Upcoming Art of Psychiatry Society meeting:
‘The Girl Who Would Be God: Sylvia Plath’s Omnipotent Self-Creation’
Speaker meeting with Dr Sally Bayley
Venue: Seminar Room 1 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
Date: 3rd December 2015
Please join us for our final meeting of the year!
Sally Bayley, writer and critic, will discuss Sylvia Plath’s juvenile artistic manifesto. Drawing upon a provocative diary entry written when Plath was 17, Sally will explore Plath’s commitment to divine role play and magical thinking.
The session will include a showing of a short film by film maker, Suzie Hanna, commissioned by Sally for a festival celebrating Plath’s creative life.
Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She is best known for her confessional poetry and her semi-autobiographical novel ‘The Bell Jar’, as well as her troubled marriage to fellow poet Ted Hughes. Plath was depressed for much of her adult life and committed suicide in 1963 in London.
About Sally Bayley:
Sally Bayley is a Teaching and Research Fellow at The Rothermere American Institute, Oxford, and a tutor in English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. She is the author of Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath’s Art of the Visual (Oxford University Press, 2007). Eye Rhymes was the first study of Plath’s art work in relation to her body of poetry and prose and was featured in the Sunday Times magazine, on Radio 4 and at the Royal Festival Hall alongside a series of uniquely commissioned pieces of theatre, dance, art and animation, several of which won awards.
Sally has just completed a study of the diary as an art form: ‘The Private Life of the Diary, from Pepys to Tweets’ to be published by Unbound books next spring. www.unbound.co.uk/books/the-
This is an open meeting and all are welcome (including SLaM employees, psychiatry trainees, service users, members of the public). No need to book. It’s okay to turn up late. Entrance is free!
Crisps and wine provided.
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