch, Katherine Keenan, Sondra Swedborg

Guest speaker Sarah Churchwell ~ ‘Doubletake’ ~ Rhodes Beit

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’

Literary panel, small Rothermere ~ ‘“Lady Lazarus” and Suicide’
Nadia Boudidah Falfoul, Marcia Elis de Lima Françoso, Kamran Javadizadeh, Stephanie Roush

Literary panel, Rhodes Beit ~ ‘Plath in Popular and Cold War Culture’
Joan Dargan, Erik Mortenson, Patrick O’Connor, Cornelia Pearsall, Nicola Presley

Literary panel, large Rothermere ~ ‘The Bell Jar’
Özlem Görümlü, Esin Kumlu, Elaine Pigeon, Janet Stallard

Literary panel, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘The Plath-Hughes Dialogue’
Heather Clark, Diana Conzett, Janne Stigen Drangsholt, Dianne Hunter, Terry Hunter

Suzie Hanna’s introduction to animation ‘The Girl Who Would be God’ ~ Oxford Playhouse

Hanna/Simmons animation and Lahire films ‘Edge’, ‘Lady Lazarus’ and ‘Johnny Panic’ Top Room, Oxford Playhouse

Sarah Purcell’s introduction to Sandra Lahire films ‘Edge’, ‘Lady Lazarus’ and‘Johnny Panic’ Top Room, Oxford Playhouse (P)

Lahire films, Hanna/Simmons animation, Top Room, Oxford Playhouse (P)

Barbara Mossberg’s introduction to Elisabeth Gray’s play, Pilch Theatre (P)

Elisabeth Gray’s play, ‘Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath’, Pilch Theatre, Oxford (P)

Saturday, 27 October

All-day registration, Rhodes House

Continental breakfast, Rhodes House

Forum, Rhodes Beit ~ ‘Plath archives at Smith, Lilly & Emory’

Featured speakers Karen Kukil and Robin Peel, Rhodes Milner
Kukil ~ ‘Sylvia Plath’s Women’
Peel ~ ‘Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Publication’

Lahire and Hanna/Simmons animation, Top Room, Oxford Playhouse (P)

Lunch, Rhodes House, with Guest speaker Jillian Becker
~ 'The Secret Life of Sylvia Plath' in conversation with Ben Morgan

Featured speakers Anne Stevenson/Martin Schaetzle, Rhodes Milner
~ ‘Sylvia Plath and Ruth Beuscher’

Keynote speaker Christina Britzolakis, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘Plath’s Dreamwork’

Featured photographer Linda Adele Goodine and Featured fibre artist Ann Dingsdale, Rhodes Milner

Guest speakers Francis McCullough and Jonathan Ellis, large Rothermere
~‘Editing Plath’

Featured and Guest poets Catherine Bowman and Crystal Hurdle, small Rothermere
Bowman’s ‘The Plath Cabinet’
Hurdle’s ‘After Ted & Sylvia: poems’

Guest artist Amanda Robins and Siall Waterbright, Rhodes Beit
~ ‘Sylvia Plath as Artistic Inspiration’

Forum, small Rothermere ~ ‘Plath Profiles on-line journal 2’
Bill Buckley, Mary Nolan

Literary panel, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘Images and Viewers of Plath’
Gail Crowther, Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu, Annika Hagström, Philippa Hawker

Literary panel, Rhodes Beit ~ ‘Plath and Pedagogy’
Amanda Golden, Eusebio de Lorenzo Gomez, Kate Gray, Jason Lee

Literary panel, large Rothermere ~ ‘Plath and Female/feminist Identity’
Janet Badia, Christina Belcher, Patricia Grisafi, Jessica McCort, Dorothy Wang

Elisabeth Gray’s play ‘Wish I Had a Sylvia Plath’, Pilch Theatre, Oxford (P)

Sunday, 28 October
All-day registration, Rhodes House

Continental breakfast, Rhodes House

Forum, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘Sylvia Plath Websites’
Guest speaker Peter K. Steinberg with memorial for the late Elaine Connell of Sylvia Plath Forum

Featured speakers Tracy Brain and Langdon Hammer, Rhodes Milner
Brain ~ ‘Representing Sylvia Plath’
Hammer ~ ‘Plath’s German’

Lunch, Rhodes House, with Guest speaker Linda Gates
~ ‘Being an American in London 1964’

Book signing, Rhodes (P)

