05 December 2012

Event: Helen Vendler on Sylvia Plath

On Wednesday, 9 January 2013, the unequaled and venerable Helen Vendler will present a 3 hour long talk on Sylvia Plath at the Warburg Lounge, Unterberg Poetry Center, part of New York's 92nd Street Y (Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street) in New York City. The event will run from 6 pm to 9 pm and registration starts at $160.

Per the website, "We’ll look at some Smith College juvenilia to investigate her early aims and then at some late and posthumously published poems to see what drove her most original imaginative works. The aesthetic criteria for evaluative judgment will be examined in these contexts."

So far as I have learned, this is the first event somewhat associated with the 50th anniversary of Plath's death.

Helen Vendler is the A. Kingsley Porter Professor of English at Harvard University and the author of Coming of Age as a Poet: Milton, Keats, Eliot, Plath; Poets Thinking: Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats; and Last Looks, Last Books: Stevens, Plath, Lowell, Bishop, Merrill.

92Y Unterberg Poetry Center
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
tel: 212.415.5760
fax: 212.415.5416

1 comment :

Rosemarie Rowley said...

Perhaps some of you would like to see my essay: Sylvia Plath, ECT in her life and work: an alien to herself
Published by Thumbscrew Oxford 1998, now posted on my website


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