Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Sylvia Plath Interdisciplinary Masterclass at Oxford

This coming July 2nd-6th, 2012 sees the University of Oxford host what will be a fascinating interdisciplinary masterclass on Sylvia Plath. "Finding a Voice: Sylvia Plath's Poetic Landscapes" is led by eminent and adventurous Plath scholar, Dr. Sally Bayley (co-author of the wonderful Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual and new book, Representing Sylvia Plath).

These vibrantly interesting classes will discuss and focus on:

  • "Close readings of poems in draft and published forms... drawing connections between aspects of Plath’s poetic imagery... At the heart of the class will be an investigation of Plath’s mythopoeic body."
  • There will be an opera singer and composer working through 3 Plath poems: 'Sheep in Fog', 'Night Dances' and 'Winter Trees' - an examination of Plath's musical cadences.
  • The class will also take on aspects of Hughes's influence and dialogue with Plath through myth and classical drama.

For more information on the programme, please visit the Rothermere American Institute website.

1 comment:

Alex said...

So you are coming to Oxford in July?!...