Save the Date: Sylvia Plath Event, 24 April 2021

A short while ago I saw a tweet by Sarah Bahr about her presenting a Sylvia Plath paper at a conference. The topic was "'Dying is an Art': Sylvia Plath's Theatricality of Death." 

Well, I want to hear this and it got me thinking that it was about time for another virtual Plath thing. But not a full on Zoomposium, that was a good thing but took a lot of time. So I thought it might be worthwhile to try a small panel of three or so people. 

Poet and Plath fiend Kathleen Ossip, whom I at the 2012 Plath Symposium at Indiana consented to participate, too. 

To round the thing out, Emily Van Duyne said she was on board to discuss another virtual Plath series that we have been concocting and jonesing to start up (which will feature both Gail Crowther and Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick, among others), once schedules start to open up in May. In addition to this series, I am hopeful of hosting and co-hosting more virtual Plath events in the future. So, if you have a paper you have given on Plath and want to participate in a future event, please get it touch with me via email.

So, good people, mark your calendars for three weeks from today, 24 April 2021, at 10:30 am Eastern US time. 

I am still working on which conference platform to us so please look for updates here and on Twitter

All links accessed 25 March 2021. 


  1. Thanks so much to all of you who are keeping Plath's spirit alive and fresh in so many ways. Looking forward to any format that works within your busy lives this cruellest of months.
    Sweeney among nightingales


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