Featured speakers A. Alvarez and Diane Middlebrook, Rhodes Milner
Alvarez ~ ‘My friendship with Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’ in conversation with Sally Bayley
Middlebrook ~ ‘The Three Caryatids’

Literary panel, Rhodes Beit ~ ‘Ariel’
Smita Agrawal, Bora Im, Jennifer Ryan, Chloe Stopa-Hunt

Literary panel, large Rothermere ~ ‘Plath, Gender, and Self definition’
Andrew Browne, Vassilis Manoussakis, Janet McCann

Literary panel, small Rothermere ~ ‘Plath’s Prose’Ipsita Bhattacharyya, Irralie Doel & Peter K. Steinberg with notes of Lena Friesen

Guest speaker Judith Kroll, Rhodes Milner
~ ‘Backstory: Working on Sylvia Plath’s Collected Poems (London and Court Green, 1974)’

Oxford Playhouse reception

Oxford Playhouse performance ~ ‘Sylvia Plath ~ A Celebration’ (P)

Monday, 29 October ~ Panels are free and open to the public

Continental breakfast, Rhodes House

Literary/Art panel, Rhodes Beit ~ ‘Plath and Visuality’
Sally Bayley, Kathleen Connors, Laure de Nervaux

Literary panel, Large Rothermere ~ ‘Plath’s Landscapes and Descriptions’
Katherine Hazzard, Bajrang Korde, David Troupes

Literary panel, Rhodes Milner ~ ‘Plath as Visionary’
Bill Buckley, Nephie Christodoulides, Anna Dillon, Ananya Ghoshal

Closing, Rhodes Milner

(P) public events

Open hours
Rothermere Library exhibition of Enid Mark’s ‘About Sylvia’ book of illustrated poems

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Publications & Acknowledgements

  • BBC Four.A Poet's Guide to Britain: Sylvia Plath. London: BBC Four, 2009. (Acknowledged in)
  • Biography: Sylvia Plath. New York: A & E Television Networks, 2005. (Photographs used)
  • Connell, Elaine. Sylvia Plath: Killing the angel in the house. 2d ed. Hebden Bridge: Pennine Pens, 1998. (Acknowledged in)
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives." Plath Profiles 2. Summer 2009: 183-208.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 3." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 119-138.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 4: Looking for New England." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012: 11-56.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. "These Ghostly Archives 5: Reanimating the Past." Plath Profiles 6. Summer 2013: 27-62.
  • Crowther, Gail and Peter K. Steinberg. These Ghostly Archives: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Death Be Not Proud: The Graves of Poets. New York: Poets.org. (Photographs used)
  • Doel, Irralie, Lena Friesen and Peter K. Steinberg. "An Unacknowledged Publication by Sylvia Plath." Notes & Queries 56:3. September 2009: 428-430.
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Helle, Anita Plath. The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007. (Photographs used, acknowledged in)
  • Helle, Anita. "Lessons from the Archive: Sylvia Plath and the Politics of Memory". Feminist Studies 31:3. Fall 2005: 631-652.. (Acknowledged in)
  • Holden, Constance. "Sad Poets' Society." Science Magazine. 27 July 2008. (Photograph used)
  • Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women, Motion Picture. Directed by Rachel Talbot. Brookline (Mass.): Jewish Women's Archive, 2007. (Photograph used)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Karen V. Kukil. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962. New York: Anchor Books, 2000. (Acknowledged in)
  • Plath, Sylvia, and Peter K. Steinberg and Karen V. Kukil (eds.). The Letters of Sylvia Plath. London: Faber, 2017. Forthcoming.
  • Plath, Sylvia. Glassklokken. Oslo: De norske Bokklubbene, 2004. (Photograph used on cover)
  • Reiff, Raychel Haugrud. Sylvia Plath: The Bell Jar and Poems (Writers and Their Works). Marshall Cavendish Children's Books, 2008.. (Images provided)
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'I Should Be Loving This': Sylvia Plath's 'The Perfect Place' and The Bell Jar." Plath Profiles 1. Summer 2008: 253-262.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "This is a Celebration: A Festschrift for The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3 Supplement. Fall 2010: 3-14.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "A Perfectly Beautiful Time: Sylvia Plath at Camp Helen Storrow." Plath Profiles 4. Summer 2011: 149-166.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Proof of Plath." Fine Books & Collections 9:2. Spring 2011: 11-12.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.