01 January 2012

Announcement of 2012 Sylvia Plath Symposium

Some of you have asked me in the past about another Plath Symposium. There is good news on that front...

In late October 2012, Indiana University Bloomington's Department of English will host the Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012 commemorating "50 Years of Ariel" -- notably, the October poems of 1962. The focus will be on "Inspiration and the Creative Imagination" and featured speakers and artists now in place will present on "Daddy" and "Lady Lazarus" in relation to German language, WWII and their controversial uses of the Holocaust; the Bee sequence poems; biographical references in the October Poems; the new Plath biographies; 21st century Plath literary criticism and creative responses; "memoirs" of Plath readers on how she changed their lives; critical thinking and the contemplative tradition in Ariel; and the Plath Lilly Library archives and the creative process.

The Call for Papers will be out in January 2012, and a website with program details will be up in March.

Happy New Year. Bam!


The Plath Diaries said...

Oh how exciting!! It really is a great time to be a Plath researcher. Perhaps I can find some funding money in the already empty University pot to attend this!!

Jess McCort said...

Bam indeed! So excited. Jess

Peter K Steinberg said...

Maeve & Jess

It's great, indeed. Should be another amazing event.


Lauren Benard said...

I can't wait to submit!

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