06 June 2011

Sylvia Plath event in Illinois in August

The following was sent to me by our mutual friend-in-Plath, Julia Gordon-Bramer.  You may be interested to know that in addition to Julia's talk on Plath's "Daddy," she will be publishing an interpretation of "Fever 103" in Plath Profiles 4 this summer.

I will try to remind you in august a little closer to the time!

For release:  Immediately
For more information, call:
Jenna Todoroff  (618-239-6043) or email: jtodoroff@lindenwood.edu
Kill: 8/26/2011

"Re-Interpreting Sylvia Plath's poem, "Daddy" as a tale of Freud, King Brutus, and Conrad's Heart of Darkness"

Thursday, August 25, 2011                       
Lindenwood University, Belleville, Illinois
5:00 – 6:00 pm.  Free and open to the public.

Sylvia Plath's most famous poem, "Daddy", has been interpreted as an Electra complex gone mad for almost fifty years. Plath scholar Julia Gordon-Bramer will present on how she found the real—and quite obvious-- meanings behind "Daddy", as well as the mystical structure upon which this, and every poem in Ariel, is based—opening up exciting new interpretations for all of Plath's work.

While not essential, attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of Ariel: The Restored Edition (HarperPerennial, 2004), should they want to read along.

Julia Gordon-Bramer is a published and award-winning writer, poet, and professional tarot card reader. She is nearing completion of her book, Fixed Stars Govern A Life: reinterpreting the work of Sylvia Plath through the lens of tarot and mysticism. Gordon-Bramer's work on Plath appears or is forthcoming in Indiana University NW’s Plath Profiles 3 & 4, the Left Bank Review, and Fat Gold Watch. She teaches World Literature and Humanities at Lindenwood University.

This and all colloquia at Lindenwood are free and open to the public.

Room M205 is located in the main building of the Lindenwood-Belleville campus, directly behind the Lindenwood sign.

For more information, contact Jenna Todoroff, Graduate Assistant, at (618-239-6043) or jtodoroff@lindenwood.edu.


Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Thank you, Peter!

Melanie Smith said...

Wish I could go. Hope it goes fabulously Julia, when if the LB review piece out?

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

Thank you, Melanie. That site is in a big redesign and they have been very, very slow about getting it live. I will be sure to let Peter know here when and where any of my interpretations are published beyond Plath Profiles. :-)

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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 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, Redux." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 232-246.
  • 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: The Unearthing of Sylvia Plath. Oxford: Fonthill, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Elements of Literature, Third Course. Austin, Tex. : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2009. (Photograph used)
  • Gill, Jo. "Sylvia Plath in the South West." University of Exeter Centre for South West Writing, 2008. (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, Volume 1, 1940-1956. 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. "'A Fetish: Somehow': A Sylvia Plath Bookmark." Court Green 13. 2017.
  • 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. "'They Had to Call and Call': The Search for Sylvia Plath." Plath Profiles 3. Summer 2010: 106-132.
  • 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. "Sylvia Plath." The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath. London: British Library, 2010.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "Textual Variations in The Bell Jar Publications." Plath Profiles 5. Summer 2012.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. "The Persistence of Plath." Fine Books & Collections. Autumn 2017: 24-29
  • 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. "Writing Life" [Introduction]. Sylvia Plath in Devon: A Year's Turning. Stroud, Eng.: Fonthill Media, 2014.
  • Steinberg, Peter K. Sylvia Plath (Great Writers). Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.