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The Poetry of Sylvia Plath

3. Illness and Winter

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Lecture

In this module, we think in more detail about ‘Ariel’ (1965), focusing in particular on Plath’s careful composition and revision of her poetry.

Course

In this course, we explore the poetry of Sylvia Plath: first, we think about what it means to describe Plath as a writer of Confessional Poetry; after that we look at the themes of motherhood and love in Plath’s poetry; in the third module, we think in more detail about ‘Ariel’ (1965) before focusing in the last module on Plath’s engagement with contemporary politics.

Lecturer

Diane Purkiss is a Professor at Keble College, Oxford. She has published two books on the English Civil War - 'The English Civil War: A People's History' (2006) and 'Literature, Gender, and Politics during the English Civil War' (2005).

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Purkiss, D. (2018, August 15). The Poetry of Sylvia Plath - Illness and Winter [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-poetry-of-sylvia-plath/illness-and-winter

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Purkiss, Diane. "The Poetry of Sylvia Plath – Illness and Winter." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018, https://www.massolit.io/courses/the-poetry-of-sylvia-plath/illness-and-winter

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