Past Events

CfP: Sylvia Plath Across the Century, 11-12 March 2022, online (deadline 20 Dec 2021)

The Sylvia Plath Society is happy to present to you, ‘Sylvia Plath Across the Century’, an online conference, which will take place on 11th-12th March 2022. Next year, we are celebrating Plath’s 90th birthday, while also re-evaluating her role and identities in the twentieth and twenty-first century and her influence across various times, geographies, cultures, and groups. This two-day conference acknowledges the renaissance of Plath studies with the resurfacing archives, auction items, new biographies, and republication of Plath’s works.

We welcome 15-minutes paper presentations from all disciplines, abstracts for roundtables, poster presentations, and other forms of art. Please send a maximum 250 words abstracts with a short, 100 words biographical note to by 20th December 2021. Topics include, but are not limited to, Plath and…

  • media, digital, virtual revisiting
  • science
  • health and disability
  • social movements
  • spaces and places
  • environment
  • education
  • religion and spirituality
  • Plath’s reception in non-Anglophone countries
  • re-reading race, class, and gender
  • feelings
  • family
  • archives, objects, and auction items
  • creative legacy: writers/artists inspired by Plath

The event is free and is open to the public, but registration will be necessary, for which information will be provided in time. For more information and enquiries, please follow us on Twitter at @Plath_Society or contact us via email at

The Sylvia Plath Society