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Sylvia Plath collections: UNC Chapel Hill

There are two major collections of Sylvia Plath materials. These archives are held at the Mortimer Rare Book Room at Smith College and the Lilly Library at Indiana University, Bloomington. Other smaller collections exist throughout the United States. the United Kingdom, and elsewhere. I will try to find and highlight these collections in case you should be able to go and visit them. The University of North Carolina, at Chapel Hill, has a very respectible collection of Plath (& Ted Hughes) materials. Held in the Rare Book Collection at the Wilson Library , the Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Collections "contain approximately 1000 bibliographic items written in whole or in part by the American poet, Sylvia Plath, and her husband and English poet laureate, Ted Hughes. Both collections include first and later lifetime editions, proof copies and other bibliographical variants, broadsides, private press printings, and separate periodical appearances. The collection of Sylvia Plath is e

Call for papers

The Call for Papers for the Sylvia Plath 75th Anniversary Symposium, to be held at Oxford, is closing today, 15 May, 2007. If you have already submitted, please do so soon!! Submission Guidelines: Length of abstract: 200 – 250 words Form of submission: email your abstract as an attachment (Microsoft Word or Word Perfect PC or MAC) to OR send two hard copies to: Kathleen Connors / Sylvia Plath Symposium, Dept. of English, Ballantine Hall 442, Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana USA 47405-7103 Submission request date: May 15, 2007 Abstract notification and Symposium booking start date: June 15, 2007.

To the right...

As I can, I will add links to the list of books by Plath and about Plath in the sidebar to the right. The links all currently go to, but I recommend searching first for any purchases of Sylvia Plath books, both old and new. If ever you click a link (if ever anyone can find this blog) and the link does not work, but let me know.

New book published today

Sylvia Plath's Poetry , by Linda Wagner-Martin is published today. The ISBN number is 082648932X. In paperback, the book will cost $14.95; hardback is listed at $75.00. The publisher is Continuum International Publishing Group and the book is 176 pages. Description: Reader's Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works. Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form. They provide up-to-date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts. Sylvia Plath is one of the best known and most widely studied modern poets. This is an ideal guide for students wanting to know more about her work, its composition and its relationship to Plath's life. It provides a clear introduction to Plath's life, her relationship with Ted Hughes and his influe

Featured Artists at the Symposium

Below is a list a artists (actors, actresses, writers, etc.) that will be present at the Oxford Symposium. Others may be added. Actors, Actresses, & Directors : Eve Best (UK) Emilia Fox (UK) Lynn Farleigh (UK) Elisabeth Gray (UK) Diane Quick (UK) Mary Nighy (UK) Rose Heiney (UK) Thelma Holt, theatre producer (UK) The late Sandra Lahire, film maker (UK) John Jones, director, British Academy of Dramatic Arts (UK) Artists : Linda Adele Goodine, photographer, Herron School of Art & Design (US) Herb Vincent Peterson, interdisciplinary visual artist (US) Suzie Hanna, animator (UK) Tom Simmons, sound designer, Norwich School of Art and Design (UK) Ann Dingsdale, fiber artist (UK) Musicians & Composers : Andrew Friesner, composer, Royal Academy of Music, (UK) Marc Lafrance, singer & songwriter (Canada) Laura Mayhew, vocalist (UK) Julius Drake, pianist (UK) Will May, composer (UK) Writers, Painters and the Book Arts : Clive James, poet (UK) Enid Mark, bookmaker (US) Cassandra Sl